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BAMAPHIN 22
10-26-2006, 11:29 AM
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It's a familiar image for millions of Christians: Jesus, with a crown of thorns, hanging from the cross.

What color is he?

In a controversial new film opening Friday, he is black.

"Color of the Cross" tells a traditional story, focusing on the last 48 hours of Christ's life as told in the Gospels. In this version, though, race contributes to his persecution.

It is the first representation in the history of American cinema of Jesus as a black man.

"It's very important because [the film] is going to provide an image of Jesus for African-Americans that is no longer under the control of whites," said Stephenson Humphries-Brooks, an associate professor of religious studies at New York's Hamilton College and author of "Cinematic Savior: Hollywood's Making of the American Christ."

What Jesus looked like has long been debated by theologians around the world.

Different cultures have imagined him in different ways, says Stephen Prothero, chairman of the religion department at Boston University.

In Japan, Jesus looks Japanese. In Africa, he is black. But in America, he is almost always white, like the fair-haired savior painted by Leonardo da Vinci in "The Last Supper" in 1495.

http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/story?id=2606361&page=1

SCall13
10-26-2006, 11:35 AM
Whatever. Christ was neither white or black. I don't understand the motive behind this at all. Well, I do. But it doesn't make sense. It's obvious that Christ is jewish. The bible makes this pretty clear.

Timmy54
10-26-2006, 12:30 PM
it doesnt matter his skin color but logic would say he would look mediterianian like our friend in the mid-east.

305TillIDie
10-26-2006, 12:42 PM
Jesus a brotha? yo Jesus..whats up dawg! :hi5:

greatwade
10-26-2006, 12:50 PM
Maybe he was. But we know Adam wasn't.

Taint no black man giving up a rib to no beyotch.
I don't give two squirts how flipping hawt and nekkid Eve was.

Mmmmmmmmmmmm forbidden fruit. I'm off to the Bass thread!

Pagan
10-26-2006, 01:07 PM
Maybe he was. But we know Adam wasn't.

Taint no black man giving up a rib to no beyotch.
:spit: :sidelol:

dreday
10-26-2006, 01:14 PM
Maybe he was. But we know Adam wasn't.

Taint no black man giving up a rib to no beyotch.
I don't give two squirts how flipping hawt and nekkid Eve was.

Mmmmmmmmmmmm forbidden fruit. I'm off to the Bass thread!
:lol:

dreday
10-26-2006, 01:16 PM
Seriously tho.Do people have any common sense.The bible says he was Jewish.How can he be black?.Jesus a black man??No way.If this was the case we would have had a black president by now.:lol:

mor911
10-26-2006, 01:18 PM
I don't know why people make a big deal out of crap like this... He's an actor playing a part. Why does his skin color matter?

Stitches
10-26-2006, 01:29 PM
I don't know why people make a big deal out of crap like this... He's an actor playing a part. Why does his skin color matter?

Because appearently he has a choice as to what color skin he wants. :shakeno:

BAMAPHIN 22
10-26-2006, 01:33 PM
Seriously tho.Do people have any common sense.The bible says he was Jewish.How can he be black?.Jesus a black man??No way.If this was the case we would have had a black president by now.:lol:


Look out for election year 2008! :lol:

dreday
10-26-2006, 01:35 PM
Look out for election year 2008! :lol:

Yeah really theres no tellin now.:lol:

greatwade
10-26-2006, 01:38 PM
they love to see the black man struggle. Can't wait until the day
we are ALL sexy freggin olive people like my niece and nephew here.

http://www.finheaven.com/clear.gif

I call them Denise and Danephew. They call me Dunkle.
seriously.

UltraDol-Fan
10-26-2006, 02:06 PM
they love to see the black man struggle. Can't wait until the day
we are ALL sexy freggin olive people like my niece and nephew here.

http://www.greaton.com/wilson/wilson.jpg

I call them Denise and Danephew. They call me Dunkle.
seriously.

:lol: