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God And Race: Thought Experiment

Discussion in 'Religious Debates' started by Eddi, Sep 20, 2021.

  1. Eddi

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    Here is a thought experiment:

    Imagine you are God...

    You want to appear to humankind in the form of a human being

    You want to present yourself to them so they can see you

    But it is not possible for a human being to be racially neutral

    As all humans can be described as being representative of a race (or races?)

    Therefore you have to choose a race to appear as

    What race do you choose?

    And why?

    Also, would it be a primary concern?
     
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    For me, if I were God I would appear as a black man

    Because he has been portrayed as white for long enough

    It would redress the balance

    And all the racists would be horrified :D

    And yes, for me it would be a primary concern
     
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  3. Rival

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    Could be blue skinned like Amun.

    Could be green skinned like Osir.

    Still human in form but not in phenotype :)
     
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  4. Augustus

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    If by 'white' you mean Northern European, he's been portrayed as 'black' for longer ;)

    Mixed race. The more the better.

    :D
     
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  5. SalixIncendium

    SalixIncendium अहं ब्रह्मास्मि
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    I would appear as Morgan Freeman.
     
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    The Horse Race:rolleyes:
     
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    RabbiO הרב יונה בן זכריה

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    Morgan Freeman with the voice of George Burns?
     
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  8. It Aint Necessarily So

    It Aint Necessarily So Well-Known Member
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    IndigoChild5559 Loving God and my neighbor as myself.

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    Races do not objectively exist (unless you are talking about the human race.) Science has basically disproven the concept of race. They are nothing but a societal construct.
     
  10. Eddi

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    I know race is a societal construct

    But my point is that if God were to manifest himself into human form he would have to look a certain way, which people would undoubtedly think of in terms of race

    My point is, he could not be what humans would consider radically neutral as, according to the constructs of society, all humans may be classified according to race

    You and I both know that race is meaningless

    But I don't think the great majority of humans do

    And I believe God would be sensitive to this and that this would be a problem for him
     
  11. Saint Frankenstein

    Saint Frankenstein The Uncuckable
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    Jesus was a Semitic man Who likely had olive skin, dark hair and eyes. It's hard to get much more "neutral" than that. Tens or hundreds of millions of Latinos, Southern Europeans, Middle Eastern people, mixed people, etc. look like that. Anyway, it really doesn't matter as God's nation is a spiritual nation.
     
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    Absolutely. See ''Jesus''.
     
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