Thursday, December 12, 2013

Reza Aslan/ Megyn Kelly On Jesus's Skin Color

Was Jesus black or white?  Megyn Kelly, a Fox news host, suggested that both Santa and Jesus were white on a recent broadcast (here's the story from Poltico) and caused a big reaction in the social media. 

Reza Aslan, author of "Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth" suggests that Kelly might be right.   He says that one's "Christ" might be any color he or she wants while the historical Jesus is a middle eastern Palestinian Jew.  In an interview with Max Fisher in the Washington Post, Aslan suggests that "the Christ of faith and the Jesus of history are two different characters."

And it easy to confuse the two which is why, Aslan says, people like him , "who write books like "Zealot," get in trouble."

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