On June 22, author Javier Manjarres presented a talk before the Manatee GOP, where he discussed various links between skin color and political views. He didn't mention the famous black educator Dr. Marva Collins, who said, "It doesn't matter if you are black, white, polka-dot, or pin-striped, it's what's in your heart and mind that counts."
Around 300 BC, a group from Gaul (now France) settled in the central highlands of Turkey and perfected chariot warfare but they had no religion. The Apostle Paul later went there, introduced them to Christianity, which they readily accepted, and built a church there.
But an argument soon arose about following a certain ritual. Paul answered them eloquently, forcefully, and repeatedly in the famous biblical Book of Galations -- that the outward show of dress, manners or ritual is not important, but the important thing is what Christians have in their hearts and minds.
Dr. John Howell, Ph.D.