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Tue Jun 16, 2020, 08:36 PM

BLM needs to reclaim Jesus

We all know, by myth, he was born in what is now the middle East. There were no blond, blue eyed white guys.

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Reply BLM needs to reclaim Jesus (Original post)
Coleman Jun 2020 OP
keithbvadu2 Jun 2020 #1
Loki Liesmith Jun 2020 #2
Warpy Jun 2020 #3
Jake Stern Jun 2020 #4
kwolf68 Jun 2020 #5

Response to Coleman (Original post)

Tue Jun 16, 2020, 08:52 PM

1. What does Jesus look like? It depends on whose living room wall his portrait hangs.

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Response to Coleman (Original post)

Tue Jun 16, 2020, 09:06 PM

2. That's actually not quite true

Itís rare but it happens. Imam Malik ibn Anas was blond haired and blue eyed.

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Response to Loki Liesmith (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 16, 2020, 09:16 PM

3. Hair like lamb's wool and feet the color of burned bronze

According to Revelations, which is where the only description exists, he was a brown skinned guy with a Jewish 'fro. It was very likely the main reason Revelations, a fantasy of the destruction of Rome and the death of Nero, was included in a book assembled to serve Empire.

That sad Scandinavian one has needed to go for a long time.

For anyone who wants to know where a lot of this stuff came from, a YouTube series called "The Dark Ages: An Age of Light," a four part series that traces Christian and Muslim art and architecture through a period when a lot of people thought nothing much was happening. It was.

ETA: First episode

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Response to Coleman (Original post)

Wed Jun 17, 2020, 12:09 AM

4. He didn't look like a Swede but also didn't look like a Nubian as some claim.

Most likely had the same complexion as modern Levantines (Israelis, Lebanese, Syrians and Jordanians)

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Response to Jake Stern (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 17, 2020, 12:41 AM

5. Like it matters


The color. BLM needs to reclaim Jesus just like MLK, however, I do get wary when overt religion leads people in their thinking. We had two friends over last week, both black, and we agreed on mostly everything, but because they were very religious they were rabidly anti choice, even so far as saying rape and incest is not a good reason for abortion. So it's a dicey situation to hop oneself on religion.

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