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View Diary: Why the Upset? On the History Channel Jesus is a White Surfer Guy and Satan Looks Like Barack Obama (263 comments)

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  •  When you call someone racist (0+ / 0-)

    You may want to have evidence other than your own opinion.

    This is silly. The history channel is racist? They may not be all about history anymore (ancient aliens anyone?) but racist? please.

    •  I don't see how race wasn't involved (3+ / 0-)
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      Deep Texan, TomP, denig

      Seriously.  They made the actor who played Satan look like Obama and that wasn't by mistake or just random chance. Their idea of Satan is a dark man with deep facial lines and ears that stick out, and it so happens that through makeup, careful casting and the use of a hoodie, make him look like a street thug version of Barack Obama.   This was overt, and it's not credible to insist that race played no part in this.  The makers of this crap literally demonized Obama, and I'm surprised you can't see it.

      Of course the theology upon which this thing is based is 100% raging bullshit, but that's to be expected.  The racism is a little more extreme.

      “If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.” Charles Darwin

      by ivorybill on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 05:25:24 AM PDT

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      •  Like I said (2+ / 0-)
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        MPociask, Be Skeptical

        You may want to have some facial basis for that charge.

        The fact that a few looney right wingers who will find any reason to demonize Obama saw it first might tip you off that it wasn't intentional. The people involved stridently deny it. The actor denies it. C'mon.

        I'd also say that calling one religion "100% raging bullshit" is rather intolerant. Do you think that of all religions or just Christianity?

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