Euro Jesus

(I didn’t know if I should capitalize the J. I did out of respect for Himself.) Don’t people yet realize Jesus wasn’t born in Northern Europe? And that nobody knows what he really looks like? What really irks me is that Christian book publishers (even the good ones) put out books with depictions of Jesus. I personally don’t like images of Jesus at all which I don’t want to debate here, and I don’t judge those who do, but can’t they actually make an attempt to portray him as where he comes from?

One of the best images I’ve seen (click on it for a blog post):

I believe Nathan Stitt helped me with this image. If not, let me know who you are.

2 Responses to “Euro Jesus”


  1. 1 Esteban Vázquez

    [C]an’t they actually make an attempt to portray him as where he comes from?

    No, because:

    1) Everyone wants to worship a god that is like them and not like their scary, filthy, inferior Other: “If Jesus is truly God/good/the wisest man in history/whatever, surely he was like me.”

    2) People like gods of their own making better, anyway.

    3) The crypto-Gnostic Ideal Jesus is much easier to fashion and customize after our own image than the historical, Incarnate Jesus.

  2. 2 Scripture Zealot

    I wonder if we’d be horrified or enamored. Probably neither except on the Passion Friday.
    Jeff

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