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  •  It's true that... (2+ / 0-)
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    JeffW, Halfton81

    ... as a carpenter, the J-man would have been pretty fit.

    As a Middle Eastern Jew, he also wouldn't have been a white.

    Sorry, guys: you wanna talk about the "real Jesus", you gotta go all the way.

    •  My mom has been a Methodist pastor for ... (1+ / 0-)
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      Radical Moderate

      almost 20 years. I don't remember this, but she says when I was a little kid I realized Jesus looked off. I knew my dad built stuff (he was a boilermaker) and he was strong and tanned. Jesus supposedly built stuff, but he was this scrawny little pale guy. She thought it was hilarious. Told me yes, Jesus would've been pretty fit, a lot rougher looking, and he had a much darker complexion.

      Since I grew up with that image in my head, I never understood people who got so bent out of shape about what the "real Jesus" would've looked like. Hell, you'd have to be a tough son-of-a-bitch to survive getting tortured, nailed to a cross and jabbed with a spear. I still have fun arguing that with people even though I'm agnostic and/or just don't care anymore.

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