Class Warfare Blog

November 23, 2017

We Are All Together Now

Fundamentalist Christians are sticking to their Adam and Even narrative and now seem to be crowing about the discovery of a male counterpart of mitochondrial Eve. This male ancestor of us all has been dubbed Y-chromosomal Adam. Catchy monikers those scientists come up with.

There is, of course, no evidence these two ancestors ever met and every indication that there were probably tens of thousands of other Homo sapiens alive at the times they existed, but the church people will have their crow, because Jesus.

I can’t help but note that both of these ancestors of ours existed in Africa, were Africans, and likely had very dark skins (an adaption to sunny climates).

I can’t wait for the first Southern Baptist preacher who gets up in front of his congregation on a Sunday morning, and proclaims that science has confirmed the Adam and Eve story as they all knew it would and that Adam and Eve lived in Africa. He finishes with: “Well, we all nigras now.”

Addendum
Just for giggles, it seems that all Europeans or people of European ancestry have DNA that is largely two thirds African and one third Asian. I wonder how my hypothetical pastor might phrase that conclusion for his “flock.”

3 Comments »

  1. Oh yes, this news should make for some very interesting sermons. Most likely, the religious critters will just ignore it, pass it off as evil-lotion or some such.

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    Comment by Walter Kronkat — November 23, 2017 @ 1:25 pm | Reply

  2. I want to explore the Adam story from an economic viewpoint. “God” plants a garden, then he brings in some workers to keep the garden. They don’t get to eat everything they labor for. Some of the food is reserved for the owner. Nevertheless, they eat some of the food without permission, and both are fired and thrown off the plantation. But the owner still convinces them to give him 10% of all they grow and raise. Call it extortion. The landowner has a lot of pull and power and still gets a portion from everyone. He has his goon squad enforce the law and start the free market bondage. It was done that way so long, that we think that’s just the way it works, and pass it on to our children. That is what Adam brought us “in the beginning” of this sharecropper life we live with “the man”.

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    Comment by jiminpanama — November 23, 2017 @ 7:31 pm | Reply

    • Well, you got it right, but I would add the curse on top of it, and then there si the find Jesus or burn in Hell clause to our contracts.

      On Thu, Nov 23, 2017 at 7:31 PM, Class Warfare Blog wrote:

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      Comment by Steve Ruis — November 23, 2017 @ 9:02 pm | Reply


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