So, I was watching "House" yesterday, and I must admit that it's by far one of the best shows on TV. I love the dialog, but I especially love the controversial, ethical, and moral questions that every episode seem to raise. Other than the fact that Dr. House is an egotistical, megalomaniac with a Messiah complex, he's a pretty good doctor and quite the genius. Yesterday his team was confronted with the case of a young (13 year old) boy who'd been born a hermaphrodite (having both male and female genitalia). Each one of his medical team had their own firm opinions about how the parents should have handled the circumstance, especially since they'd kept the truth from their son (or is it their daughter) all of his life.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Some made moral judgments about the parents honesty and commitment, while others simply decided that it wasn't their job to second guess parents' moral decisions. My question for you is this: As a Christian, what decision would you make about your child's sex if you gave birth to a child that was a hermaphrodite? Why would you decide the way you do?