Recently I have began a cover to cover read of The Divine Code by Rabbi Moshe Weiner. This morning I began the chapter on the prohibition of blasphemy. As usual there are many very interesting points to ponder.
It was during the discussion on blasphemy and the image of the Creator a particular line of thought came to me.
Now, I know what I am about to share will not make me very popular and may even receive some attacks but that is ok, we are in a dark age and the light of Torah can be very painful to those who are in darkness.
When I read the following passage and pondered it for a few minutes, I saw something in it that jumped out at me concerning our day and time.
“And God created man in His own image, in the image of God created He him; male and female created He them. “
Here are my thoughts’
Over the past few years there has been a major push of certain groups pushing their ideas of a genderless society on the world. So many people are gender confused and even go as far as to deny any kind of gender at all. It not all about gender equality – some are wanting a total gender neutral society.
One of the definitions of ‘gender neutral on Dictionary.com is, ” 4. noting or relating to a person of neutral gender, neither male nor female”
When I pondered this morning the passage in Genesis, for the first time I have seen in my own eyes that this pushing of a genderless society, is a modern day form of denying and blaspheming the Creator.
The male and female genders of humanity carry within them the image of the Creator. To declare that a person is genderless is full denial and an attack on the image of the Creator – If disgracing or bring harm to another human falls under the prohibition of blasphemy (Page 261 section 3 – The Divine Code) because the image of the Creator is in that person, how much more so if one denies the gender in which that person was created. The attack on the male and female human genders is an attack on the image of the Creator.
Just think about it, to curse or reject ones gender is cursing and rejecting the image of the Creator.
…in the image of God created He him; male and female created He them.
Terry W. Hayes
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