Friday, 2 March 2012

Just what we've all been waiting for

It hasn't taken that long, has it? A 'feminist theologian' has come out with this priceless piece of  reasoning (she actually gets paid for this?)
In her paper “Intersex & Ontology, A Response to The Church, Women Bishops and Provision”, Dr Susannah Cornwall of Manchester University argues that it is not possible to know “with any certainty” that Jesus did not suffer from an intersex condition, with both male and female organs.

“There is no way of knowing for sure that Jesus did not have one of the intersex conditions which would give him a body which appeared externally to be unremarkably male, but which might nonetheless have had some “hidden” female physical features.”
In her own words here

Of course! We are so evidently superior to every generation which has has gone before us that we can't resist doctoring the past (literally in this case) in order to make it fit in with our very twenty-first century social prejudices.
It is not possible to know "with any certainty" ....... that really sums up the whole battle, doesn't it?
But it is Dr Cornwall herself who has made the direct connection between this kind of intellectually dishonest sleight of hand and the ordination of women, not me. We are pygmies standing on the shoulders of giants indeed, but perhaps not in the usual sense of the expression.

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