A Curiosity of the Sexes

hermaphroditusThe Greek gods Hermes and Aphrodite had a child named Hermaphroditus. You can pretty much gather where the story leads from that alone. The legend of Hermaphroditus doesn’t quite explain why some people are born intersexual, but it’s an interesting tale. Link

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If anything, the Flying Spaghetti Monster is responsible for everything, not your Abrahamic God.
It's funny your God would personally intervene and help the handicap over their problems (according to what you wrote), but he stops short of reproducing an amputee's limbs - something that would be really miraculous. I guess he 'retired' from performing miracles from whence the 'Buy-Bull' was written.
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Thank you for telling the truth, Max V. True hermaphroditism (with genetic abnormality) is incredibly rare. Pseudo-hermaphroditism (aka sexual ambiguity) is also rare (about 1 in 2500 people), and it is correctible by surgery right after birth, so that a baby's organs agree with his/her chromosomes.

This extreme rarity tells me that this blog thread should not exist. It is just here to titillate some readers. It is almost a certainty that we who are reading/writing here will never meet a true hermaphrodite.

Also, it is not God who "creates intersex persons," NiteWhite. God does not have a "sick sense of humor." God is pure love and never imposes diseases and physical problems on people. These things happen due to the imperfections and accidents in "nature." God could step in and stop them miraculously, but He prefers to let the laws of nature take their course; then He helps people to overcome problems (as we have seen time and again in the marvelous victories by handicapped folks).
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"doesn't quite explain"

I think the Flying Spaghetti Monster in his infinite wisdom created hermaphrodites with a special purpose as yet unrevealed.
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