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    World Religion & Speculative Theology - Thread: I was a stranger, and ye took me not in.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Lämmchen View Post
      What did Jesus look like?

      ... and why does it matter?




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      Quote Originally Posted by Josiah View Post
      ... and why does it matter?
      Because MC wrote this in his OP:

      Quote Originally Posted by MoreCoffee View Post
      And I got to wondering how the Lord Jesus Christ, his mother Blessed Mary, and his father saint Joseph would have been perceived by the ladies.
      "Christianity does not require more work but more trust." Pr. Jonathan Fisk
      "Bearing fruit does not make you a branch. A branch is a branch because it grows from the vine." Pr. Jonathan Fisk
      "A Christian's life is not defined by what the Christian does. It is defined by Christ and what He has done for us." Pr. Rolf David Preus

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      Quote Originally Posted by MoreCoffee View Post
      White people are not the only ones who have altered Jesus' appearance to fit their own. Chinese people did it too and Africans too.

      Jesus had a halo?

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      Funny thing, if the bible is accurate which I believe it is then Jesus was far from theportriots of Him. According to the bible there was nothing desireable in His appearance
      Isaiah 40:31

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      Quote Originally Posted by Lämmchen View Post
      What did Jesus look like?
      We don't have pictures but given the general area it's not unreasonable to assume his skin tone was somewhere between olive-colored and what we would currently call black. He almost certainly had black hair, again based on geography. It seems highly unlikely he was the fair-haired, pale-skinned, blue-eyed man so often seen in posters.
      "Do what thou will shall be the whole of the law" - Aleister Crowley

      "If you love me, obey my commandments" - Jesus Christ

      The Bible comes as a complete package. If we want to pluck verses out of context so make them mean what we want them to mean, if we want to ignore the passages that are inconvenient to our outlook, we should be intellectually honest enough to throw our Bibles in the trash and admit we are following Crowley and not Christ.

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      Quote Originally Posted by tango View Post
      We don't have pictures but given the general area it's not unreasonable to assume his skin tone was somewhere between olive-colored and what we would currently call black. He almost certainly had black hair, again based on geography. It seems highly unlikely he was the fair-haired, pale-skinned, blue-eyed man so often seen in posters.
      Agreed. The locale in which Christ lived, was born, and from which is natural parent (the Blessed Virgin Mary) was born is the middle east and the people of that region are brownish today and were back in Jesus' day when the Romans depicted them as brownish people with dark hair. Some mosaics of the early centuries of this era (AD era) show such people

      This fresco of Christ Among the Apostles is in an arcosolium of the Crypt of Ampliatus in the Catacombs of St. Domitilla in Rome. The Catacombs of Domitilla date from the 2nd through 4th centuries. According to W.F. Volbach, "The extent to which the type of the apostolic group as been developed suggests a 4th-century origin" for this particular fresco.

      Pope Gregory I was well known for his alms to the poor, and he gave quite generously of the riches donated to the Church by the wealthy people of Rome. Everything from money to land was given to the poor in some fashion. He made clear to his subordinates that their duty was to relieve the distress faced by the poor.

      He ordered his clergy to go out into the streets to find and care for the poor in person.

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