Homeschooling and religious extremism are a dangerous combination, as proven by nearly any Duggar, but they aren’t the only ones infected with Duggar disease. Apparently, the people who marry into the family are just as bad.
Ben Seewald is the husband of Jessa (formerly Duggar). He has a black friend named Dante Berry who is equally religious. The two discussed racism, and of course a Bible verse was the answer, “A house divided against itself cannot stand.”
All of that sounds great, of course, but that quote and similar attitudes are often used to deny racism, which is exactly what Seewald and Berry did.
“That’s right, there’s no room for racism in Christianity,” said Seewald. “That all comes from the Devil. That all comes from, like, this false religion out here, evolution, that stuff? Teaching that, like, some people are ‘more evolved?’”
“In Christ, we’re all one,” Seewald concluded. “Man looks at the outward, while God looks at the heart.”
Source: Raw Story
The most ironic quote of all, coming from a Duggar, was “as Christians, we need to stand up and love each other.” That quote came from a member of a family who follows the most hateful version of Christian extremism.
The evolution quote indicates that Seewald and his friend have almost no knowledge of science. There is no such thing as being “more evolved.” Evolution is adaptation not a contest. Skin develops more or less melanin (color) depending on ancestors’ climate. We aren’t even more evolved than apes. They are a lot better at being apes than we are and we are a lot better at being human.
Here’s the video:
Featured image via video screen capture