a friend of mine pointed out that according to the bible Jesus was African...he had skin of bronze, hair like sheep's wool...I haven't read that particular passage, but I have to wonder...If the Church is so biblical, why do they insist on portraying Jesus as a white man?
Hmm, I've always thought of him as Semitic, not African, but have always winced at blond, blue-eyed portrayals of him, and thought "Excuse me, he was probably dark -- black hair and brown eyes -- not some white supremacist's fantasy!"
But, on the other hand, perhaps it's a case of his being all things to all people, and looking like, um, "everyman", according to the ethnicity thinking about him -- whites think he was white, blacks think he was black, etc.
Edited by Norville, 19 April 2005 - 12:34 PM.
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