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Were Jesus and Santa White?
December 12, 2013 Kurt Jaros

Were Jesus and Santa White?

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Recently, Megyn Kelly, a Fox News host claimed that both Jesus and Santa were white.  The topic was regarding adapting  Santa to one’s own culture; there is a good discussion to be had about this and if we should do this.  However, her remarks started to head southward when she proposed that, historically speaking, Jesus and Santa were white.

Factually speaking, Jesus and Santa were not white.

Santa might look something like this Turkish guy:

Santa-Claus

 

Jesus would also not look like a white person. Rather, he’d look something like a Jewish guy (because he was Jewish):

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Lesson to learn: Don’t let a political news host or commentator serve as a basis for theological information.

Comment (1)

  1. todd.moody@gmail.com
    Todd 4 years ago

    Maybe Jesus looked the way child artist Akiane saw and depicted him.
    http://mindfulwebworks.com/best-of-spirits/1jesus.jpg

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