My Policy On Race And Religion

I am a member of a spiritual group called The Knights Of Banjo Hollow. In this group there are members who speak critically of jews and express racialist opinions. I do not share those opinions.

My opinion jews is as follows: I do not believe jews exist. A person only has jewishness if this jewishness is perceived by others.

Even though I do not believe jews exist I do believe there are a group of people who call themselves jews. Whether one is a member of this group or not is irrelevant, it does not matter either way whether one is a member of this group or not.

Being a member of this group is voluntary. If a person wishes to be a member all they have to do is to call themselves jewish(I am a gentile but if I told people I was jewish I would become jewish). If they wish to no longer be a member of the jewish group all they have to do is cease telling people they are jewish and not tell people they have jewish ancestry, or they could tell people they are an ex-jew. Or if they have the ancestry but not a jewish mother they could just they they are not jewish by the standards of jewish law and thus are not jewish. But the standards of jewish law are irrelevant even if one has a jewish mother one can stop being jewish if one wants to.

But whether someone is or is not a member of the jewish group is meaningless. It does not matter. Either way it is ok, it is ok to be jewish and it is ok to not be jewish.

My opinion on race is as follows: I am indifferent to racial matters. I believe that we are all the same. I am against discrimination against white people though, and whites are discriminated against through affirmative action(in Britain it’s called positive discrimination).

Discrimination against whites happens through the creation of a false category of social grouping called “white”.

Whether one is considered white, jewish, black, gentile, mixed race, or whatever is meaningless because in reality we are all the same and everyone contains in themselves the seed of the divine creator regardless of what anyone happens to be called.

And the fact we all contain the seed of the divine is true for all of creation including species of life called animals. Although creating a category and calling it animals as if people are separate from those beings is misleading. Animals are people and humans are a type of animal.

I also reject any inherent meaning in human groups described as being: white, black, jew, gentile,  mestizo, or indio.

Essentially we are all the same. I embrace the idea of the siblinghood of humanity however I also embrace the idea of the siblinghood of all species. A siblinghood of humanity concept is potentially discriminatory against non-human life.

As a protest against racial categorizations I told census takers my race was human when they asked me my race during the most recent USA census.

As far as religion is concerned I hold to the principle mentioned in the Rig-Veda of the Hindus that the “Truth is one, but the sages call it by many names…”

God loves everyone regardless of your race or your religion, and you do not have to accepts the ethnic category people tell you you are if you do not want to accept that category.

I am not a member of the white race, I am a member of the human race and the human race includes people who are called white but I do not believe white is a real category. It is only perceived to be real.

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2 Responses to My Policy On Race And Religion

  1. Hauser says:

    “I am not a member of the white race, I am a member of the human race and the human race includes people who are called white but I do not believe white is a real category. It is only perceived to be real.”

    I think part of the problem here is that perception IS reality. Especially when it comes to social dynamics.

  2. janoklark says:

    This is a very eloquent post, Br. Catfish, but it isn’t practical IMO.

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