What Movies Have You Seen Lately?

August 14th, 2017 at 2:26:43 PM permalink
Pacomartin
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Why is Jesus always a white Jew, when in his day there were black Jews also.


I think we should take it for granted that the best known images of Jesus are fanciful creations



In recent movies he has more often been played by olive skinned actors.
August 14th, 2017 at 2:35:51 PM permalink
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In a sentence : not Cleopatra.

Egyptians were likely brown-skinned, as were many others along North Africa.

Cleopatra, however, was a very direct descendant of Ptolemy I, who was Macedonian. When I say "very direct," you should understand the various Ptolemies who ruled Egypt followed the royal Egyptian custom of inbreeding fiercely, with brothers marrying sisters for several generations.


How's that for racial purity? :)

Only it wasn't. It was "divine" purity.


Thanks; I didn't know any of that. I will certainly defer to you on this topic.
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August 14th, 2017 at 2:36:35 PM permalink
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In recent movies he has more often been played by olive skinned actors.


He looks like a tanned gringo to me.
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August 14th, 2017 at 2:37:26 PM permalink
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Doesn't look like somebody from the middle east
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August 14th, 2017 at 3:04:19 PM permalink
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Thanks; I didn't know any of that. I will certainly defer to you on this topic.


You're welcome.

It's hard to say what Egyptians looked like, because in paintings typically people are yellow and red, and a few are black.

Cleopatra's name is firmly associated with Egypt in the popular culture. But she was Macedonian/Greek royalty without question. In fact, Cleopatra was a common name in Alexander's family.
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August 14th, 2017 at 3:44:06 PM permalink
Evenbob
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It isn't germane that Santa be white.


Yet it looks goofy as heck when he
isn't. No kid really buys that Santa
is anything but white. Or Jesus
either. But we know for a FACT
Roland was white, the author
has illustrations of him in the
first book. It's indisputable. Races
are not interchangeable no matter
what anybody says.
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August 14th, 2017 at 3:51:54 PM permalink
Pacomartin
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Quote: Wizard
He looks like a tanned gringo to me.
Quote: terapined
Doesn't look like somebody from the middle east


Well he actor is Portuguese. I didn't say it was accurate, only that they are pushing the archetype a little.

I don't think there is anything in the Bible that says Jesus was handsome, but you never see an ugly Jesus.

Most mainstream productions are unwilling to veer away from a European-ish Jesus.
August 14th, 2017 at 3:53:46 PM permalink
rxwine
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It's indisputable. Races
are not interchangeable no matter
what anybody says.


Pure and undisputable racist statement in case you didn't notice.

It's all in your mind.

https://youtu.be/ddBLFdiylFg?t=86
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August 14th, 2017 at 4:50:16 PM permalink
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An argument could be made that Jesus did have dark skin.


I've suspected for a long time that he looked a lot like Menachem Begin

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August 14th, 2017 at 8:11:28 PM permalink
Pacomartin
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An argument could be made that Jesus did have dark skin.


The population of the world at the time of Jesus was estimated to be 200 million (roughly that of present day Brazil) with 70% of those people living in Asia and roughly 12% in Europe.

I don't think that skin color was frequently written about as it didn't seem very important.

White skin is really more transparent skin, as all of humanity has very white flesh under their epidermis. White skin was selected by evolution as a way to get Vitamin D from the sun, in climates with long winters. It made you more vulnerable to skin cancer, but only after you were old enough not to be fertile. Evolution doesn't really car about the elderly. People who lived in Siberia ate a lot of fish, and were not selected for white skin.

When Jesus was alive it is probable that fewer than 1 person in 10 had white skin.

During the lifetime of Jesus a single battle of massive historical import was fought in Europe. In the year 9, the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest where the German leader Arminius defeats the Roman legions of Publius Quinctilius Varus determined that the Roman Empire would never go into present day Germany.