How Black Was Jesus?

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    I remember reading something by an early church father, or a monk who described Jesus as very dark skinned.

    By today's standards how black would Jesus be? Blacker than Obama?

    seriously.


    Profiling at an airport: would Jesus fit the description of a suspected terrorist?



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    4th century depiction...

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    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/79/Saidnaya_Jesus.jpg

    Middle Eastern icon of Jesus from Saidnaya, Syria
     
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    No I do not think Jesus was from the Congo.

    He probably looked like a Mexican wedding.

    The History Channel did computer forensic model from the shroud of Turin (which was almost certainly not Jesus but use the will to believe Luke) and he looked remarkably like Festus from Gunsmoke.

    I wonder if Jesus called his ass Ruth?
     
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    lol

    The Shroud has a fascinating history.
     
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    I just read an article where it is asserted Hilter spent a lot of time trying to steal it.

    I would have thought his time would be better spent trying to figure out how to win the battle of Stalingrad.

    Or how to paint.
     
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    Is the Shroud of Turin true or fraud?

    When I was thinking of becoming a monk, I was fascinated by John Chrysostom (c. 347–407, Greek: Ἰωάννης ὁ Χρυσόστομος), Archbishop of Constantinople

    I was influenced by the Orthodox church teachings.
     
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    Hitler was probably trying to prove Jesus wasn't really a Jew.

    :doubt:
     
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    What about the Book of Mormon? Did Joe Smith ever speak about the color of Jesus' skin?

    I wonder because for ages the Mormon Church would have prevented Jesus from entering their Temples.


     
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    Your avatar has come a long way.
     
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    Hell, Jesus turned water into wine.

    That alone would have fucked him with the Mormons.
     
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    Probably looked a bit like this fellow from that part of the world did when he was 30.

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