Last updated on July 19th, 2022 at 03:24 am
You would expect the English to be able to define a simple English word because they are English, right? Unfortunately, this logic does not apply to the English leaders of the Church of England. According to GB News, when asked the question “What is the Church of England’s definition of a woman?” at a General Synod of the Church, senior bishop Robert Innes stated:
“There is no official definition, which reflects the fact that until fairly recently definitions of this kind were thought to be self-evident, as reflected in the marriage liturgy. The Living in Love and Faith (LLF) project however has begun to explore the marriage complexities associated with gender identity and points to the need for additional care and thought to be given in understanding our commonalities and differences as people made in the image of God.”
This lack of an answer is particularly troublesome because the first chapter of the first book of the Bible states:
“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.”
And since that time at the dawn of history, people have been able to define what a woman is: “an adult human female,” as Matt Walsh so simply put it in his recent documentary “What is a woman?” People have also been able to differentiate women from men. For example, women are able to bear and nurse children while men are generally faster, bigger and stronger than women; indeed, scientists have found that there are over 6,000 genetic differences between men and women. And one of the first things people do when they see another person is to determine whether that person is female or male. Even babies are able to do this.
Yet what even babies can do the Church of England cannot. Indeed, the venerable Church of England cannot define what a woman is because of the “marriage complexities associated with gender identity” and of “the need for additional care and thought to be given in understanding our commonalities and differences as people made in the image of God.” If there ever was a case of George Orwell’s doublethink, this is it. Let’s hope that the Church of England soon gets its house in order and can define what a woman is before its rapid decline in adherents in England becomes a permanent feature.
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