Marriage equality for every Catholic in sight?
The Hebrew Bible says it glaringly and early (Genesis 2:18), contradicting Western idealism saying accomplishments only count if you had no help.
Scripture continues that our close ones should be [literally]: helpers almost opposing/equaling us. That’s puzzling, so our Commentators explain.
Rashi says: When we need support: support; when we need opposition: opposition. And how are our close ones supposed to know when to give support or opposition? They are not even objective enough to vouch for us in court. Should they be authorities in psychology? No need. Loving us deeply is enough. How so? When we want to sin, we obscure our Souls, that which others love about us, and they will want to stop us. When we want to be virtuous, our Soul becomes clearer and they’ll encourage us.
Rashi’s comment is often taken as only applying to wives, but I don’t see how a husband, child, parent, teacher, or friend couldn’t fulfill this role.
There is a Rabbinic difference of opinion if the suffix ‘with oneself’ is idiomatic or has meaning. In the latter sense, it can connote with them/him/it, which then means that it’s not good to be alone [with the Evil Inclination]. And G^d made others team up against [temptation].
In any case, the Torah clearly implies that Adam being with G^d is alone.
In that light, it’s 1,000 years overdue that the current Pope just now has questioned celibacy as a requirement instead of a personal choice for the priesthood. When priests can marry, maybe nuns can soon too. And then RC Gays may be next. And then: a female Pope. Never too late to repent.
Reportedly, this is a response to Catholics in Germany and not to my post.
That should teach secular Italians too to relax on Gays. The Italian regime just tried to bother Gay couples’ adoption rights. To stop this bigotry is extra important, not just for Gay men, but also for kids, who—this is long known—are statistically better off than in heteronormative families.
Just in, a booklet with novel Jewish Law by and for trans-Jews is about to be published. Certainly, it’ll help emerge the same but kosher. But the most amusing I find that non-Orthodox trans-Jews embrace Jewish Law. Could that also be a forerunner for the lives of their cis-brethren?
In unrelated Queer news, NY Yeshiva University continues bullying students who sought safety in a Pride Group at the school. So shameful.