I'm impressed! The last time I saw photos of Jesus, he had long flowing locks. Damn hippie! Tonight I came home to this circular:
Jesus has really cleaned up his act. A goatee would be better, but hey, this is 2013 and full facial hair is in again. Plus, it's nicely trimmed, if full.
I remember reading somewhere, Jesus didn't really have the Tiny Tim hair style anyway. Something about, being a carpenter, the long hair was in danger of getting caught in his band saw or power drill and then he would need to miracle himself.
Not sure of his ethnicity - Alsatian maybe?
Well, at least everyone is smiling. They all have nice white teeth, too! Another of Jesus miracles, detailed in the book of Crest.
Probably not the response the mysterious visitors wanted. I wish they were here so I could discuss "Brad Pitt Jesus" with them. He's much sexier than he was before his make-over.
Maybe next time. I always think of the best thing to say hours, even days, later anyway.
I'm not at all convinced that "Jesus" was a real person....ever. I think Saul/Paul invented him out of a patchwork of other man-gods that were popular in the middle east at the time....and his own damaged brain.
I think you are correct of all counts,sk8eycat. I had you a long reply on that devil Saul of Tarsus and Jesus too, but then my computer re-booted and I lost it.
Anyway, the Christians believe that the saint they call Paul was imprisoned after preaching about god and was finally executed along the Appian Way.I say that Paul pissed off a lot of people, incited them to riot, invoked his Roman citizenship, and was put under house arrest with a guard to protect him until his trial. After that we have no records of him. Outside of the bible writings we have no records of his either.
The story of Jesus is just the same. No records of a Biblical Jesus. He could have been invented by an epileptic Roman Pharisee with all of this falling into good hands about 323 AD.
"One man died for all"
but at least he looked fabulous in the process
Who is this man?
Is he single?
What's his favorite episode of Simpsons?
Answers to this questions at (too lazy to write an actual address).
One of the things I love most about the new Cosmos, is how it reminds us of all the other people who suffered and/or died for humanity, but to bring about tangible changes.
Like Giordano Bruno, the monk who dared to read science books, got kicked out of the monastery for doing so, then was mocked by society, and imprisoned for 8 years by the Inquisition. His crime? He was a theist, but believed that the universe was infinite, with other planets and suns, and possibly, life.
He was burned at the stake in 1600, and while burning, still managed to express his thoughts. He mustered the strength to push away a cross being held to his face. He never recanted his beliefs.
The show also brings to light the scientists who had to fight Big Corporate and/or Gov't to get laws enacted to protect people from dangerous chemicals and such.
SO sick of Jesus being portrayed as "The One." And a hipster model at that. Countless others had to suffer crucifixion, including during the Holocaust, and I doubt anybody looked good in the process.
Years ago I went on a dinner date to Shelly Manne's jazz place just off Hollywood Blvd. A street preacher was ranting at a skimpy crowd, and all of a sudden he got right in my face and yelled, "JESUS DIED FOR YOU!!!" I muttered that I never asked him to; that the whole concept of "taking the rap" for people who didn't even exist yet was obscene. (I was still a semi-believer then...that's how long ago it was.)
My thoroughly indoctrinated Catholic date was appalled...at ME!
Daniel, this has to go on Twitter and Facebook; too good to not share it. You want to do the honors?
Wow.... Jesus in these photos looks really ripped......He could be a model for GQ magazine....What Gives? Not to mention the trendy haircut and trimmed beard.....I wonder if his bio gets updated too?
Definitely "metrosexual" in these pictures.
I've forgotten what "metrosexual" is supposed to mean, but he certainly doesn't look like a Jew from the age of Tiberius and Pontius Pilate.
I am SO tempted to print that picture and show it to my JW sister, but she has a hair-trigger temper, and weighs at least 100 lbs more than I do. (She's also not totally sane...)