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    Heard a sermon the other day about brotherhood. I remember the Tower of Babel centuries ago, and know we should love our fellow people as we love ourselves. People can be called bands, groups, clubs, organizations, and they are usually somewhat like-minded.

    Race was brought up, which I did not care for. People that want to be treated the same should be called the same people. I long for the day when a black man can be called a man. I long for the day a white man can be called a man.

    A folded hand with fingers intertwined was used as an example of a brotherhood of men.

    It is written: There is no difference between a Jew and a Greek. I think the world has a looooooong way to go to call ourselves a brotherhood. What are your thoughts? Anyone?
     
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    I think people are too defensive when talking about race. There are massive disparities in terms of people's standard of living when you factor in race.

    I don't care if you're not actively oppressing anyone. These problems exist and ignoring them doesn't make our world better.

    Let's work together to solve them.
     
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    I believe the world tossing out this antiquated label would be a good starting point.

    We are all one race, the human race.
    The word race was used by explorers to describe the unique attributes of aboriginal peoples of a particular area. They did not look deeper to see we are all alike, no man greater nor lesser than another. By man I'm including women too. Man is a a qualifier for a two-legged bipedal mamal that can out think many other animals...but can s/he out run them?

    Thus, man thinks he's superior some how in the world...no, s/he is not.

    If a lion is hungry, he's going to run you down and eat, he doesn't give two shakes of his tail which race you are. He simply is concerned whether you taste good or not. ;)
     
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    Self defense...I would hate to kill a lion, as they are awesome beasts. However, if I had a rifle...I would not run.

    A brotherhood of mankind(yes, and women) with special groups? I learned about hate and racism, and am not blind to it. Would a brotherhood of mankind walk past a starving white man while helping blacks? I think not. Yet, here we are with black and white all over again.There are huge differences among, or inside, each race, where there are the poor and the rich. What is wrong with "helping a man"? I think as long as we try to differentiate between blacks and whites, there will be racial problems that lead right to political parties and who people vote for. "I'm voting for who helps me the most" instead of "I'm voting for who can help solve our differences and our problems."

    Tearing down civil war statues of our past is another point I will bring up. They do not stand for hatred, but those tearing them down show hatred. Those allowing it? I cannot understand. All of our ancestors went through the great depression, and I see race as a red flag towards another. The government cannot afford to keep spending the money they spend to placate a race. Our leaders are not helping, looking at their salaries. MBA businesses get first shot at government jobs, while other companies are laying people off and closing locations. There are widespread difficulties that need mending. Close a business, and put people out of work. People, mind you. People, not blacks and whites. It is a mentality that would help to band our people more together.
     
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    I am reminded of a scripture:
    6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all."

    God speaks about mankind(humankind) here as we and us. He also speaks truth about us.
     
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    Galatians 3:28-29 King James Version (KJV)
    28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.

    I praise God for his resolute ways. The problem, it seems, is we cannot see ourselves as God sees us. He does not treat people as being different. Yet, He healed the sick. He made the blind to see. He raised the dead. He fed the multitudes with little to nothing. I want to see humankind as He does.
     
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