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When I was a teenager, I took a world history course. It was very eye-opening. A lot of things that happen today made a lot more sense. I also found out how true the Bible is when it says that the human heart is “desperately wicked“, and “the most deceitful of all things“. This 2000-year-old book explains and predicts human behavior better than many of the most popular philosophies today.
I found that time and again, kings and countries steal land whenever they get the chance. And their people very often applaud the crime. I found that slavery is normal, and racism is normal. Ironically, the people who are deepest in sin are among the most sure that they are in the right.
You never hear a racist say, “I’m evil, so I hate the Jews or the Arabs, or Whites or Blacks”. Instead, they say, “race X is evil, so they deserve all the evil things I want to do to them”. The evil that they see in others is actually the darkness in their own hearts.