Charles Cairns reinforced these comments with remarks of his own.
Sadly disturbing commentary. Sad and, unfortunately, true.
Of course, it is possible to point to numerous instances in history in
which Christians, very clearly motivated by their Christian convictions,
have lead the fight against racism, slavery and a multiplicity of sins
But back to the point: it is certainly the case that racism existed
before Darwin. I guess I would argue "way before":
Glenn, since you subscribe to evolution, perhaps you could agree that
racism is a natural consequence of the mechanisms of evolution. Then the
question becomes for Christians:
How do the "fallen nature of man" and man's evolutionary origins
intertwine? It seems that we have inherited our "original sin," in a
very literal sense, through our genes (no apple required!), -- a natural
tendency toward racism, selfishness, promiscuity, and a multiplicity of
things we Christians (should) view as sinful.
Here, I am merely tossing out some ideas for discussion, not a position