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  • Darwinism Is Racism* While Christianity Is Brotherhood

    Glen sent this email:
    Glen B Smith
    To:Lou Newton

    Mar 27 at 6:17 AM

    Darwinism Is Racism

    While Christianity Is Brotherhood - or should be if Christians are disciples of the Lord Jesus.



    Forethought:



    According to biology, there is only one human race.



    Racism is believing specific difference in humans are characterized by different races. Discriminating and prejudice based upon these different characteristics is racism.



    Research on Charles Darwin reveals a convoluted perspective on the human species. However, what comes down to our times is the influence of his 1871 book, The Descent of Man which presents a racist perspective.

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    From the The Descent of Man we read:



    “At some future period, not very distant as measured by centuries, the civilized races of man will almost certainly exterminate, and replace the savage races throughout the world.”



    “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.



    In these words, it is evident that The Descent of Man presentsthe “civilized” man as the “race” mostadaptable to change and the “savage” man the “race” who will be exterminated.



    The Descent of Man presents:

    racist, and discriminatory beliefs

    applies his theories of natural selection to humans

    declares white supremacy

    Australians, Mongolians, Africans, Indians, South Americans, Polynesians, and Eskimos are described as “savages.”

    explains that the “highest races and the lowest savages” differ in “moral disposition … and in intellect” (36). The idea that white people are more intelligent, and moral persists throughout the book.

    states that savages have “low morality,” “insufficient powers of reasoning,” and “weak power of self-command” (97).

    “From the remotest times successful tribes have supplanted other tribes. … At the present day civilised nations are everywhere supplanting barbarous nations” (160).

    applies survival of the fittest to human “races.” Extermination of non-white races is a natural consequence of white Europeans being a superior and more successful race.

    justifies violently overtaking other cultures because it has happened regularly throughout natural history.





    The evolutionary theory presented in The Descent of Man does not bend toward justice but continuing the vicious behavior of past generations. It supports white supremacy because white people are further evolved. We read the “western nations of Europe … now so immeasurably surpass their former savage progenitors and stand at the summit of civilization” (178). Europeans are presented as more advanced versions of the rest of the world. As previously mentioned, this purported superiority justifies the domination of inferior races by Europeans. As white Europeans “exterminate and replace” the world’s “savage races,” and as great apes go extinct the gap between civilized man and his closest evolutionary ancestor will widen. The gap will eventually be between civilized man “and some ape as low as a baboon, instead of as at present between the negro or Australian and the gorilla” (201). Read that last line again if you missed it: Darwin’s theory claims that Africans and Australians are more closely related to apes than are Europeans.



    Darwinism predicts the eventual extermination of human beings who are not white Europeans. From this derives the positions of white supremacy and the inferiority of non-whites. The evolutionary ideas of Darwinism remain a background for all modern, western styled, education. The influence of Darwinism is evident in societies of the world, in their laws and culture.
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    Afterthought:



    Evolutionary Darwinism is in opposition to Christianity not because it presents an alternative to a literal biblical creation story, but because it justifies the idea that some humans are inferior animals rather than creatures of one human race. The gospel of the Lord Jesus is to be presented to all the members of the one human race.



    The Lord desires all should be saved (1 Timothy 2:4). By “all” should we think the Lord only means the civilized “race” as defined by Darwinism?

    1 Timothy 2:3-5 NASB

    3 This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, 4 who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. 5 For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,

    When the Apostle John writes “For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but thatthe world might be saved through Him (John 3:17 NASB) are we to think “the world” refers to something less than the entire human race?



    The words of the Lord are to defend the stranger (immigrant or sojourner) in your land and to care for the weak (afflicted and destitute), the widows, and the fatherless (orphans). These are the very people in that Darwinism theory states will be exterminated.



    Ezekiel 22:7 ESV

    Father and mother are treated with contempt in you; the sojourner suffers extortion in your midst; the fatherless and the widow are wronged in you.



    Exodus 22:22 ESV

    You shall not mistreat any widow or fatherless child.



    Deuteronomy 27:19 ESV

    “‘Cursed be anyone who perverts the justice due to the sojourner, the fatherless, and the widow.’ And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’



    Malachi 3:5

    “Then I will draw near to you for judgment. I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, against the adulterers, against those who swear falsely, against those who oppress the hired worker in his wages, the widow and the fatherless, against those who thrust aside the sojourner, and do not fear me, says theLord of hosts.

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    References for additional scriptures addressing the stranger (immigrant or sojourner) in your land and to care for the weak (afflicted and destitute), the widows, and the fatherless (orphans)



    Deuteronomy 10:18 ESV

    He executes justice for the fatherless and the widow, and loves the sojourner, giving him food and clothing.



    Deuteronomy 14:29 ESV

    And the Levite, because he has no portion or inheritance with you, and the sojourner, the fatherless, and the widow, who are within your towns, shall come and eat and be filled, that the Lord your God may bless you in all the work of your hands that you do.



    Deuteronomy 16:14 ESV

    You shall rejoice in your feast, you and your son and your daughter, your male servant and your female servant, the Levite, the sojourner, the fatherless, and the widow who are within your towns.



    Deuteronomy 24:17 ESV

    “You shall not pervert the justice due to the sojourner or to the fatherless, or take a widow's garment in pledge,



    Deuteronomy 24:19 ESV

    “When you reap your harvest in your field and forget a sheaf in the field, you shall not go back to get it. It shall be for the sojourner, the fatherless, and the widow, that the Lord your God may bless you in all the work of your hands.



    Deuteronomy 24:20 ESV

    When you beat your olive trees, you shall not go over them again. It shall be for the sojourner, the fatherless, and the widow.



    Deuteronomy 24:21 ESV

    When you gather the grapes of your vineyard, you shall not strip it afterward. It shall be for the sojourner, the fatherless, and the widow.



    Deuteronomy 26:12 ESV

    “When you have finished paying all the tithe of your produce in the third year, which is the year of tithing, giving it to the Levite, the sojourner, the fatherless, and the widow, so that they may eat within your towns and be filled,



    Deuteronomy 26:13 ESV

    then you shall say before the Lord your God, ‘I have removed the sacred portion out of my house, and moreover, I have given it to the Levite, the sojourner, the fatherless, and the widow, according to all your commandment that you have commanded me. I have not transgressed any of your commandments, nor have I forgotten them.



    Psalm 10:14 ESV

    But you do see, for you note mischief and vexation, that you may take it into your hands; to you the helpless commits himself; you have been the helper of the fatherless.



    Psalm 10:18 ESV

    to do justice to the fatherless and the oppressed, so that man who is of the earth may strike terror no more.



    Psalm 68:5 ESV

    Father of the fatherless and protector of widows is God in his holy habitation.



    Psalm 82:3 ESV

    Give justice to the weak and the fatherless; maintain the right of the afflicted and the destitute.



    Psalm 146:9 ESV

    The Lord watches over the sojourners; he upholds the widow and the fatherless, but the way of the wicked he brings to ruin.



    Isaiah 1:17 ESV

    learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow's cause.



    Isaiah 1:23 ESV

    Your princes are rebels and companions of thieves. Everyone loves a bribe and runs after gifts. They do not bring justice to the fatherless, and the widow's cause does not come to them.



    Jeremiah 22:3 ESV

    Thus says the Lord: Do justice and righteousness, and deliver from the hand of the oppressor him who has been robbed. And do no wrong or violence to the resident alien, the fatherless, and the widow, nor shed innocent blood in this place.



    Ezekiel 22:7 ESV

    Father and mother are treated with contempt in you; the sojourner suffers extortion in your midst; the fatherless and the widow are wronged in you.



    Zechariah 7:10 ESV

    do not oppress the widow, the fatherless, the sojourner, or the poor, and let none of you devise evil against another in your heart.”

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    References



    The Descent of Man, 1st edition, pages 168 -169.

    With savages, the weak in body or mind are soon eliminated; and those that survive commonly exhibit a vigorous state of health. We civilized men, on the other hand, do our utmost to check the process of elimination. We build asylums for the imbecile, the maimed and the sick; we institute poor-laws; and our medical men exert their utmost skill to save the life of every one to the last moment. There is reason to believe that vaccination has preserved thousands, who from a weak constitution would formerly have succumbed to small-pox. Thus the weak members of civilized societies propagate their kind. No one who has attended to the breeding of domestic animals will doubt that this must be highly injurious to the race of man. It is surprising how soon a want of care, or care wrongly directed, leads to the degeneration of a domestic race; but excepting in the case of man himself, hardly anyone is so ignorant as to allow his worst animals to breed.

    The aid which we feel impelled to give to the helpless is mainly an incidental result of the instinct of sympathy, which was originally acquired as part of the social instincts, but subsequently rendered, in the manner previously indicated, more tender and more widely diffused. Nor could we check our sympathy, even at the urging of hard reason, without deterioration in the noblest part of our nature. The surgeon may harden himself whilst performing an operation, for he knows that he is acting for the good of his patient; but if we were intentionally to neglect the weak and helpless, it could only be for a contingent benefit, with an overwhelming present evil. Hence we must bear without complaining the undoubtedly bad effects of the weak surviving and propagating their kind; but there appears to be at least one check in steady action, namely the weaker and inferior members of society not marrying so freely as the sound; and this check might be indefinitely increased, though this is more to be hoped for than expected. Charles Darwin (1871)



  • #2
    While I am not a follower of Darwin, but a follower of Jesus; to say there is only one race is ignoring many facts:

    The IQ of the people of Africa is far lower than any other group of people on earth. This is a fact. That is NOT to say that there are not people of African decent that are not really intelligent. BUT that the average intelligence is far lower. The Jews have a higher than average IQ than other races. The Arabs have a lower average IQ. Black Americans have a higher average IQ than those that live in Africa.

    The Holy Scriptures make it very clear that the decedents of Jacob were favored by God over the decedents of Esau. BUT also that does not mean that a decedent of Amon could not be favored by God. Ruth is a very good example of this. Even though the descendants of Amon were banned from the temple of God for 10 generations, Ruth was accepted by God and Jesus descended from her. She is one of two women to have a book of the Bible named after her. Ruth is certainly of of my heroes.

    So while being born of some races can come with a curse; any curse can be reversed by giving your life to Jesus.

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