Friday, 7 January 2011

Morning Scepticism: Image

If there's anything that says God is made in our image and not the other way around, it's Anglo-Jesus. Jesus is portrayed as the best-groomed Woodstock attendee, which might fit well with our perceptions of what such a character ought to be, but it's hardly fitting for someone kicking around Jerusalem 2000 years ago.

1 comment:

Wowbagger said...

As far as I'm aware, men of Jesus' time had short hair, not long - so pretty much any representation of him as 'neat hippy Jesus' is wildly inaccurate.

And yeah, there's no way he'd have been pale skinned or blue eyed - though that would, of course, explain why Mary had to tell Joseph that he was conceived 'via God', as opposed to that charming Scandivian man attempting to trade furs from the far, far north...