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BJU & Inter-racial dating

Discussion in 'Free-For-All Archives' started by trying2understand, Jul 27, 2002.

  1. trying2understand

    trying2understand New Member

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    Here is a link to a Bob Jones University friendly site that attempts explain the reasoning behind the ban against inter-racial dating.

    I personally think that it's a hoot.

    1)The rule was made as a stand against "one worldism"

    2)There may (or maybe not, they aren't sure) have been an old law on the books against inter-racial marriages and it would have looked really bad to revoke the ban if there was such a law.

    3)Church members would have been too confused if their pastor were married to a woman of a different race.

    4)The rule wasn't really all that important any way. (They just keep it around for no reason, I guess.)

    http://www.lg3d.com/bju/racist.html

    [ July 27, 2002, 06:54 PM: Message edited by: trying2understand ]
     
  2. Don

    Don Well-Known Member

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    While I'm not a BJU supporter or even a fan, I found your statement about the machine guns to be erroneous. You failed to mention that this reference appears on the "Urban Legends" page.

    The only "truth" to the statement was about a locked room under the Administration building. What it actually holds is nothing more than conjecture and speculation.
     
  3. trying2understand

    trying2understand New Member

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    Don, upon rereading it, I have decided that you are right. I've edited my original post accordingly.

    Ron

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  4. TheOliveBranch

    TheOliveBranch New Member

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    Please explain why you say this.
     
  5. post-it

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    Well, since BJU only taught against inter-racial dating at a time when it was "acceptable" in society for "church organizations" to believe and teach such bigoted teachings, I see nothing wrong with what they did. It is sort of like saying that just because we Baptists supported slavery (when slavery was an "acceptable belief and act" then it makes us wrong NOW. That is silly.

    In the same light, today the church is against homosexuality and abortion, while the rest of society has already made the adaptation that there is no wrong in either of these issues. In 50 years the church will accept these as OK and your decedents will be pointing out how cruel and harsh the church was for being so "backwards".

    While most Baptists can't see how it is possible that the church will accept it, the slaver owners couldn't see how the church would eventually reject slavery either since the Bible clearly allows it.

    So one can't make an argument that a group is wrong because of "past" beliefs. It can only be judged by what current conditions.

    I'm almost positive that BJU is teaching against homosexual relationships right now. In the future when they do accept it, someone like you will point out how wrong they where in the past for holding such beliefs but even you, surely hold the same belief "today".

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  6. trying2understand

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    So society decided to accept inter-racial dating in early 2000?

    And it was only then that such a ban became unacceptable and was therefore changed?
     
  7. post-it

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    Society has accepted inter-racial dating since the late 1970's. It is small groups like BJU that held out longer than society did. That doesn't make them wrong today for being stupid or typical yesterday. In my opinion BJU is still stupid and typical in some beliefs they hold today.

    But that doesn't make them any less right in other beliefs and efforts they are doing. I credit them for being one of the first groups nationally to create the Christian homeschooling study materials and get them out into local homeschooling support groups.

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  8. TheOliveBranch

    TheOliveBranch New Member

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    Please explain this.
    Do you mean that the explanation they gave is "a hoot" or the things you list that they say is "a hoot"?
     
  9. trying2understand

    trying2understand New Member

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    Please explain this.
    Do you mean that the explanation they gave is "a hoot" or the things you list that they say is "a hoot"?
    </font>[/QUOTE]I find the "one worldism" explanation to be funny. Especially when it is coupled with the claim that the ban was not about discriminating against blacks...

    ...because they didn't let blacks into their school. :rolleyes:
     
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