The Race Card

I’m amazed at how often I hear about racism.  Thankfully, hating people for the color of their skin is still a sin in our post-modern world.  But it’s hard to find a lot of rational thinking on the topic.

It’s easy to play the “race” card, but the very sensitivity to “race issues” usually stimulates even more racism.   Just watch little children. Do they really care what someone’s skin color is? No. But then we spend so much time talking about it, we all develop a big conniption about it and wallah, we’re back to being racists.  Skin color.  How is it that any different from the number of eyelashes one person sports over another? If we spent hours upon hours talking about how we shouldn’t think less of someone who has 100 eyelashes in comparison to someone who has 150, what do you think is going to happen? I used to care less about who has how many eyelashes. But now, I’m going to be checking everyone’s eyelashes.

Couldn’t we instead just say we are all created in the image of God? And then marvel at how amazing it is that God created a gene pool in one man and one woman that could have created so many different varieties in shapes, sizes, and skin pigments?

Oh wait, but they tell us that man evolved to his present state by natural selection. Now, we don’t know which people are lesser or not. Are the Aborigines truly human? Or how about the wolf people? You see where evolution and the practical working out of Darwinism can end up leading someone? At one point Darwin and his eugenicist cousin Francis Galton slapped Africans, gorillas, Australian Aborigines, and baboons in the same general category.  These are the roots of racism.  If we cannot trace ourselves back to a common ancestor (ie. Adam and Eve), there may indeed be some genetic strains more advanced than others.  The Doctrine of “Survival of the Fittest” then puts the various people groups in competition with each other.

In the end, I think the confusion on different skin pigments/more eyelashes/more body hair, has its roots  in evolutionary dogma. When you start down the road of treating humans as nothing less than animals you’re going to find fundamental differences in people groups, which will lead to dehumanization. 

Survival of the fittest?  No way.

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.” ~ Genesis 1:27

Day 272

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