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July 2, 2005 

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Q: What’s wrong with the word “races”?

A: At the time of Thomas Jefferson, 200 years ago, when people used the term “races,” they’d think of the Irish race or English race and so on. But Charles Darwin changed all that when he published his book The Origin of the Species. The title actually included the words “the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life.”

Noncreationist Quote of the Week

“That’s why the present ‘religious war’ isn’t between any forces of ‘Good’ and ‘Evil.’ It is being waged between Media (the State) vs. Churches (Catholic and otherwise) who are tying up millions of dollars of valuable property and assets. As Satanists, we have the advantage of realizing this early in the game. It has never been enough for us to be atheistic—we have learned how to smash religious ignorance by beating them at their own game, using the Christian’s own manufactured fears to destroy them.”

– Anton Szandor LaVey, The Devil’s Notebook, Feral House, Los Angelos, p. 85, 1992.

Darwin was a racist. He believed that different groups of people evolved at different times, and so some societies were more like apes than others. Sadly, this fueled racist attitudes toward different people groups.

Because of this, the word “races” today still conjures up evolutionary ideas. Many people think of Darwinian evolution when they hear that word.

Based on the Bible, and understanding the split-up of people due to the Tower of Babel event, we should use the term “people groups” instead. After all, there is only one race of people, all descendants of one man—Adam.

Recommended resources:

One Blood
One Blood
Where Did the “Races” Come From?
Where Did the “Races” Come From?
The Answers Book
The Answers Book
Only One Race
Only One Race

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