Monday, March 18, 2013

#Devilgate Misses the Big Point

The Devil and The President
The History Channel, in its continuing effort to dumb us all down instead of lifting us up, has a series called "The Bible" in which it pretended that the Genesis is history.
(Let that one sink in for a moment.... and stop laughing!)
The big "Scandal" coming out of this is the producers' decision to visualize the Devil as what looks like Obama after thirty years of hard riding.
The producer disclaim any such intent; he says it's just a coincidence. Hey maybe it is; television is just FULL of skinny black men, right? You can't flip through the channels without seeing dozens of skinny black men playing heroes and villains, right?
Obviously the History Channel is just playing to its base, not necessarily by mocking Obama, but by casting its Garden of Eden scene without any regard to "really happened" (assuming that Genesis is history, which it is not, but let that slide ...)
If you REALLY wanted to do a HISTORICAL version of Genesis you'd cast Adam and Eve as Middle Easterners. It's not as if there's a shortage of Iraqqis looking for work!
And for the Devil? Nothing in the Bible suggests that the Devil in human form looked any different from anyone around him. He should have the same general appearance as Adam and Eve. If they are purple, he should be purple too.
Or ... you could be the History Channel ... Adam and Eve are white people and the Devil is black. Cuz, you know, that's just how it is!

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