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There's an awful lot of race talk going on right now in the political world given that racism is Obama's chosen election strategy for 2012, and Republican Herman Cain seems intent on disrupting that little coup. Tavis Smiley and Cornel West just got done with a race-baiting tour that pretended to focus on poverty but was really about ginning up support for more liberal big government policies that have failed for the last 50 years. Accusations abound from nearly every quarter about the ?racism' inherent in the Tea Party movement, and amongst conservatives in general.
And so I think it's an appropriate time to prove once again the superiority of Christian thought over the lies of the leftist propaganda, the secular humanist worldview and all other competing philosophies when it comes to matters of race.
It's not a coincidence that those who achieved the greatest victories for race relations in this country (and elsewhere) - whether that's William Wilberforce or Martin Luther King, Jr. - have operated from the Christian worldview.
The group Answers in Genesis recently had a great article written for laymen on the issue of race, and the fact that to a Bible believer, there is but one race:
According to the Bible, all people?you, your neighbors, the guy who makes your coffee?came from Adam and Eve (Acts 17:6). The number of humans dwindled to the eight who were spared aboard the giant ship we call Noah's Ark?when God judged sinful humanity?and then we grew from there (Genesis 6-10). So, how did we end up with so many different skin shades? It's probably simpler than you think, but it will require some basic genetics. (Don't worry, we'll keep it simple.)
Skin shade is governed by multiple genes and is quite complex, but for the sake of simplicity, assume for a moment that there are only two. Genes come in pairs of pairs. During reproduction, half of the genes passed on to the offspring come from each parent. For this discussion, let's assign the letters "A" and "B" to the genes that code for large amounts of melanin?the brown-colored pigment in everyone's skin. We'll also use the letters "a" and "b" to designate the genes for small amounts of melanin.
In very dark-skinned people groups, individuals carry AABB genes and only produce dark-skinned offspring. In very light-skinned people groups, individuals carry aabb genes and only produce light-skinned offspring.
If a male and female from each group mate and produce a child, the combination of their AABB and aabb genes would give rise to a child who carries the AaBb genes for melanin and would be "middle brown" in skin shade. Now, if two people carrying the AaBb genes got married and reproduced, their children could have a wide rage of skin colors. (Watch the video above for more details.)
If Adam and Eve were both middle brown (AaBb), they would have produced children with a wide range of tones. Suddenly, all of us being one race doesn't seem so complicated.
Okay, so that explains the different skin tones, but how did different people groups come to be divided as they are now? Again, we can find the answer in the Bible.
The excellent article then goes on to explain the dispersion and separation of different tribes and language speakers at the Tower of Babel. It really is a pivotal read for anyone wanting to understand why Biblical thought is superior to its competitors.
While humanistic Darwinists are forced to believe that certain human beings are more evolved down the branch that the human race is descending than others (can you say, "survival of the fittest," Hitler?). That leads to an inherently racist worldview even if the individual doesn't exhibit any of the outward manifestations of racism. Ideas have consequences. Beliefs have consequences.
Once again it becomes clear why our culture, built upon the Judeo-Christian model ended up in a different place than those that weren't. That might be a good lesson to keep in mind as we're facing an onslaught from the left in their effort to transform our culture away from that model, no?