Like I say religion is nothing more than a framework for everyone to project their pride and prejudices on and claim them as fact.
That’s why we have so many varying interpretations of what should be one divine message, although no one sees it like that.
Anyway, it is now the turn of TV3 presenter Nana Aba Anamoah to superimpose her own prejudices on the word of God. According to her, she pictures the saviour of the world as a handsome, black man. Hmm, fetish much?
She was speaking on Live Fm’s Live360…
“Physical attributes? I think Jesus must be really handsome. I’ve seen a lot of pictures claiming that is Jesus Christ but when I picture Jesus, I don’t see a white man, I see a black man. I dont see a whiteman as Jesus Christ. I see Jesus as a black man, that’s how I picture him.”
First of all, at least she’s ready to think outside the box a little, but there’s still a lot problematic with that. For centuries, the Jesus as a Caucasian male meme has been running around, and no one felt any compunction to challenge it. Of course, Jesus was never a Caucasian looking dude, and since that image came from the same people who assembled the bible you have to wonder about their motives.
If we really want to follow history and logic, Jesus would probably have looked like this. Now I don’t think that’s the kind of black man Nana Aba has in mind.
The full interview is at the link.
Another photo of what Jesus might have looked like….