antabanta posted:ksazma posted:
My take is that she may be just be offering pie in the sky here. I did not see where she made the connection that Africans were the people that God was making those promises to.
Because of their forced dispersion throughout the world; because of their suffering.
Most of the bible was stolen from other beliefs and cultures. Who knows which people in whose story are originally referred to as chosen. What we do know is that the entire bible is based around Africa and the Middle East.
I do subscribe to this also. I was looking for her to make a convincing nexus rather than what seem like a pep talk. Science shows that the first man came out of Africa. However, using that argument would seem uncomfortable with one where God has a chosen people especially since God and science are not harmonious realities. Nevertheless, if we conveniently accept science to argue that God placed the first man in Africa, then it may not be to difficult to argue that God CHOSE to place the first man (and woman) in Africa. In the end, I just wanted her to make a stronger argument.