Is racism a sin?

Racist is not a word that is found in the Bible. It is not there for a good reason. The shibboleth “racist” first appeared in English in the early 1930’s in a translation of a work by a Jewish Marxist, Magnus Hirschfeld. Its first known use, however, occurred in Leon Trotsky’s “History of the Russian Revolution” in 1930. He invented the word to attack the Slavophiles, i.e. Slavs that just wanted to preserve their own folkways against encroachments of Internationalism. This attitude was considered “backward” and counter-revolutionary. These “racists” were preventing the triumph of Communism. Therefore “racism” is a bad thing if you are a Communist or otherwise promote Egalitarian, Utopian/Babel-onian schemes of One World Order which must destroy distinctions of kith and kin.

Since Communism is a God-cursed, vile, anti-Christ dogma, these “racists” that Trotsky hated (and later killed) are actually the good guys. Ethnocentrism and love of kith and kin is a positive good in that it directly opposes the spread of Communism. Kith and kin is just another way of expressing what Paul says to Timothy in I Tim 5:8  “But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse  than an infidel.” Here “kith” corresponds to “his own” signifying a larger group of related people  and kin corresponds to “his own house” signifying the family members and slaves.

So, while “racism” may be social gaffe or a Communist “sin” it is not a Biblical category therefore it is not a sin by any Christian definition of the term. The Bible defines sin and racist ain’t in there.

Now, if you want to speak Biblically then one might talk about pride being a sin or hatred or some other actual categorical sin. But, mixing categories and importing the World’s neuroses into the Church can only lead to confusion and worse sin.

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Battle Screech of the War Mongers

Because this hideous Unitarian war anthem is often played in reputedly Christian churches around the 4th of July, I thought that for those who just have to sing it Mark Twain’s words should be substituted.

Samuel Clemons did his own version of the Battle Hymn of the Republic;(as has already been established, the Republic died in 1865)

Mine eyes have seen the orgy of the launching of the Sword;
He is searching out the hoardings where the stranger’s wealth is stored;
He hath loosed his fateful lightnings, and with woe and death has scored;… See More
His lust is marching on.
I have seen him in the watch-fires of a hundred circling camps;
They have builded him an altar in the Eastern dews and damps;
I have read his doomful mission by the dim and flaring lamps-
His night is marching on.
I have read his bandit gospel writ in burnished rows of steel:
“As ye deal with my pretensions, so with you my wrath shall deal;
Let the faithless son of Freedom crush the patriot with his heel;
Lo, Greed is marching on!”
We have legalized the strumpet and are guarding her retreat;
Greed is seeking out commercial souls before his judgement seat;
O, be swift, ye clods, to answer him! be jubilant my feet!
Our god is marching on!
In a sordid slime harmonious Greed was born in yonder ditch,
With a longing in his bosom-and for others’ goods an itch.
As Christ died to make men holy, let men die to make us rich –
Our god is marching on.