Thursday, March 24, 2011

The Gospel Is Better than Nice

So this is pretty old by now, but still relevant (is that even possible?!?!):

A vocal minority claims that the film Avatar is racist on a fundamental level because it propagates the archetypal white man coming in as the messiah of the savages.

"It's really upsetting in many ways," said Avatar star Robinne Lee, who is black with Jamaican and Chinese ancestry. "It would be nice if we could save ourselves."

It would be, but we never can. And as "upsetting in many ways" as that is, we must accept the bad news before we can receive the good news.

*Let the record show that Jesus is not white.

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