Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
The Changing Face of Jesus by AAtheist The Changing Face of Jesus by AAtheist
If you like this kind of thing take a look at my facebook page at [link]

There is no physical description of Jesus in the gospels or the new testament letters, however when he was arrested Judas had to point him out to the soldiers, so it can be assumed he wasn't "funny lookin" or odd in any way.

This means that he would have been about 5ft1. Not the usual image you get of jesus is it?

As an interesting aside Sir Richard Burton was an English explorer who translated (actually, wrote -- that is, bowdlerized and invented) the first English language version of the the Kama Sutra
Add a Comment:
 
:iconcodyjasper:
CodyJasper Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014
When the Holy Roman Empire converted to Christianity the emperor's the in the years to follow made changes to the bible that threatened their positions. And have you ever noticed in movies how similar Zeus and (YHWH) God are. I believe in God and Jesus, I believe in Muhammod, and Budda, and all the people who just wanted humanity to knock off the bull crap. But I know there were people who will do horrible things and use religion as a media tool to get what they want.
Reply
:iconmuggle13:
muggle13 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
We actually spoke about this at church camp about two weeks ago, and we said that it was a way for people to relate to Jesus easier, in a society that is all about appearances it is easier to relate to those who look more like you.
Reply
:iconaatheist:
AAtheist Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014
I can understand that point of view, but I disagree that Jesus should change to suit other people. If God is all powerful he is certainly capable of making us accept Jesus as he actually was. Further he shouldn't have to force us into this belief. He could do it with reasoning and logic alone. 

Yes, it is easier to relate to people that look like you, but that sets people up to be more orientated to discriminate against people who do not look like themselves, and further if your religion is correct, it shouldn't have to change in order to suit other people. In fact doing so dilutes the message and make me wonder what the original message was. If you can go so far as to change the face of Jesus, what else have you changed to make it more palatable for other people?
Reply
:iconmuggle13:
muggle13 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't agree with it either, and I'm not trying to justify it, I'm merely trying to explain why. I actually find more comfort in Jesus as he was, because there is so much racism in this world, and I'm just so glad that he can love someone merely for existing, as we all should and not based upon skin color.
Reply
:iconaatheist:
AAtheist Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014
Fair enough
Reply
:iconmlpfan1982:
mlpfan1982 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
what about Akiane Kramarik's painting "The Prince of Peace"?
Reply
:iconaatheist:
AAtheist Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014
A very nice painting, wish I had known about it when making this deviation. It is definitely closer than many to the best approximation of Jesus, but it is definitely very modern human depicted.
Reply
:iconmlpfan1982:
mlpfan1982 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
yes
Reply
:iconthedreamvista:
TheDreamVista Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Student General Artist
Well according to Heaven is for real (both movie and book), the faces of Jesus is none of above on this deviantpic.
Reply
:iconmlpfan1982:
mlpfan1982 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
did you watch the movie? i loved it!
Reply
:iconthedreamvista:
TheDreamVista Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Student General Artist
I did, and I love it!
Reply
:iconmlpfan1982:
mlpfan1982 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
me too! i read the book, it's one of my favorites!
Reply
:iconthedreamvista:
TheDreamVista Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Student General Artist
I really love the book too, it's SO beautiful!
Reply
:iconmlpfan1982:
mlpfan1982 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah ;) remember Akiane Kramarik's painting?
Reply
:iconthedreamvista:
TheDreamVista Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Student General Artist
Yeah! So this is what Jesus really looks like. (in most Christians' opinion).
Reply
:iconmlpfan1982:
mlpfan1982 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I looked at a book about Akiane's life and paintings but i didn't get the book :(
Reply
(1 Reply)
:iconaatheist:
AAtheist Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
I cannot say that surprises me even slightly.
Reply
:iconthedreamvista:
TheDreamVista Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Student General Artist
Well, that's just my and others opinions. Just saying.
Reply
:iconaatheist:
AAtheist Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
That's completely fair, but the point of the meme is that people have changed the face of Jesus to suit there own wants and desires over the centuries.
Reply
:iconthedreamvista:
TheDreamVista Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Student General Artist
True, I can see.
Reply
:iconcarbonwolf7:
CarbonWOLF7 Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
They all appear to depict the same JESUS CHRIST, THE LORD i LOVE and PRAISE.  Sure some features change, but you have to admit most remain and what does change appears to change back over time.  For those who haven't properly studied the culture and times of JESUS, it is understandable that we would fill in some characteristics with those that we are most familiar with.   GOD can look however HE wants, it's not the image that matters, it's the message and THE LORD HIMSELF. 

I still think they all look like the same BEING, just made by different artists using different styles.  :)  You can also see how some, appear to have just been focusing on the art about half-way through, rather than focusing on THE LORD.  The eyes still all give the same feel, regardless of detail, style,  or color.

huh...there also appears to be a pattern going concerning basic facial features.

Oh Well, GOD LOVES You ALL.
And so do i.

I pray that you may at least have long prosperous lives if you will not accept THE HOLY AND DIVINE LORD'S MERCY And LOVE, but I do pray you may all come to See and Know Our FATHER In Heaven 

:)

it's very easy to doubt something,  but Having FAITH takes EVERYTHING you got and then some.

I could quote scripture, but I'm not really qualified yet :) 


Have a nice day <3
Reply
:iconaatheist:
AAtheist Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
I think doubting is better than having faith, faith means you accept something despite there being no evidence, or even despite there being evidence to the contrary. Doubting means that you would like to have a reason to believe something before you accept it uncritically. It sounds to me like you're just trying to rationalize away the differences rather than admit them.

They are similar in that they are all human, and only one of them doesn't have a beard, but the very shape and structure changes with every one, making it more like the people where the art came from.
Reply
:iconfuzz3knavel:
fuzz3Knavel Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Son of God born in middle east?

He must be white.
Reply
:iconaatheist:
AAtheist Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
Oh of course :)
Reply
:icondeborah-valentine:
Deborah-Valentine Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
a narcisistic
Reply
:iconaatheist:
AAtheist Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
I would agree, but personally I don't think he ever existed. Narcissistic worshippers possibly :P
Reply
:iconcupcakebunny15:
cupcakebunny15 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
it isn't about what he looks like but it's true that people whitewash him
Reply
:iconmaster-of-the-boot:
Master-of-the-Boot Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I like the Greek Jesus, I think he's the most handsome
Reply
:iconaatheist:
AAtheist Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
And today is pick own jesus day!! :)
Reply
:iconjedisenshi:
JediSenshi Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Here is a Popular Mechanics article called The Real Face Of Jesus - What Did Jesus Look Like? Advances in forensic science reveal the most famous face in history.

[link]
Reply
:iconaatheist:
AAtheist Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
Much obliged, I'll take a look after work, thank you :D
Reply
:iconlimegreensquid:
LimeGreenSquid Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Now that quote at the bottom is perfect! I can't believe i haven't come across that one before!
Reply
:iconaatheist:
AAtheist Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
Glad you like it, I found it at [link] you wouldn't believe how many good quotes there are on that page :P
Reply
:iconsotkettu:
Sotkettu Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Old Chinese Jesus drawings are my favourites. :lol:
Reply
:iconaatheist:
AAtheist Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
:D
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×
Download JPG 606 × 637




Details

Submitted on
April 16, 2012
Image Size
415 KB
Resolution
606×637
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
1,707
Favourites
30 (who?)
Comments
41
Downloads
39
×