However he continued to propose the solution of love, and having people learn to love people that were both similar looking to them, but also different looking. We should not base whom we love or whom we respect based off of common beliefs.
Even in trying to discount his father—who is, notably, the most immediate figure of authority—Baldwin found himself unable to keep fear from taking hold of him. His realization that God is white and not entirely beneficent further revealed to him that his investment in the church had less to do with real spiritual proclivities than it had to do with the importance of finding a gimmick to distract himself from his own oppression.
He begins to consider issues on a world scale.
This had nothing to do with anything I was, or contained, or could become; my fate had been sealed forever, from the beginning of time. My youth quickly made me a much bigger drawing card than my father.
Although this power over his father was actually quite frightening to him, he used his newfound freedom extensively, often spending whole days in preparation without interruption.