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Ahmaud Arbery. Another victim of "Survival of the Fittest"

God created Ahmaud Arbery in His image. Apparently Gregory McMichael and his son, Travis, didn’t know that.

You see, Gregory and Travis probably learned all about Survival of the Fittest growing up in school. You know the theory: the strong survive and the weak get culled out of the herd in the relentless advance of Evolution. That’s what I was taught growing up in public school. It’s all pretty impersonal—until someone actually applies Darwin’s theory to real life with all their prejudices intact.

Is someone strong or weak because of skin color? Darwin requires we answer with: it depends who comes out on top. Racism feeds on such a view of the world.

Unless we start teaching our children they are created in the image of God, not merely the byproduct of Natural Selection, racial violence will continue to metastasize no matter how much the social justice warriors pontificate about white privilege. Either we will deal with the underlying cause, our view of God, or we will continue to experience the predatory consequences of Darwin’s theory.

The Ahmaud Arberys of the world will never be safe from self-deluded racists until Americans recognize that every person is created in the image of God. Without that profound conviction, the words “All men are created equal,” ring hollow indeed.

So our choice is: will we continue to raise our children on a steady diet of Darwin’s Survival of the Fittest, or will we teach the next generation that every individual is intrinsically valuable because we are each created by God in His own image? It’s not a cure-all for man’s bent nature, but it would be a huge step in the right direction.

GOD is the issue.

My heart breaks for Ahmaud’s mother, father and family. So does the heart of God.

©2020 Brad Bright

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