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The Color Purple

The Color Purple

  

by Alice Walker

The Color Purple Religion Quotes

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Quote #10

God is different to use now, after all these years in Africa. More spirit than never before, and more internal. Most people think he has to look like something or someone—a roofleaf or Christ—but we don’t. And not being tied to what God looks like, frees us. (86.5)

Religion has become less literal to Nettie and Samuel. God’s become less human, less material—and that has made a huge difference for them. Like Celie feeling freed by disassociating God with the image of a white man, Nettie is also freed by leaving assumptions about God behind.

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