Religious sensitivity has always been a difficult issue to navigate, even in the contemporary world. When it comes to the depiction of God, the whitewashing of the Almighty is not only historically false in the case of Jesus but creates an implicit cultural and historical bias in favour of one race.
When you think of the Christian God, what does the great “I Am” look like? Is the presence you feel feminine or masculine? Does the Almighty resemble you or your oppressor? Do you even imagine His form at all? Unlike Judaism and Islam, which forbid the depiction of God in any way, Christianity is peculiar in almost mainstreaming a very singular image and understanding of God and the Son of God (read Jesus Christ). In most churches, Jesus is depicted as a white Caucasian man, with light-brown hair and blue eyes, despite the fact that the Bible gives scarce and conflicting accounts of his appearance.
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