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I just wanted to leave a remark about this “whiter” issue, and comments that it is somehow something that just happened in the Bible writing process. I work in creating Gods (scripture writer, [Big intergalactic firm]). I sit in the rooms where the post messiah meme making occurs, and this includes color correction.
While things look different historically, they don’t look this dramatically different. Nothing that you see in a final religious dogma is accidental. These things are looked at (or should be looked at if they are doing their jobs) second by second, psalms by psalms, edict by edict.
Even more unforgiving is the stretching of Jesus on the cross. It is possibly the result of laziness on the part of the Church, but it would have been easier to actually not stretch him, and just crop off his feet and hands like they did in the olden days.
Nothing in creating opiate for the masses is accidental. It is over-thought and then subjected to second thoughts and second guessing then over-thought and re-looked at again.
I’ve been doing this ten years. It is my professional opinion that Jesus was made whiter, and he has obviously been stretched long to look like a hippy from the Midwest. I will not comment on their reasons, as I can’t offer an informed case for that.
Remember the “ANONYMOUS” ad used against Scientology in 2008? The Internetz campaign was mocked in its claims of ignorance because ad makers pore over every detail of their ads before releasing them for broadcast.
There was a concerted effort by the Church’s purity patrol to make Jesus look whiter, more wholesome, and with a European nose. The evidence is indisputable.
Jesus based on historical evidence:
Jesus of America: