Monday, January 12, 2009

How do YOU define racism?

Entertainer Bill Cosby has commended the Obama's for being examples of parenting and family values that he personally has challenged black American to strengthen.

Then Cosby took a crack at Fox News commentator Sean Hannity.

He said, 'I'm not worried about white people. Hannity - I'm not worried what he says. Cosby said, 'I'm not worried about any racist people who bring it up.' (Cosby's comments in the past that were called racist).

NOW, my question is how is Cosby defining racism? On what grounds did he call Hannity a racist? Why did he feel it necessaray to condemn all white people as racist with the 'I'm not worried about white people' remark?

According to the traditional definition of racism - racism is labeling people as superior or inferior based on skin color, or ethnic origin.

Mutural respect between people of skin color, religion, and ethnic origin is required before anyone can have a meaningful relationship, constructive debate, or problem solving dialog.

Mutual respect does not allow anyone to lightly throw around the word 'racist'. That is - IF 'racist' or 'racism' still have the traditional definition.

Today it seems 'racism' means 'You don't agree with me! Waa! Sob! Boohoo!'

It appears that someone who is not winning an argument throws the word 'racist' at the nearest target.

In truth, racism, as understood by its traditional definition, is something hideous and evil. It puts a separation between the people of the earth that is not scriptural.

According to the Bible people, regardless of all skin color and ethnic origins, are divided by only a few things.

Male or Female
Jew or Genitle
Saved or Lost

There is no superiority or inferiority given to the first two. The third one (saved or lost) is the only division over which people have any choice. It is better to spend time thanking God for salvation and praying for the lost than to than to spend time calling people names like 'racist'.

The Bible says 'For all have sinned and come short of the Glory of God'. That includes males and females, Jews and Gentiles.

Eventually, the divisions of mankind will be narrowed down to just 'saved or lost'

Those who have accepted the salvation offered by the Messiah Jesus Christ are saved. (The Old Testament saints were saved by faith in the promised Messiah , although He was not yet born.)

Those who rejected the offer of eternal salvation made by Jesus, the Christ, the only begotten son of God, will spend eternity completely separated from the love of God in a place called Hell.

This is the division of mankind that is important.
This is the division of mankind that can be changed by every individual who wants to change his or her eternal destination. It can be changed through the death, burial, and resurection of Jesus Christ at Calvary. Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved.'

Think about it.

Barbara Henderson

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