Carlton Black said:
think about what you just said....if you actually study the scriptures you'll know that Jesus wasn't white....hell his name wasn't even "Jesus" it was "Yeshu'a, which is short for
Yehōshu'a...if you look at the environment where the stories of the Bible transpire there were was no one there with blonde hair & blue eyes....the bible itself even describes "Jesus" as being a person of color....Revelation 1:14, 15 - His head and hair were white like wool, as white as snow, and His eyes like a flame of fire; His feet were like fine brass, as if refined in a furnace, and His voice as the sound of many waters;
so how exactly would it make any sense for white supremacists to push Christianity on black ppl when Christ himself wasn't even white?
now if you say white supremacists have manipulated the bible over time for their own agenda then i'll concede & see the points your conveying....but other than that..nah..
That was exactly my point the same Europeans that enslaved us depicted Christ in their image. The people they enslaved in Africa didn't practice nor engage in the concept of Christianity untill it was forced on them by the European who enslaved them. African spirituality was pushed aside and in order to make way for more Christian based themes. The image of a blue eyed white Jesus was pushed on ppl of color during enslavement and genocide and into slavery. Even if during the earlier stages of slavery they weren't allowed to read the bible. The image was still pushed in their like and it continues to this day no matter what the depiction says in the bible.
Keep in mind i'm well aware the Ethopians practice Christianity longer then the Euro's who enslaved us and drew images in their like as well.
Also to me discussing the image of Jesus is useless to me considering he did not exist.