pondarling:

matt-smith:

do you ever just passionately miss the first series of doctor who but not just because you miss Nine but because you miss the monsters and the simple story lines that were new and so interesting and the companions that didn’t need a magic back story to be special and weren’t just a new puzzle for the doctor to solve they were just ordinary people with ordinary lives and taught (especially the young viewers) that anyone can be a hero i just really miss season one okay

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steekira:

last-chance-gas-station:

danguy96:

that-mouthy-christian:

patron-saint-of-smart-asses:

fullycaffinatedvettech:

Maltese represent!

I wish people would stop hating on the European painters who drew Jesus as white.  Whenever I draw him I prefer making him dark haired and dark skinned, but why would I belittle another person’s spiritual work on something as petty as skin color?

Jesus - and other figures - are often painted in a way that reflects the artist’s culture.  Go to Africa, and you will find icons of an African Jesus.  Look up the traditional Chinese silk paintings: if they were depicting Jesus, he always looked Chinese.  For every ethnicity, nationality, race, tribe, and culture that makes artwork of Jesus or other holy people, they will create them in their image. 

And guess what?  Apparitions of Mary are known to resemble the people she approaches.  Our Lady of Guadeloupe, anyone?  She appeared resembling an Aztec princess, and we all know that she was never a native of mesoamerica.  Does that mean the Holy Mother was lying about who she was?  Of course not; God and the saints are beyond nitpicking the skin color people see them with, as they are more concerned in allowing people to connect with Christ.

So, yeah, light-skinned artists painted a light-skinned Jesus.  They weren’t “inventing” anything; they were simply expressing their personal spirituality and attempting to connect with the Divine in a way they could do so the way they understood.  Just like the rest from Africa, Asia, and the other non-white places of the world.  And there is nothing wrong with that.

I would like some evidence of Chinese and African depicted jesus

I totally believe you, but i want to see.

I always imagined Jesus being tan-skinned or the like. Not completely dark but at the same time not completely white.

It’s all in the area.

So no more “Why do European artists depict Jesus as white?”passive-aggresive stuff.

This is actually really interesting. 

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