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Belief in white Jesus linked to racism
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RE: Belief in white Jesus linked to racism
(March 19, 2021 at 3:19 am)Belacqua Wrote: I think there are cases where modernization doesn't work. Recently Stephen Fry did a Picture of Dorian Gray set in our own time, with Dorian as an Instagram star. In my opinion this doesn't make Wilde's meaning more accessible to modern people, but less. The Dorian Gray of the novel was not a self-publicist, so I think Fry has completely changed the story's message. Giving Jesus a jet fighter would obviously change the meaning, as well.

I haven’t been able to see that version, but it does seem like making him an Instagram star would fit as a modernization of Dorian Gray as a narcissistic young man with no clear job. Although, that said, from what I’ve seen, the deal is apparently regarding his social status and not his looks, which actually does seem to change the message.

That said, I can’t be sure this will fuck everything up more than the Ben Barnes version, which fucked up the character dynamics to the point where Basil, who was about as openly gay as the publishers of 1890 would allow, was the straightest one of the main trio.
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RE: Belief in white Jesus linked to racism
How would giving the davidic god man king who will return and defeat all of satans armies a jet fighter...change the message? That is the message, that's how the book ends.
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#23
RE: Belief in white Jesus linked to racism
What skin tone do you honestly think Jesus had? They say darker complexion, but aren't Jews white? They say they weren't white back then, how come? Why are they white now?
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RE: Belief in white Jesus linked to racism
(March 19, 2021 at 6:23 pm)jasonelijah Wrote: What skin tone do you honestly think Jesus had? They say darker complexion, but aren't Jews white? They say they weren't white back then, how come? Why are they white now?

Golly, if only I could think of a single non-White Jewish person...

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#25
RE: Belief in white Jesus linked to racism
Yeah but Sammy Davis Jr converted didn't he? Hahha very funny
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RE: Belief in white Jesus linked to racism
(March 19, 2021 at 6:30 pm)jasonelijah Wrote: Yeah but Sammy Davis Jr converted didn't he? Hahha very funny

What’s that got to do with it? My wife is an Arab Jew and is fairly dark (she certainly doesn’t look white).

Boru
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RE: Belief in white Jesus linked to racism
...asking if jews are white. Certainly weren't taken to be, no. Beyond that?
It's bad for the rest of the world when americans are paid so little they can only afford chocolate mined by child slaves and clothes made in overseas sweatshops. - Robyn Pennacchia
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#28
RE: Belief in white Jesus linked to racism
I'm talking about Jewish race and not religion. Those are 2 different things.

I'm half Jewish myself.

But I'm an atheist
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(March 19, 2021 at 6:38 pm)jasonelijah Wrote: I'm talking about Jewish race and not religion. Those are 2 different things.

I'm half Jewish myself.

But I'm an atheist

Race is important to you, is it?

Boru
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#30
RE: Belief in white Jesus linked to racism
No it's not, I personally want Jesus to be dark skinned just to piss off the racist white people. Do you realize he was Jewish race but Christian religion?
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