Started by neoteny, Apr 16, 2011, 08:47 AM
There is, to begin with, the notion of racial identity. Your garden-variety bigot is apt to argue that the differences between the races are not superficial but quite profound. He is apt to tell you each race possesses its own essential nature, its own culture and mores, and that for this reason it is best if each sticks to its own kind.Some would call that backward. Others would call it progressive. Put a happy-face on the same sentiments and you have something like Somerville Place, a blacks-only residential floor at the University of Southern California. Says USC, "The goals of Somerville Place aim to foster an understanding of and respect for Black culture." Ahh, that. The bigot and USC might differ on whether black culture should be respected, but they agree it exists. Interesting.
If the good lord wanted just one Race then he would have created only one race of people.
The bigot and USC might differ on whether black culture should be respected, but they agree it exists. Interesting.
I, for one, find distasteful the relationship between a lack of empathy and wealthy liberal society. That's a cultural critique to be sure, and yet I think that it's a quite valid critique. One moment the people in such a culture are consuming wine and brie and revelling in the trappings of high society; in the next moment, they're "atoning" for their self-indulgence and self-absorption by accusing common everyday people of being bigoted and close-minded. It's projection, and the worst part is that the bigots are using the pretext of anti-bigotry to hide their own very real bigotry. The power of an accusation of bigotry is very potent, however, and this reality provides the shield of plausible deniability to such self-loathing libertines. They hate what they are -- most often they are upper-class white elitists -- and they atone for their self-hatred by broad-brushing everyone else. Like I said, quite often the accusation of racism is merely a projection of the accuser's own feelings of racial bigotry.
Quote from: Billy on Apr 16, 2011, 10:01 AMIf the good lord wanted just one Race then he would have created only one race of people.If the Good Lord didn't want the races to mix then He would have made them chromosomally incompatible, so they wouldn't have viable and/or fertile offsprings.
So telling his people to stick with their own isn't enough?He shouldn't be able to trust his people to remain separate?
All throughout the old testament the Hebrews were chastised when they strayed outside their own people.In one portion of the scripture they were even told to send their bastard(mixed blooded) children and wives away.
As Arnold would say; ""What'choo talkin' 'bout, Willis?"If we are to believe the good book - specifically the Old Testament, the race of man sprang from Noah's three sons: Ham, Shem and Japheth.As Shem means "dusky," or the like, and Japheth "fair," it has been supposed that Ham meant, as is not improbable, "black." This is supported by the evidence of Hebrew and Arabic, in which the word chamam means "to be hot" and "to be black," the latter signification being derived from the former. All were Hebrew as sons of Abraham."Israel" is the name God gave to Jacob and became synonymous with the twelve tribes of Israel named after his twelve sons.So miscegenation as it relates to early Judaism holds to the religious identity and not the ethnicity or color of ones' skin unless of course apples are oranges' and oranges' are apples. That there has always been ethnic species of homo sapiens which have become extinct, absorbed or exterminated - just as new ones have emerged makes us really no different than other species of mammals. To pretend that some have been around longer, are smarter or have more resilience than others seem to be the general group think now days but hey we keep evolving despite ourselves. There will always been men and women too, that like a little or a lot of pepper in their salt just as there will always be those that preach and practice against race mixing- even in this melting pot society. DLove
Have you ever seen 3 boys turn out different races from the same parents?
Quote from: Billy on Apr 16, 2011, 10:58 PMHave you ever seen 3 boys turn out different races from the same parents?That would depend on how many wives Noah had, now wouldn't it?And if the three boys were of the same race, where did the other races came from?
According to the book of Jasher(Spoken of in scripture twice), Adams seed was forbidden to procreate with Cains cursed lineage but eventually they fell with their fascination for these evil doers.We are told Cains Daughters were the first prostitutes, first to wear cosmetics and Jewelry.The sons were wild and murderous. They made the first metals and weapons of war.This is why Noah was used to save a pure line of Adam.