Darwin, the caste system and the health and wealth gospel.

A MUST READ from Daniel Courney, missionary in India.

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The ‘prosperity gospel’, the Hindu caste system (‘karma’ and ‘samsara’), and ‘survival of the fittest’ (evolution theory) are three popular ideologies that are seemingly unrelated but which are actually synonyms for the same nefarious notion, different takes on the same idea – that the weak suffer for their own faults. It is a devilish doctrine as old as Job’s three friends and spurious rabbinical dogma and it is a miserable comforter and worthless physician indeed. It has been and continues to be an attempt at a theological, philosophical, and scientific justification for slavery, genocide, abortion, racism, euthanasia, ethnic discrimination, apartheid, casteism and other ineffable iniquities that occur all around the globe (‘iniquity’ connoting unjust inequality and unfairness). “Survival of the fittest” (evolution theory) is the polar opposite to the aims of mercy ministries and altruistic humanitarian endeavours. According to this wicked, misanthropic theory, the weak are (and should be) eliminated to make room for the more genetically advanced. Logically it follows then that we should not aid the weak, poor, and suffering, because they are afflicted for their own inherent biological inadequacies, and by perpetuating their existence we thus endanger the future development of the human race. The full title of Charles Darwin’s book is “The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life”. Did you catch that last part? ‘Favoured Races in the Struggle for life’? Only the strong survive, Chuck? How does nature ‘select’ who is to live on and who is to die? Violence. That’s right folks – Darwinism implicitly promotes murder, rape, adultery, conquest, polygamy, oppression, war, genocide, invasion, tyranny, ad nauseam. Darwinism was introduced at a critical juncture in human history — mid 19th century, Industrial Revolution, Colonialism– to attempt to rationalize racism, exploitation of indigenous peoples across the British Empire, ‘Manifest Destiny’ in the States or forced relocation of native Americans (e.g. the infamous “Trail of Tears”), and the enslaving of Africans by both Britain and America at the time. It was this notion of ‘survival of the fittest’ that motivated Hitler’s and the Nazi’s elimination of and horrible eugenics experiments on the ‘mentally insane’, autistics, and other handicaps. It was this racially driven biological evolutionism that was the incentive for the Holocaust, as Hitler believed Germans to be the true “Aryans” (Sanskrit, “noble” or “of noble birth”) and all other races, especially Jews – to be grossly inferior and obstructions to racial purity. As the humanistic godless Georgia Guidestones dictate, the world population should not exceed five hundred million – and five hundred million of the best. Thus the quote by Jacques Cousteau, famous oceanographer, French naval officer, and nature conservationist: “What should we do to eliminate suffering and disease? It’s a wonderful idea but perhaps not altogether a beneficial one in the long run. If we try to implement it we may jeopardize the future of our species…It’s terrible to have to say this. World population must be stabilized and to do that we must eliminate 350,000 people per day” (we’ll start with you, Jacques). Philanthropy and humanitarian missions are entirely counterintuitive to ‘survival of the fittest’ and only serve to impede humanity’s evolution to the ‘next level’.

Hinduism, a religious tradition almost as old as human civilization, also promotes the oppression of the weak. The Hindu caste system is based on the related yogic doctrines of ‘karma’ (action) and ‘samsara’ (reincarnation). The ‘feet’ of Brahman (the creator deity of the Hindu triad) represent the ‘Dalits’ (lit. ‘oppressed’) or ‘Shudras’, the lowest caste (Gandhi called them ‘Harijan’ or ‘children of God’, though he did nothing to help them but only encouraged caste bigotry). Caste is ‘varna’ in Sanskrit – the ancient, liturgical language of India and Hinduism — and literally means ‘colour’, as in skin colour, with the higher castes being fairer skinned. The ancient Aryan invaders from the Iranian Plateau who stratified Indian society were much lighter than the black Dravidian peoples of the Indian peninsula and wanted to prevent the pollution of their ‘superior’ gene pool and lighter skin colour and created the caste system to that end. What determines, or rather predetermines, which caste an Indian will be born into according to Hindu Brahmins, or those of the highest priestly caste – the ‘head’ of Brahman? The quality and moral character of his ‘atman’ (soul or self) in previous iterations (whether they be incarnations as a dog, monkey, or merchant). Ergo, those who are born into lower castes, with physical handicaps, or into utterly destitute socio-economic conditions were born thus due to sins they had committed in some past life out of memory. Don’t help the poor and weak – the universe is giving them just sentence for their past sins. Instead, exploit them for cheap labour.

The ‘prosperity gospel’ that so many nominal Christians espouse today perpetuates this same infernal and barbarously insensitive philosophy. According to this convenient and popular theology, a person only suffers because of their lack of faith. Your degree of health and wealth is indicative of your measure of faith – faith and fortune are directly proportionate. Hence, if you are poor, lame, or sick it is because of your lack of faith. Many who are indigent, lame, or diseased with permanent and incurable ailments are callously counselled that they suffer for their sin of faithlessness. I have personally witnessed this scandal of the name of God and pure religion. There is nothing new under the sun, ladies and gentlemen. Ancient heresies just recycled and branded with new labels and different terminology to try to dupe us.

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