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Intellectuals and Race: Part III

Lon23 Wrote: Mar 18, 2013 11:06 PM
The universal reconciliation people will have their day with you. The All in All. Jesus expressed his will to save sinners. The mote in the eye; the camel through the gate (or Aramaic Bible, rope rather than camel. How can you be so vain to put limits on the power of God? Was Judas forgiven for his role in completing prophecy? Did he not repent before dying? Straight is the gate can be metaphor for the way is Jesus and he is straight. Oh, but you are a fundamentalist who does not believe in metaphorical biblical test. The parables are all metaphorical, do you also deny? OBAMA RAMA IS REASONABLE AND JUST FIND ME SOMEONE WHO IS ARROGANT ENOUGH TO CLAIM TGRUE INSIGHT INTO THE BIBLE AND i WILL SHOW YOU A FOR PROFIT PREACHER.

Editor's note: This is Part III in a series. Part I can be found here. Part II can be found here.

The desire of intellectuals for some grand theory that will explain complex patterns with some solitary and simple factor has produced many ideas that do not stand up under scrutiny, but which have nevertheless had widespread acceptance -- and sometimes catastrophic consequences -- in countries around the world.

The theory of genetic determinism which dominated the early 20th century led to many harmful consequences, ranging from racial segregation and discrimination up to and including the Holocaust. The...