doctor who is my religion

Some time ago, the Dalai Lama said that he thinks it’s possible he’ll be reincarnated as a woman.

That’s pretty amazing, don’t you think?

Here’s this guy who is the heir, if not in spirit then in practice, to a long chain of really important religious figures who were all men, and the dude’s 78 years old, but he totally believes he may choose to be reincarnated as a woman!

Meanwhile, Steven Moffat says that it doesn’t make sense to regenerate a female Doctor, who is not even a religious figure, who doesn’t have religious texts attached to him, and is basically a silly cartoon character.

Does anyone else realize how freaking bizarre it is that an ancient religious institution has its head screwed on straighter than a science fiction TV writer?

Also, go Dalai Lama!  I don’t mean to minimize the seriousness or sacredness of his or anyone else’s beliefs by this post.  I’m just saying that if something Totally Serious and Important like his succession can be gender equal, then obviously something totally unserious should also be gender equal.