“Pilate also wrote an inscription and put it on the cross. It read, ‘Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Palestinians.'”
Evidently, that’s how The New York Times thought the story went.
In his article “As a Black Child in Los Angeles, I Couldn’t Understand Why Jesus Had Blue Eyes,” Eric V. Copage claimed on Friday the 19th that Christ was “most likely a Palestinian man.”
Eric’s definition of “likely” must differ from the conventional one. ‘Cause most people’s definition of “Palestinian” is…Palestinian.
Eric lamented the notion of the standard white Jesus:
As I grew older, I learned that the fair-skinned, blue-eyed depiction of Jesus has for centuries adorned stained glass windows and altars in churches throughout the United States and Europe.
He’s not wrong — a white Jesus is an odd thing.
This was his history lesson:
But Jesus, born in Bethlehem, was most likely a Palestinian man with dark skin.
A week later, NYT deleted any mention of Yeshua being a Palestinian.
Here’s the new version:
As I grew older, I learned that the fair-skinned, blue-eyed depiction of Jesus has for centuries adorned stained glass windows and altars in churches throughout the United States and Europe. But Jesus, a Jew born in Bethlehem, presumably had the complexion of a Middle Eastern man.
That’s quite a difference.
And now a note graces the bottom:
Because of an editing error, an earlier version of this article referred incorrectly to Jesus’s background. While he lived in an area that later came to be known as Palestine, Jesus was a Jew who was born in Bethlehem.
In light of the bizarre statement and the rectification, I ask you: What can we glean from the gaffe? What do the implications concern? Who the Times publishes? Its comprehension of Christianity? An anti-Jewish bent? A lack of editorial aptitude?
I’d like to know what you think.
Either way, it’s hard to imagine the most famous Jew in history being assigned to those wanting to take back Jerusalem from the Children of Israel (here).
I guess Americans don’t know as much about Jesus anymore. It reminds me of that famous quote:
“Christmas can be celebrated in the school room with pine trees, tinsel and reindeer, but there must be no mention of the man whose birthday is being celebrated. One wonders how a teacher would answer if a student asked why it was called Christmas.”
Those words were spoken by that legendary liberal Democrat, Ronald Reagan.
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