Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Is that you, Jesus?
This religious pamphlet was left on my porch a while back. I was amazed at how much Jesus looked like a white American suburban man who goes to the gym regular and drives an SUV. I even like the way the artist drew the part in Jesus' hair. It's interesting how the image of Jesus has been changed to fit the local culture. I don't see other religions doing this. Jews don't depict Moses as a black hat Hasidic scholar. Buddhists don't depict Buddha as a shaved-head hipster in skinny jeans and wool cap drinking a latte. But Jesus gets turned into what everyone wants him to be. I almost feel sorry for the deity.