Friday, November 02, 2007

Richard Twiss Quote - He Cracks Me Up

"When I became a Christian I was told that 'old things are passed away and all things became white.'" Oh man, this guy rocks. I will say once again - I want these native Americans to come to Salem in October!


Lainie Petersen said...

Oh goodness!

This reminds me of those "wordless books" that we had at Vacation Bible School, where we learned that our hearts were "black with sin" until the savior's blood washed them white as snow".


Pastor Phil said...

Good identification point Lainie. How often do we say things which are offensive to communities of people different than ourselves?

Lainie Petersen said...

Pastor Phil:

We probably do so a lot. Now the truth is that the light=good dark=bad dichotomy is old: Older than our modern racism. However, given the history of racism, it is important to be sensitive to context. Black/white and dark/light now have meanings that they have not always had.

Though telling a First Nations person that "all things become white" is truly something else.