White (Chocolate) Jesus, perhaps? oh, @MegynKelly… why?

Jesus was a white man too. He was a historical figure, that’s a verifiable fact – as is Santa. How do you just revise it in the middle of the legacy of the story, and just change Santa from white to black?

via Fox News Santa Is White – Business Insider.

So, Santa was a Turkish area Bishop, most likely a Greek guy. Not sure that would classify as white.

But Jesus?

Dude, Jesus was a Jew of Palestinian descent. Most then likely, darker than the average Fox News pundit.

But my goodness… this is nuts.

 

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Joel L. Watts holds a Masters of Arts from United Theological Seminary with a focus in literary and rhetorical criticism of the New Testament. He is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of the Free State, working on the use of Deuteronomy in the Fourth Gospel. He is the author of Mimetic Criticism of the Gospel of Mark: Introduction and Commentary (Wipf and Stock, 2013), a co-editor and contributor to From Fear to Faith: Stories of Hitting Spiritual Walls (Energion, 2013), and Praying in God's Theater, Meditations on the Book of Revelation (Wipf and Stock, 2014).

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11 thoughts on White (Chocolate) Jesus, perhaps? oh, @MegynKelly… why?

  1. And, if these nuts are to be believed, God’s a white male too! He’s also the Father of Capitalism and the Almighty watches Fox News. Never mind that the latter is for amusement (Psalm 2:4 and Proverbs 1:26).

    • Looking at your verses. Made me think, “I am a jealous God”, “I hardened pharaoh’s heart”, “surely you will die”, “kill all the women and children, but save the young virgins for yourself”, etc.. No wonder Gnosticism appealed to some. The more I see of Fox News representing the so-called Christian view (like FRC Tony Perkins), the more I like the “old, old, time religion”, gnosticism.

      • The disturbed mental equilibrium of Foxites may result from their trying to serve both God and mammon.

        • More accurately, I should have said Foxites try to serve three masters – God, mammon, and Murdoch!

  2. We would probably be suspicious if Jesus would get on an airplane today. He would definitely look like a terrorist….middle eastern olive skinned , heavy dark beard. What people fail to realize is that our visual images of Jesus stem from European art work from the middle ages not from reality.

  3. She just meant that Jesus isn’t black. The context was talking about someone wanting to see a black Santa. So, she had to immediately go to Jesus as if to say, what next, a black Jesus? It wasn’t racist, just dumb.

  4. Reza Aslan, author of Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth noted recently, “Megyn Kelly is right; her Christ is white.” Aslan goes on to point out that, on the other hand, the historical Jesus was a Palestinian Jew. The author also concurs with the practical observation that, for the most part, Christ reflects the culture of the believer.

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