To be fair, Cesare Borgia was kinda hot though…
I mean, he’s no Oded Fehr…
But nobody’s perfect…
(Note, the link behind Cesare Borgia contains so many errors, infelicities, and bullshit explanations (of a point which does have some merit, kinda) that it should prove an amusing read.
Besides, we all know Jesus was Irish.
He never got married.
He never held a steady job.
He went out drinking with the lads the night before he died.
His last request was a drink
He lived with his parents until he was 33.
He thought his mother was a virgin, and she, bless her, She thought he was God.
Jim Caviezel…still decent as Edmund Dantes.
I’m pretty sure tehre’s also been Black Jesus, Spanish Jesus, and a Chinese Jesus (or Chineesus as I like to call him) as well.
Adapting the appearance of religious figures to fit the dominant demographic of the region is nothing new. For example, here’s what the Archangel Gabriel looks like in Christian art, and here’s his Islamic incarnation.
YEA! Have you noticed the difference in the depictions of buddhas and deities from Tibet to Japan to Indonesia? All very different. Buddhism itself adapts to the culture it moves to. The Dharma is always the same, but the images, rituals, traditions ALWAYS change, adapt :)
This is an enormous chain and I’m sorry, but I need to say this:
The laws in the Old Testament were set forth by god as the rules the Hebrews needed to follow in order to be righteous, to atone for the sin of Adam and Eve and to be able to get into Heaven. That is also why they were required to make sacrifices, because it was part of the appeasement for Original Sin.
According to Christian theology, when Jesus came from Heaven, it was for the express purpose of sacrificing himself on the cross so that our sins may be forgiven. His sacrifice was supposed to be the ultimate act that would free us from the former laws and regulations and allow us to enter Heaven by acting in his image. That is why he said “it is finished” when he died on the cross. That is why Christians don’t have to circumcise their sons (god’s covenant with Jacob), that is why they don’t have to perform animal sacrifice, or grow out their forelocks, or follow any of the other laws of Leviticus.
When you quote Leviticus as god’s law and say they are rules we must follow because they are what god or Jesus wants us to do, what you are really saying, as a Christian, is that Christ’s sacrifice on the cross was invalid. He died in vain because you believe we are still beholden to the old laws. That is what you, a self-professed good Christian, are saying to your god and his son, that their plan for your salvation wasn’t good enough for you.
So maybe actually read the thing before you start quoting it, because the implications of your actions go a lot deeper than you think.
/An atheist who understands Christian theology better than Bible-thumpers do.
Not a Christian. Did spend six years in Catholic school. Do like to study all religious traditions and beliefs. i think it’s important for historical purposes, to understand who we were and where we came from…. also to help us understand and interact w/others in the here and now. Not to mention, it’s interesting to me.
From what i’ve learned and experienced, i’m going to have to say i agree fully with what was said here. Seems accurate and true ;)
We enter a little coffeehouse with a friend of mine and give our order. While we’re aproaching our table two people come in and they go to the counter:
‘Five coffees, please. Two of them for us and three suspended’ They pay for their order, take the two and leave.
I ask my friend: “What are those ‘suspended’ coffees?”
My friend: “Wait for it and you will see.”
Some more people enter. Two girls ask for one coffee each, pay and go. The next order was for seven coffees and it was made by three lawyers - three for them and four ‘suspended’. While I still wonder what’s the deal with those ‘suspended’ coffees I enjoy the sunny weather and the beautiful view towards the square infront of the café. Suddenly a man dressed in shabby clothes who looks like a beggar comes in throught the door and kindly asks
‘Do you have a suspended coffee ?’
It’s simple - people pay in advance for a coffee meant for someone who can not afford a warm bevarage. The tradition with the suspended coffees started in Naples, but it has spread all over the world and in some places you can order not only a suspended coffee, but also a sandwitch or a whole meal.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have such cafés or even grocery stores in every town where the less fortunate will find hope and support ? If you own a business why don’t you offer it to your clients… I am sure many of them will like it.
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I just saw this and thought it would be incredible to share this so maybe it could catch on whereever you may live
A pair of thorgum doors