Sunday, February 10, 2008

No Room For Racism

I'm not even sure how to tactfully comment on this, so I'll just post the link.

"Creation Museum Founder Says Evolution Fuels Racism," Associated Press - February 8, 2008.

What I will say is that the biblical position concerning different races is this: Before God, all races are the same. We're all sinners in need of a Savior. And in heaven, we'll all share fellowship in Christ.
After this I looked and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and in front of the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands. (Rev. 7:9)

Simply put, there is no room for racism in the name of Christ. But do we really need to drag Darwin into the discussion? Can't we just positively proclaim what the Bible teaches?

It seems to me like the "Darwin connection" just throws fuel on a fire that further alienates Christians from the larger culture. If we want to build bridges to non-Christians, it's far better to focus on the positive. They already have such negative views of Christians, thinking we're bigots. Wouldn't it be refreshing to just hear the Bible's clear message concerning racism preached? Why does the issue need to be framed in such a volatile way?


Rusty said...

I was taken aback at the number of visitors that the new Creation Museum has gotten. The following links are to two posts at a Christian blog which criticizes the "reasoning skills" of those at the Creation Museum. A bit irreverent, but to the point.

Post 1
Post 2

Redsfan said...

Excellent post!

One thing that troubles me with the line of reasoning employed by YECs is that it fails to recognize that just because we don't like the implications of something, doesn't make it true.

Darwinism very well may logically lead to racism, but that doesn't mean its false.

Ultimately, the validity of Darwinism must be determined by how well it comports with observations and experiments.

We would be better served focusing our apologetics towards that end.

Jenny said...

When using that argument, I think a lot of creationists forget that racism existed long before Darwinism! In addition, it's the YECs that continue to promote the "all Africans descended from Ham and Ham only" theory.