Anymore, no matter what the topic, people seem to find the need to disagree with each other. Today, I came across a story where people were complaining that a movie maker in Hollywood cast all the roles for his movie Exodus with actors of European descent. The people complaining ranged their complaints such as “once again whites are re-writing history”, “If they don’t use Black and Arab actors, it is not historically correct”, and “go read your Friggin’ bibles you idiots, Jesus had wooly hair and was Black because that is where mankind started.”
My first responses were:
1. Since when has Hollywood taken the time to make any movie accurate? They always claim ‘artistic license’.
2. Just because Hollywood makes a movie in no way makes it ‘historical’.
3. And finally, the last and most important response was: Where in the Bible does it describe the physical characteristics of Jesus? More than likely, since the cradle of civilization was between the Euphrates and Tigris Rivers and expanded out from there, more than likely Jesus and the other occupants of Judea were of Middle Eastern descent.
Then, I thought to myself that since Jesus was born to die for all of our sins, maybe the Bible did not put in physical descriptors because it does not matter. As far as I am concerned, Jesus transcends something as insignificant as race.
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