OMG.....Jesus wasn't white and Italian!!!.
That happened before white Jesus wrote the King James version in English for the true believers.
That was before Jesus was crucified and was no longer a Middle Eastern Jew, after the crucifixion he became blond haired, blue eyed, Caucasian Jesus, at least according to Caucasian Christians even if they don't say it out loud.
We better be careful what we say. We might start a rumor that crucifixion causes people's skin to turn white.
"Of course Jesus was white! Every God-fearing American knows that!" - the confessions of raving lunatics.
Glad they didn't think he was white back then at least.
I'm onboard with pointing up the nonsense of Christianity. I can't say what's true here or not, but this examination calls into question whether this is really the earliest known depiction of Jesus and the disciples. The author of the post claims to have contacted the museum, and appears also to have done some art history sleuthing and concludes (rightly or wrongly) that this is 18th century art. They do make the useful-seeming point that if this were really the earliest known depiction that it would likely be extremely famous, require more elaborate security than it is said to have, etc.
I get people wanting me the sculpt JC, all the time. Can't find good enough references of what he would really look like. Yet, countless Christians claim to personally witness him.
How it really was before the European Colonial Inquisitions
Why would this upset a white Christian? If you go to Japan, Jesus is Japanese-looking and so forth. Unless that Christian is an identitarian also, it is a non-issue.
Well, maybe not. Check out this article. It seems that image was made in 1700’s during a period when making fake icons was at its heights. [google.com]
Thanks for the link. I hate misinformation, and I try to debunk it at every opportunity.
I agree. Indian Hindus made Krishna blue because being black had a stigma in the land where the "fair and lovely cream" sells a lot. He came from a region with dark skin Hindus which is Bihar. It is the most impoverished state in the land today.