...it really is a very ignorant mistake using skin colours to illustrate that, especially when it's done at Church by a supposedly pious person...
What a lucky day, I attended this jester sermon again today :-P. In his sermon, God's Words vs Reality, he mentioned that we should respect one another's culture. He asked people to accept with open heart the celebration of Chinese New Year in Indonesia, which I think it has been done since two years ago when our government granted Chinese New Year as our national holiday. He said, if Church can support Valentine, then why doesn't Church support Chinese New Year? Because according to him Valentine is actually to celebrate the affair of goddess Venus and Cupid.
Whatever nonsense, I basically agree that we must respect any culture. But why then when giving example he had to mention racist thing? (Though I had predicted that he would say it, and I was right).
It's more or less like this..... "dia hitam, jelek / he is black, ugly" "tidak seperti saya, putih dan ganteng / unlike me, white (in Indonesia, we call lite skin as white, no matter it's actually yellow or really white) and good looking"
Ok so it's probably just his joke*. He and those other preachers who also said that are probably want to illustrate "Don’t judge a book by its cover". Of course, we're human, no matter pious; we are not mistake-resistance.
But it really is a very ignorant mistake using skin colours to illustrate that, especially when it's done at Church by a supposedly pious person.
...I really wish I will never ever hear that kind of 'black/ dark skin=ugly ; white/ light skin=good looking' illustration anymore, especially at Church
At least today at Church I saw one person from Papua. Papua people have skin as black as generally African people, and not only him, there are many people with dark skin too. When today I heard this kind of preaching again: hitam=jelek (black/ dark skin=ugly), putih=cakep (white/ light skin=good looking), I looked at that guy from Papua. I wonder what did he feel hearing this thing at Church.
This preacher probably forgot this verse: Luk 6:31 And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.
I really wish I will never ever hear that kind of 'black/ dark skin=ugly ; white/ light skin=good looking' illustration anymore, especially at Church.
*Today, more than thrice he laughed "jangan pasang muka formalin dong (please don't give me that stern look)", when he didn't see us laugh every time he threw out his lame jokes.