Imagine a somewhat different temple narrative, in which:
–Those who have darker skin take make a covenant to hearken to those who have lighter skin
–There is one dark-skinned person in the movie, who is silent after the Fall and walks behind the central actor, the light-skinned person (the movie also includes a couple of other light-skinned people who don’t say much)
This is explained as okay, because:
a) It’s a fallen world, and the sad reality is that people with dark skin have been unfairly subordinated–the narrative (and the hearken requirement) are just depicting that
b) The dark-skinned people don’t have to hearken to the light-skinned person unless they are following God, so what’s the big deal?
c) The whole thing is symbolic, and we shouldn’t get so hung up on these details
Writing this is seriously making me cringe. Is there any possible way this could be okay?
- 3 May 2011