History in the making or was it?

I was just going to write a post about how Barack Obama is going to be the first black president of the United States. You can't escape it! When I looked some info on Barack Obama being the first African American president I came across this article here: Obama Wouldn't Be First Black President

This article explains that there were five presidents before Mr. Obama that came from an African descent. "Research shows at least five U.S. presidents had black ancestors and Thomas Jefferson, the nation's third president, was considered the first black president, according to historian Leroy Vaughn, author of "Black People and Their Place in World History."

Vaughn's research shows Jefferson was not the only former black U.S. president. Who were the others? Andrew Jackson, Abraham Lincoln, Warren Harding and Calvin Coolidge. But why was this unknown? How were they elected president? All five of these presidents never acknowledged their black ancestry."

If this is true, than sorry Mr. Obama, you are not the first African American President!

Here is something that bothered me by this election, the media kept playing the "race thing". Very annoying to watch! I mean this is the United States of America, right? "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." [Declaration of Independence]


The definition of race in biology is, "a race is any inbreeding group, including taxonomic subgroups such as subspecies,taxonomically subordinate to a species and superordinate to a subrace and marked by a pre-determined profile of latent factors of hereditary traits."
[wikipedia.org Race(biology)]

No wonder people are racist against each other, this is telling us that there are sub groups and subspecies in races! Here's a question, which race is the superior race?

I never understood "racism". I hate you because you look different than me! I hate you because you talk different, walk different, think different, on and on!

Isn't obvious? God likes diversity!

Sistine Chapel

"Everybody’s DNA is unique unless they are identical twins, As well as showing how different we all are, DNA shows how much we are all the same. Only one small part of one chromosome distinguishes a boy from a girl. Genes give us different colored eyes, hair and skin, but 99.5% of any human's DNA is in the same order as everybody else’s.

Human DNA is made up of the same components as the DNA of other organisms, with most species even sharing the same genes which code for the same proteins. This is why even fruit flies and mice can be used as model organisms in order to help better understand human genetic diseases." DNA

"Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator. Here there is no Greek or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave or free, but Christ is all, and is in all." [Colossians 3:9-11 NIV]

It doesn't matter what color, sex, nationality, you may be. We are all God's children and he loves us all, even if we are, dirty rotten sinners! This is why, it is never too late to ask for forgiveness with all your heart, mind, soul, and strength and accept God's son Jesus, as our savior!

I think we should make a new definition of "Race"-there is only one species of humans; also known as the human race, there are no subgroups or subspecies, the human race are all created equal.

5 comments:

Mulled Vine said...

I've never understood that "all created equal" business. Because clearly we are not. Different colours, different personalities, different gifts etc. Sure He loves us all the same and we should treat each other as equals, but that's not what the phrase says.

ThomasCSlater said...

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." this is what I meant when I wrote "all created equal". I will put this in my post to help clarify myself. :)

About us all being different there is no doubt we all have different talents and abilities. I believe in God's eyes we are "all created equal". In the United States of America we all have the same amount of opportunities to become successful. It's up to us how we go about them. Look at Walt Disney, he was dirt poor and he became very successful. He helped entertain people around the whole world, with his business.

It all depends on how you view success. Some think having a large house, nice car, millions of dollars is success. I find that none of that matters, because it is all going to pass away. I am only concerned with getting as close as possible to my God, Lord, and Savior; to me this IS success!

“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking fine pearls.” Matthew 13:45

Fine pearls are perfect, they don't need to be cut or polished. It is a very valuable treasure,
gleaming with perfection,that describes the kingdom of heaven!

Mulled Vine said...

No need to clarify, most people will recognize the source of that line. ;-)

Todd Whittemore said...

Great post, Thomas, to put it all into perspective! I appreciate the opportunity in reading.
I am so tired of hearing all the poor "jokes" and predictions that Baraka will not last just because he is black. It doesn't matter. But he will bring in all the diversity of the nation together to hopefully be more peaceful and succesful as a nation.

ThomasCSlater said...

"But he will bring in all the diversity of the nation together to hopefully be more peaceful and successful as a nation."

I hope so too, only time will tell.