Saturday, February 25, 2012

The Same Race

While watching a Star Trek episode, we explained to Jordan that that show featured the first interracial kiss on TV, between Kirk and Uhura. His response?

But they're the same race!!

I'm glad he sees it that way. Maybe we've made some progress since that kiss caused controversy back in the '60s.

You know, in some sense, "diversity" and "purity" can be considered opposites. There is a place for each of them. 

When it comes to race, I am firmly in the diversity camp. Groups which seek "racial purity" are rightly seen as a menace. Neighborhoods that are racially, ethnically, linguistically and culturally diverse are rich places. Where we can cooperate, we can mine those riches -- learning and growing together.  As we mix and marry, work and live in such places, we come closer to understanding that we are all of the same race. Also we need a diversity of ages, genders and skills in order to function in healthy fashion. 

The Body of Christ also benefits from these types of diversity. 1 Corinthians 12 tells about the different gifts God has given. Also, Galatians 3:27&28 tells us.  "So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith,  for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus."

So celebrate te diversity God has given. Sometime soon, more on purity.

Have a blessed day!


  1. I am all for diversity Star Trek style. hahahaha

  2. Great post. I agree it's amazing that we are finally making progress for diversity. but i think the post was clear enough without the religious paragraph at the end.

  3. Anonymous -- you are probably right about the last paragraph. The post would be clear enough without it and I didn't integrate well into the overall piece. But it leads into the next half...