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So, folks are pressed because Octavia Spencer will be play ingthe role of God in the upcoming film, The Shack. I mean, I don’t see the problem, it’s not like we know what God really looks like anyway. I’m more than sure folks are mad because  she will be sprinkling a little more #BlackGirlMagic dust all over Hollywood. Either way, she’s a great actress, an Oscar-winning actress for that matter, so I know she will kill it.

The film portrays Spencer as the physical manifestations of Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit and God. According to Indiewire, it appears that many Christians aren’t here for it. Joe Schimmel, the pastor of Blessed Hope Chapel in Simi Valley, California told one Christian outlet, “Young’s pretentious caricature of God as a heavy set, cushy, non-judgmental, African-American woman called ‘Papa’ – who resembles the New Agey Oprah Winfrey far more than the one true God revealed through the Lord Jesus Christ in Hebrews 1:1-3 –…lends itself to a dangerous and false image of God and idolatry.”

I will definitely be checking it out. What are your thoughts? Leave a comment on our Facebook page.

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