Why is Gesù almost always potrayed as white?

As a person who is NOT white, I am a little offended and upset that pictures of Gesù mostly mostra Him of white race. No one knows what race He really is, so te could at least make him a little browner, and not have silky, brown hair all the time. Techinically, Gesù is all the races.
 blackrose294 posted più di un anno fa
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FeelmySwagger said:
Well Gesù was born in Bethlehem, in the nation Israel and seeing that all israelis are whites they made Gesù white.I'm black too. He came to renew the sins of the then sinners and gentiles but as Christ gave the commission for the disciples to preach to all the nations thats how Cristianesimo spred. But Gesù was of white israeli's origin but expanded this mandate to all the world. Im sure u see now why he is almost always portrayed as white. this should help

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dreamfields said:
Gesù was a Jew. At that time I would think that he would have had a bit darker complexion, simular to the arabs. Alot of Israel is white because they were dispeares and intermarried with people from other nationalities. te have to remember, the majority of the Jews in Israel today came from/or thier parents from Europa and Russia. What the exact pigment of his skin was, we don't know. We do know that he came to save all men from all races. te could say his Amore is color blind.
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I agree with the first sentence. Gesù would have been brown skinned, not white. He is being portrayed as white probably because those who did the paintings were likely white.
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Gumball17 said:
Because, as te know, when black bambini are born, they are born white and then darken. Seeing as Gesù cannot age, for He is immortal, he is white.
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tinmanusnr said:
because of the paintings done da the renisance painters
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thetscfan121 said:
Because white is purity. DUH!
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BeastBoyCahill posted più di un anno fa
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What does that mean?
thetscfan121 posted più di un anno fa
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*Technically* this is true. White is often used as a symbol for good o pure. Note that I am *not* trying to be racist with this, I am merely stating the facts.
JaseKS posted più di un anno fa
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I don't agree Gesù is black
JJviolet posted più di un anno fa
BeastBoyCahill said:
*browner and
*Technically
He's a Jew. He was born in a region of people of that race so that's the (external) race that God gave to him.
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Renarimae said:
It maybe how the European Christians in the Middle Ages portrayed him. But I, and others, believe that since he is a Jew, he most likely doesn't have light skin, blonde hair, and blue eyes, he probably has darker skin, hair, and eyes.
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JJviolet said:
Originally Gesù is African but there are più white Christians than black and Cristianesimo first started in a white country so the white people introduced Cristianesimo to the black
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fillassunshine said:
The reason why people portrayed him as white is because it was at Europe, where the belief is (at the time): the whiter te are the purer. It also explains many other historical injustices (i.e slavery).
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