wt 7/1/11: Darwin a racist

by ParadiseCircus 42 Replies latest watchtower bible

  • Scully

    Darwin's book was published 150 years ago - in 1859, and the article from Zion's Watchtower was 1902. Obviously CT Russell was far more enlightened 43 years later. </sarcasm>

  • ambersun

    Wow, great find snowbird!

    Trouble is, if you showed this quote to the average JW they would put it down to the fact that Russell did not know any better at that time. After all, he did not have the 'new light' that Jehovah has been constantly giving us throughout the last Century, resulting in all the changes to basic JW doctrines to a point when many of Russell's teachings are totally obsolete now.

    However, I bet they would still reckon there was no excuse for Darwin.

  • snowbird

    AmberSun, that is exactly how one Bible Student site excused Russell's remarks.

    Something to the effect that all or most White people felt that way during those times.

    Tee hee hee.


  • NomadSoul

    How does Darwin being a racist change anything about Evolution?

    It doesn't.

  • keyser soze
    keyser soze

    Their views on race were far more evolved at the time than Darwin's.

  • Deputy Dog
    Deputy Dog

    This is funny. When I quote Calvin, who lived 500 years ago, I get taken to task. But let someone point out that Darwin's a racist and Darwin gets a pass.

  • Mad Dawg
    Mad Dawg

    Does the fact that Darwin was a product of his time mean that we can give Christian slaveholders a pass also?

  • NomadSoul

    Deputy Dog, how so? Please explain.

  • Joliette

    Man they are some hypocritical bastards. Wasnt Charles Taze and Rutherford both racist? Oh wait, they didnt understand, that was old truths, old light right? SMH.

  • DagothUr

    So...if Darwin was a racist, then he was a bad man. Nothing true can come from a bad man. Ergo, his theory of evolution must be false. Christian reason is no-reason.

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