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P.886 - §5 The later waves of Andites brought with them certain of the cultural advances of Mesopotamia; this is especially true of the last waves of migration from the west. They greatly improved the economic and educational practices of the northern Chinese; and while their influence upon the religious culture of the yellow race was short-lived, their later descendants contributed much to a subsequent spiritual awakening. But the Andite traditions of the beauty of Eden and Dalamatia did influence Chinese traditions; early Chinese legends place "the land of the gods" in the west.



P.887 - §2 With the completion of the conquest of eastern Asia the ancient military state gradually disintegrated--past wars were forgotten. Of the epic struggle with the red race there persisted only the hazy tradition of an ancient contest with the archer peoples. The Chinese early turned to agricultural pursuits, which contributed further to their pacific tendencies, while a population well below the land-man ratio for agriculture still further contributed to the growing peacefulness of the country.


P.887 - §4 The belief in, and worship of, the "One Truth" as taught by Singlangton never entirely died out; but as time passed, the search for new and higher truth became overshadowed by a growing tendency to venerate that which was already established. Slowly the genius of the yellow race became diverted from the pursuit of the unknown to the preservation of the known. And this is the reason for the stagnation of what had been the world's most rapidly progressing civilization.


P.887 - §5 Between 4000 and 500 B.C. the political reunification of the yellow race was consummated, but the cultural union of the Yangtze and Yellow river centers had already been effected. This political reunification of the later tribal groups was not without conflict, but the societal opinion of war remained low; ancestor worship, increasing dialects, and no call for military action for thousands upon thousands of years had rendered this people ultrapeaceful.


P.887 - §6 Despite failure to fulfill the promise of an early development of advanced statehood, the yellow race did progressively move forward in the realization of the arts of civilization, especially in the realms of agriculture and horticulture. The hydraulic problems faced by the agriculturists in Shensi and Honan demanded group co-operation for solution. Such irrigation and soil-conservation difficulties contributed in no small measure to the development of interdependence with the consequent promotion of peace among farming groups.


P.888 - §9 And so the ancient civilization of the yellow race has persisted down through the centuries. It is almost forty thousand years since the first important advances were made in Chinese culture, and though there have been many retrogressions, the civilization of the sons of Han comes the nearest of all to presenting an unbroken picture of continual progression right on down to the times of the twentieth century. The mechanical and religious developments of the white races have been of a high order, but they have never excelled the Chinese in family loyalty, group ethics, or personal morality.


P.889 - §1 Although the European blue man did not of himself achieve a great cultural civilization, he did supply the biologic foundation which, when its Adamized strains were blended with the later Andite invaders, produced one of the most potent stocks for the attainment of aggressive civilization ever to appear on Urantia since the times of the violet race and their Andite successors.


P.889 - §3 Before the last Andites were driven out of the Euphrates valley, many of their brethren had entered Europe as adventurers, teachers, traders, and warriors. During the earlier days of the violet race the Mediterranean trough was protected by the Gibraltar isthmus and the Sicilian land bridge. Some of man's very early maritime commerce was established on these inland lakes, where blue men from the north and the Saharans from the south met Nodites and Adamites from the east.


P.890 - §3 Slowly these migrating sons of Eden united with the higher types of the blue race, invigorating their cultural practices while ruthlessly exterminating the lingering strains of Neanderthal stock. This technique of race blending, combined with the elimination of inferior strains, produced a dozen or more virile and progressive groups of superior blue men, one of which you have denominated the Cro-Magnons.


P.890 - §5 The early expansion of the violet race into Europe was cut short by certain rather sudden climatic and geologic changes. With the retreat of the northern ice fields the water-laden winds from the west shifted to the north, gradually turning the great open pasture regions of Sahara into a barren desert. This drought dispersed the smaller-statured brunets, dark-eyed but long-headed dwellers of the great Sahara plateau.



P.891 - §4 The European civilization of this early post-Adamic period was a unique blend of the vigor and art of the blue men with the creative imagination of the Adamites. The blue men were a race of great vigor, but they greatly deteriorated the cultural and spiritual status of the Adamites. It was very difficult for the latter to impress their religion upon the Cro-Magnoids because of the tendency of so many to cheat and to debauch the maidens. For ten thousand years religion in Europe was at a low ebb as compared with the developments in India and Egypt.



P.891 - §6 These Cro-Magnon peoples were a brave and farseeing race. They maintained an efficient system of child culture. Both parents participated in these labors, and the services of the older children were fully utilized. Each child was carefully trained in the care of the caves, in art, and in flint making. At an early age the women were well versed in the domestic arts and in crude agriculture, while the men were skilled hunters and courageous warriors.



P.892 - §6 The earlier expansions of the purer violet race were far more pacific than were those of their later semimilitary and conquest-loving Andite descendants. The Adamites were pacific; the Nodites were belligerent. The union of these stocks, as later mingled with the Sangik races, produced the able, aggressive Andites who made actual military conquests.



P.893 - §5 While the blue man had been absorbed in the north and eventually succumbed to the white cavalry raiders who penetrated the south, the advancing tribes of the mixed white race met with stubborn and protracted resistance from the Cro-Magnons, but superior intelligence and ever-augmenting biologic reserves enabled them to wipe the older race out of existence.


P.893 - §6 The decisive struggles between the white man and the blue man were fought out in the valley of the Somme. Here, the flower of the blue race bitterly contested the southward-moving Andites, and for over five hundred years these Cro-Magnoids successfully defended their territories before succumbing to the superior military strategy of the white invaders. Thor, the victorious commander of the armies of the north in the final battle of the Somme, became the hero of the northern white tribes and later on was revered as a god by some of them.



P.896 - §6 The Andite peoples of the Euphrates valley migrated north to Europe to mingle with the blue men and west into the Mediterranean regions to mix with the remnants of the commingled Saharans and the southern blue men. And these two branches of the white race were, and now are, widely separated by the broad-headed mountain survivors of the earlier Andonite tribes which had long inhabited these central regions.



P.896 - §7 These descendants of Andon were dispersed through most of the mountainous regions of central and southeastern Europe. They were often reinforced by arrivals from Asia Minor, which region they occupied in considerable strength. The ancient Hittites stemmed directly from the Andonite stock; their pale skins and broad heads were typical of that race. This strain was carried in Abraham's ancestry and contributed much to the characteristic facial appearance of his later Jewish descendants who, while having a culture and religion derived from the Andites, spoke a very different language. Their tongue was distinctly Andonite.



P.897 - §4 The racial blends in Europe toward the close of the Andite migrations became generalized into the three white races as follows:



P.897 - §5 1. The northern white race. This so-called Nordic race consisted primarily of the blue man plus the Andite but also contained a considerable amount of Andonite blood, together with smaller amounts of the red and yellow Sangik. The northern white race thus encompassed these four most desirable human stocks. But the largest inheritance was from the blue man. The typical early Nordic was long-headed, tall, and blond. But long ago this race became thoroughly mixed with all of the branches of the white peoples.



P.897 - §8 2. The central white race. While this group includes strains of blue, yellow, and Andite, it is predominantly Andonite. These people are broad-headed, swarthy, and stocky. They are driven like a wedge between the Nordic and Mediterranean races, with the broad base resting in Asia and the apex penetrating eastern France.




P.898 - §3 3. The southern white race. This brunet Mediterranean race consisted of a blend of the Andite and the blue man, with a smaller Andonite strain than in the north. This group also absorbed a considerable amount of secondary Sangik blood through the Saharans. In later times this southern division of the white race was infused by strong Andite elements from the eastern Mediterranean.



P.898 - §5 These racial mixtures laid the foundations for the southern European race, the most highly mixed of all. And since these days this race has undergone still further admixture, notably with the blue-yellow-Andite peoples of Arabia. This Mediterranean race is, in fact, so freely admixed with the surrounding peoples as to be virtually indiscernible as a separate type, but in general its members are short, long-headed, and brunet.


P.898 - §6 In the north the Andites, through warfare and marriage, obliterated the blue men, but in the south they survived in greater numbers. The Basques and the Berbers represent the survival of two branches of this race, but even these peoples have been thoroughly admixed with the Saharans.
This was the picture of race mixture presented in central Europe about 3000 B.C. In spite of the partial Adamic default, the higher types did blend.


P.899 - §2 But it is a fallacy to presume to classify the white peoples as Nordic, Alpine, and Mediterranean. There has been altogether too much blending to permit such a grouping. At one time there was a fairly well-defined division of the white race into such classes, but widespread intermingling has since occurred, and it is no longer possible to identify these distinctions with any clarity. Even in 3000 B.C. the ancient social groups were no more of one race than are the present inhabitants of North America.


P.900 - §2 The influence of the violet race, though in numbers smaller than had been planned, produced an advance in civilization which, since the days of Adam, has far exceeded the progress of mankind throughout its entire previous existence of almost a million years.



P.900 - §7 Man ordinarily evolved into a farmer from a hunter by transition through the era of the herder, and this was also true among the Andites, but more often the evolutionary coercion of climatic necessity would cause whole tribes to pass directly from hunters to successful farmers. But this phenomenon of passing immediately from hunting to agriculture only occurred in those regions where there was a high degree of race mixture with the violet stock.



4. THE MIXED RACES - P.904


P.904 - §5 As contact is made with the dawn of historic times, all of Eurasia, northern Africa, and the Pacific Islands is overspread with the composite races of mankind. And these races of today have resulted from a blending and reblending of the five basic human stocks of Urantia.


P.904 - §6 Each of the Urantia races was identified by certain distinguishing physical characteristics. The Adamites and Nodites were long-headed; the Andonites were broad-headed. The Sangik races were medium-headed, with the yellow and blue men tending to broad-headedness. The blue races, when mixed with the Andonite stock, were decidedly broad-headed. The secondary Sangiks were medium- to long-headed.


P.904 - §7 Although these skull dimensions are serviceable in deciphering racial origins, the skeleton as a whole is far more dependable. In the early development of the Urantia races there were originally five distinct types of skeletal structure:



P.904 - §8 1. Andonic, Urantia aborigines.
P.904 - §9 2. Primary Sangik, red, yellow, and blue.
P.904 - §10 3. Secondary Sangik, orange, green, and indigo.
P.904 - §11 4. Nodites, descendants of the Dalamatians.
P.904 - §12 5. Adamites, the violet race.



P.904 - §13 As these five great racial groups extensively intermingled, continual mixture tended to obscure the Andonite type by Sangik hereditary dominance. The Lapps and the Eskimos are blends of Andonite and Sangik-blue races. Their skeletal structures come the nearest to preserving the aboriginal Andonic type. But the Adamites and the Nodites have become so admixed with the other races that they can be detected only as a generalized Caucasoid order.


P.905 - §1 In general, therefore, as the human remains of the last twenty thousand years are unearthed, it will be impossible clearly to distinguish the five original types. Study of such skeletal structures will disclose that mankind is now divided into approximately three classes:



P.905 - §2 1. The Caucasoid--the Andite blend of the Nodite and Adamic stocks, further modified by primary and (some) secondary Sangik admixture and by considerable Andonic crossing. The Occidental white races, together with some Indian and Turanian peoples, are included in this group. The unifying factor in this division is the greater or lesser proportion of Andite inheritance.



P.905 - §3 2. The Mongoloid--the primary Sangik type, including the original red, yellow, and blue races. The Chinese and Amerinds belong to this group. In Europe the Mongoloid type has been modified by secondary Sangik and Andonic mixture; still more by Andite infusion. The Malayan and other Indonesian peoples are included in this classification, though they contain a high percentage of secondary Sangik blood.



P.905 - §4 3. The Negroid--the secondary Sangik type, which originally included the orange, green, and indigo races. This is the type best illustrated by the Negro, and it will be found through Africa, India, and Indonesia wherever the secondary Sangik races located.



P.905 - §5 In North China there is a certain blending of Caucasoid and Mongoloid types; in the Levant the Caucasoid and Negroid have intermingled; in India, as in South America, all three types are represented. And the skeletal characteristics of the three surviving types still persist and help to identify the later ancestry of present-day human races.


P.907 - §1 At the opening of the Andite era there were only two extensive and fertile open hunting areas in all the world. One was in North America and was overspread by the Amerinds; the other was to the north of Turkestan and was partly occupied by an Andonic-yellow race. The decisive factors in the evolution of a superior culture in southwestern Asia were race and climate. The Andites were a great people, but the crucial factor in determining the course of their civilization was the increasing aridity of Iran, Turkestan, and Sinkiang, which forced them to invent and adopt new and advanced methods of wresting a livelihood from their decreasingly fertile lands.


P.913 - §5 Sex interest and desire were not dominating passions in primitive peoples; they simply took them for granted. The entire reproductive experience was free from imaginative embellishment. The all-absorbing sex passion of the more highly civilized peoples is chiefly due to race mixtures, especially where the evolutionary nature has been stimulated by the associative imagination and beauty appreciation of the Nodites and Adamites. But this Andite inheritance was absorbed by the evolutionary races in such limited amounts as to fail to provide sufficient self-control for the animal passions thus quickened and aroused by the endowment of keener sex consciousness and stronger mating urges. Of the evolutionary races, the red man had the highest sex code.


P.918 - §1 Very early the savage observed that race mixture improved the quality of the offspring. It was not that inbreeding was always bad, but that outbreeding was always comparatively better; therefore the mores tended to crystallize in restriction of sex relations among near relatives. It was recognized that outbreeding greatly increased the selective opportunity for evolutionary variation and advancement. The outbred individuals were more versatile and had greater ability to survive in a hostile world; the inbreeders, together with their mores, gradually disappeared. This was all a slow development; the savage did not consciously reason about such problems. But the later and advancing peoples did, and they also made the observation that general weakness sometimes resulted from excessive inbreeding.


P.918 - §4 Superior groups, when isolated, always reverted to consanguineous mating. The Nodites for over one hundred and fifty thousand years were one of the great in-marriage groups. The later-day in-marriage mores were tremendously influenced by the traditions of the violet race, in which, at first, matings were, perforce, between brother and sister. And brother and sister marriages were common in early Egypt, Syria, Mesopotamia, and throughout the lands once occupied by the Andites. The Egyptians long practiced brother and sister marriages in an effort to keep the royal blood pure, a custom which persisted even longer in Persia. Among the Mesopotamians, before the days of Abraham, cousin marriages were obligatory; cousins had prior marriage rights to cousins. Abraham himself married his half sister, but such unions were not allowed under the later mores of the Jews.


P.919 - §7 There are no pure races in the world today. The early and original evolutionary peoples of color have only two representative races persisting in the world, the yellow man and the black man; and even these two races are much admixed with the extinct colored peoples. While the so-called white race is predominantly descended from the ancient blue man, it is admixed more or less with all other races much as is the red man of the Americas.


P.920 - §1 Present-day prejudice against "half-castes," "hybrids," and "mongrels" arises because modern racial crossbreeding is, for the greater part, between the grossly inferior strains of the races concerned. You also get unsatisfactory offspring when the degenerate strains of the same race intermarry.


P.920 - §2 If the present-day races of Urantia could be freed from the curse of their lowest strata of deteriorated, antisocial, feeble-minded, and outcast specimens, there would be little objection to a limited race amalgamation. And if such racial mixtures could take place between the highest types of the several races, still less objection could be offered.


P.920 - §3 Hybridization of superior and dissimilar stocks is the secret of the creation of new and more vigorous strains. And this is true of plants, animals, and the human species. Hybridization augments vigor and increases fertility. Race mixtures of the average or superior strata of various peoples greatly increase creative potential, as is shown in the present population of the United States of North America. When such matings take place between the lower or inferior strata, creativity is diminished, as is shown by the present-day peoples of southern India.


P.920 - §4 Race blending greatly contributes to the sudden appearance of new characteristics, and if such hybridization is the union of superior strains, then these new characteristics will also be superior traits.


P.920 - §5 As long as present-day races are so overloaded with inferior and degenerate strains, race intermingling on a large scale would be most detrimental, but most of the objections to such experiments rest on social and cultural prejudices rather than on biological considerations. Even among inferior stocks, hybrids often are an improvement on their ancestors. Hybridization makes for species improvement because of the role of the dominant genes. Racial intermixture increases the likelihood of a larger number of the desirable dominants being present in the hybrid.

P.920 - §6 For the past hundred years more racial hybridization has been taking place on Urantia than has occurred in thousands of years. The danger of gross disharmonies as a result of crossbreeding of human stocks has been greatly exaggerated. The chief troubles of "half-breeds" are due to social prejudices.

P.920 - §7 The Pitcairn experiment of blending the white and Polynesian races turned out fairly well because the white men and the Polynesian women were of fairly good racial strains. Interbreeding between the highest types of the white, red, and yellow races would immediately bring into existence many new and biologically effective characteristics. These three peoples belong to the primary Sangik races. Mixtures of the white and black races are not so desirable in their immediate results, neither are such mulatto offspring so objectionable as social and racial prejudice would seek to make them appear. Physically, such white-black hybrids are excellent specimens of humanity, notwithstanding their slight inferiority in some other respects.


P.920 - §8 When a primary Sangik race amalgamates with a secondary Sangik race, the latter is considerably improved at the expense of the former. And on a small scale--extending over long periods of time--there can be little serious objection to such a sacrificial contribution by the primary races to the betterment of the secondary groups. Biologically considered, the secondary Sangiks were in some respects superior to the primary races.

P.921 - §1 After all, the real jeopardy of the human species is to be found in the unrestrained multiplication of the inferior and degenerate strains of the various civilized peoples rather than in any supposed danger of their racial interbreeding.

P.941 - §2 Eskimo children thrive on so little discipline and correction simply because they are naturally docile little animals; the children of both the red and the yellow men are almost equally tractable. But in races containing Andite inheritance, children are not so placid; these more imaginative and adventurous youths require more training and discipline. Modern problems of child culture are rendered increasingly difficult by:



1. The large degree of race mixture.
2. Artificial and superficial education.
3. Inability of the child to gain culture by imitating parents--the parents are absent from the family picture so much of the time.



P.942 - §4 The violet race introduced a new and only imperfectly realized characteristic into the experience of humankind--the play instinct coupled with the sense of humor. It was there in measure in the Sangiks and Andonites, but the Adamic strain elevated this primitive propensity into the potential of pleasure, a new and glorified form of self-gratification. The basic type of self-gratification, aside from appeasing hunger, is sex gratification, and this form of sensual pleasure was enormously heightened by the blending of the Sangiks and the Andites.


P.1028 - §4 As the Salem missionaries penetrated southward into the Dravidian Deccan, they encountered an increasing caste system, the scheme of the Aryans to prevent loss of racial identity in the face of a rising tide of the secondary Sangik peoples. Since the Brahman priest caste was the very essence of this system, this social order greatly retarded the progress of the Salem teachers. This caste system failed to save the Aryan race, but it did succeed in perpetuating the Brahmans, who, in turn, have maintained their religious hegemony in India to the present time.


P.1032 - §3 As the Salem missionaries passed through Asia, spreading the doctrine of the Most High God and salvation through faith, they absorbed much of the philosophy and religious thought of the various countries traversed. But the teachers commissioned by Melchizedek and his successors did not default in their trust; they did penetrate to all peoples of the Eurasian continent, and it was in the middle of the second millennium before Christ that they arrived in China. At See Fuch, for more than one hundred years, the Salemites maintained their headquarters, there training Chinese teachers who taught throughout all the domains of the yellow race.


P.1032 - §5 1. The lingering teachings of Singlangton, which persisted in the concept of Shang-ti, the God of Heaven. In the times of Singlangton the Chinese people became virtually monotheistic; they concentrated their worship on the One Truth, later known as the Spirit of Heaven, the universe ruler. And the yellow race never fully lost this early concept of Deity, although in subsequent centuries many subordinate gods and spirits insidiously crept into their religion.


P.1032 - §6 2. The Salem religion of a Most High Creator Deity who would bestow his favor upon mankind in response to man's faith. But it is all too true that, by the time the Melchizedek missionaries had penetrated to the lands of the yellow race, their original message had become considerably changed from the simple doctrines of Salem in the days of Machiventa.


P.1033 - §2 In China all of these beliefs were later confused and compounded with the ever-growing cult of ancestor worship. But never since the time of Singlangton have the Chinese fallen into helpless slavery to priestcraft. The yellow race was the first to emerge from barbaric bondage into orderly civilization because it was the first to achieve some measure of freedom from the abject fear of the gods, not even fearing the ghosts of the dead as other races feared them. China met her defeat because she failed to progress beyond her early emancipation from priests; she fell into an almost equally calamitous error, the worship of ancestors.


P.1034 - §4 Confucius (Kung Fu-tze) was a younger contemporary of Lao in sixth-century China. Confucius based his doctrines upon the better moral traditions of the long history of the yellow race, and he was also somewhat influenced by the lingering traditions of the Salem missionaries. His chief work consisted in the compilation of the wise sayings of ancient philosophers. He was a rejected teacher during his lifetime, but his writings and teachings have ever since exerted a great influence in China and Japan. Confucius set a new pace for the shamans in that he put morality in the place of magic. But he built too well; he made a new fetish out of order and established a respect for ancestral conduct that is still venerated by the Chinese at the time of this writing.


P.1035 - §0 ...During these spiritually decadent centuries the religion of the yellow race degenerated into a pitiful theology wherein swarmed devils, dragons, and evil spirits, all betokening the returning fears of the unenlightened mortal mind. And China, once at the head of human society because of an advanced religion, then fell behind because of temporary failure to progress in the true path of the development of that God-consciousness which is indispensable to the true progress, not only of the individual mortal, but also of the intricate and complex civilizations which characterize the advance of culture and society on an evolutionary planet of time and space.


P.1132 - §1 While the belief in spirits, dreams, and diverse other superstitions all played a part in the evolutionary origin of primitive religions, you should not overlook the influence of the clan or tribal spirit of solidarity. In the group relationship there was presented the exact social situation which provided the challenge to the egoistic-altruistic conflict in the moral nature of the early human mind. In spite of their belief in spirits, primitive Australians still focus their religion upon the clan. In time, such religious concepts tend to personalize, first, as animals, and later, as a superman or as a God. Even such inferior races as the African Bushmen, who are not even totemic in their beliefs, do have a recognition of the difference between the self-interest and the group-interest, a primitive distinction between the values of the secular and the sacred. But the social group is not the source of religious experience. Regardless of the influence of all these primitive contributions to man's early religion, the fact remains that the true religious impulse has its origin in genuine spirit presences activating the will to be unselfish.


P.1242 - §5 In the evolution of races a guardian of destiny is assigned to the very first being who attains the requisite circle of conquest. On Urantia the first mortal to secure a personal guardian was Rantowoc, a wise man of the red race of long ago.


P.1255 - §8 5. The angels of the races. Those who work for the conservation of the evolutionary races of time, regardless of their political entanglements and religious groupings. On Urantia there are remnants of nine human races which have commingled and combined into the people of modern times. These seraphim are closely associated with the ministry of the race commissioners, and the group now on Urantia is the original corps assigned to the planet soon after the day of Pentecost.

P.1729 - §3 Until the races become highly intelligent and more fully civilized, there will persist many of those childlike and superstitious ceremonies which are so characteristic of the evolutionary religious practices of primitive and backward peoples. Until the human race progresses to the level of a higher and more general recognition of the realities of spiritual experience, large numbers of men and women will continue to show a personal preference for those religions of authority which require only intellectual assent, in contrast to the religion of the spirit, which entails active participation of mind and soul in the faith adventure of grappling with the rigorous realities of progressive human experience.


P.1732 - §1 Every race of mankind has its own mental outlook upon human existence; therefore must the religion of the mind ever run true to these various racial viewpoints. Never can the religions of authority come to unification. Human unity and mortal brotherhood can be achieved only by and through the superendowment of the religion of the spirit. Racial minds may differ, but all mankind is indwelt by the same divine and eternal spirit. The hope of human brotherhood can only be realized when, and as, the divergent mind religions of authority become impregnated with, and overshadowed by, the unifying and ennobling religion of the spirit--the religion of personal spiritual experience.


P.2044 - §3 "Peace be upon you. That which my Father sent me into the world to establish belongs not to a race, a nation, nor to a special group of teachers or preachers. This gospel of the kingdom belongs to both Jew and gentile, to rich and poor, to free and bond, to male and female, even to the little children..."




P.2064 - §1 The manifestations associated with the bestowal of the "new teacher," and the reception of the apostles' preaching by the men of various races and nations gathered together at Jerusalem, indicate the universality of the religion of Jesus. The gospel of the kingdom was to be identified with no particular race, culture, or language. This day of Pentecost witnessed the great effort of the spirit to liberate the religion of Jesus from its inherited Jewish fetters. Even after this demonstration of pouring out the spirit upon all flesh, the apostles at first endeavored to impose the requirements of Judaism upon their converts. Even Paul had trouble with his Jerusalem brethren because he refused to subject the gentiles to these Jewish practices. No revealed religion can spread to all the world when it makes the serious mistake of becoming permeated with some national culture or associated with established racial, social, or economic practices.





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Posted 31 March 2009 - 05:21 PM

I personally believe that when the Urantia uses the words “superior” and “inferior” that they are using a different definition than the English dictionary. They don’t mean it in the Hitler definition either. I think they mean like how the colors are divided into primary and secondary. When the UB uses the word “superior”, they are referring to the amount Adamic blood or Corporeal Staff blood or one of the primary colors, which should not make people think of internment camps or Nazi Germany, because after all the Japanese are “superior” being a primary color yellow and the Jews are “superior” being descended from people like the apostles. The Corporeal Staff descendants were golden brown or olive complected. So whiteness and darkness are not even factors. The UB even says that the secondary sangiks have qualities that are “superior” to the “superior” races. So when the UB talks like this we know that they are redefining the word. The Adamites had incestuous marriages too. We’re a sister marrying, white supremacist group? Just kidding. LOL But it is strange that no one has ever come after us. A friend of mine just added that the revelators call us retarded and backward too and so there is a lot to get offended about if one is so inclined, but I suspect that the Urantia Book has something in common with Havona in that only selected individuals have so far been lead to it.

Edited by Midsoniter woman, 31 March 2009 - 07:55 PM.

"If woman aspires literally to enjoy all of man's rights, then sooner or later, pitiless and emotionless competition will certainly replace that chivalry and special consideration which many women now enjoy, and which they have so recently won from men (Urantia Book, 938)."

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 05:52 AM

Thanks for the thoughtful comments MW,

We agree the authors don't use terms like, better and worse, inferior and superior, as tools of persecution or put-down, but as indicators of genetic quality, as a wise and compassionate response to the degradation of the human condition.

Isn't it appalling that humans give far more attention to animal breeding than their own? Even tho we know genetics is crucial as regards the make-up of the life vehicle, human DNA is all but sacrosanct and untouchable when it comes to improving the human race. Maybe things will change in this regard as science finds more and more reason to correct, conserve and improve human genestock. We can only work and pray for eventual scientific and social enlightenment, DNA restoration and refinement is one of the keys to light and life.

Love and caring are also keys, Rick

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 07:27 AM

Rick,

You wrote:

DNA restoration and refinement is one of the keys to light and life.


I'm glad you wrote "one of the keys" because it is the other "race" which is the main key to light and life; the race for faith.

p365:4 32:5.8 The goal of eternity is ahead! The adventure of divinity attainment lies before you! The race for perfection is on! whosoever will may enter, and certain victory will crown the efforts of every human being who will run the race of faith and trust, depending every step of the way on the leading of the indwelling Adjuster and on the guidance of that good spirit of the Universe Son, which so freely has been poured out upon all flesh.

p1225:1 112:0.1 The evolutionary planets are the spheres of human origin, the initial worlds of the ascending mortal career. Urantia is your starting point; here you and your divine Thought Adjuster are joined in temporary union. You have been endowed with a perfect guide; therefore, if you will sincerely run the race of time and gain the final goal of faith, the reward of the ages shall be yours; you will be eternally united with your indwelling Adjuster. Then will begin your real life, the ascending life, to which your present mortal state is but the vestibule.

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 07:24 PM

A Hello from a Tadpole

A few Questions to my Peers

I got a Question that ive been thinking about for some time ,
and have asked , but never got any real insight to it .

Because of the Adamic Default , ..etc and therefore a lack of the Adamic life Plazma ...% as intended ....
Then does that mean that the racial mix of mankinds evolution as 1st Plan
will NEVER , BE or become as it was fully intended to be, Fully ?

Will we Only reach a Partial % of what we were ment to Become ?

I Like the Diversity of the Races , Wont it become Boring when we
All admix as ONE Race , as the same ?

Also is it possible that mankinds evolution Could become Stagnant
at some point .

And maybe even start to Devolutionise ...?

The ID . The Design Was intelligently planned.

Yet mankind is far from being intelligent ... YET .

MW ~ Thanks for your insights

Bro Rick ~ Thanks for your refreshment of quotes at TB at
Essays about { Extract of Race Revelations }
It was helpful for me to re read them yet again .

A Thank you in advance for any reply here .

Namaste to All

PEACE

Faith Son
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Posted 02 April 2009 - 04:47 AM

Hi Coop!

You asked:

...does that mean that the racial mix of mankinds evolution as 1st Plan will NEVER, BE or become as it was fully intended to be, Fully ? Will we Only reach a Partial % of what we were ment to Become?



It's a good question, Coop. My understanding is that all things will be restored as they should be. No doubt Urantia will be part of the Grand Universe's settling in perfect light and life.

P.1293 - §1 The perfected grand universe of those future days will be vastly different from what it is at present. Gone will be the thrilling adventures of the organization of the galaxies of space, the planting of life on the uncertain worlds of time, and the evolving of harmony out of chaos, beauty out of potentials, truth out of meanings, and goodness out of values. The time universes will have achieved the fulfillment of finite destiny!


...I Like the Diversity of the Races, Wont it become Boring when we All admix as ONE Race, as the same ?


Betcha expanding creativity and spiritual maturity will show you a way to deal with boredom. Besides the divine plan calls for an amalgamated race on normal worlds:

P.593 - §6 By the end of the Adamic dispensation on a normal planet the races are practically blended, so that it can be truly proclaimed that "God has made of one blood all the nations," and that his Son "has made of one color all peoples." The color of such an amalgamated race is somewhat of an olive shade of the violet hue, the racial "white" of the spheres.

...Also is it possible that mankinds evolution Could become Stagnant at some point. And maybe even start to Devolutionise ...?


Maybe it is possible, but not likely given the relentless creative urge and ever unfolding potential of God's descending children, and the perfection hunger of we ascenders, eh?


The race is on, Rick

PS. A Mighty Messenger offered this assurance: ...If you are made to suffer the evil consequences of the sin of some member of your family, some fellow citizen or fellow mortal, even rebellion in the system or elsewhere--no matter what you may have to endure because of the wrongdoing of your associates, fellows, or superiors--you may rest secure in the eternal assurance that such tribulations are transient afflictions.... p619

Edited by Rick Warren, 02 April 2009 - 05:23 AM.


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Posted 02 April 2009 - 12:28 PM

One guy told me there was nothing wrong with playing God as long as you do it right. He told me that the problem with most people who play God is that they do it wrong. Hitler was practicing eugenics and selective breeding, but he was doing it wrong. There is a way that it is supposed to be done. We need a Son for this stuff. Because we’re just going to do it wrong. Look at me. I am half Adamite and half Melchizedek. Sure I am. I want to meet a green giant. “These giant strains of the green man were mostly confined to this southern or Egyptian nation (725).” That would be fun. “And we all regret that so many of those sterling and rugged traits of your early ancestors have been lost to the later-day races (729).”

“There are many good and sufficient reasons for the plan of evolving either three or six colored races on the worlds of space. Though Urantia mortals may not be in a position to fully appreciate all of these reasons, we would call attention to the following:

1. Variety is indispensable to opportunity for the wide functioning of natural selection, differential survival of superior strains.
2. Stronger and better races are to be had from interbreeding of diverse peoples when these different races are carriers of superior inheriatance factors. And the Urantia races would have benefited by such an early amalgamation provided such a conjoint people could have been subsequenetly effectively upstepped by a thoroughgoing admixture with the superior Adamic stock. The attempt to execute suxh an experiment on Urantia under present racial conditions would be highly disastrous.
3. Competition is healthfully stimulated by diversification of races.
4. Differences in status of the races and of groups within each race are essential to the development of human tolerance and altruism.
5. Homogeneity of the human race is not desirable until the peoples of an evolving world attain comparatively high levels of spiritual development."

And I’ll close by reminding everyone that all races are descended from frogs. Eeeek. “The frog is the only species ancestor of the early dawn races now living on the face of the earth (732).”
"If woman aspires literally to enjoy all of man's rights, then sooner or later, pitiless and emotionless competition will certainly replace that chivalry and special consideration which many women now enjoy, and which they have so recently won from men (Urantia Book, 938)."

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Posted 02 April 2009 - 12:40 PM

My Guess is that most the comments 'EXCUSING' the Race issues in the UB on this thread

are FROM THOSE not of color[according to Human in this world standards]

The American Urantia movement is almost colorless as was the original gang.
[I saw the pictures]

The 'Breeding' thing is a problem because we would have to Admit we are 'Animals'

The genetic superior or inferior thing no matter if a fact and truth is a BIG NO NO

in this POLITICALLY CORRECT ERA. Even if we qualify with 'in God's eye we are all the same.'

I agree in most with all the Ideas in the post on this thread BUT I to am not of color.

No I do not believe the writers intent was to demean but they are brutality frank

and ar e not wanting in our excusing their wording or meaning 'it is what it is'


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Hi Coop!

You asked:




It's a good question, Coop. My understanding is that all things will be restored as they should be. No doubt Urantia will be part of the Grand Universe's settling in perfect light and life.

P.1293 - §1 The perfected grand universe of those future days will be vastly different from what it is at present. Gone will be the thrilling adventures of the organization of the galaxies of space, the planting of life on the uncertain worlds of time, and the evolving of harmony out of chaos, beauty out of potentials, truth out of meanings, and goodness out of values. The time universes will have achieved the fulfillment of finite destiny!




Betcha expanding creativity and spiritual maturity will show you a way to deal with boredom. Besides the divine plan calls for an amalgamated race on normal worlds:

P.593 - §6 By the end of the Adamic dispensation on a normal planet the races are practically blended, so that it can be truly proclaimed that "God has made of one blood all the nations," and that his Son "has made of one color all peoples." The color of such an amalgamated race is somewhat of an olive shade of the violet hue, the racial "white" of the spheres.



Maybe it is possible, but not likely given the relentless creative urge and ever unfolding potential of God's descending children, and the perfection hunger of we ascenders, eh?


The race is on, Rick

PS. A Mighty Messenger offered this assurance: ...If you are made to suffer the evil consequences of the sin of some member of your family, some fellow citizen or fellow mortal, even rebellion in the system or elsewhere--no matter what you may have to endure because of the wrongdoing of your associates, fellows, or superiors--you may rest secure in the eternal assurance that such tribulations are transient afflictions.... p619


Edited by PHIL, 02 April 2009 - 12:41 PM.


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Posted 03 April 2009 - 06:09 AM

Most interesting comments MW, Phil,

My understanding of the revelaitons on race is that almost every BODY has genes from each of the nine races. So, if you're a racist, you must hate yourself to some degree. :blink:

And you're not the first to mention that humans are loathe to admit to animal origin, Phil. Jess brot it up too. That seems odd to me because one of the first lessons I recall from public school science class was the teaching that we are animals too. Apparently everyone isn't on the same page. It should be obvious we are animals with spirit capacity/potential, but then again...

Lotsa love, Rick

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 10:02 AM

Hi Coop,

Because of the Adamic Default, ... etc. and therefore a lack of the Adamic life
plasm ... % as intended ... Then does that mean that the racial mix of mankind's
evolution as 1st Plan will NEVER, BE or become as it was fully intended to be, Fully ?

Regarding the Adamic default, and subsequent failure to uplift and integrate the cultures created
by the Sangik lines, rather than regret the mistake, let's see the opportunity:

Michael, in his moment as Jesus, demonstrated personal human "Light and Life". From the dust
and drudgery of 30 years of village life, he confirmed to his creation, and to observers in Paradise,
that the plan of mortal ascent is working even here, even without the normalisation imposed
by the Adamic technique.

If the less superior we begin, the more valuable we become,
then what a gift to the Supreme is Michael making of us :D

Regarding the nature and purpose of the Sangik differentiation, I sketched out some ideas
over here: The Brilliant Sangik Children

Think about the joy and passion with which artists pursue their art; the joy and passion
with which scientists pursue their investigations; the joy and passion with which healers
care for those in distress. And the difficulty three such specialists have in describing their
motivations and satisfactions to each other. It seems reasonable to assume we each are
"anim-ated" in a subtly characteristic way. What inherent factors underlie this capricious
characterization?

Be surprised. Be Very surprised :blink:
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Posted 04 April 2009 - 10:49 AM

p258:11  23:2.5 The confusion and turmoil of Urantia do not signify that the Paradise Rulers lack either interest or ability to manage affairs differently. The Creators are possessed of full power to make Urantia a veritable paradise, but such an Eden would not contribute to the development of those strong, noble, and experienced characters which the Gods are so surely forging out on your world between the anvils of necessity and the hammers of anguish. Your anxieties and sorrows, your trials and disappointments, are just as much a part of the divine plan on your sphere as are the exquisite perfection and infinite adaptation of all things to their supreme purpose on the worlds of the central and perfect universe.

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Posted 07 April 2009 - 06:10 AM

"A prominent Sadducee (a friend of Judas's family) rushed up to him in a spirit of gleeful ridicule and slapping him on the back, said: 'Why so troubled a countenance, my good friend; cheer up and join us all while we acclaim this Jesus of Nazareth the King of the Jews as he rides through the gates of Jerusalem on an ass.' Judas had never shrunk from persecution, but he could not stand this sort of ridicule. With the long-nourished emotion of revenge there was now blended this fatal fear of ridicule, that horrible and fearful feeling of being ashamed of his Master and his fellow apostles (1887)."

I was thinking about what Rick said about our fellowship facing persecution for the race material. In today's society of John Stewart and Colbert, it is the age of ridicule. Our fellowship will more likely face ridicule than persecution. I think ridicule is harder than persecution.

Another of my favorite race quotes. We were designed to get to know each other.

"Each race must become familiar with the thought of all races; and each nation must know the feelings of all nation." Ignorance breeds suspicion and suspicion is incompatible with the essential attitude of sympathy and love (597)."
"If woman aspires literally to enjoy all of man's rights, then sooner or later, pitiless and emotionless competition will certainly replace that chivalry and special consideration which many women now enjoy, and which they have so recently won from men (Urantia Book, 938)."

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 06:56 AM

Maybe MW,

But for me persecution and ridicule aren't that difficult to take, because they expose fatal weaknesses in the persecutor's case. What bothers me most is the fact that potential believers will get the wrong first impression of the revelation, and the planet will suffer from prolonged ignorance and stubborn darkness due to the presentation of out of context revelations about the races and DNA conservation.

None the less, the quote you provided is a beautiful antidote for poisonous persecutions and a worthy tribute to cosmic understanding of the demands inherent in divinely created diversity.

"Each race must become familiar with the thought of all races; and each nation must know the feelings of all nation." Ignorance breeds suspicion and suspicion is incompatible with the essential attitude of sympathy and love (597)."


Does all this point to a need to get out front with proper presentations on race, DNA and the human responsibility for our breeding practices, before the detractors do? This thread was initiated to examine this question, to help decide if it is wise to ask a fair minded broadcaster like 'Religion and Ethics News Weekly' to do a piece on the Urantia Papers.


Salud, Rick

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Posted 24 April 2009 - 04:33 PM

“From the Temple of New Life there extend seven radial wings, the resurrection halls of the mortal races. Each of these structures is devoted to the assembly of one of the seven races of time (533).”

“These halls are surrounded by the personality assembly chambers of the blended races of the normal post-Adamic worlds (533).”

“The seraphim develop a sentimental regard for individual worlds and entertain a special affection for certain races and types of mortal creatures with whom they have been so closely and intimately associated (1243).”
"If woman aspires literally to enjoy all of man's rights, then sooner or later, pitiless and emotionless competition will certainly replace that chivalry and special consideration which many women now enjoy, and which they have so recently won from men (Urantia Book, 938)."

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Posted 25 April 2009 - 06:24 AM

“From the Temple of New Life there extend seven radial wings, the resurrection halls of the mortal races. Each of these structures is devoted to the assembly of one of the seven races of time (533).”

“These halls are surrounded by the personality assembly chambers of the blended races of the normal post-Adamic worlds (533).”

“The seraphim develop a sentimental regard for individual worlds and entertain a special affection for certain races and types of mortal creatures with whom they have been so closely and intimately associated (1243).”



There you go MW,

Race differentiation is an intentional universe reality that the Celestials both respect and plan for. If only humanity knew we are so loved and administered to by our overseers, we might love and care for each other more here on little Urantia.

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 04:34 PM

P.920 - §2 If the present-day races of Urantia could be freed from the curse of their lowest strata of deteriorated, antisocial, feeble-minded, and outcast specimens, there would be little objection to a limited race amalgamation. And if such racial mixtures could take place between the highest types of the several races, still less objection could be offered.

That text is highly conditional and it begins with the word "if". I interpreted it so, that this world is not yet ready for race amalgamation.

P.920 - §5 As long as present-day races are so overloaded with inferior and degenerate strains, race intermingling on a large scale would be most detrimental, but most of the objections to such experiments rest on social and cultural prejudices rather than on biological considerations. Even among inferior stocks, hybrids often are an improvement on their ancestors. Hybridization makes for species improvement because of the role of the dominant genes. Racial intermixture increases the likelihood of a larger number of the desirable dominants being present in the hybrid.

We know the theory and effects of dominant genes, because they have been taught to us for years in different circumstances by school, media, etc. The official interpretation has been that racial intermixture is always good. But in fact the effect is visible only in the first mixed generations. The inferior recessive genes do not vanish in the process.

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"A prominent Sadducee (a friend of Judas's family) rushed up to him in a spirit of gleeful ridicule and slapping him on the back, said: 'Why so troubled a countenance, my good friend; cheer up and join us all while we acclaim this Jesus of Nazareth the King of the Jews as he rides through the gates of Jerusalem on an ass.' Judas had never shrunk from persecution, but he could not stand this sort of ridicule. With the long-nourished emotion of revenge there was now blended this fatal fear of ridicule, that horrible and fearful feeling of being ashamed of his Master and his fellow apostles (1887)."

I was thinking about what Rick said about our fellowship facing persecution for the race material. In today's society of John Stewart and Colbert, it is the age of ridicule. Our fellowship will more likely face ridicule than persecution. I think ridicule is harder than persecution.

Another of my favorite race quotes. We were designed to get to know each other.

"Each race must become familiar with the thought of all races; and each nation must know the feelings of all nation." Ignorance breeds suspicion and suspicion is incompatible with the essential attitude of sympathy and love (597)."

Good quotes but lets all remember that we are an experiential planet - mankind is a work in process. This is my opinion.
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Posted 08 May 2010 - 12:10 PM

Isn't it appalling that humans give far more attention to animal breeding than their own? Even tho we know genetics is crucial as regards the make-up of the life vehicle, human DNA is all but sacrosanct and untouchable when it comes to improving the human race.

According to the often used Reductio ad Hitlerum, Nazis did that so it must be evil. Well, I do not literally mean that. I just wanted to point one reason why eugenics is not popular nowadays. People are lead by fallacious arguments and politicians who use them.

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Posted 28 November 2010 - 09:29 AM

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According to the often used Reductio ad Hitlerum, Nazis did that so it must be evil. Well, I do not literally mean that. I just wanted to point one reason why eugenics is not popular nowadays. People are lead by fallacious arguments and politicians who use them.



I think it's a valid point you make Rock,

And an intractable situation for the moment. I think the key to persuading people to look at this issue is honest education. Most people make good choices when they know the facts, and they will when they catch up to the newest science that's unraveling the long obscured comprehension of the tiny mechanisms of life. Education and open debate are the only avenues I can see that will advance this issue without creating terrible and devastating rips in the social fabric, yes?

We now know individuals and society are still and always evolving in wisdom. But there are many, many people of color and diverse being, who have embraced the UB's teachings, who already realize the importance of giving our babies and grand-babies the best possible set of healthy genes, because it makes sense. At same time, we all now realize this can never, never be forced on someone or be based on skin pigmentation!

Ck out Pato's intro to the UB on Youtube. Color and race aside, it's one of most concise and artfully expressed intros around!





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Posted 29 November 2010 - 12:34 PM

That's great that a famous black man is disseminating the UB, but he isn't answering any of our questions. I tell people how I feel as a woman about all the anti-feminist statements. I want to know how a black man feels about the anti-race equality statements. Stop keeping everyone in suspense like this.
"If woman aspires literally to enjoy all of man's rights, then sooner or later, pitiless and emotionless competition will certainly replace that chivalry and special consideration which many women now enjoy, and which they have so recently won from men (Urantia Book, 938)."




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