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(The Raw Story)   Religious scholar Reza Aslan tells the world Megyn Kelly was only half right- Jesus is not white, but Christ is. Well, that clears that up   (rawstory.com) divider line 63
    More: Followup, Reza Aslan, Megyn Kelly, Jesus Christ, theologies, teachings of Jesus, Hindu deities  
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2013-12-13 06:03:58 PM  
8 votes:
His dad was white so there is at least even odds Jesus is white.
2013-12-13 05:29:25 PM  
5 votes:
I'd like to hear Ted Nugent's thoughts on this subject.
2013-12-13 07:41:14 PM  
4 votes:
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2013-12-13 07:05:32 PM  
4 votes:

EvilEgg: His dad was white so there is at least even odds Jesus is white.


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2013-12-13 03:03:27 PM  
4 votes:
Bill O'Reilly = expert on Western religions
Reza Aslan != expert on Western religions

Study it out.
2013-12-13 09:10:13 PM  
3 votes:
pbs.twimg.com
2013-12-13 06:48:08 PM  
3 votes:
Well, Lemmy is white, so therefore God is white. And British. And FARKING METAL!
2013-12-13 06:40:14 PM  
3 votes:

syrynxx: I'd like to hear Ted Nugent's thoughts on this subject.


Jesus was a white, draft dodging pants shiatter.
2013-12-13 06:30:30 PM  
3 votes:
You know who else was white?

ROB REINER!
2013-12-13 05:25:14 PM  
3 votes:

Peter von Nostrand: Has John Stossel weighed in yet? I keep my options open until I hear his witty and brilliant take on the day's latest poutrage


Jesus didn't have a 70s porn 'stache, but Christ did.
2013-12-13 03:36:17 PM  
3 votes:

mrshowrules: Aslan's left nut is smarter than the entire staff at Fox News combined.


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2013-12-13 03:28:00 PM  
3 votes:
He can't be a religious scholar because he's an imaginary lion from Narnia!
2013-12-13 10:54:51 PM  
2 votes:
I think everybody misunderstood.  She wasn't talking about Jesus of Nazareth, she was talking about her true savior, Jeezus.

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2013-12-13 10:53:02 PM  
2 votes:
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2013-12-13 10:41:21 PM  
2 votes:

i.telegraph.co.uk

R.I.P. Jesus

2013-12-13 08:09:19 PM  
2 votes:

grokca: RussianPooper: cretinbob: Christ is a title, not a name

Oh yeah, then why is his middle name "H."?

Stands for Hussein, like all of the chosen ones.



Hebe?
2013-12-13 08:04:57 PM  
2 votes:

RussianPooper: cretinbob: Christ is a title, not a name

Oh yeah, then why is his middle name "H."?


Stands for Hussein, like all of the chosen ones.
2013-12-13 07:20:03 PM  
2 votes:
Yeah, but is Santa still white?  This is important!
2013-12-13 07:03:50 PM  
2 votes:

Bennie Crabtree: Th paragraph near the end where he says Kelly is right because Jesus is perceived the way the believer "perceives humanity" is gold. He is saying, right there, that Kelly is racist. She perceives humanity as white. Bu that is where I disagree with him. I think he has mistaken the incarnation of "humanity" with the incarnation of "mercy" for one's own, local problems.

But the racism he pins her with in that paragraph is precious.


"You can safely assume you've created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do."

- Rand Paul
2013-12-13 06:56:29 PM  
2 votes:
Jesus was white, because English was only spoken by white people back then, morans.
2013-12-13 06:40:15 PM  
2 votes:
I think somebody would've noted it at the time if two swarthy Palestinian parents gave birth to a blond, blue-eyed white kid.

That would've literally been rarer than another messiah being born.
2013-12-13 06:32:22 PM  
2 votes:
Jesus was Swedish:

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And he played chess with Death and drank Elsinore beer.
Nø kidding.  He ønce bit my sister.
2013-12-13 05:27:46 PM  
2 votes:

Peter von Nostrand: Has John Stossel weighed in yet? I keep my options open until I hear his witty and brilliant take on the day's latest poutrage

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2013-12-13 05:15:51 PM  
2 votes:
Has John Stossel weighed in yet? I keep my options open until I hear his witty and brilliant take on the day's latest poutrage
2013-12-13 03:35:07 PM  
2 votes:
Well he lived in the middle east, so my guess is he was probably, oh I don't know, middle eastern?
2013-12-14 04:27:06 AM  
1 votes:
i1301.photobucket.comSorry I'm late.
Seasonal frivolities, etc. etc.
2013-12-14 01:47:45 AM  
1 votes:
Jesus may have well looked like he could've been Yasser Arafat's cousin. Now, imagine saying that on a Fox News show.
2013-12-14 12:21:20 AM  
1 votes:
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At some point you grow up and stop caring about religion to where you don't bother debating it. Mock, talk about religious people about anything else, practice the Socratic method on them, but not debate. I've been waiting for a chance to cross the Socratic with Penn Jillette's "Do you expect me to believe that?" but it just hasn't happened.
2013-12-13 11:06:54 PM  
1 votes:

RussianPooper: Oh yeah, then why is his middle name "H."?


It's short for "haploid".
2013-12-13 10:55:56 PM  
1 votes:

catmandu: There is no such thing as a white race. There is Negroid (sub-Saharan Africa); Mongoloid (east Asia, Russia west of the Urals, indigenous people of North and South America); Australoid (Australia and parts of Melanesia), and Caucasoid (North Africa, Middle East, Europe, Indian subcontinent, western Russia).

Jesus was Caucasian but he definitely wasn't white.


1853 telegraphed, it's for you.
2013-12-13 09:34:51 PM  
1 votes:
Jesus is just alright, with me.

Christ can kiss my ass.
2013-12-13 09:27:05 PM  
1 votes:
The only reason Christ was put upon the cross was because big government took away his concealed sword permit.
2013-12-13 09:00:23 PM  
1 votes:
I have an autographed picture of Jesus that proves he was white.
And if he wasn't, then why is the Bible written in American?
You can't explain that.
2013-12-13 08:46:46 PM  
1 votes:
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Brother from another mother.
2013-12-13 08:20:11 PM  
1 votes:

smellysocksnshoes: What if Jesus were a ginger? An anth class I took way back when stated red hair was common in the mid east centuries ago. Still found in Afghanistan and parts of Asia/caucuses.


Of course Jesus was a ginger. Even death couldn't stand the guy for longer than 3 days.
2013-12-13 07:57:06 PM  
1 votes:
Jon Stewart's take on this was pretty awesome last night.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdkGA_rgHRY
2013-12-13 07:55:37 PM  
1 votes:
"To put it in the simplest way possible, he would've looked like me," said Aslan, an Iranian-American Muslim.

Jesus drove a white BMW?
2013-12-13 07:45:59 PM  
1 votes:

paidhima: RussianPooper: cretinbob: Christ is a title, not a name

Oh yeah, then why is his middle name "H."?

Hallowed.  You know, "Hallowed be thy name."


Howard be thy name
2013-12-13 07:45:31 PM  
1 votes:

tinyarena: EvilEgg: His dad was white so there is at least even odds Jesus is white.

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Wait until she learns that Santa is a homicidal robot.
2013-12-13 07:43:19 PM  
1 votes:

worlddan: "and they're different people," Aslan said. "In other words, the Christ can be whatever you want him to be."

I regret reading the article now. This is one partially true statement being responded to by another partially true statement. Jesus is the name given at birth. Christ literally means "the anointed one" which is to say the one recognized by the people as the Messiah. So rather than saying "Jesus of Nazareth, who is the Christ" we shorten it to "Jesus Christ".

But this does not mean that Christ can be whoever one wants him to be. That is the wrong logical leap. While it is true that the Christ can be seen as the "social dimension" as opposed to Jesus the "personal dimension" or "historical dimension" the concept of "the Christ" or "the Messiah" had a specific meaning in Palestine at that time.  The phrase "the Christ" is not a symbolic empty vessel that one can project whatever current cultural constructs one wants on to. This is not to say that people do in fact engage in such projection; it is to say that it is both historically inaccurate and theologically unsound to do so. Asian should not be encouraging this misguided behavior.


You regret reading the article because you disagree? So the hierarchy of religious scholars is-
Tied for 2nd- fox news gal and aslan reza and in first place worlddan?

Thanks for enlightening us- Buddha
2013-12-13 07:34:16 PM  
1 votes:

RussianPooper: cretinbob: Christ is a title, not a name

Oh yeah, then why is his middle name "H."?


Hallowed.  You know, "Hallowed be thy name."
2013-12-13 07:33:52 PM  
1 votes:
I would figure that anyone with the name "Aslan," would know that Jesus Christ is really a lion.

/get in the car
2013-12-13 07:26:25 PM  
1 votes:
Being born on Nov 22 would not make me Rodney Dangerfield.
2013-12-13 07:23:54 PM  
1 votes:
Of course Jesus was white, the whole area was just teeming with white dudes 2000 years ago: Peter, Paul, Mary, Matthew, Mark, John, Thomas, Simon, Peter, another Mary, Luke, and on and on. I mean if they weren't white they would have had names like Yosef, Miriam, Yeshua, and the like instead.
2013-12-13 07:21:20 PM  
1 votes:

cretinbob: Christ is a title, not a name


Oh yeah, then why is his middle name "H."?
2013-12-13 07:08:32 PM  
1 votes:

Amish Tech Support: Jesus was an extraterrestrial.


and he built my hotrod.

/wamma lamma ding  dong
2013-12-13 07:01:33 PM  
1 votes:
Th paragraph near the end where he says Kelly is right because Jesus is perceived the way the believer "perceives humanity" is gold. He is saying, right there, that Kelly is racist. She perceives humanity as white. Bu that is where I disagree with him. I think he has mistaken the incarnation of "humanity" with the incarnation of "mercy" for one's own, local problems.

But the racism he pins her with in that paragraph is precious.
2013-12-13 06:58:38 PM  
1 votes:
Jesus was an extraterrestrial.
2013-12-13 06:58:04 PM  
1 votes:

DirkValentine: It's not enough to just go to Republican Church on Sundays, if you don't truly believe the Republican Religion in your heart of hearts, the derp won't flow through you, it will destroy you.

I don't know, man.  I honestly don't pay any attention to Fox outside of links about it but what I have seen tells me there are some serious sociopathic grifters that are there specifically b/c they have critical thinking skills and the ability to disown their soul and use them for the forces of evil.


You make a good point. You don't have to be a true believer, as long as you're a sociopath or don't have a soul.

These people make up the priestly class of the Republican Religion.
2013-12-13 06:56:29 PM  
1 votes:

impaler: DirkValentine: She's supposed to clarify her statements on her show tonight.

yes, that's right.  I can't WAIT to hear this.

I'm sure there's going to be a lot of crying about how liberals are being mean, using their facts and historical data to bully her.


She'll use Aslan's explanation.
2013-12-13 06:52:36 PM  
1 votes:
She's a Doobie Brothers fan but she's always getting the lyrics wrong.
2013-12-13 06:42:57 PM  
1 votes:

DirkValentine: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: DirkValentine: The big question here isn't what color this Christ fellow is :

Its why in the fark did Megyn say that?!?!?

I mean, wtf?

She's supposed to clarify her statements on her show tonight.

yes, that's right.  I can't WAIT to hear this.


Overzealous staffer misspoke out of context.
2013-12-13 06:42:25 PM  
1 votes:

DirkValentine: She's supposed to clarify her statements on her show tonight.

yes, that's right.  I can't WAIT to hear this.


I'm sure there's going to be a lot of crying about how liberals are being mean, using their facts and historical data to bully her.
2013-12-13 06:40:18 PM  
1 votes:
I would like to see Megyn interview Pope Frank and ask his thoughts on the subject. I imagine she would leave with the imprint of his oxfords on her butt
2013-12-13 06:40:09 PM  
1 votes:

cretinbob: Also in reference to your post, there is the theory that Jesus went east and turned to Buddhism before going home and spreading it.


And Yoga and Kung Fu. Can't forget those.

I love that book so much, I think it's about time for another re-read.
2013-12-13 06:38:00 PM  
1 votes:

DirkValentine: The big question here isn't what color this Christ fellow is :

Its why in the fark did Megyn say that?!?!?

I mean, wtf?


She's supposed to clarify her statements on her show tonight.
2013-12-13 06:30:26 PM  
1 votes:
The big question here isn't what color this Christ fellow is :

Its why in the fark did Megyn say that?!?!?

I mean, wtf?
2013-12-13 06:15:51 PM  
1 votes:

gilgigamesh: That is actually a pretty sober and wise take on this whole nontroversy.

And since the point is outrage for outrage's sake, I expect the reaction to it will be further outrage.


We were supposed to be outraged?

This whole time I've just been mocking with derision.

I've been doing it all wrong. Is there some RSS feed or something I can follow that will prevent me from further embarrassment?
2013-12-13 06:00:10 PM  
1 votes:

vernonFL: Peter von Nostrand: Has John Stossel weighed in yet? I keep my options open until I hear his witty and brilliant take on the day's latest poutrage

Jesus didn't have a 70s porn 'stache, but Christ did.


You always knew it was party time when the "Free Mustache Rides" shirt got broken out
2013-12-13 03:32:45 PM  
1 votes:
Aslan's left nut is smarter than the entire staff at Fox News combined.
2013-12-13 03:13:58 PM  
1 votes:
That is actually a pretty sober and wise take on this whole nontroversy.

And since the point is outrage for outrage's sake, I expect the reaction to it will be further outrage.
2013-12-13 03:11:03 PM  
1 votes:
Fox News sucks. There, I said it.
2013-12-13 03:07:48 PM  
1 votes:
"As everybody knows, before Roman Orthodoxy, there were a thousand different kinds of Christianity," Aslan said. "It could mean whatever you wanted it to mean.

shiat, that's no different than now.

If you're a blond, blue-eyed, white suburbanite woman, then God is a blond, blue-eyed suburbanite

The fact that there's a word missing from the end of that sentence is the subject of an entirely different book.
 
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