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Wednesday, June 11, 2003

Freeman's God.

Chutney asks: "What do you call your God?" How about Morgan Freeman?

Samuel G. Freedman interviews theologian James Cone, who says of the new movie Bruce Almighty, "The use of a black God reflects how much white Americans can relax with the idea of racial inclusiveness, provided it doesn't challenge their power." But Michael Eric Dyson and Gerald Early say that Freeman's divine role is just the latest version of Uncle Tom: "We have here another instance of a wise black person helping a white person achieve insight, realize his humanity," Early says.

Copyright © 2003 by Philocrites | Posted 11 June 2003 at 9:04 AM

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