Does evolution theory cause racial prejudice?

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Since: Feb 12

Sydney, Australia

#1 Mar 8, 2012
I have read in another forum about people with brown coloured skin being thought of as being animals. I think that it is because of the theory of evolution being taught in the schools these days, that young people have begun to believe that people are animals instead of human beings.

Whereas, I do not believe in evolution theory and regard all people as being human beings who have been created in God's image as it states in the book of Genesis in the Bible. I think that if anyone will think of a race of people as being animals, it stirs up prejudice against that race of people.
Tweeter

Auckland, New Zealand

#2 Mar 8, 2012
girlybird wrote:
I have read in another forum about people with brown coloured skin being thought of as being animals. I think that it is because of the theory of evolution being taught in the schools these days, that young people have begun to believe that people are animals instead of human beings.
Whereas, I do not believe in evolution theory and regard all people as being human beings who have been created in God's image as it states in the book of Genesis in the Bible. I think that if anyone will think of a race of people as being animals, it stirs up prejudice against that race of people.
CRACKPOT!

“Educating Utus”

Since: Aug 10

Wanganui, New Zealand

#3 Mar 8, 2012
No! But sharing an island with a particular race for several years can leave you with some prejedice. Especially when that race/mixed race are soley responsible for the theft of your cars, house burglaries and kids beaten up at school. Then there's the irony these are the same people you've been supporting and encouraging to breed with your taxes.

Since: Nov 11

Auckland, New Zealand

#4 Mar 8, 2012
Torqueing Heads wrote:
No! But sharing an island with a particular race for several years can leave you with some prejedice. Especially when that race/mixed race are soley responsible for the theft of your cars, house burglaries and kids beaten up at school. Then there's the irony these are the same people you've been supporting and encouraging to breed with your taxes.
Whats wrong? Maoris been bitch-slapping you since your school years? Ohh, I think you need a hug LOL...

Since: Nov 08

Auckland

#5 Mar 9, 2012
InCrEaSe_ThE_PeAcE wrote:
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Whats wrong? Maoris been bitch-slapping you since your school years? Ohh, I think you need a hug LOL...
'What's wrong?"

He said what's wrong.

And you give THAT response?

Smart. Real smart.

Since: Nov 11

Auckland, New Zealand

#6 Mar 9, 2012
Gutsfull wrote:
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'What's wrong?"
He said what's wrong.
And you give THAT response?
Smart. Real smart.
It was a rhetorical question you moron.

Since: Mar 09

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#7 Mar 9, 2012
girlybird wrote:
I have read in another forum about people with brown coloured skin being thought of as being animals. I think that it is because of the theory of evolution being taught in the schools these days, that young people have begun to believe that people are animals instead of human beings.
Whereas, I do not believe in evolution theory and regard all people as being human beings who have been created in God's image as it states in the book of Genesis in the Bible. I think that if anyone will think of a race of people as being animals, it stirs up prejudice against that race of people.
People are going to make those assumptions just by looking at phenotypes of different races anyway. It has or rather should have nothing to do with colour of your skin, as we all know colour of your skin is only reflective of the natural environment your kin have evolved in. Pigmentation obviously equals melanin and melanin is what you need to help absorb or block ultraviolet rays from the sun. Everyone knows that right?

On the other hand, I wonder what somebody of African or Asian decent would make of the popular image of Jesus Christ given that he is typically portrayed as North European: Blue eyes, wavy hair, fair skin etc. He does not look very Semitic in the images I have seen of him and he certainly does not look like an African. In other words, wouldn't an African person be in within their rights to consider that image racist as it could be thought to mean Europeans are closer to god, considering Jesus was phenotypically European and the son of god? Just a thought.

Since: Nov 11

Auckland, New Zealand

#8 Mar 9, 2012
43poundtornado wrote:
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On the other hand, I wonder what somebody of African or Asian decent would make of the popular image of Jesus Christ given that he is typically portrayed as North European: Blue eyes, wavy hair, fair skin etc. He does not look very Semitic in the images I have seen of him and he certainly does not look like an African. In other words, wouldn't an African person be in within their rights to consider that image racist as it could be thought to mean Europeans are closer to god, considering Jesus was phenotypically European and the son of god? Just a thought.
Fair point. We all know Jesus was Jewish. In a facial reconstruction they did before of him, he looked almost Arabic as back then Jews had not started mixing with Europeans. When I see images of a white Jesus with blue eyes etc I see it as odd but not racist. I'm sure the painter(s) were just trying to paint Jesus as THEY saw him.
my2cents

Auckland, New Zealand

#9 Mar 9, 2012
The terms racial prejudice, or racism are very new descriptions of behaviour designed to allow us to survive. It is adaptive and without it our ancestors would not have made it, and we would not be here.

That's not to say in today's society you should act with prejudice, but that this behaviour is hard wired and natural - babies naturally favour people of their own race - before any learning has occurred.

And no, race is a tad more than skin colour - google African albinos and tell me that the only difference is melanin

The practice of favouring one's own race or group is as old as time and predates Darwins theory

Since: Mar 09

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#10 Mar 9, 2012
InCrEaSe_ThE_PeAcE wrote:
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Fair point. We all know Jesus was Jewish. In a facial reconstruction they did before of him, he looked almost Arabic as back then Jews had not started mixing with Europeans. When I see images of a white Jesus with blue eyes etc I see it as odd but not racist. I'm sure the painter(s) were just trying to paint Jesus as THEY saw him.
Agreed. Obviously painters in medieval Europe painted Jesus in their image. Or at least in an image that would appeal to Europeans - since this was after all in medieval Europe and the whole religion at that point was being geared towards Europeans.

But even modern day images trying to appeal to a broad multicultural audience still portray Jesus as Indo-European. I am still waiting to see the image where Jesus is portrayed looking like Klinger from M.A.S.H or Muammar Gaddafi!

Since: Mar 09

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#11 Mar 9, 2012
my2cents wrote:
The terms racial prejudice, or racism are very new descriptions of behaviour designed to allow us to survive. It is adaptive and without it our ancestors would not have made it, and we would not be here.
That's not to say in today's society you should act with prejudice, but that this behaviour is hard wired and natural - babies naturally favour people of their own race - before any learning has occurred.
And no, race is a tad more than skin colour - google African albinos and tell me that the only difference is melanin
The practice of favouring one's own race or group is as old as time and predates Darwins theory
Actually you are dead right. Have you ever stopped to make that social observation at school or in the work place? We got a new guy who started at work the other week who is originally from Africa. On his first day and on his first lunch break he chose to sit at what I call the African table at work. I call it the African table because that is where the Africans sit. It is the table next to the Arab table. Which is next to the Baltic table. Which is in front of the East Asian table!

I could go on here about the real origins of prejudice but this computer is filled to the brim with down-loaded films and music and so its operating at a snails pace. So I wont. But suffice as to say the origins of prejudice is not something invented by the Europeans as we are told by certain people on this forum, it actually pre-dates human evolution altogether, and by at least 30 million years!

Since: Nov 08

Auckland

#12 Mar 10, 2012
InCrEaSe_ThE_PeAcE wrote:
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It was a rhetorical question you moron.
No it was a stupid post, adding nothing to the discussion here at all.
paul shykora

Calgary, Canada

#13 Mar 10, 2012
...maybe so..???...eh..
Tim Shey

Palo Cedro, CA

#14 Mar 10, 2012

Since: Nov 11

Auckland, New Zealand

#15 Mar 10, 2012
Gutsfull wrote:
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No it was a stupid post, adding nothing to the discussion here at all.
Yeah and that Torpedo idiot was? LOL...

Since: Feb 12

Hamilton, New Zealand

#16 Mar 10, 2012
InCrEaSe_ThE_PeAcE wrote:
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It was a rhetorical question you moron.
Stupid part Maori.

Since: Dec 09

Hamilton, New Zealand

#17 Mar 11, 2012
girlybird wrote:
I have read in another forum about people with brown coloured skin being thought of as being animals. I think that it is because of the theory of evolution being taught in the schools these days, that young people have begun to believe that people are animals instead of human beings.
Whereas, I do not believe in evolution theory and regard all people as being human beings who have been created in God's image as it states in the book of Genesis in the Bible. I think that if anyone will think of a race of people as being animals, it stirs up prejudice against that race of people.
Hitler once said in "Mein Kampf" that if you tell a lie for the purpose of propaganda, tell a big one! Because the bigger the lie is, the more people are apt to believe it, because they can't possibly believe you would dare to tell such a big lie unless it was the truth!

WHYS AND WHY NOTS..

Why is there no recorded history before approximately 4,000 B.C.?

The answer is obvious ... there was no history!

There is no record of a cataclysmic event that destroyed mankind prior to 4,000 B.C. And if there were, surely some of the survivors would have passed this information down to generations to follow. The Bible dates creation, as we know it today, at approximately 4,000 B.C.

There were no humans before approximately 4,000 B.C. Hard to imagine? Why should it be? There is no history to indicate that humans existed prior to 4,000 B.C.

7,000 Languages? WHY

If, as evolutionists claim, all of mankind evolved from the SAME primitive life-source, then how did we end up with 7,000 different languages? The Bible teaches that God created all the different languages at Babel..

because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth" (Genesis 11:7,9).

Since: Dec 09

Hamilton, New Zealand

#18 Mar 11, 2012
Simple answer for ya Birdygirl, yes..we turned out to be racist bastards cuz of it.
Tim Shey

Palo Cedro, CA

#19 Mar 11, 2012
The Nazis in Germany LOVED the religion of evolution and they were probably the most violent racists in the history of the planet. In the United States, the religion of evolution is supported by taxpayers' money (evolution is taught in public schools as a science). So much for separation of church and state.

“Educating Utus”

Since: Aug 10

Wanganui, New Zealand

#20 Mar 11, 2012
my2cents wrote:
The terms racial prejudice, or racism are very new descriptions of behaviour designed to allow us to survive. It is adaptive and without it our ancestors would not have made it, and we would not be here.
That's not to say in today's society you should act with prejudice, but that this behaviour is hard wired and natural - babies naturally favour people of their own race - before any learning has occurred.
And no, race is a tad more than skin colour - google African albinos and tell me that the only difference is melanin
The practice of favouring one's own race or group is as old as time and predates Darwins theory
Absolutely, anyone who thinks skin colour is the only defining factor between races is very much mistaken. Polynesians for instance have a larger skeleton and a smaller brain cavity than most other races. This is the reason they are better suited to contact sport and menial tasks like cleaning and factory jobs that dont require a lot of thought. Academically it is easier to train a monkey than the average Polynesian.

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