Hollywood by no means tires of insulting Christians. Within the newest undertaking from musician Jay-Z and director Jeymes Samuel, The E book of Clarence supplies an ‘alternate’ biblical historical past that’s each blasphemous and racially divisive.
The movie is ready in Jerusalem in 33 AD, which is depicted as overwhelmingly black. Clarence is a pot-smoking drug seller and schemer attempting to flee debt from a brutal mortgage shark.
Seeing the rise of Jesus Christ, Clarence tells folks he is the true Messiah with the intention to get folks to offer him cash to get out of hassle. Throughout Clarence’s messanic rise, the movie assaults conventional Christian beliefs suggesting that white folks have corrupted historical past and the writings of the Bible, therefore why Clarence’s “story” has not been instructed.
The movie additionally amplifies divisive forces, comparable to Black Lives Matter and the Nation of Islam.
The primary character’s identify, Clarence, mirrors that of Clarence Edward Smith (aka “Clarence 13X”), the founding father of the 5-P.c Nation of Islam.
Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, a widely known antisemite, has in contrast white folks to Devil and posits that the aim of the white man is similar as Devil’s with God.
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Think about rising up and believing that Christianity is the faith of the white man (Aka, “the slave proprietor”). This can depart some jaded and hateful emotions about Jesus Christ as a savior of the world.
Now, think about including these jaded emotions to ridiculous beliefs comparable to God being a black man, the black man being God, and white folks being the satan’s offspring of a failed black scientist. Now think about Sony giving these racist beliefs a $40 million price range, and that is how we acquired The E book of Clarence.
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