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News Flash: Jesus and Santa are both White!

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Fox News host Megyn Kelly said Wednesday that both the Christ and the Claus are White; her remark was in response to Aisha Harris who wrote: Santa Claus Should Not Be a White Man Anymore

 

In response, Harris said that if Santa must remain white, then one's view of the rest of the world may be just as limited.

 

Although Santa is a fictional character, he was based on St. Nicholas, a bishop in Lycia, then a Greek province of Byzantine Anatolia, now modern Turkey, so I doubt Nicholas had blue eyes; however, Jeffrey Hunter had them when he played Jesus in "King of Kings".

 

Here's the entire article:

 

http://news.yahoo.co...-193322244.html

 

So, does pigment matter, or is the physical description of even fictional characters just as important as that of historical persons?



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I think Ms.Harris has too much time on her hands. 



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I think Ms.Harris has too much time on her hands. 

 

I find it ironic that the avatar of the first poster to comment on "is the physical description of even fictional characters just as important as that of historical persons" is the ahistorical invisible man!

 

 

 



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It's just an avatar. 



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Fox News host Megyn Kelly said Wednesday that both the Christ and the Claus are White; her remark was in response to Aisha Harris who wrote: Santa Claus Should Not Be a White Man Anymore

 

In response, Harris said that if Santa must remain white, then one's view of the rest of the world may be just as limited.

 

Although Santa is a fictional character, he was based on St. Nicholas, a bishop in Lycia, then a Greek province of Byzantine Anatolia, now modern Turkey, so I doubt Nicholas had blue eyes; however, Jeffrey Hunter had them when he played Jesus in "King of Kings".

 

Here's the entire article:

 

http://news.yahoo.co...-193322244.html

 

So, does pigment matter, or is the physical description of even fictional characters just as important as that of historical persons?

It honestly doesn't matter.



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I just checked.  I'm white...green eyes though.  

 

Wonder what impression my hand standing little green beetle creates?  I find him funny and cute

 

 

 

In response, Harris said that if Santa must remain white, then one's view of the rest of the world may be just as limited.

 

Sounds like Ms. Harris may have been trying to put words in Megan's mouth



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Fox News host Megyn Kelly said Wednesday that both the Christ and the Claus are White; her remark was in response to Aisha Harris who wrote: Santa Claus Should Not Be a White Man Anymore

 

In response, Harris said that if Santa must remain white, then one's view of the rest of the world may be just as limited.

 

Although Santa is a fictional character, he was based on St. Nicholas, a bishop in Lycia, then a Greek province of Byzantine Anatolia, now modern Turkey, so I doubt Nicholas had blue eyes; however, Jeffrey Hunter had them when he played Jesus in "King of Kings".

 

Here's the entire article:

 

http://news.yahoo.co...-193322244.html

 

So, does pigment matter, or is the physical description of even fictional characters just as important as that of historical persons?

It honestly doesn't matter.

 

 

Would it matter if the protagonists of "The Color Purple" were played by Asian actors?

 

Would Atticus Finch as played by Gregory Peck be more memorable if he was played instead by James Earl Jones?

 

Or is ahistorical revisionism irrelevant?



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Santa and Jesus can not even be compared.



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:huh: :blink: Slow news day and they needed something to fill some time, maybe?

 

Honestly: Who cares?



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I would say that color only matters to a racist.



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I would say that color only matters to a racist.

 

Those are 10 wise words.  We can always count on you delivering focused remarks.



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Blessings Everyone

        I think Ms Harris parents or whoever introduced her to Santa did something wrong if she indeed has these issues?What color or race anyone in History (or fantasy)has never even crossed my mind as child,,,,as a matter of fact I don't think children even notice unless it is pointed out.....I don't know,to me that would be the same as me being offended that Martin Luther King Jr was not Italian?Why isn't the Easter Bunny portrayed as the Easter Skunk?So stupid ....

                                                                                                         With love,in Christ-Kwik



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I would say that color only matters to a racist.

 

So when Fox News host Megyn Kelly stated that both the Christ and the Claus were white, was she being racist?

 

Was Aisha Harris -- who wrote Santa Claus Should Not Be a White Man Anymore -- another racist as well?



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Santa and Jesus can not even be compared.

 

Santa is loosley based on the historical Saint Nicholas, the 4th Century bishop who, according to tradition, rescued the daughters of a poor merchant who planned to sell them as slaves because he couldn't afford their dowries. When Nicholas heard of the merchant's plan, he secretly visited his home by night and tossed bags of money inside (down the chimney?).

 

http://www.azdiocese...etail_2/3162784

 

So can I compare "Santa" Nicholas to Christ as both could be considered kinsmen redeemers who ransomed us?



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I would say that color only matters to a racist.

 

So when Fox News host Megyn Kelly stated that both the Christ and the Claus were white, was she being racist?

 

Was Aisha Harris -- who wrote Santa Claus Should Not Be a White Man Anymore -- another racist as well?

 

no, to Megan the color was just what the color was.....   With Aisha, she wanted the color changed.....      and that want to change reality shows race sensitivity, which I would personally call a racist.    and before you yell at me some of my closest friends in work are/were black and I loved them as brothers.......   but they were the most racial sensitive people I ever knew.....    so I not only overlook their skin color, but their sensitivities also.



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There are Jewish people of all different skin color. So, my question is, how do we know Jesus was white?



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btw I do know quite a few white and Native Americans who are pure racists to the core......    and I'm usually uncomfortable being around them.



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There are Jewish people of all different skin color. So, my question is, how do we know Jesus was white?

 

Well, now that you mention it, I don't think I could answer that.....    but his Jewishness only came from his mother remember his dad was God.   So can we really know for sure what he looked like physically...   since he didn't take on his sex gene from his mother, do we even know that he's Jewish at all??

 

Should we even care?

Is it counter productive to even discuss it considering the sensitive feelings of a lot of people; especially considering there is no real way for us to know.



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There are Jewish people of all different skin color. So, my question is, how do we know Jesus was white?

 

We don't, and the following was in the linked story I provided:

 

"Unlike Santa, the racial heritage of Jesus Christ has been debated for years. Technically, the New Testament does not contain a description of his skin pigment, though most modern Western depictions do portray him as a white man. Though there is little to no factual or scholarly work on the biblical figure’s racial heritage, a 2011 BBC documentary 'Son of God' attempted to create a modern composite of what Jesus might have looked like. The analysis concluded that such a historic figure would likely have had dark skin, based on the Middle Eastern desert climate in which the New Testament stories took place ..."

 

How "dark" is still debatable, but scientifically, Jews are considered non-Whites.



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I would say that color only matters to a racist.

Well said.  I agree.






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