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Mormon Racism: The Claim That Mary Mother Of Jesus Christ Was White Caucasian!

Posted by Job on December 30, 2007

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Nephi’s vision: “And I beheld the city of Nazareth; and in the city of Nazareth I beheld a virgin, and she was exceedingly fair and white. “And it came to pass that I saw the heavens open; and an angel came down and stood before me; and he said unto me: Nephi, what beholdest thou? “And I said unto him: A virgin, most beautiful and fair above all other virgins.” And he said unto me: Behold, the virgin whom thou seest is the mother of the Son of God, after the manner of the flesh. “And it came to pass that I beheld that she was carried away in the Spirit… “And I looked and beheld the virgin again, bearing a child in her arms.”And the angel said unto me: Behold the Lamb of God, yea, even the Son of the Eternal Father!” (1 Nephi 11:13-15,18-21)

Somehow, I am certain that if Mary was white while every other Jew in Israel was ancient near eastern that it would have been mentioned in the Bible. Now some well known racist groups claim that the entire Jewish race was white. I know that my preferred King James Version speaks of certain people, particularly Sarah and David, as being “fair of countenance.” But there is a difference between being “fair” (using black people as an example see Colin Powell) and WHITE. Further, Mormon racism holds Mary to be “fair” AND “white.” Incidentally, according to other translations, the word that King James Version translated as “fair” actually generally means “attractive” and has no bearing on color or complexion (“ruddy countenance” merely means “healthy complexion” in some translation and “reddish looking” in others).

Oh and by the way, the actual BIBLE does not refer to the appearance of Miriam (HER ACTUAL JEWISH NAME AND NOT HER EUROPEAN TRANSLITERATION MARY!) being fair. As a matter of fact, I recall no reference of where it speaks of the appearance of Mary AT ALL. Now of course, those of us that practice Christianity in the west generally regard Jesus Christ and other Bible figures as being Caucasian because that is how we have generally seen them represented in western religious art over the centuries, and in more recent times in movies and television shows. But it has long been known that these images were of the people making them and the culture that produced them, not of what all available evidence points to. And yes, actual evidence does exist in the form of a great number of ancient extrabiblical sources that spoke of the Jews: Greek, Roman, Babylonian, Assyrian, Egyptian, etc. Not one of these extrabiblical sources spoke of THE GREAT CURIOSITY OF THIS WHITE RACE THAT EXISTS AMONG ALL THE BROWN PEOPLES OF THE MIDDLE EAST.

But alas, Joseph Smith, who taught that blacks were slaves because of our being the cursed seed of Canaan, was a man of his time and place, a very ethnocentric white American culture, so it was quite natural for him to believe that the representations of Mary that he had seen all his life were accurate. But that proves still more that he did not receive any revelation. It is rather easy to correlate the descendants of Canaan with any Bible atlas (see link to some maps here and a map here) and see that Canaan’s cursed descendants did not settle in Africa. It was false doctrine used to justify slavery. Genesis 10:19 says “And the border of the Canaanites was from Sidon, as thou comest to Gerar, unto Gaza; as thou goest, unto Sodom, and Gomorrah, and Admah, and Zeboim, even unto Lasha.” So according to the BIBLE, the cursed people that would serve the descendants of Shem (Shem = SEMITES by the way, and ONCE AGAIN THE SEMITES WERE NOT EUROPEAN SO EVEN IF THE CANAANITES WERE BLACK THEY WERE ONLY CURSED TO SERVE SEMITES, NOT EUROPEANS OR ANYONE ELSE!) lived in the very land that became ISRAEL, NOT AFRICA.

So rather than being a prophet, the fellow just absorbed and regurgitated the false racial religious ideas that were dominant in his day. Now Mormons defend Joseph Smith’s racial views by correctly saying that Christians had the same views. And that is true. The problem, however, is that Christians of that time and place never claimed to receive new revelations from God, and certainly none that replaced the original revelation. Joseph Smith was the one who placed the utterly false racial ideas of early 1800s American Christianity into the Book of Mormon, and claimed that those false racial ideas came directly from God!

That is why all Christians have to do in order to reject these racist lies is go back to the Bible which does not contain them. Mormons, meanwhile, are stuck with the racist lies that are in the Book of Mormon, and cannot do anything about them other than dissemble and attack the character of those that mention it. And yes, the primary charge that is levied against those that dare speak of what is actually in the Book of Mormon (written by a European American when the BIBLE was written by Jews plus Luke the Gentile convert … please read John 4:22 as it is there for a reason)? BIGOTRY. How ironic, and how sad.


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