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Why is Jesus always depicted as a white man?

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Why is Jesus always depicted as a white man?
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He wasn't very brown skinned.. more towards white.
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>>299225
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>>299213

Because, by definition, God is perfection.
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I wonder if he was portrayed as more brown how it would have affected his popularity.

He probably would have been less popular in America and maybe Islam wouldn't have grown as much.
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>>299225
Citation needed
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>>299232
>he probably would have been less popular in America

Are you saying that Christianity came to America at any point after the latter's creation?

The first English settlers brought Christianity with them to the new world.
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>>299213
Because since He's the Saviour of all mankind, each culture applies their own appearances onto Him as to make His message universal. It is not what Jesus looks like that is important, it is what He preached and died for.
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Because in the oldest image of the guy from the 6th century, he looked white.

That being said, the Bible doesn't say too much about his appearance.
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>>299213
Because it's mainly white people painting him.

>https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8a/ChineseJesus.jpg
Above is a Chinese depiction of Jesus.

>https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/19/PortAuPrinceMural.jpg
This is a Haitian representation.

>https://cutthroathippiegang.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/9539c-10895183_360387227477290_2094676546_n.jpg?w=812
And this is an Egyptian depiction.

Different cultures illustrate God as looking like the people they're most familiar with, because when one actively tries to develop a personal relationship with a being, subconsciously, that being is going to start looking like the people you see everyday.
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>>299247

That's the oldest image?

How would anyone remember what he looked like if they waited 600 years to draw the man.
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>>299247
If your'e going to have an argument check out what the hell you post...
In the original painting he was painted brown.. you took time to Photoshop it or what?
Because of the light he appears more white, anyone could travel and see the original
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>>299255
There are even earlier..
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>>299269
Jesus confirmed chocolate man
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>>299269
how old was that one?
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Jews are white.
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>>299247
He has a wonky eye
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>>299274
this

we don't even need to talk about ashkenazis,look at this sefarad and tell me he isn't white
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>>299213
He's depicted as white by whites, Chinese by the Chinese, etc.

In reality, he was a Jew, and Jews can be classified as white (see >>299274 >>299305)
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>>299274
>>299305
Redpill me since when jews are a race and not a nation.. a nation of priests as they're presented by the old testament.
In history they cross-breeded with lots of other nations and the first jew was chosen by God from the already existing humans not created anew.
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>>299424
OP comes with a race question.
He was semitic therefore white,at least in American law.

Now trying to define jews,what are they a nation a people a race a religion an identity a culture ?
Well no one fucking agrees and you're not gonna get a magic answer. It's mostly semantics and I don't get why some people obsess over this.
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Is this white?
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>>299498
>white skin
yes

>brown to red to blonde hair
>blue eyes
this is extra white at this point and probably more than jesus actually was
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>>299512

yeah dude but like, God can be any racial sub-type he wants to ok?
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>>299424
Jews are an ethnic and national group with their own ethnic religion, not a race.

They are not really unique in having an ethnic religion. Religions that appeal to a specific people from a specific place include Judaism, Hinduism, Shintoism, various Native American/African/Pagan religions, Zoroastrianism, and so on. By far the largest ethnic religion though is Hinduism: Judaism is tiny compared to them.

These are different than religions that can have a more world-wide appeal, like Christianity, Islam, Buddhism to name a few.

There are a lot of groups whose national/ethnic/religious identities have blended together over time, and Jews are one of the most prominent examples of that. Others might be Armenians, Yazidis, the Amish, Sikhs, and a bunch of more obscure ones since their numbers never get that high.

The big difference between Jews and the rest of them is that in edition to being one of the mixture of national/ethnic/religious group, Jews also have a diaspora, which is when a population of an ethnic group gets split up from their original homeland. Hence the push to (re)create a Jewish homeland (Zionism) thousands of years after their initial migrations, starting before and continuing during/after the Roman occupation of Judea. Judaism is an ancient religion.

Other groups experiencing diaspora would be Gypsies, Tibetans (moving to India), Africans (slave trade), Armenians, and so on.
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>>299213
To make it appealing to Europeans. The most common depiction of Christ is really Cesare Borgia, the son of a pope.

Christianity in Europe was a power grab, Rome was gone and they needed a new emperor. They found one in this Jesus fellow. Now who's the most powerful if everyone believes Jesus is God's son? Anyone associated with the church, and whatever king has their blessing. It was designed sort of as a propaganda ministry.

To make it more appealing they molded it to appeal to European pagans. They also killed a lot of them if they didn't convert. They literally demonized the faith, that's why demons have horns, pagans would wear horns as a symbol of nature. Pagans essentially went into hiding and had to mask their beliefs to continue their worship. That's why we pretend Christmas and Easter are Christian holidays.

It sounds like I'm taking a fedora tier gaff at Christians, not necessarily. Just the church, it really did do evil things in the name of conquering. There are Christians who are good people and use it to study what lies beyond and that's fine, but fuck the church.
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>>299583

lol

dude you need to go to bed, gotta get up early for school.
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>>299247
I don't think you need the bible to understand that due to his race/ethnicity he would have been brown/light brown.
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>>299247
that isn't the oldest image...the original depictions had jesus without a beard and more youthful looking
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>>299583
>Cesare Borgia
Wow, so the guy who painted this 1000 years before Borgia was born was psychic eh? interesting
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>>299213
Xenophanes answered this before Christ was even born

>If cattle and horses, or lions, had hands, or were able to draw with their feet and produce the works which men do, horses would draw the forms of gods like horses, and cattle like cattle, and they would make the gods' bodies the same shape as their own.
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>>299583
Literally none of your post was right
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>>299583
Satan has horns because the most common depiction of him is based on Dyonisos. This isn't some deep dark secret of the Church you uncovered, it's a perfectly open statement that Satan represents the pagan gods who demand violence and mystify man.
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>>299424
Only Ashkenazim/Ethiopian Jews mixed, and Ashkenazim are still mostly levantine
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>>299270
Kek
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>>299609
>Semites are brown
nice meme
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Because we know almost nothing about Jesus, probably because he was a very obscure figure in his own lifetime.

Because of this, people have the freedom to shoehorn in anything they like for what they refer to as 'Jesus'. He can be anything anyone wants him to be at this point
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>>299247
Doesn't the Bible say somewhere that Jesus didn't stand out in a crowd?

If he was white, then he definitely would have.
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>>299228
Let me guess. You're white?
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>>299213
>Why is Jesus always depicted as a white man?
He isn't.
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The scriptures say Judas had to single Jesus out because he looked similar to the rest of the apostles.
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>>299225
>Shroud of Turin
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>>299213
He was Arab and Arabs are white
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>>299213
People from the levant have whiter features than other semitic peoples. Also, there are many claims about his father being a Roman soldier.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiberius_Iulius_Abdes_Pantera
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>>300491
Fuck off blasphemer
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>>299213
They're pretty white. Although obviously he's been whitened because we're white, same as black and Korean Jesus.
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This is a guy from the Levant, I could imagine Jesus looking like him if he had a beard and longer hair.
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>>300491
Just like Brian was son of Biggus Dickus?
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>>300576
>a guy
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>>299213

except he's not.
/thread
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>>300619
Did Assad change his sex or something?
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>>300576
>2000 years of Roman, Crusader and Muslim blood orgy

I don't think it represents the ancient demographic very well...
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>>299213
Jesus is depicted white because the people who worship him are white. Ethiopians have a black Jesus, chinks have a chink Jesus etc.
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>>300635
Romans were already there when Jesus was born, especially the Greek speaking people in Sepphoris which isn't far from where Jesus grew up.

>Crusaders
Insignificant.
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>>300646
but there were only legions in Judea, and Greeks mostly lived in the coastal cities afaik.
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>>300640

Is that Simpson Jesus?
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If he was brown people wouldn't believe he was the son of God.

He was probably brown because he lived in the fucking Middle East.
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>>300654
Sepphoris was not on the coast m8. It was one of the cities that saw colossal hellenization and urban development during the Herodian period.
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>>300659
>everyone from the middle east is brown

See >>300576
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>>300634
Hi! It seems you have misunderstood a >greentext. Allow me to explain:
It's the absurdity of the statement ''a guy'', which is commonly used to refer to a person of unknown origin to the recipient. This is in sharp contrast with the person depicted as ''a guy'', considering he is a major player - or puppet depending on your view - in global politics at the moment, and frequently discussed and shown in international news. Therefore it is experienced as strange to take this figure as an example of ''a guy from the Levant''. The experience of this absurdity is highlighted by the 4chan maymay arrow.

I hope this helped. Happy posting, champ!
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>>300672
>you'll never be this autistic
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