HOT BLAST: Was Jesus white? Does it matter?
Dec 13, 2013 | 1970 views |  0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Does the skin color of Jesus really matter to people of the Christian faith?

You may have heard this week that a Fox News anchor told viewers that Jesus and Santa Claus -- and odd pairing -- were both white. Her comments have caused all sorts of conversations on the blogosphere about our aforementioned question: Does it really matter?

At The Atlantic magazine, writer Jonathan Merritt wrote, "Setting aside the ridiculousness of creating rigidly racial depictions of a fictitious character that does not actually exist—sorry, kids—like Santa, Kelly has made a more serious error about Jesus. The scholarly consensus is actually that Jesus was, like most first-century Jews, probably a dark-skinned man. If he were taking the red-eye flight from San Francisco to New York today, Jesus might be profiled for additional security screening by TSA."

Thoughts?

-- Phillip Tutor
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