Monday, May 20, 2013
Why am I thinking about this? Sometimes shit just jumps into my mind.
Republicans are not the only ones that live in a bubble. Religions have their own bubble that contains their own versions of reality. In the year AD 325 Christian leaders met at the Council of Nicaea to determine the divinity of Christ: if Jesus was a profit or the messiah. They decided he would be the messiah: the Son of God. As Christianity moved into Europe the image of Jesus became blond or sandy haired, blue eyed and with European features.
Discovery magazine decided to do a composite of what Jesus likely looked like taking into account his blood line and Middle Eastern linage. He appears here as slightly over five feet with Middle Eastern features – more than likely a more accurate portrayal.
The Council of Nicaea is shown in paintings as an orderly ecumenical meeting of church bishops; however it was, in reality, a chaotic, argumentative confrontation of different factions of Christian sects arguing for the inclusion of their particular credos.
I am just saying...