The world needs more bluntness. And being blunt is exactly how I want to lay out this my essay on man. You’ve been spoiled?
Take note, blunt, not rude or unnecessarily vulgar. Straight-out, unpretentious. Not abusive. Not cynical.
Now let’s lay it out.
Being Blunt on Man
God did not create man and woman. Hold on. Hold on.
No, God created man. Only man. Now don’t be put off just yet in case you’re persuaded more on the feminist angle. Chill. Chill. You’ll see. In a second.
No, man is not the male.
No, man is not the female, either.
I do certainly hope that both those of us humans that are male and are female (that’s all we are, no?) will just tolerate (not accept or reject) but just tolerate the word “man” here now. And see it as neuter. An it.
An it. Where “neuter” is both neither and both.
Man it. Man, it. Them.
Man is both the female and the male. So man is neutral. Everyone is man. And this fact couldn’t be clearer any place else than in creation.
[Tweet “Everyone is man.”]
Now my essay on man and being blunt about it (it, it, not the essay) (or them) becomes religious from here on (or creationist, how do you judge?) so see how you put up.
And on the 6th Day
Still being blunt (now about the creative sequence) I many times argue that God created man on the first day, not the sixth. Strange?
Maybe 0th day?
Because to conceive is to create. To create to conceive.
You conceive first, then… You see what I mean, I trust.
So, looking at the whole thing going on in Moses’ account in the book of Genesis, man was at the center of it all. Man started it all, sorry, was the reason it all started. Or so it seems, speaking as a man should. Humbly.
It was man first. Then. You see where this is going?
Now this man, that was first conceived, beautiful, but reserved to be realized in physical form until everything meant for it or them had been created and made, beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, was brought about on this sixth day, as the sequence goes.
In God’s image He created him or it or them, in His likeness. Male and female He created them! Whew, awesome, don’t you think? I bet some of you had never looked this closely at the account!
Or I bet wrong, being blunt.
In any case, male and female he created them. So what is called man is not the right of man, that is, man as we now regard the holder of the penis. But of both the masculine and feminine one, the one whom penis is meant for. It doesn’t hurt, does it?
No, this is not a penis talk. You can find some penis talk in my book Unfortunate Oyibo, if you like. Again, there, note, blunt, not vulgar. But let’s finish my essay.
[Tweet “A disciplined penis is a disciplined man.”]
Shift Your Understanding Now
Pardon just one slight reference again to penis. Sorry. This will be real quick. I promise.
Man, as we chose to understand you today, stop being full (really, fool) of yourself. Your over-assumed superiority, your “me-come-first” attitude, is making you imagine a penis for God. Because when you say you’re the man God created in His image, you’re really imagining God in your physical form! How horrible! An idea. Stop!
This male form that God formed first was so for God’s very own purpose and liking, which we cannot question. Shouldn’t question. Needn’t question. Which I still know only very little of! Being man. Being just man. It was a bride’s groom waiting for its bride. A primary caretaker of both that bride (ah, how beautiful the women are!) and the rest of physical creations.
Note, caretaker. Manager. Leader. Not superior. Not a monarch! That should get into our head. I take directions now. Now. Headship so, not one big penis-holding dictator! So let’s all shift our understanding of man now. Man is both man and woman.
[Tweet “Man is both man and woman.”]
That is, if we are settling for how we treat the words these days, let’s know that man is neuter. If then man is neuter, the pronoun the English language prescribes for it (him?) can be neuter as well, no? But I won’t press that. Not now.
Over to You Guys
If I listened to Courtney Seiter (of Buffer) I wouldn’t begin a section, a closing one for that matter, with “guys.” But “hey guys, what’s up?”
Look, when I say “guys,” I’m referring to both sexes. The female man and the male man. I don’t know what the dictionary says, I didn’t look it up. I’m not English either. But it’s just the way I prefer.
So, I don’t misgender the males (I am male) or the female (my lovely mother is female, I have three serious sisters!), when I refer to everyone as guys. Man.
So being blunt, man is both female and male. Both equal, neither superior. Only the one was chosen to lead the other. Where the reason why belongs to God, not man.
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