RACISM, PREJUDICE, DISCRIMINATION, HOW IT ALL BEGAN
Before the people of the world can end RACISM, PREJUDICE, DISCRIMINATION, and everything else that is associated with human division and inequality, they must first know how it all began.
The answer to knowing how it all began is very easy and simple to understand but few dare explain it and reveal it, because most people, especially those who have power and authority, are some of the most racist, prejudice, and discriminatory people in the world.
First, let’s define each term:
RACISM ˈrāˌsizəm (noun): prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one’s own race is superior.
PREJUDICE ˈprejədəs /noun: preconceived opinion that is not based on reason or actual experience.
DISCRIMINATION dəˌskriməˈnāSH(ə)n /noun: the unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people or things, especially on the grounds of race, age, or sex.
It all began with the story of one man.
Just one man’s story is completely responsible for most of the racism, prejudice, and discrimination that is causing the world to live in fear and chaos, waiting for the next terrorist attack, waiting for the next war or rumor of war.
That man was ABRAHAM.
Abraham is a character in the Jewish, Christian, and Muslim philosophy about God. These religions believe that there is only one God, and that this one and only god chose Abraham as the person from whose loins (from his descendants) God’s true people would fill the earth; that only Abraham’s direct descendants would and should possess and control the entire earth (“thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies”).
The Abraham story explains that God will “bless the earth” because of Abraham’s family. Abraham was just one human among millions living at the time when Abraham supposedly existed (circa 2100 b.c.e.).
According to Jewish, Christian, and Muslim philosophy, mingled with their scriptures, Abraham was a direct descendant of Adam, the first human upon Earth.
Adam, a male, was given all power, authority and dominion over everything upon the earth, including the first female.
God, not wanting man to be alone, created a woman that would help him and meet his needs. (“And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him”) According to the story, women were not created of the same elements as men were (of the dust of the Earth), but were created from a man’s (Adam’s) own body. A man does not exist to be part of a woman. The woman was designed and exists to be part of the man. The man does not need the woman for any other purpose than to be his helper as he goes about his business (as God intended and gave man power to do) of having “dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.”
The man is in charge of the whole earth and everything in it. This is the way that God designed it and intended it. Is there any wonder why women have been discriminated against for thousands of years, and why gender discrimination exists today?
With this simple explanation of what the majority of people, who wield great power in human society (politicians and business people), believe about how the two genders came to be, it should be no surprise nor wonder why and how our world is filled with prejudice and discrimination. Racism exists because of the story of Abraham.
Christianity is the world’s most popular and populous religion. Islam is second. Neither Christianity nor Islam would exist without Judaism.
The foundational premise of these religions is the story of Abraham.
Logically, at the time when Abraham supposedly existed, there were many great nations of other races. There were African (black skinned) nations. There were oriental and other tan skinned nations that existed in the Western Hemisphere and throughout the islands surrounding the great land masses that made up the Eastern and Western Hemispheres of Earth. (Abraham supposedly lived in the Eastern Hemisphere.)
There were all kinds of races before Abraham existed but God, the only god that created the heavens and the earth and gave them to the man, Adam, to do with what he wanted, chose Abraham’s race as “God’s ONLY race.”
There are some Christian sects today that believe that anyone, of any race, can be part of God’s ONLY true race, IF this person, regardless of skin color (i.e., race), is willing to be adopted into Abraham’s family. This adoption takes place through baptism and acceptance of these particular Christian sects’ philosophies and rituals.
What if the Bible’s stories were not true?
What if they were made up?
What if the human race didn’t start with Adam and Eve?
What if the earth was not created in seven days by a powerful, singular god?
Keep in mind what prejudice means: “preconceived opinion that is not based on reason or actual experience.”
Is it reasonable to hold the opinion that the Bible stories are true? Is there any actual experience, any scientific conclusion, any logical or reasonably calculated speculation that ANY of the Bible stories are true? In the minds of most of the world’s people, they ARE TRUE … THEY ARE THE ONLY TRUTH!
Thus, exists PREJUDICE.
According to the Bible, Abraham’s race is superior to all other races upon Earth. Abraham’s race should be, must be, in complete charge of all nations upon Earth. ONLY through Abraham’s house, whether a person is born into this house or adopted into it, shall a person be in the right house, in the only true God’s house. The house of Abraham, which was eventually inherited by his grandson, Jacob, whose name was changed to Israel, should have, must have, dominion over all the earth.
Thus, exists RACISM.
The Christians and Muslims, who wouldn’t exist without the Jews, are the largest group of people on Earth. Most leaders, and the majority of government power and authority is in the hands of this group of people. Is there any wonder why the nations of the earth implement and force upon their citizens laws that are unjust or prejudicial; laws that treat different categories of people or things unjustly and unequally, especially on the grounds of race, age, or sex?
Thus, exists DISCRIMINATION.
That’s how RACISM, PREJUDICE, and DISCRIMINATION started. These divisive and cruel human attributes started and were enhanced because of the first five books of the Old Testament (the Torah, often referred to as the books of Moses).
Who wrote these first five books? Obviously, Moses didn’t, because their stories present Moses as a third-person character.
Honest research would find that the word “Torah” did not exist before the word “Pentateuch” did. The word “Pentateuch” simply means “five books.” IN GREEK!
Greek writers were commissioned and paid by ancient Hebrew leaders, because of their proven writing skills at the time, to turn Jewish oral history, their stories, legends, and traditions passed down orally for many generations, into a written story. These commissioned and expert Greek writers penned five books and called it: the Pentateuch.
It was almost a thousand years later when Greek writers were called upon again to create a story from the oral stories, legends, and traditions that were being passed down for many generations since the Pentateuch was first published. It was the Roman government that commissioned the Greek writers. The Roman government needed to unite the people of the Great Roman Empire and subdue them and give them hope in a future that seemed, at the time, to be bleak and dreary. The New Testament was created.
These Greek writers were wise. They knew what was going on in the world. They knew what caused RACISM, PREJUDICE, and DISCRIMINATION. So, they included in their storyline an obvious clue that implied how silly the idea was that Abraham and his descendants were such an important race to God:
“And think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.” (Matthew 3:9)
We are either all equal human beings upon Earth, or we have no more importance to God than the stones that God supposedly created in creating the Earth, BEFORE MEN EVEN EXISTED!
We need to consider the proper solutions. In order to do that, we must put aside our racism, prejudice and discrimination. We must put aside all religious belief and consider a little child and what that little child needs as that little child wakes up in the morning and goes about their day.
The Humanity Party® has the solutions. No one else does … especially not the current government, religious, and business leaders of this world!