I saw on the news this morning that a major retailer is doing away with the signage in its stores that are gender specific.
Now this is mainly happening in the toy section so there won’t be any “boys” or “girls” toys any more.
The dumbest thing I heard was from the news anchor reporting this who said, “I think that’s smart. I think people should be able to buy anything they want to buy. When I was a kid all the stuff was in the boys section.”
Really? Can’t you buy anything you want to buy anyway! Nothing stops a parent from buying any kind of toy or product for either gender.
What I don’t like is the news just rolls over and says, “that’s a great idea!”
Will the men and women’s section be the next to go gender neutral? Wouldn’t that be a mess to just mix all the dresses into the same area with work shirts; putting the men’s bluejeans in amongst the women’s bluejeans?
Neutrality is going too far.
Is this eventually going to be applied to everything?
Maybe there will be no more dogs and cats, they’ll just be called pets, which could include a goldfish, hamster, or iguana.
Won’t that be interesting when you go pickup some neutral pet food at the store?
Perhaps tools can become neutral. No more hammer, drill, or saw – they will all be known as “tools”.
So if you are in the construction trade make sure you don’t ask for anything specific today. Ask for a tool to assist in dividing a 2X4 into two or more sections. Then you will need a tool to connect the two pieces back together with a type of metal attachment.
I’m confused at this point. I’m not if the boards are going to be nailed together with a hammer or screwed together with the drill.
God is anything but neutral. He is very specific in His word as to how He created things.
So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. Gen 1:27
When the first woman was created this is what the first man said about it.
And Adam said: “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; She shall be called Woman because she was taken out of Man.” Gen 2:23
And later on it is written,
He created them male and female, and blessed them and called them Mankind in the day they were created. Gen 5:2
Even the New Testament is not neutral.
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16
There are many other places where God is not neutral – sheep and goats, saint’s and sinners, redeemed and lost, and those written in the Lamb’s Book of Life and those that are not.
There is no neutrality with God.
No servant can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon. Luke 16:13