Babbling Brook wrote:
I respectfully disagree.
I don't think Caster misses the nuance that you perceive.
I think her point is why are we sacrificing those that are different?
Why can't we accept her the way she is, and accept others like her, and why haven't we provided a place for them?
WHY HAVEN'T WE PROVIDED A PLACE FOR THEM?
"My Father's house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you?"
We perceive that she is more different from the majority then the majority are different among themselves.
My opinion is that we are missing the point of the Kingdom:
That the Kingdom is built within us, and to be built it requires a minimum of two people, each appreciating the uniqueness of the other and also the uniqueness of themselves.
That is the foundation of compassion.
That is the foundation of expanding our minds to think outside of ourselves.
Compassionate hearts beat stronger.
Compassionate minds are wiser.
Make no mistake.
Castor is a great one.
Despite aggression surrounding her, she maintains her peace, she maintains her self-respect, she is confident that she is accepted by the Creator.
If Castor is accepted by the creator, and we are SO different from her, then why would the Creator accept us?
And if the Creator accepts us both, then why can we not accept her and provide a place for her and others like her?
The problem is not her.
The problem is us.
Personally I take advantage of the opportunity to embrace someone who is different from me, because it opens my heart and mind.
It makes me feel alive.
And it subconsciously reinforces that I am just as appreciated.
Listen to the very end of this video:
I'll repeat what I've always said about Caster. It must have been incredibly challenging to find out as a late teen that even though you didn't have a male sexual organ that you are XY and have no womb/ovaries, etc. I love how she's been strong and flexed and stood up for herself.
That being said, these comments don't exactly endear her to me. She misses the nuance of the argument.
She seems oblivious of the fact that she's "the best in the world" in a special cateogry - women's athletics. She's not the best in the world period. There are hundreds if not thousands of men better than her. In a day and age that we let people self identify their gender legally, we must have rules as to who can and can't compete in women's athletics.
Simple. It's a sport that is suppose to be a fair even playing field for all. Caster has a distinct advantage. Sticking up for himself/herself is irrelevant. I'm a Christian, yes I really am. This is not the Bible, it's sport and Caster is not a woman as the others are that she's running against. To not see and accept that is to be one with blinders on. You babbled on far too much.
How about give him/her one final year to compete vs. women and then enough.
'Because of your repeated dominance in this sport which is believed to be due to a genetic advantage (though no fault of your own), we cannot fairly allow you to compete against women anymore.
You are welcome to compete against men if you want.'
And then lets see how he/she does.