The transgender craze has just gotten even crazier. A man-turned-woman now insists that he is really a dragon, and has taken drastic surgical and artistic steps to make that dream a reality. This is a terrifying sign of where a rejection of the Christian view of humanity can take us.
A 55-year-old dragon lady, born “Richard Hernandez,” now identifies as “Eva Tiamat Baphomet Medusa,” a name taken from a video game character, and wishes to be referred to as an “it.” It says it believes it was born in the wrong sex, along with the wrong species, and it is willing to physically destroy its humanity to complete the transformation. It has already undergone tooth extraction, eye coloring, horn implants, ear removal, nose modification, and an undoubtedly painful procedure to have a forked tongue.
This is what happens when a culture rejects the Christian (and generally rational, even scientific) understanding of sexuality and biology in favor of the mantra “if it feels good, do it.” Granted, the transformation from man into dragon is extreme, but can we really deny it, if we assume that some people are “transgender” and need to become the opposite sex in order to be happy?
Eva Tiamat Baphomet Medusa (or Tiamat for short) posted this self-description on her blog:
I am the Dragon Lady, A pre-op M2F transgender in the process of morphing into a human dragon, becoming a reptoid as I shed my human skin and my physical appearance and my life as a whole leaving my humanness behind and embracing my most natural self awareness as a mythical beast. As for pronouns I prefer to be called “it” and not be referred to as a she or a her. WELCOME TO OBLIVION!
“M2F” is transgender code for “male to female.” Tiamat is the name of a primordial Mesopotamian goddess, and she symbolizes the chaos of primordial creation. In the Babylonian epic Enuma Elish, she gives birth to the very first gods and the first monsters, transforms into a massive sea dragon, and is slain by the hero god Marduk. With her body, Marduk forms the heavens and the earth. It is unclear how familiar this human-turned-dragon is with the mythology surrounding her name, but her reference to “OBLIVION” suggests serious emotional angst.
In an interview with Britain’s Daily Mail, she said she is dealing with some “serious gender dysphoria,” even after undergoing gender reassignment surgery, and “loves” her 36B chest.
Next Page: A Biblical response to transgenderism.
The Bible states in numerous places that God created us male and female, and DNA science confirms that the vast majority of people either have two “X” chromosomes or one “X” and one “Y.” Transgender activists claim that there are medical conditions driving men and women to identify as the opposite sex, and that the best solution for this is not counseling, but undergoing gender reassignment surgery.
Scripture acknowledges that there is evil in the world after the Fall, and this accounts for the struggles of people who have a hard time accepting their biological sex. It also offers hope in the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the promise that we will be given new bodies in heaven (2 Corinthians 5:1-5). Christians should not shun those who struggle with gender dysphoria, but rather help them to accept their biological sex and find forgiveness for their sins and reconciliation with their bodies in the love of Christ.
Christians should condemn the gross violence which gender reassignment surgery does against the human body that God created. Especially in the case of Tiamat, its voluntary surrender to such grotesquery should be universally condemned, even as the church should welcome this tortured soul, and offer redemption in Jesus Christ.
The great Christian authors C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien wrote about people who give up their humanity, and whether there is hope for them.
In Lewis’s classic The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, a selfish, greedy boy named Eustace transforms into a dragon, and really wishes he hadn’t. Eustace struggles to return to humanity, but his wickedness shows on the surface and he is stuck, until the Christ figure Aslan finally frees him. Aslan tears the scales away from Eustace’s flesh, unveiling the true man beneath, and restoring his life.
In Tolkien’s masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings, a man named Smeagol falls into an obsessive love with the Ring of Power, and transforms into a less-than-human creature called Gollum. When the heroes of the tale take pity upon this creature, and trust him, he regains some of his humanity. Eventually, however, he slides back into his obsession, which ultimately destroys him.
Christians should fervently hope and pray that Tiamat is Eustace and not Smeagol. Let the story of this horribly troubled “mythical beast” be a warning about the kind of ideology which denies the reality of gender in favor of the desires of troubled minds. It is not too late to stop our children from becoming Tiamat, even if they do occasionally dream of flying like dragons.