Is our image of Jesus wrong?

No I before I get more hate mail than Westboro Baptist I am saying the physical image not his ideology or anything of that nature. I am NOT anti-Christian. This our just my thoughts and feelings. You have just had a disclaimer.

I realized this on the toilet after Forestry when the day before in World History we were discussing Zoroastrianism. We were given a picture of Zoroaster and asked who it was. I ruled out Jesus for reasons but subconsciously said “he’s too Middle-Eastern.” The Western world paints a picture of a caucasian Jesus with long hair and a goatee. But Jesus was born in the Middle-East. Wait, how the hell is he white when his mortal ancestral heritage is Middle-Eastern.  So are our churches giving us a historically incorrect image our the Messiah? Well yes unfortunately I think so. This got me thinking, what about other Bible characters? They also fall in the same category as Jesus. Think about it, what do you see when you hear Moses, Peter, Mary and Jonah? Caucasian. This is simply because of our Western oriented culture unfortunately. Those are just my thoughts and feelings as I’d love to know opinion on the matter of Jesus’ ethnicity and race so leave a comment, response article (send me link) or shoot me and email at Thanks!


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