The fact that people are both hysterical about this topic and uninformed about its sociological history speak volumes.
No one seems to be getting hysterical here but you. I answered your post coldly and rationally, and asked you a series of direct questions which you declined to answer, opting instead to rant on in your usual fashion about Marxist conspiracies which have nothing to do with the substance of the discussion.
As to being “uninformed about its sociological history”…bunk. I’m sure we’re all well informed as to the many, various, and ever changing historical and pseudo-scientific definitions of race over the centuries, most of which conflict with both Christian theology and science.
First, I am not "advocating" anything.
Your post seemed to imply very strongly that you might be. Being that this is a discussion board, further discussion and questioning was merited.
Give me a break.
I am saying that people don't know more about creation that God does. Period.
That is what Pope Shenouda has so eloquently proven above.
The ideal of "The human race" is a spiritual thing; it assumes that the human spirit is of one essential type.
It is also a physical thing. Humans were created as a psychosomatic whole. We were bodies first, and then life was breathed into us and “man became a living soul”. We were created from one man and one woman, hence one race in the physical as well as spiritual sense. Thus, the concept of the human race is not merely a spiritual one.
Racial communism for political reasons, on the other hand, has been shown to be corrosive to features of culture, including religion.
What do you mean by this. Be specific. Don’t just throw generalities out there and then snap at people when they probe you with follow-up questions. What do you consider to be “racial communism”? Who degraded whose culture and religion by integrating with them? Courage, man! Out with it!
Or will you shy away from this as you shied away from my questions:
*what is this crime against God that the phyletists are trying to forestall
*What is it that can’t be regained once it’s lost?
*And why is their being phyletists a good thing?
*You couldn’t use a basenji to perform the guard duties of an Alsatian, but you could use an African scientific genius to fill a role formerly occupied by a European scientific genius of the same training. Is there a specific role that one could play that you think the other could not?
*Is there some role that you feel I would be unable to fulfill simply because of my African heritage?
*What are the measurable “natural differences” that you’re speaking of specifically?
*Who is deficient in what category?
It's a modern world out there, and all the Popes and canons in the world will not help you to understand it. That's just a fact.
No it’s not. The dichotomy you’re trying to create between science and religion on this matter is a false one. That man is of once race, homo sapiens, confirms the Biblical creation story. It does not refute it. Or are those who believe in the literal truth of the Scriptures not “moderns” in your book? I suppose we’re superstitious primitives clinging to the robes of our popes and our musty pedalions.
As for science. Did you know that academics are not allowed to publish on non-subversive issues relating to race? Marxist "praxis" theorists are really, really big on suppressing the study of performance differences and "geomapping." But you wouldn't know that, because they don't tell you...
How convenient! Most modern geneticists and archaeologists worth their salt have concluded that human beings are for the most part homogeneous in our genetic sequences and have a single origin and ancestry, as the Bible tells us, but that’s all lies and the truth has been suppressed by the Marxist boogeyman, who of course supports the Scriptures.
So tell us, once again, what are these “performance differences” you’re on about? Be specific. Who’s out performing who? Who’s superior and who’s inferior? Don’t be a coward. Pull back the curtain that the Marxists and our Popes have drawn and enlighten us!
Besides, the whole purpose for getting hysterical about race in the first place is to generate an ethos to replace religion---be it national, or "fairness" obsessed.
Right, because one couldn’t possibly find fairness and impartiality in Christ. Anyone on about such things must be an atheistic communist.
So if you think that any kind of communism is good enough for Christianity to back it, then I suppose you are likely to find a lot of people who will freak out and agree with you.
Whoever said anything like that? The straw man you carry in your pocket for arguments just such as these?
I don't care. Get seduced by a gimmick, don't be surprised when you become one yourself.
What gimmick? All I’ve ever advocated was the teaching of the Church and the veracity of the Scripture. Is that a gimmick?
Make sure in your next reply you answer the questions put to you, so we’ll know you’re not just blowing hot air.