Re: Mark of Cain question
- From: The Poster Formerly Known as Craig Olson <craigBLOCK@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 29 Jun 2006 11:05:10 -0000
The Poster Formerly Known as Craig Olson wrote:
So if the Philistines / Phoenicians / Canaanites weren't black, then it
must follow that Canaan wasn't black and therefore that his folks
weren't black and ... well, then there just doesn't seem to be any way
to support the "curse of cain" and "black" connection to anyone in the ark.
Very very very well thought out post, and well analized, however there
is still one big gaping hole, namely:
1 Peter 3:20 and D&C 138:9
"Which sometime were disobedient, when once the long-suffering of God
waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few,
that is, eight souls were saved by water."
Now, we either accept these scriptures as true or false, but it cant be
both, either 8 people lived, or the scripture is false.
I guess it just depends upon how you read the scripture.
I think it can be both.
As I see it, all the scripture in 1 Peter says is that there were 8
people on the ark.
What it does not say is: outside of those eight on the ark, every other
living human person on the entire planet Earth died during the flood.
This turns out to be an issue of the Universal Flood, which I'm not
prepared to wade into at this point.
This means that either there was a second great change of skin color,
or someone on the Ark was black.
You seem to be fond of dichotomy. What if there was a third way? What if
everyone who rode in the ark looked a lot like each other and yet,
still, people ended up looking different?
If all the blacks in history are descended from just Ham and Egyptus,
how did it just so happen that their descendants migrated to Africa,
Australia, Melanesia and nowhere else?
If someone on the ark had to be black for there to be people with black
skin alive today, which one of the crew of the ark was Asian? Which
one was Nordic? Which one was Latin? 
Somehow when people discuss about the ancient ark and modern population,
why do we only notice black and pink, and ignore all the other possible
Now might be a good time to point out that the skin of blackness was a
protection given by the Lord as a warning that if anyone kills them,
they will suffer 7 times as much for it. The cursing was as to the
priesthood, not the skin color.
I see several assumptions that seem to have been jumped in the space of
those two sentences. It looks like you have assumed:
(a) that the skin of Cain was black as a result of a curse from God
(b) that this mark set upon Cain would be inherited by his children
(c) that there was also an inheritable curse "as to the priesthood".
Can point to the scripture where you find support for any one of these?
Consider that a CFR with a very serious face.
Craig, feeling quixotic
 And, more puzzling, which one liked disco?