The subject is presented today as if it were quite obvious that interracial marriage is both permissible and positively good.It is tacitly assumed that everyone has thought the same way in history, except for a few evil men who thought otherwise due to racial bigotry and especially to “ignorance,” as the accusation often goes.
Miscegenation, more commonly called interracial marriage, is one of the touchiest subjects about which one can speak today.
There is widespread pressure, coming from both Christians and non-Christians alike, urging people towards the claimed goodness of racial diversity within marriage.
For instance, John Piper contends that “interracial marriage is not only permitted by God but is a positive good in our day.” Similarly, secular humanist Paul Kurtz gives a more comprehensive and forthright affirmation of miscegenation when he states, “The highest good, as I see it, is intermarriage between people of different ethnicities, races, religions, and cultures.” Against views like these, it is rare to hear an opposing opinion today, and this is usually because any opposition to miscegenation — even saying merely that it is not a good idea — receives accusations of racism or, if the voice of opposition is a white person, white supremacy.
Opposition to interracial marriage, especially if coming from a white person, is usually interpreted to entail hatred of other races.
Allegedly, the only reason people would be opposed to marrying those of other races is because they have hatred or animosity for other races.
It is because of this allegation that any opposition to miscegenation has been thoroughly and censoriously silenced.Despite such censoring — or perhaps, because of it — it is vital that we thoroughly understand the topic, rather than passively accepting anything with which our unbelieving culture and media might try to inculcate us.Before venturing into the subject itself, it would be profitable to understand what others, especially Christians, have thought of miscegenation.However, since little ink was spilled on the topic of interracial marriage before separate races even lived amongst each other, I will not be going back terribly far in history, just to the seventeenth century and onward.The first set of facts which are remarkably significant is the of earlier times.Legislation and criminalization are not things which just appear among a people; they require a substantive consent of the populace (or apathy).