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Archbishop of Canterbury says portrayal of Jesus as White should be reconsidered

General News Archbishop of Canterbury says portrayal of Jesus as White should be reconsidered

London (CNN) Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury and head of the Church of England, has said the church should reconsider its portrayal of Jesus as a White man.

Speaking to the BBC Today Programme, Welby was asked whether the way the western church “portrays Jesus” needed to be “thought about again” and “re-imagined” in light of recent Black Lives Matter protests following the death of George Floyd.

“Yes, of course it does,” he said, adding that Jesus was portrayed differently in countries around the world. He was regularly in touch with Anglican Church leaders from around the world, he said, who did not portray Jesus as White.

“You go into their churches and you don’t see a White Jesus — you see a Black Jesus, or Chinese Jesus, or a Middle Eastern Jesus — which is of course the most accurate.

“You see a Fijian Jesus — you see Jesus portrayed in as many ways as there are cultures, languages and understandings.”
Welby added that the representations of Jesus were not, however, “who we worship” but rather served as a “reminder of the universality of the God who became fully human.”

Addressing calls for monuments with links to the UK’s imperialist history and slave trade to be removed, he said statues in Canterbury Cathedral would be put under review.

“We’re going to be looking very carefully, and putting them in context and seeing if they all should be there,” he said.

“The question [about whether they should all be there] arises, of course it does, and we’ve seen that all over the world.”

The movement to take down and deface controversial statues has gained traction in the UK, as well as Europe and the US but has divided public opinion — with critics slamming it as “mob rule” while others applaud it as a way of addressing “systematic racism.”

Source:CNN

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  1. Since Jesus once lived in a race that was chosen he be born in, leave it alone. If he was a jew, then Jesus was Jewish. If he was colored, like Obama, then he was colored.
    If Joseph and Mary were white and Jewish, so be it.
    As Christians, however, we’re to bank on his values. The values represented by Kingdom of God.
    Christian is spiritual. God is smart, he foresaw your confusion and bias nature he created you in. That’s why he depends and focuses on your spiritual activity. That’s why even if your body suit is black, yellow, red, white, cyan what have you; it doesn’t matter. What matters is you deeds. When you die your body suit decomposes because it does not matter. Black Jesus is a misplaced argument.

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  2. For me I have always prayed to black jesus. I don’t know about you all? The whole BLM movement is a farce and bound to fail because the premise of these changes is not based on voluntary action and understanding by the whlte people but rather only because a black man was killed and the implication on their monetary interests if they are not seen to be pro black. Until the diasporans learn to love fellow Africans and stop looking down on African leaders and governments, they will continue being seen as second class there, because how you expect some one to respect your race when you clearly suffer from inferiority complex

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  3. We don’t even need BLM protests to make us rethink certain things like this. The majority of biblical scholars and historical researchers agree that Jeshua, the son of Man was not as blonde and blue eyed as portrayed in the image above. For me, it is obvious that he must have been darker in complexion because he actually grew up in Egypt (Africa) where his earthly parents sought refuge from King Herod and only returned to the Middle East (Israel) in his early teenage.

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  4. Jesus had a nationality. He was a citizen somewhere in the Middle East. The Book that describes Christ as a Galilean is the Bible.
    Jesus was a citizen of Galilee, born in Bethlehem but raised in Nazareth. Jesus is never black and shouldn’t be imagined black to appease blacks. Jesus is not a racist and must NOT be reminded that “Black Lives Matter” as well

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  5. How MAD can that be KZ, you who is convinced is in Zambia, yet is in UK. You who despises people whose comfort you enjoy and relentlessly is on the keyboard to exhibit your psychosis traits every day on social media. You hypocrite, who strives as a parasite on other human beings- Zambians have not forgotten how you dehumanised them being shielded by temporal power – Times are changing and soon will swop positions – remember Malawi.

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  6. Mary was a mzungu and so was his stepfather Joseph. Jesus was himself a mzungu, so it’s right to deduce that his philanderer father was equally a mzungu. Do you think that is a styopet story to believe? Christians must think again. How do you worship a god that had a son with a woman that wasn’t his wife? It doesn’t make sense

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  7. KZ

    Too right we will look down and despise a government that gasses it’s own people and watches while instant justice is meted out on 50 innocent people leading to mass murder …..

    And we will always condem corrupt lungu , even if he turns into Jesus.

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  8. KZ

    You are now behaving like lungu , pretending not to see the demands of the people for an update on the gassings of our people……

    You can pretend to be blind dumb and deaf now , but you will account for those 50 innocent victims

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  9. Whether you cheat yourselves that Jesus is White, Green, Yellow or Blue he is still a fictional character as he represents wh.ite superiority over you and your ancestors that’s why he was created. Imagine us as boys looking up to this figure iin church or your homes it has a psychological impact on you. The First Council of Nicaea created this blue eyed blond white figure and the name Jesus ..this was a council of Christian bishops convened in the Bithynian city of Nicaea (now Turkey) by the Roman Emperor Constantine I in AD 325.
    If in doubt google this council.

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  10. Whether you cheat yourselves that Jesus is Wh.ite, Green, Yellow or Blue he is still a fictional character as he represents wh.ite superiority over you and your ancestors that’s why he was created. Imagine us as boys looking up to this figure iin church or your homes it has a psychological impact on you. The First Council of Nicaea created this blue eyed blond white figure and the name Jesus ..this was a council of Christian bishops convened in the Bithynian city of Nicaea (now Turkey) by the Roman Emperor Constantine I in AD 325.
    If in doubt google this council.

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  11. Whether you cheat yourselves that Jesus is Wh.ite, Green, Yellow or Blue he is still a fictional character as he represents wh.ite superiority over you and your ancestors that’s why he was created. Imagine us as young black boys looking up to this figure at your church or your homes it has a psychological impact on you. The First Council of Nicaea created this blue eyed blond wh.ite figure and the name Jesus ..this was a council of Christian bishops convened in the Bithynian city of Nicaea (now Turkey) by the Roman Emperor Constantine I in AD 325.
    If in doubt google this council.

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  12. This imposter [email protected]!zar, SO WARPED in the mind coz he himself is such a low life loser & stuggles in diaspora, he has in his small mind convinced himself & believes all Zambians here like him are suffering & relying on benefits & the goodwill of mental health services to thrive, the ka keyboard psychotic “Presidential advisor”.
    N3zKaizar, if your papers are in order, you are well educated & of sound mind, you also can get good proper paying jobs. This is 2020 U.K, not 1970’s, just look up Top Black U.K executives.
    WAYILASHA MAMBALA!! Keep talking the medicines your Consultant Psychiatrist prescribed you, na ka never ending Union Jack pa ka profile kobe’

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  13. Nine Chale – such topics are too complex for you your gullible mind continue to convince yourself about a lie I mean if Kemetic era predates Christianity and you claim your Jeshuan or whatever you want to call him was from now Kemet now called Eygpt by Arabs…why is there no mention of the Pyramids in the bible which were an imposing landmarks now and then? Why because once you mention them you acknowledge the greatness of our people which is not the intention of the bible. Anyway this is too deep for you let me leave you with your musungu German partner.

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  14. @spaka and munadekhan, what you have posted is exactly what an owned black person in diaspora would say. Please emancipated yourself from mental slavery and find out who you are and what your worth is. Until you do that, and until you begin to respect your fellow race, you will be viewed as a weak second class citizen there. You guys there in diaspora are letting our race down. The black Americans and black British are beginning to open their eyes whereas, sadly, the African diasporans like you still have that muzungu anikonde mentality. You would rather clean old muzungu faeces than stay and contribute to your own country. Kz

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  15. As for anyone based in Zambia like me who for security reasons would want to obtain a fake IP address location, please use a site called expressVPN. I use it and recommend it.As stated on their website , the most efficient way to obtain a UK IP address is to sign up for a VPN. Paid VPN services offer a robust range of server locations. Selecting one that’s stationed in the UK will make it appear that you’re accessing the web from that region.

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  16. The problem with being an impostor or impostors is that you have no defined principles …one minute you are celebrating getting aid from the colonial masters when the British ambassador visits next you are lecturing about muzungu ankionde mentality to others.

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  17. Its further maddening to obtain a fake IP address as KZ, in order to spew vile on innocent hard working Zambians based abroad. Madness prompts people to do unthinkable things. ‘Muyopanji’ to be who you are.

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  18. This dumbo of a boy will continue justifying his stupidity and attempting to make himself the subject of attention on topics ; he thinks a VPN provider would place all databases in one country do you not know that people install VPN to watch Netflix from Zambia or UK so they can watch US Netflix content and VPN providers use this in marketing their software. I mean why on earth would KZ use VPN to avoid snooping, interference, and govt censorship when he is part of the establishment then use his own name and photo…anyway continue with your stupidity kiddo.

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  19. KZ

    I would rather support kigame then that violent clueless thug lungu and his PF gang.

    Rwanda has no minerals to speak of yet they are a shinning example to make african diasporans proud despite fuzzy democratic credentials

  20. Jesus was Jewish, so a little tan and maybe brown eyes will do it. BUT PLEASE no afro haired totally black one will do as well.

    Let’s just be accurate but not appease by making him black. In any case the Bible prohibits making graven images of God so maybe we ought to just not have those images at all.

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  21. This thorn in the flesh, Jesus was a first century Hebrew dark skin pronounced features and that spoke Aramaic. This is good for it will stop Africans worshipping white people as saviors.

  22. Never make graven images of God, Europe tried to use the fake blue eyed blonde bogia portrait to ensnare the world. God is cleansing this evil deception now.

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  23. John described Him in:
    Revelation 1: 15 . Jesus was never a white person as some people would want Him to appear, the truth is what John described Him bronze colour is not white and never bronze will be white , bronze is a dark colour so Jesus was dark in His race, the problem is people just want to see pictures apart from reading the description in the bible.
    If you want to know the colour of the race of Jesus look at bronze refined in a furnace, meaning burnt in the furnace the bronze becomes darker.

  24. “Jesus is coming soon”
    This statement has been used to delude and mentally enslave different generations for the past 2000 years. Thank God our ancestors who built the Pyramids, Great Zimbabwe, Timbuktu existed before this lie was ever put before them to hoodwink them.

  25. A lot of angry jealous diasporans. You can allege as much as you want and type all that garbage as much as you wish.however, the fact remains that I am KZ and will not stop blogging. I will stand up for my country and government. I know people like tarino and friends are angry over the fact that I have a strong following here. Look at how many reactions my posts get vs. Those from the sad diasporans. People arenot interested in your hate filled garbage comments. Kikikiki get that in your head. Why are you so upset ?

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  26. KZ

    “…… I will stand up for my country and government….”

    Let’s hope you won’t desert lungu when the day of reckoning, which is fast approaching, arrives……

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  27. I am a Black and a believer in Jesus who was a Jew. What colour is a Jew? Please don’t distort the birth and race of Jesus as a human being. God was manifested in the Jewish body-flesh..period and true.

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  28. I am a black person……infact very very black in complexion…..but please, kindly leave our Lord out of this circus…… personally, I don’t mind wether Jesus is portrayed as yellow, blue, pink, black, brown, white, orange etc. What matters is your personal relationship with our Lord.

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