Thu 5th April 2012, 8:49pm
QUOTE(Bottled_Spider @ Thu 5th April 2012, 11:36am)
['m sure I read somewhere that modern depictions of Jesus are based on portraits of the mass-murdering son-of-a-pope Cesare Borgia.
So it's been said.http://www.thehalsreport.com/2010/07/is-th...-cesare-borgia/
QUOTE(Web Fred @ Thu 5th April 2012, 12:46pm)
I can't remember the specifics other than he was a prince from a royal family. I definitely remember the description as being "black". Personally I would have thought mid-brown per Arabic, meddle-eastern appearance.
He wasn't a prince. His father (or at least his mother's husband) was a carpenter, although allegedly descended from King David. Of course there weren't any Arabs in that part of the world until the 7th century. Still, he would no doubt be described as "very swarthy" rather than black or even brown.
QUOTE(Tarc @ Thu 29th March 2012, 10:32pm)
The "images are included to purposefully offend" comes across as desperate reaching, IMO.
Probably not "to purposefully offend" (which would be a split infinitive, anyway), just "to show them who's boss: WP:NOTCENSORED!"
QUOTE(Mister Die @ Thu 5th April 2012, 2:54pm)
Jesus is given the "WASP" treatment because that's the image of him in Western society and culture since at least the 1800's (probably two centuries older.)
No doubt in Western culture he was always imagined to be white. People weren't aware of non-white people for the most part.