Race relations are very much a problem in the world today. In the United States an effort is being made to
harmonize race relations, and to some extent to compensate for past inequities. These efforts are to some
degree successful though much remains to be done. Quite a bit of our social and economic difficulties as
a whole can be traced back to race relationships. Housing patterns, traffic patterns, work place locations,
and school problems can all be traced back to racial disharmony. Social patterns and interactions are
determined in the main by race. In our country the primary race conflict is between white and black, though
other minorities such as Hispanics and Asiatics are contributing to the problem of racial disharmony. The
primary assumption socially is that the races are not equal. Until recently the races were separated by
legal mechanisms. Now as a result of legislation they are largely separated by economic, cultural, and
social factors. There are exceptions: Those minorities who are qualified intellectually, socially and
economically are gradually being integrated into the social organism at all levels. This is the status of the
present race problem in this country. Every thoughtful person knows that we have a race problem in this
country. For the most part, we have no information concerning the origin of this problem nor the destiny of
The Urantia Book supplies the missing origin as well as the missing destiny of the solution of the problem.
P.215 - §3 "Even in the study of man's biologic evolution on Urantia, there are grave objections to the
exclusive historic approach to his present day status and his current problems. The true perspective of any
reality problem--human or divine, terrestrial or cosmic--can be had only by the full and unprejudiced study
and correlation of three phases of universe reality: origin, history, and destiny. The proper understanding of
these three experiential realities affords the basis for a wise estimate of the current status." And an
enduring solution since it will have exhausted the source of wisdom and experience that is available to the
P.1295 - §4 "Experience, wisdom, and judgment are the concomitants of the lengthening of the time unit in
mortal experience. As the human mind reckons backward into the past, it is evaluating past experience for
the purpose of bringing it to bear on a present situation. As mind reaches out into the future, it is attempting
to evaluate the future significance of possible action. And having thus reckoned with both experience and
wisdom, the human will exercises judgment decision in the present, and the plan of action thus born of the
past and the future becomes existent."
P.1295 - §5 "In the maturity of the developing self, the past and future are brought together to illuminate the
true meaning of the present. As the self matures, it reaches further and further back into the past for
experience, while its wisdom forecasts seek to penetrate deeper and deeper into the unknown future. And
as the conceiving self extends this reach ever further into both past and future, so does judgment become
less and less dependent on the momentary present. In this way does decision action begin to escape
from the fetters of the moving present, while it begins to take on the aspects of past future significance."
The person who finds the Urantia Book of interest is likely to either be seeking for a higher religious and
spiritual enlightenment, or is fascinated by the intellectual beauty of the book. Aside from the religious and
spiritual assertions of the book, the Urantia Book is beautiful literature, and the sheer beauty of the
language is intellectually satisfying. The person who seeks and finds the Urantia Book for religious and
spiritual reasons is looking for answers to unanswered religious and spiritual questions. He is aware of
the problems in the world and how they affect the future of the world. He usually believes in a God of Love.
Imagine his surprise when he reads that celestial beings have created six races and that some of them
are inferior to others. Especially must he be concerned when he reads that the Indigo race of which the
current black race is descended from as it has received some mixture in slight amounts from the other
races is inferior to the other five. Having being taught that God is love and that God loves all of his children
the same, he must began to question in earnest whether or not this is in fact a divine revelation even
though the Urantia Book tells him that God loves all of his children.
P.454 - §2 "... in the final analysis, it would be hardly proper to use the words "greater" or "lesser" in
contrasting the destinies of the ascending orders of sonship. Every such son of God shares the fatherhood
of God, and God loves each of his creature sons alike; he is no more a respecter of ascendant destinies
than is he of the creatures who may attain such destinies. The Father loves each of his sons, and that
affection is not less than true, holy, divine, unlimited, eternal, and unique--a love bestowed upon this son
and upon that son, individually, personally, and exclusively. And such a love utterly eclipses all other facts.
Sonship is the supreme relationship of the creature to the Creator."
So how is he to reconcile his ideals of the Heavenly Father with the facts that are presented supposedly of
origin from beings that represent Him? Well, for one thing to just focus on the fact of the inequalities of the
races is error, for we are instructed from the Urantia Book that P.42 - §6 "Philosophers commit their gravest
error when they are misled into the fallacy of abstraction, the practice of focusing the attention upon one
aspect of reality and then of pronouncing such an isolated aspect to be the whole truth. The wise
philosopher will always look for the creative design which is behind, and pre existent to, all universe
phenomena. The creator thought invariably precedes creative action."
In trying to understand the seemingly contradictory attitudes in the Urantia book, it is very helpful to read
and study the book from the beginning to the end. While studying single topics of interest may satisfy the
current intellectual curiosity, it will never give insight to the disturbing questions that are sure to be raised. P.
215 - §2 "For example: The human mind would ordinarily crave to approach the cosmic philosophy
portrayed in these revelations by proceeding from the simple and the finite to the complex and the infinite,
from human origins to divine destinies. But that path does not lead to spiritual wisdom. Such a procedure
is the easiest path to a certain form of genetic knowledge, but at best it can only reveal man's origin; it
reveals little or nothing about his divine destiny."
If one is thoughtful he will acknowledge the existence, though he may not be willing to admit this publicly, of
intellectual and spiritual variations with in his own family, social group, and race. If such variations exist
within a race, it is not unreasonable to expect that these same variations will exists between races. Even
Jesus acknowledges the inequalities of man when he said "Although you cannot escape the recognition of
differential human abilities and endowments in matters intellectual, social, and moral, you should make no
such distinctions in the spiritual brotherhood of men when assembled for worship in the presence of God."
But the variations of differences between the race and in the race are a good thing as pointed out in the
reasons below for having six evolutionary races with varying intellectual and spiritual receptivity. In the
evolution of mankind, it requires this variation to successfully reach the area of light and life. A genius
would hardly enjoy working on an assembly line, but would find delight in solving difficult intellectual
problem that all benefit from. I am not blind to the horrors that racism has caused and continue to cause in
the world, but evolution is still in the process of unfolding, and remember what divine revelation can not
accomplish evolution will. Evolution will eventually vindicate the Father's divine plan. It will just take longer
from the time space perspective.
The Heavenly Father is the father of the individual, not the group. The individual has a different destiny than
the group. The rules governing the individual are personal while the rules governing the group are non
personal. The individual is destined for Paradise and the Corps of the Finality while the group from which
he hails from is destined to remain on the planet as a perfected race. The individual evolves vertically that
he is ascends while the group evolves horizontally. The relationship with the Heavenly Father is one
characterized by love and mercy. P.365 "There is in the mind of God a plan which embraces every creature
of all his vast domains, and this plan is an eternal purpose of boundless opportunity, unlimited progress,
and endless life. And the infinite treasures are yours for the striving!" No such qualities can be applied to a
group as such, though admittedly individual members of the group can share in the sonship experience. It
is helpful to remember that it is the soul that enjoys sonship status and not the mortal body, and the soul is
indestructible at least for all those who entrust its safe keeping to the heavenly Father.
In reading and studying the Urantia Book it is important to remember that all of the information on a given
topic is not located in the same area. The Urantia book presents P.1110 " ...cosmic data in such a manner
to illuminate the spiritual teaching contained in the accompanying revelation." Concerning the present
problem of the races with regard to inferior and superior, we must keep in mind that the words inferior and
superior are relative terms. The universe is filled with relative realities including personalities realities. For
example the six evolutionary races, including the Indigo race were superior to the Andonites, the race from
which they sprang, while the Adamites and Nodites were all superior to the six evolutionary races,
including the red, blue, and yellow races. In the evolutionary universes of time and space we can not
escape relativities. That which is superior to that below is inferior to that above.
There are differences in the brain and mind of mortals in the universe. P.566 "… there are three basic
organizations of the brain mechanism: the one-, the two-, and the three-brained types. Urantians are of the
two-brained type, somewhat more imaginative, adventurous, and philosophical than the one-brained
mortals but somewhat less spiritual, ethical and worshipful than the three-brained orders. "There are three
groups of mind designs as related to spirit affairs. This classification does not refer to the one- two- and
three brained orders of mortals; it refers primarily to gland chemistry, more particularly to the organization
of certain glands comparable to the pituitary bodies. The races on some worlds have one gland, on other
two as do Urantians, while on other spheres the races have three of these unique bodies. The inherent
imagination and spiritual receptivity are definitely influenced by this chemical endowment." Mortals with two
glands are more receptive to spiritual receptivity than one gland while being less receptive than those with
Difference also exits among celestial beings. Midway Creatures differ from each other. P.864 "The United
Midwayers of Urantia are organized for service with the planetary Seraphim in accordance with innate
endowments and acquired skills ..." P.426 "... The Infinite Spirit, as personalized on the local universe
headquarters intends to produce uniformly perfect seraphim, but for some unknown reason these
seraphic offspring are very diverse." P.392 "The universe of Nebadon began its existence with exactly 12
million Lanonandeks and when they had passed through the Melchizedek sphere, they were divided in the
final test into three classes: Primary: System Sovereigns; Secondary Planetary Princes, and Tertiary:
subordinate assistants, messengers, custodians, commissioners, observers, and prosecute the
miscellaneous duties of a system and its component worlds". P.273 The Havona Servitals and The
Conciliators are created unequal. "Every forth creature is semi material." They are created this way
because of the need for different functions. "… neither do the higher orders look down upon the lower
orders of existence."
P.726 - §2 "There are many good and sufficient reasons for the plan of evolving either three or six colored
races on the worlds of space. P.584 - §6 "The evolution of six or of three colored races, while seeming to
deteriorate the original endowment of the red man, provides certain very desirable variations in mortal
types and affords an otherwise unattainable expression of diverse human potentials. These modifications
are beneficial to the progress of mankind as a whole provided they are subsequently upstepped by the
imported Adamic or violet race. On Urantia this usual plan of amalgamation was not extensively carried out,
and this failure to execute the plan of race evolution makes it impossible for you to understand very much
about the status of these peoples." Though Urantia mortals may not be in a position fully to appreciate all
of these reasons, we would call attention to the following:
P.726 - §3 1. Variety is indispensable to opportunity for the wide functioning of natural selection, differential
survival of superior strains.
P.726 - §4 2. Stronger and better races are to be had from the interbreeding of diverse peoples when these
different races are carriers of superior inheritance factors. And the Urantia races would have benefited by
such an early amalgamation provided such a conjoint people could have been subsequently effectively
upstepped by a thoroughgoing admixture with the superior Adamic stock. The attempt to execute such an
experiment on Urantia under present racial conditions would be highly disastrous.
P.726 - §5 3. Competition is healthfully stimulated by diversification of races.
P.726 - §6 4. Differences in status of the races and of groups within each race are essential to the
development of human tolerance and altruism.
P.726 - §7 5. Homogeneity of the human race is not desirable until the peoples of an evolving world attain
comparatively high levels of spiritual development."
In trying to understand the present problems of the races today and in understanding the Urantia statement
about the evolutionary races, particularly the Indigo race, we must always bear in mind that the results we
are left with are not what the divine plan ordained. If the divine plan had been followed, we would all marvel
at the wisdom of God in evolving man. P.631 - §5 "If the mortals of distraught Urantia could only view one of
these more advanced worlds long settled in light and life, they would nevermore question the wisdom of
the evolutionary scheme of creation. Were there no future of eternal creature progression, still the superb
evolutionary attainments of the mortal races on such settled worlds of perfected achievement would amply
justify man's creation on the worlds of time and space." Today we would have one race, a perfect race with
all of the necessary attributes, physically, intellectually, and spiritually instead of having fragmented
attributes in the separate races. P.625 - §0 "... You would instinctively describe such a realm--could you be
suddenly transported to a planet in this stage of development as heaven on earth."
P.919 "... it should be remembered that these secondary races had many desirable traits which would
have considerably enhanced the primary people if their better strains could have been absorbed." P.920.
"Biologically considered, the secondary sangiks were in some respects superior to the primary races."
Ever bear in mind the revelators are reciting what happened, and we must always bear in mind what
should have happened and what the results would have been if the divine plan had been followed.
In summary, the divine plan called for the evolutionary of mortal man from animals; secondly after the
arrival of mortal man, it called for extraplanetary personalities to guide and direct the evolving humans, to
organize society along moral and ethical lines, and to rid the races of the debased human stock that
occurred as a result of human mating with their animal cousins before the ability to reproduce with them
ended. This part of the divine plan was derailed when Caligastia, the Planetary Prince, joined the Lucifer
Secondly, the biological plan of uplifting the races was also prematurely ended when Adam and Eve
degraded themselves to mortals after subsequently defaulting on their divine trust, thus diluting out the
continuous stream of superior life plasm that was designed to upstep the races. This compounded the
plight of evolutionary races, not withstanding that some gains were made to the uplift of the races. The blue
race received most of this infusion of superior life plasm which eventually produced the white race and the
dominant culture on the planet. As the evolutionary races continued to evolve, it eventually evolved to the
stage where it is today. Though the Spirit of Truth as a result of Michael's bestowal allows for the escape of
individuals from the double default spiritually, the races must now proceed using largely human methods
for race improvement.
If we view the narration of the six evolutionary races without the context of the planetary rebellion and the
Adamic default, it certainly appears that the Urantia Book is racist and is designed only for the white culture,
but careful study of the revelation yields that insight which reveals that this is not the case. Is the Urantia
book Racist? No! But the races are, no doubt due to the lack of adequate spirituality and subsequent lack
of brotherly love. The revelators are forced to tell the story as it happened not as it should have happened.
Even so they tell what the destiny of the race problem is. The races will eventually blend, and there will only
be one race. In the meantime, we should pay attention to the reasons given for the evolving of different race
with different potential for intellectual and spiritual receptivity.
We are told from the Urantia Book that P.1007 - §1 "Revelation is evolutionary but always progressive.
Down through the ages of a world's history, the revelations of religion are ever expanding and successively
more enlightening. It is the mission of revelation to sort and censor the successive religions of evolution.
But if revelation is to exalt and upstep the religions of evolution, then must such divine visitations portray
teachings which are not too far removed from the thought and reactions of the age in which they are
presented. Thus must and does revelation always keep in touch with evolution. Always must the religion of
revelation be limited by man's capacity of receptivity." But even with this being the case, it is not surprising
that not all people who pick up this book and browse or read it are prepared to assimilate its teachings.
The test of spiritual readiness is the ability to comprehend and assimilate.
In the final analysis, the Urantia book as a divine revelation must ultimately be validated by the faith of the
individual. While it is true there are many historical facts that can be verified from our own historical
records, there are many more, much more that cannot since these facts occurred before historical times,
that is, before written records were in use. I suppose a lot of the questions and doubtings that we have
concerning certain aspects of the 5th Epochal revelation is the unsuccessful worthy effort of the material
mind to bypass the faith test. Like the concept of the friendly universe, the creation of the six evolutionary
races with varying intellectual and spiritual capacities requires spiritual insight to discern the loving hand of
the Father at work.