…so expect me to say, when you ask:
- I use the same pronouns as everyone else
- I don’t have any personal pronouns (I may laugh at you along with this)
- Oh I’m sorry that’s against my religion
…because I don’t believe in your god.
When you ask me ‘what are your pronouns’ you are presenting a worldview and requiring me to concede it is accurate. It isn’t, and I don’t play this game. The closest you’ll find me to complying is to use someone’s name or to refer to them by an other identifier (e.g., the postman, your son, boss, etc). But typically I will comply strictly with my religion and use the pronouns that apply to your obvious sex.
“What pronouns do you use” assumes as true that:
“You can be born in the wrong body”
which is as nonsensical as believing ‘the universe started as nothing, which exploded in contravention of known physical laws, and stopped exactly the right time for everything to gloop together into stars and planets that also violate known physical laws, then the rocks formed and changed into people and here we are, by accident.’
“And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, and said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?”
“the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.”
Which means your body is the correct one for you.
it’s not my biology it’s my gender
No it is not. People don’t have gender. As they say, “Gender is…” either:
“a social construct”
“immutable and synonymous with biological sex”
Depending on what is meant by “gender”. If you mean “I don’t want to talk about sex but we both know I mean sex” then gender=sex, which is cowardice but it’s your prerogative to be such. If you mean “gender is some part of me that is not my body” then that is a woo-woo and I don’t believe in that religion!
Yes, it is a religion. It has as tenets:
- There is something like a soul or an id, separate and distinct from the body
- It can be in the wrong sex of body by mistake
- I get to say when it is a mistake for me
- Based on (dear reader, I say this carefully) my feelings
It’s the same as saying “I am the god of my own self and get to decide if/when “evolution” flubbed my sex” which is a religious statement contrary to my religion. Which is why the pronoun game is antithetical to Christianity.
You don’t have to like my religion but I won’t comply with yours in contravention of my own. So when I say “Oh I’m sorry, that’s against my religion” I’m being real with you. My sorrow is actually for you, because the Devil you don’t believe in has
you bamboozled in a way that can make you miserable and cause conflict at best, and it’s no stretch to say it may kill you young and send you to Hell after you spent a few hundred-thousand dollars in needless medical fees, paid to a medical system that officially cares more for your money than for your soul.
There is no middle ground and don’t you come in bad faith talking about intersex people, one of which you are not.