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Culture is not Race

This is from a political site, but the author’s point is something that I’ve been trying to stress for years as well–it is a central argument in my book, By the Waters of Babylon: culture and race are not the same thing. To criticize race is horrible (I actually deny the category of race except that there is one human race). To criticize culture, on the other hand, is necessary and wise, because culture describes behavior, not physical characteristics or genetic makeup, and behavior flows from worldview.

Therefore, while all races are equal (if you even allow for the category in the first place), some cultures (systems of value that produce certain behaviors) are better than others.

Source: No, Not All Cultures are Equal and it is Imperative We Understand This | RedState

Scott Aniol

About Scott Aniol

Scott Aniol is the founder and Executive Director of Religious Affections Ministries. He is Chair of the Worship Ministry Department at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he teaches courses in ministry, worship, hymnology, aesthetics, culture, and philosophy. He is the author of Worship in Song: A Biblical Approach to Music and Worship, Sound Worship: A Guide to Making Musical Choices in a Noisy World, and By the Waters of Babylon: Worship in a Post-Christian Culture, and speaks around the country in churches and conferences. He is an elder in his church in Fort Worth, TX where he resides with his wife and four children. Views posted here are his own and not necessarily those of his employer.

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