• would Hitler be classed as a racist Christian?
    • OrangeDonRump
      Yes, he would - in fact, Hitler is an excellent example of what you asked. The KKK and other White Supremacy groups were started by Christians. In fact, look at me - Orange Don Trump, clearly a Racist Christian.
    • Chicagoan
      The Bible is very racist, so it would follow that Christians are, too, and they haven't disappointed yet on that expectation.
  • yes it is possible to be racist and still be of any religion, whether it is christianity, budhism, islam etc etc... although it is going against both the morals of humans and the religious beliefs.
    • OrangeDonRump
      Look at all the Christians here who are racist. It seems you can't find one who isn't -- but their acts give away their true colors - many of them won't admit they are, but you can see differently!
  • Thats a tricky qtn. You can be a racist and still a christian by birth. But Christianity doesn't support racism and by being racist, you are acting against the basic principles of christianity. In short,a racist can be a Christian by birth, but not by deeds.
  • Yes, i have met many racist Christians.
  • yes it is - but the want of becoming Christ-like will eventually change you.
    • OrangeDonRump
      It hasn't changed any Christians that way yet! There isn't one Christian on the planet who lives by Christ's NT teachings... not a single one.
  • It depends on your interpretation. A lot of Klansmen seemed to think so.
  • How can you be? God loves everyone regardless of what race or color. Jesus also tells us to love everyone, wether friend or foe. So No! you can not be!
    • OrangeDonRump
      Unfortunately, god and jesus aren't real - and nobody has ever proven otherwise.
  • Depends on what you mean by "Christian". But according to most definitions, oh yeah! Just look at the Crusades in the Middle Ages. Or even Martin Luther (the priest, not the American). For those who love to hate, religion is just another excuse. Bigotry at its finest. History proves it over and over and over and over.....
  • Well Jesus preached love, racist's preach hate, now if your a white christian racist, what if by some miracle science actually proved that Jesus was of negro decent? Would that ruin their parade? Racist is just another term for one being ignorant of the facts. There is no scientifically logical reasoning or support for the cause of racism. Every human's DNA can be retraced as being decendent to BLACK african and aboriginal tribes. Racism is nothing more than redundant.
    • OrangeDonRump
      "what if by some miracle science actually proved that Jesus was of negro decent?" That would be a miracle, since Jesus is imaginary.
  • sure, in the same way you can a vegan and carnivore.
  • Well, you shouldn't be a racist and a Christian. Being a Christian means tolerance and love for your fellow man, including those who believe otherwise. Jesus give us an ideal to follow and being a Christian means trying your hardest to follow His teachings and trying to be like Him. He recognises that we are not perfect and have problems like racisim, it's what you do with this self knowledge that make you a real Christian, by trying to overcome racism and trying to be tolerant, and even when you sometimes fail, try to do better and be better. So it is possible to be a racist and a Christian, just that even when you know you are you try to do better and be a better person.
  • Everyone comes to Jesus as they are with baggage. If a racist comes to Jesus, He can be transformed by grace. It is a process. None of us is done with the process. Racism is ignorance. Some Christians are still ignorant. The cure for ignorance is light and truth. Once confronted with the truth, a follower of Christ will want to change his or her thinking. If he or she refuses, it does not mean that person is not a Christian, but they have stopped growing; they do not represent the message of Chritianity authentically; and they have stopped following Jesus in that very important area of their life. Racism is incompatable with authentic Christianity but judgment belongs to God, not me.
  • Yep. Many racists believe God told them to hate (race of choice).
  • It's called Cognitive Dissonance. Nobody claiming to follow the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth could possibly hate someone just for their race but people can live in all kinds of states of denial. The sad thing about madness like that is it's catching.
  • I don't believe that one can be a true Christian and be a racist. I agree that many 'Christians' have hated others because of their skin color, but I don't believe that they will be raised into Heaven when Jesus comes back-unless they repented before their death. Having free will and individual brains, we are a product of our upbringing and what we were taught. If your family called themselves Christian and fought to keep Blacks, Asian, any other minority group as low lifes than that is who you are. I am thank-ful to live in a time when this type of racism is no longer tolerated. There are still WAY too many racist out there, all we can do is pray for them to recieve God's love and realize that hating anyone for any reason is wrong. Jesus, because of His family background was actually of dark color, as the people of that region are; but HE was/is color blind-we should be too. Hope this helps answer your question. God Bless, <:))))<><
  • Many people seem to manage it
  • Many racists claim to be Christians. True Christians, as they are described in the Bible, are not racists. They are to have love for one another. They are to love what god loves and hate what god hates, and God never said to hate another race. Now, every Christian I know is still imperfect and has a wrestling with their imperfect flesh. They may have been wrestling with racist mindsets that they developed while growing up. Still, their desire to manifest the true Christian qualities would move them to try their best to overcome racially motivated thinking. A struggle is tough, sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, but you never give up.
  • History says yes.
  • Jesus teachings are to love one another, that's accepting each other for who you are,that no one is better than the next. Racism is a negative virtue.
  • NO..In the book of 1 John we are told to walk Christ be Holy for Christ is Holy...Jesus loves everybody, He is not racist,therefore we can not be racist. I believe a racist can repent and be forgiven because Jesus love everone the same He died for EVERYONE (even the racist) but to repent means to turn away from. So if you become a TRUE Christian you have to quit being racist and become "like Christ"
  • sure we have them all over here in the southern parts of America
  • I'm certain during the commencement of Christianity, it was okay to be a racist. In a religion that teaches you you're going to burn in hell for all eternity if you don't believe in God's son, anything theory has potential.
  • People may claim Christianity but God tells us to love our Brothers as ourselves (in as many words). In my opinion racists are hypocrites claiming Christianity.
  • Possible but not right. Christians are not perfect and some will have all of the problems that everyone else in society struggle with.
  • The real question is this - is it possible to be a Christan, and NOT be a racist?
  • I guess people are who say they are Christian. The real Christians are trying not to be racist just like they are trying not to lie, cheat, treat people badly, etc. Hopefully they are growing in their faith and trying to become better Christians by losing their hatred and imperfections.
  • Yes, you can be Christian and racist. A Christian believes in the atonement of Jesus Christ for him/herself personally. People do not change to perfect beings once they accept the blood of Christ. They are still human beings. Bob Jones University (Christian college in South Carolina) promotes racism through their belief in the Hamidic Hypothesis. The federal government withdrew it's financial support from BJU because of BJU's uncharitable attitude. To this day, BJU does not allow "interracial" dating. Only in 1982, did BJU allow blacks admission to the college, and even then, there were loopholes and mountains to climb. The Hamidic Hypothesis is based on one of Noah's sons, Ham, who found Noah drunk and passed out naked. Noah had three sons, Shem, Japheth and Ham. The world's population is supposed to be descended from these three sons. Ham was the father of blacks and orientals. Noah cursed Ham and all of his descendants after Ham saw him naked. Ham's descendents were to be sold into slavery, etc. This is how our forefathers in the USA approved slavery. Martin Luther King, Jr., and other civil rights activists fought against the Hamidic Hypothesis.
  • Ask yourself why Jesus is usually depicted as a white guy when he obviously would not have been (if he even existed) and you'll have your answer.
  • Let's think about this. Which races did Jesus discriminate against?
  • NO! Most assuredly not!
  • Look at the KKK's. They consider themselves to be Christians. I believe that to be a Christian you have to love thy neighbor, whether or not they are from a different religion, different ethnic group, different status quo, different class, different lifestyle, etc.
  • It's possible to call yourself a Christian if you're a racist, but you won't be. Those people are in for a rude awakening when judgment finally comes.
  • there is no place in God's arrangement for people that have hatred for other races. Jehovah God's son died on the torture stake on behalf of all mankind. the apostle peter said these words in acts 10:34,35: "..."for certainty i perceive that God is not partial, but in every nation the man that fears him and works righteousness is acceptable to him." it is so sad and pathetic that there are existing so-called "christian" groups that claim otherwise. these religions only prove one thing, that they are false and part of christendom that is condemned by God himself.
  • If you can be a Christian and Mormon it is. Mormons, Joseph Smith was proof of that.
  • Yes it is possible because Christians are not perfect.
  • no, God dont see color only character....
  • It's not possible to be a Christian WITHOUT being racist.
  • It's a requirement, isn't it?
  • 1) Yes. Martin Luther was deeply anti-Semite, for instance: "Martin Luther (1483-1546), a German Reformation leader, had a significant influence on German antisemitism by his harsh anti-Jewish statements and writings. In the twentieth century these were used by the Nazis in their antisemitic propaganda." Source and further information: Further information: (actually, anti-Semitism is a combination of religious, racial, cultural and ethnic biases.) 2) "Nearly all modern Christians are united in the condemnation of slavery as wrong and contrary to God's will. Only peripheral groups such as the Ku Klux Klan and other Christian hate groups on the racist fringes of the Christian Reconstructionist and Christian Identity movements advocate the reinstitution of slavery. With these exceptions, all Christian faith groups now condemn slavery, and see the practice as incompatible with basic Christian principles. In addition to aiding abolitionism, many Christians made further efforts toward establishing racial equality, contributing to the Civil Rights Movement. The African American Review notes the important role Christian revivalism in the black church played in the Civil Rights Movement. Martin Luther King, Jr., an ordained Baptist minister, was a leader of the American Civil Rights Movement and president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, a Christian Civil Rights organization." Source and further information:
  • No. You may call yourself one, but you're not. You are not supposed to put yourself above anyone and you're supposed to love your neighbor as yourself.
  • Yes. A Christian is someone who emulates the philosophy of Jesus Christ. I know several professed Christians who are quite racist. I assume they are just falling short, they are only human.
    • Jenny Rizzo is brilliant ⭐
      A Christian is someone who abides by the teachings of Christ. Take note since you mention philosophy. Jesus said that people "will know" who are His disciples by the commandments He gave. John 13:34-35 "A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. 35 [By this all people will know] that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another."
    • Jenny Rizzo is brilliant ⭐
      Quote: "I assume they are just falling short, they are only human." Not exactly, a believer should not be conformed to the world, but rather "renewed" in Christian thinking. Romans 12:2 "Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect."
  • I think it's a prerequisite.
  • There is no such thing. The term is an oxymoron. If he is a racist – then he certainly is not a true follower of Christ.
  • Interesting question. The KKK claims to be Christian. A good Christian isn't though. So I guess the answer is yes, but you wouldn't be a good christian.
  • the klan is. and george bush -Brad
  • Certainly. Racism is an equal opportunity type of stupidity enjoyed by some people of all religious and non religious persuasions.
  • a real genuine christian will not allow ideas like racism to influence his life. acts 10:34,35 says:"God is not partial, but in every nation the man that fears him and works righteousness is acceptable to him." it is true that many so called christians in the past and even today harbor hatred of other races but these are not to be considered real christians, but they identify with what a false christian is.
  • Jesus said that a true christian would be identified by this mark at John 13:35 and if we are to be a genuine christians than we must follow the advise the bible gives at Luke 10:27.
  • Technically no, but, practically, yes.
    • Jenny Rizzo is brilliant ⭐
      Practically yes? Don't be deceived. Those type of people are known as practical liars. 1 John 4:20 "If anyone says, I love God, and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen."
  • No, a lack of love shows that a believer does not have fellowship with God. 1 John 4:8 "Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love."
  • Since all Christian religions are adamantly against racism (not sure about Evangelicals) the answer should be no. The fact is most murderers, rapists, and thieves in the US all self identify as Christians. The rest of the "Christians" seem to spend a lot of time deciding who is and who isn't a Christian as if it is theirs to decide. Doesn't matter to me.
  • There's only one race and that is the human race.
    • Wakko
      I really want to believe that again.
  • Christians must be born again to see the kingdom of Heaven.
  • I was a Christian, then I was made into a racist over the past couple of years by the demwits, the DEATH TO AMERICA party.
  • See Matthew 22:36-39 then you tell me.
  • A true Christian adopts God’s opinion about all matters. Acts 10:34 tells us that God is not partial, therefore, we should strive to remove prejudices from our hearts.
  • Depends on your definition of Christian. Broadly defined a Christian can be someone that has some kind of belief in Christ. In that case yes, many that profess belief in Christ are racist. Going with the stricter definition as someone that tries to follow Christ, no, you cannot be a racist. (1 Peter 2:21, 22) In fact, to this course you were called, because even Christ suffered for you, leaving a model for you to follow his steps closely. 22 He committed no sin, nor was deception found in his mouth.
  • Its possible. Just because you choose to believe in Christ and learn to follow his teachings, doesn't mean you are instantly blessed with all the knowledge his teachings hold and a perfection in doing them. The process of sanctification takes an eternity. A Christian can even murder someone in a fit of anger. We are just humans after all, we are not instantly perfected upon baptism. That's just the beginning, where the real work starts!
  • Then that is CONFUSION of oneself. Christianity is to live on God's ways and live for God. If you are saying that you are a Christian but a racist, then you are just a Christian by words only and still living worldly not by faith. You are confused of your beliefs and faith, that makes you a "broken" human.
  • i dont think so
  • Absolutely not. Would you like people to judge you on the color of your skin, the shape of your face, or the size of your body? Likely you would not. God does not judge us by what human eyes can see either. The apostle Paul showed genuine love for truth seekers and did not display a superior or racist attitude. Thus, he could counsel fellow believers to ‘consider that the others are superior.’ Phil 2:1-4. In like manner, true Christians today do not have a superior attitude when dealing with people of different races and backgrounds.
  • You can't hate another human being because of his color or because of what country he comes from. But you can hate what's bad if the person is doing something bad. There is nothing wrong with sticking to the people that come from your country or your same color. But you have to treat every human being with courtesy you never treat them as a lower person or treat them as a lower person because they're from another country are there a different color.
  • Seems like most racists call themselves Christians. The KKK says it exists to uphold traditional Christian values.
  • By racist if you mean is it okay to talk down about a person's color or where the person was born the answer is absolutely no you can't do that if you're a Christian. But as a Christian you can say I don't want to associate excessively with a certain color or a certain national origin because I know that that certain color or that certain national origin has false gods and commits a lot of sexual sin and sells a lot of drugs therefore I don't want to associate with them excessively. There's a big difference there then saying oh you're a green man therefore your inferior to me because I'm a purple man.
  • Christians can be anything ya know ,.all sin But they should try not to sin but still every one sins . a bad thought is even a sin ..Christians love the lord and yes they should try to be loving etc etc etc etc etc but alas after all Christians are HUMANS and far from Perfect .. if a person is racist to another human they are not nice humans

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