posted on Feb, 22 2003 @ 12:54 PM
Originally posted by Illmatic67listen, truth.. me saying jesus was black has nothing to do with my pride... it's the TRUTH... should i
conceal the truth because it might be hurtful to others? no
How do you *know* Jesus was black-skinned? Did you actually *meet* Him (If so, then you're a lot older than is believably feasable)? Do you have any
actual (untouched) *photos*? No, cameras weren't invented that long ago. What actual *proof* do you have that convinces you Jesus was black-skinned?
For all anyone has pointed out (in scripture), would they have considered it important enough of a distinction to *specify* what his skin color
Besides, the people of that era & geographical location where Jesus appeared were more *bronze-color* than black...Although there was some mixes of
skin-color present (some of it due to the "displacement" of tribes defeated in war or other reasons for travel: There's a lot more mixing of colors
within the population today than there were that long ago), most people there were roughly the same color. You also must take into account that
genetic heredity can produce a fairly wide range of skin color even within the same family...A black family *can* give birth to a white child (either
an albino or merely a genetic lack of melanin in the skin) & vice-versa.
Besides, if a person believes in the concept of human-unity (Which *is* was Jesus preached), then skin-color or even race differences would not be of
any concern to you because you'd still see that other person as a brother/sister instead of being another race of human being.
What I believe Truth was trying to say:
In other words, if you believed in Jesus & his teachings, the question, "What race was Jesus" would have no relevance to you & it wouldn't be worth
your time to comtemplate: You'd be seeing Jesus as being your Brother (Dad's *favorite* perhaps, but still you'd still see Jesus as Brother)
instead of seeing Jesus as "a different race than mine" or "the same race as mine".
I'd have to agree with this...That's why I saw *humor* in the first post rather than seeing it as a point of debate.