'The criteria that people use for race are based entirely on external
features that we are programmed to recognize...'
Douglas C. Wallace, (professor of molecular genetics at Emory
University School of Medicine in Atlanta), Do races differ? Not
Really, DNA shows, New York Times web, Aug. 22, 2000.
ARTICLE: What is the only answer to racism? Answer
Q. Where did the “races” come
to the Bible, all humans on Earth today are descended from Noah and his
wife, his three sons and their wives, and before that from Adam and Eve.
But today we have many different groups, often called "races,"
with what seem to be greatly differing features. The most obvious of these
is skin color. Many see this as a reason to doubt the Bible's record of
history. They believe that the various groups could have arisen only by
evolving separately over tens of thousands of years. However, as we shall
see, this does not follow from the biological evidence... Full
Q. How did different skin
colors come about?
we have many different groups, often called "races," with what seem to
be greatly differing features. The most obvious of these is skin color.
We know that skin color is governed by more than one pair of genes. For
simplicity, let's assume there are only two... Full
Q. What are the consequences
of false beliefs about the origin of races?
beliefs about the origin of races have led to widespread problems worldwide.
The effects are far-reaching and include some of the following results...
Q. Are black people the result
of a curse on Ham?
found in our other articles, such as "How did different skin colors come
about?" show clearly that the blackness of, for example, black Africans,
is merely one particular combination of inherited factors. This means
that these factors themselves, though not in that combination, were originally
present in Adam and Eve. The belief that the skin color of black people
is a result of a curse on Ham and his descendants is nowhere taught in
the Bible... Full Answer
Q. What about the “Stone Age”
shows that there have been people who lived in caves and used simple stone
tools. There are still people who do the same. All people on Earth today
are descended from Noah and his family. Before the flood, Genesis indicates
there was at least enough technology to make musical instruments, farm,
forge metal implements, build cities, and build a huge seaworthy vessel...
Q. Is interracial marriage
if a Chinese person were to marry a Polynesian, or an African with black
skin were to marry a Japanese, or a person from India were to marry a person
from America with white skin ö would these marriages be in accord with biblical
principles? There are a significant number of Christians (particularly in
America) who would claim that such 'interracial' marriages directly violate
God's principles in the Bible, and should not be allowed. But does the Word
of God really condemn such mixes as those above? Is there ultimately any
such thing as 'interracial marriage?' Full
We don't even know her name, yet she was discussed at the Scopes trial, mentioned in the play and movie Inherit the Wind and the book and movie Contact, and has been talked about in countries all over the world. Skeptics have used Cain's wife time and again to try to discredit the Book of Genesis as a true historical record. Sadly, most Christians have not been able to give an adequate answer to this question... Full Answer
Q. Is downplaying “race issues" the best solution?
While some may contend that race relations can be improved by not talking about it, we would contend that it is not a strategy that should be adopted by the church in general. For many Bible-believing churches, racism is still a problem that, rather than being ignored, needs to be fully addressed—which can be accomplished through sound biblical teaching. Full
Q. How does evolution influence
racist attitudes? (the
following articles will answer this question in depth)
Ota Benga: The man
who was put on display in the zoo!
of the most fascinating stories about the effects of evolution on human
relations is the story of Ota Benga, a pygmy who was put on display in a
zoo as an example of an evolutionarily inferior race. The incident clearly
reveals the racism of evolutionary theory and the extent to which the theory
gripped the hearts and minds of scientists. Full
Captain Cook arrived in Australia some 200 years ago, he encountered a
dark-skinned race of nomadic people with a stone age culture. Evolutionists
say these Aborigines came to Australia at least 40,000 years ago from
unknown origins. The evolutionary view which is taught in schools and
promoted in the media is really saying these were a people who hadnt
evolved as fast as other types of man... Full
and the Nazi race Holocaust
Nazis, and early 1900 influential German biologists, revealed in their
writings that Darwins theory and publications had a major influence
upon Nazi race policies. Full
Fallacy of Racism
of the prevalent evidences of mans inhumanity to man is racism.
Put simply, racism is prejudice against people of other races
for that reason alone. Stereotypical rules are applied to demean individuals
based on their cultural background, skin colour, appearance or accent.
war, and evolution
have realized the degree to which Japanese thinking leading up to and
during World War II was also heavily influenced by Darwin. Japanese
thought blended the theistic with the evolutionary. Full
Tens of thousands
of Americans were sterilized en masse, thus stealing from them the children
they would never see - because of deliberate evolutionary practices. In
Australia there is now an even bigger issue involving child-stealing.
Government policy, continued till the 1970s, caused some 100,000 children
of Australia's aboriginal people to be taken from their parents into foster
homes or institutions, by force if necessary. Full