69-Year-Old Man Sues to Lower His Age to 49

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If a biological male can claim he’s a female based on how he feels, why can’t a 69-year-old male claim he’s 49 years old based on how he feels? That’s the logic a Dutchman is using to sue to change his birth year to avoid “age discrimination.” He claims he feels 49, even though he’s actually 69, and changing his age would allow him to get a mortgage, find work, and get more dates on the dating app Tinder.

He claims he will, with his looks, be in “a luxurious position” if he can change his age. Here’s the logic he uses:

With this free(dom) of choice, choice of name, freeness of gender, I want to have my own age. I want to control myself.

And actually, his logic is consistent with the prevailing secular worldview of our day—if people can change their gender, why can’t he change his age? What’s the difference? Either way, a biological reality is being ignored because of how someone feels. We’ve noted before that, based on the logic transgender activists use, why can’t a 14-year-old identify as a 21-year-old and have a drink in a bar? Why can’t a 22-year-old identify as a 66-year-old and collect social security? The logic is the same! And, according to a recent UK poll, 19% of survey respondents believe people above the age of 18 should be allowed to self-define their age (and 30% don’t know!). Of course, some people claim that being transgender is genetic! But ultimately, it’s really a moral issue.

Once a culture has abandoned the authority of the Word of God, anything goes and everything disintegrates into chaos. Starting with God’s Word, we know we were created male and female (Genesis 1:27), and we don’t have the authority to redefine that. We also know we are not to lie (Proverbs 12:22), so how old we are is our age, regardless of how young or old we feel. Instead of buying into the subjective, ever-changing thinking of our day, we need to start our thinking with God’s Word.

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This item was discussed today on Answers News with regular cohosts Dr. Georgia Purdom and Bodie Hodge, along with frequent guest staff writer Avery Foley. Answers News is our twice-weekly news program filmed live before a studio audience here at the Creation Museum and broadcast on my Facebook page and the Answers in Genesis Facebook page. We also discussed the following topics:

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