The truth of the matter is that, as white Christian settlers, we are much more aligned with the Egyptians than the Hebrews/Israelites, since we have benefitted from a history of colonial violence, genocide, deception, exploitation and racism. We are firmly located among the oppressors, and this sets us fundamentally at odds with the God of the exodus, the liberator of the oppressed. This God is radically opposed to the brutal concentrations of wealth and power ascribed to the Egyptian regime in the exodus narrative, and, I would infer, opposed to the political and economic hegemony evident in the construction and consolidation of the colonial Canadian state. In the effort to ensure superiority and domination, Christian settlers have readily enlisted the biblical God among the endorsers of expanding accumulation of political power and material wealth, completely suppressing the understanding of God as Creator and humans as creatures living in harmony and humility with other creatures and the earth, a truth firmly embedded within the sacred traditions of Indigenous culture(s).
Dave Diewert, “White Christian Settlers, the Bible, and (De)colonization” in Buffalo Shout, Salmon Cry, page 134.