Episode 1: Beginning of human race
I mustn’t skip the part that I smiled profusely as I wanted to begin this series. Because this might sound a little bit weird. For, I am actually sharing my thoughts about the human race. This is an aspect many people are still searching for some satisfactory answers on: “Why are there different races?” If we are created from the same source, “why are we physically different?”
Diaries of Godfrey Jeremiah is like a walk into a distant past about a young man who feels he must have been on this planet for a very long time.
Here, in this episode of my diaries, I would be answering the above questions.
Amazingly, this has so much to say about what humanity could have been in times when history has failed to reach with words. Unfortunately, some experts believe that the history of how the human race started could only be a myth. However, there are shreds of evidence locked within us.
What is the human being?
Chiefly, it’s important to point out that humans are special. Amongst all creatures, we stand out in specific ways.
By nature, we’re made up of matter, energy, and a soul. The soul particularly differentiates us from everything else.
Besides, the soul is what we are. And, everything else is a mere material part of the earth – which doesn’t cease to exist. It changes from one form to the other (conserved within the earth from which it was made).
In this case, the Law of Conservation of Mass by Antoine Lavoisier posits that matter (mass) is not created and cannot be destroyed. That is to say, we have no beginning and no end.
Therefore, in the real sense, nothing with life in it truly dies. Death should, therefore, be seen as a transition rather than a termination.
However, the big question is: What about your birth? Your life began the day you were born, right?
Your birth – the beginning of your physical being
When the Creator formed man, according to the book of Genesis, the man was lifeless. Until he breathed (inserted life) into the lifeless physical image.
By the sweat of your browGenesis 3:19 (NIV)
you will eat your food
until you return to the ground,
since from it, you were taken;
for dust you are
and to dust, you will return.”
Then the Lord God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.Genesis 2:7 (NIV)
This obviously indicates that the human being is mere dust without life in him. The life (soul) given to man by his Creator is eternal – it has no beginning and no end. This suggests that a part of you had already been here before time. Not as a single independent entity but as part of a whole system.
Also, we’re all reproduced after the species of the first humans. Significantly, at birth, our physical being inherently continues with part of the life given to the first humans. That is to say, we’re a continuation of the first humans. Though, the timeline of our physical state began the day we were born.
Nevertheless, the creation story didn’t say anything about the different human races. As a matter of fact, the creation story, according to the book of Genesis, is what it is – a story. Not an exact description of what really happened.
The human race | My theory
If the Creator could create different species of other creatures, humans would not be exempted. Apart from the gender differentiation in the creation story, various species were also created. This, therefore, explains why there are several human races.
Besides, there were sexual relations between different human races which further introduced new human species. For example, the three main human races: Caucasoid, Mongoloid, and Negroid could have had sexual relations (or intermarry) to produce a new kind of human race.
The human race simply refers to the grouping of humans based on shared physical qualities into different categories. This equally includes their shared social qualities generally viewed as distinct by society.
Generally speaking, we each belong to a distinct human race but it’s important to note that we are all humans from the same source. Also, we must learn to embrace our racial differences and admire their beauty. Our differences shouldn’t be problematic. Rather we should develop the capacity to understand our differences.