In the christian belief is it wrong for a caucasion women to date and be intamate with a black man ?
Why do you ask? Even non Christians know the answer: whatever wrong or not wrong, it's going to be the same regardless of race, a fleeting characteristic among the children of Adam that we all are.
Of course not. All are equal under God's eyes. If you think God is a racist, you need to think again about your whole perception of God and Christianity- really, start from scratch and think it all through.
That you even asked that question is sad...it tells me you have seen so many examples of "Christianity" that are not representative of actual "Christianity" that this is really a teachable moment, if you will, for Christians: Take note, all of you who seem annoyed.
This is what it feels like to a Muslim when we look at people like Osama bin Laden and think he represents the true Muslim.
Shoe isn't so comfortable on our foot, is it?
That would largely depend on what part of Christianity that you are involved in. There are a number of different churches, with a large number of different beliefs.
Some religions believe in one race, one belief, and one in everything. Others vary. While others are on the borderline of..?
who cares what the effing christians say about who effs whom?
This reminds me of this small community of polygamists that believed that all blacks were descended from some evil bible character whose name escapes me. I think only a very foolish and possibly inbred mind could make such an interpretation of the bible, as if there aren't already enough unhealthy interpretations(like the ones that take it literally).
It depends on what sort of "Christian" church you're going to. A TRUE Chrisitan church or preacher will have no problems with this, since Jesus broke all of the old laws about not letting people of different nationalities/ races gather in one place while he was preaching. He was really one of the first people to preach both racial/ national equal rights, as well as to stand up for women's rights (and these views quite likely were why the Jewish church of that time despised him so).
Unfortunately, there are some so-called "Christian" churches that still adhere to Old Testament rules that neither Moses nor Jesus would have supported. This is why the church spent so much time trying to get Jesus to say the wrong thing, since so many so-called scholars misinterpreted Moses' rules and actions before Jesus was born. (Like Moses allowed divorce, but it was permitted for some pretty petty BS by the time Jesus was born).
Now, one of the biggest reasons that segregation was promoted in the US for so long was because white churches felt it was "God's rule" to keep the races separate. (I think it was called "misegeny", the crime of two separate races getting together.) The movie, "Mr. & Mrs Loving" was based on the first interracial marriage that went public in the US, and it shows the horrible way in which these people were treated, in every aspect of their lives.
However, based of Jesus' own actions, neither race nor sex nor nationality come before the importance of spiritual communion. He preached to people of various races and nationalities, and allowed these people to gathert together in a single place (even under a single roof, which was specifically forbidden in his time). Therefore, many of the old rules of the Old testament were completely thrown out by Jesus... to include ignorant adherence to racial separatism.
no i dont think so because it cant be found to be right i really do feel that is true, as a black man i have had some of great relationships with white woman, and i guess it might be my personal bias but i really disagree
LOL...it appears this question was taylor made for the Christian man I am.
I'm a man who readily sees the hypocrisy and segregation of the Christian church; particularly between the white and black Christian church and all the racism therein.
To a great many white Christians and I imagine some black Christians interracial dating is wrong.
I've heard some doozy interpretations of scripture to justify the racists practice of saying interracial relationships are forbidden by God.
You should check out my hub. Ever so often.
It'll give you something to think about.
The answer is... it depends. It depends on the brand of Christian belief in question. Some hold that blacks are naturally inferior to other races (according to the "Curse of Ham," for example). Others hold that they were inferior to the Christian Europeans, but as they converted to Christianity, they became equals. Still others hold that they still are unequal even after adopting Christianity, or that if not unequal, the races still should not intermix.
For centuries and centuries in the western world, Christian doctrine and the Bible were used unendingly to justify racism and the enslavement of black Africans. Then suddenly in our modern era, most Christians believe the exact opposite, because of the rise of humanist values.
Today most Christians would be outraged to see anyone try to associate such a belief with their religion, and yet it is just as legitimate and intellectually consistent as the anti-racist position. This is because there is plenty of Christian doctrinal and Biblical support for both positions.
It would seem that if one wishes to take a stand against racism, one will not be particularly helped by traditional Christianity. That religion is, at best, a wash on the matter. It can go either way.
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