Oh, I forgot to mention:
Well, except for every single living organism on the planet that wouldn't fit in Noah's boat,
but everything else he made perfect.
Oh, well from the perspective of fitting it into the context of a literal interpretation of mythology, it doesn't seem that Yahweh would oppose it at all since he actually prescribed a cultural ritual of body modification, specifically of the genitalia. Many prominent imams also think that sex reassignment doesn't violate the will of the creator being. So I don't think this is actually a case of defying a god, except perhaps Xenu who has some funny ideas about psychology and medicine.
Anyway, as far as being 'neat', I'm not sure I share your feelings. If they could actually establish reproductive functionality in the inversely constructed genitalia then I might be more inclined to so share. As it is, it seems like a rather harsh thing to go through in order to be recognized as being the person you already know yourself to be.
I agree with you Lee. Love and sex are brain functions. I also agree with Heather when she states that there are so many other factors that come into play when one comes to the realization that their outward gender expression in incongruent with their inner being. I would hope that when an individual decides to undergo SRS that many of those social, familial and cultural issues have been addressed. SRS is in no way the beginning of the transition process nor is it the end of that process.
My thoughts to those thinking about it. Is it wrong. No. I have no cause to tell you who to be. In the words of Jefferson, "...It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg." We all have differences between us. It's those differences that give us strength as a society or group. The sooner we accept them as a group, the sooner we will find the strength in that difference.
I would say that the change has to be tremendously difficult. If I were one thinking about it, I would seek out a transgender group to discuss it and the trials that you'd face. It's one thing to have that relief of seeing who you are in the mirror, but what is what everyone else sees going to do to your daily life? The keys to overcoming that would be found in those groups, but they likely only exist in larger cities. Your patience will be tested, but it is required in order to change the hearts of those that won't understand.