Review of Local Unitarian “Rev.” Dawn’s “White Privilege” Saturday, May 4 2013

“We are talking about all this today, because a just and equitable society is an important part of building the beloved community.”

>>>Is this idea Biblical or is it Communism in a Christian dress? Dabney states in Anti-Biblical Theories of Rights,

“Not to speak of the subordination of women and domestic bondage (of which more anon), God distributed the franchises unequally in the Hebrew commonwealth. The priestly family possessed, by inheritance, certain teaching and ruling functions which the descendants of no other tribe could share. There was a certain law of primogeniture, entitled the right of the firstborn, which the younger sons did not share equally, and which the father himself could not alienate. (Deut. xxi. 15,16.) The fathers of houses (Ex. xviii. 21; Josh. xxii. 14), in virtue of their patriarchal authority, held a senatorial dignity, and this evidently for life. (See also the history of Barzillai.).. “Of course there is a sense in which every just conscience reprehends inequalities of caste. This is where they are made pretext for depriving an order or class of citizens of privileges which belong to them of right, and for whose exercise they are morally and intellectually qualified. But this is entirely a different thing from saying that all the different orders of persons in a state are naturally and morally entitled to all the same privileges, whether qualified or not, simply because they are men and adults…Thus, in the Hebrew commonwealth, the descendants of Levi were disfranchised of one privilege which belonged to all their brethren of the other tribes; and enfranchised with another privilege from which all their brethren were excluded. A Levite could not hold an inch of land in severalty. (Num. xviii. 22, 23.) No member of another tribe, not even of the princely tribe of Judah, could perform even the lowest function in the tabernacle. (Heb. vii. 13, 14.) These differences are nowhere grounded in any statement that the children of Levi were more or less intelligent and religious than their fellow-citizens…A “caste distinction ” is also found among the bondmen, whose subjection was legalized by the constitution. A person of Hebrew blood could only be enslaved for six years. A person of foreign blood could be held in hereditary slavery, although born within the land of Israel as much as the other. It was also provided that the treatment of bondmen of Hebrew blood should be more lenient. (Lev. xxv. 42-47.) A “caste distinction” was also provided concerning the entrance of persons of foreign blood into the Hebrew state and church. (Exodus xvii. 16; Deut. xxiii.3-8.)… Let the inference from these histories be clearly understood. It is not claimed that these caste distinctions established by God himself obligate us positively to establish similar distinctions in our day. But the fact that God once saw fit to establish them does prove that they cannot be essentially sinful. To assert that they are, impugns the righteousness of God….”We shall be reminded of Paul’s famous declaration (Col. iii. 11): “Where there is neither Jew nor Greek, circumcision nor uncircumcision, barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free, but Christ is all and in all”; or this (Gal. iii. 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.”

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pages 28-30

Now compared to the Communist view:

Frederick Engels The Principles of Communism 1847,

“— 22 —
What will be the attitude of communism to existing nationalities?

The nationalities of the peoples associating themselves in accordance with the principle of community will be compelled to mingle with each other as a result of this association and thereby to dissolve themselves, just as the various estate and class distinctions must disappear through the abolition of their basis, private property.”

So far it looks like Communism.

“and the way that others are over-advantaged because of their skin color.”

>>>Was it sinful for the first born to receive an advantage because of his time of birth that he did not earn? Deut 21:15-17?

“how we are given unfair privileges – based on the color of our skin.”

>>>And I am to believe that the historical development of our ancestors has nothing to do with that?

“This argument ignores the fact that the doors that are opened by affirmative action are nowhere near balanced out by the doors that are closed for people of color. Doors that are closed unfairly every day.”

>>>What about people who hold certain religious beliefs like the Sabbath? I am a white male, and I have been denied scores of jobs over this issue. You liberals act like race is the only social dynamic that is involved in discrimination.

Overall I have to say, your article is a bit of old fashioned Communist philosophical genocide, that is designed to destroy a culture once dominated by Protestant Christians. Sounds like Counter-Reformation to me. You do not believe the Bible. Gen 9-11 makes very clear that God supports the idea of racial separation unto Nationhood. I understand it is not absolute but what you are trying to accomplish is Genocide against your own people. What else can I call you then but a traitor?

The PCUSA Counter Reformation Conspiracy Part 1 Saturday, Mar 23 2013 

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