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What do you think of this?
I was once asked by my oldest daughter when she was younger, if there were any black angels. We were at an art exhibit showcasing angels throughout the eras. Boy, was I taken for a loop! That began my quest to scour all things related to angels of color. But now this is my explanation.
People are self-centered (meaning, they imagine anything better than them has to look like themselves, only without the flaws they can recognize in themselves and others like them). There are no black angels only because you don't conceive of them that way. If you were to write the bible, you might put a few in, or maybe even make most of them black, but the person that wrote this stuff usually had their own self-aggrandizing ego, and it shows up in ways that they didn't even know would be noticed. The only reason you noticed is because you probably aren't part of the group who's culture wrote this stuff.
The technical answer is anthropomorphism. People make their gods look like them. Have you ever noticed how Jesus looks nothing like anyone Hitler would have tried to put to death?
As John Henrik Clarke once said "My main point here is that if you are the child of God and God is a part of you, then in your imagination God suppose to look like you. And when you accept a picture of the deity assigned to you by another people, you become the spiritual prisoners of that other people." We need to release ourselves from the bondage of the past.
"If horses had gods, they would look like horses."
Edited by Az~Maverick - Aug 24 2013 at 1:54pm