In 1995, Gordon B. Hinkley, then president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, issued “The Family—A Proclamation to the World.” A strongly worded directive in support of family life, the Proclamation has engendered a mixed response. Does it help or hinder how we understand ourselves as women and men in the 21st century? And does eternal life become possible because of or in spite of the strict gender roles it lays out? On these topics, some have found the Proclamation inspiring while others have found it dispiriting.
I enjoyed this very much, Charles. Opposition in one perspective is convergence in another in a dynamic system. Dynamism and stasis need each other to be intelligible. The Greek way Mayden Agon -- nothing too much -- has the balance of BOTH the quite center between poles AND the two extremes balancing each other. The Western Way is the latter and the Eastern Way is the former in stereotypes of course! Gender = category or kind or type. It is required for existence. There are infinite genders of things. Dynamic Eternity allows for perfect Gods with more than 10 toes or two sexes. Best wishes, R