Why is Jesus white? – Muhammad Ali
Posted on June 9th, 2016

 

5 Responses to “Why is Jesus white? – Muhammad Ali”

  1. Nalliah Thayabharan Says:

    Imagination and projection and hallucination and illusion — they are all parts of the mind. Mind is the world — and going beyond the mind is the beginning of God.
    People are fast asleep. Somebody is asleep as a Catholic, and somebody is asleep as a Hindu. That doesn’t matter — sleep is sleep.If a Catholic, a Hindu and a Muslim get too drunk, will there be any distinction, differentiation between their drunkenness The Catholic will behave as foolishly as the Hindu; and the Hindu will behave as stupidly as the Muslim. Once they are drunk, they are drunk. And people are asleep. It makes no difference what kind of theology you have used as a pillow for your sleep. Whether the pillow is blue or pink or white or red does not matter. Once you fall asleep, you fall asleep; the pillow becomes immaterial. Whether you are sleeping on the New Testament, on the Bhagavad Gita, on the Qur’an does not make any difference; you are using a pillow. Somebody is using the New Testament as the pillow, somebody else is using the Qur’an as the pillow. And you are snoring over your scriptures. And Jesus and Krishna and Allah remain strangers

    Theology begins with a belief, with faith. And philosophy begins with doubt, logic, reason. Philosophy is thinking; theology is believing without thinking. No religion allows thinking, so no religion has a philosophy: they all have theologies.

    Religions do not have any philosophy, it has a theology. It says “believe” — believe in the savior, believe in Jesus Christ or Lord Muruga, believe that he is the only begotten son of God, believe in God, believe in the trinity. But it is always “believe,” and believing makes a man a hypocrite, because deep down you know that belief cannot become a truth. Deep down you know that this is only a belief; you have not experienced it. There is no base for it, it is baseless: a single doubt and the whole edifice will be shattered on the ground.

    Now, a Christian believes that Jesus is born of a virgin mother. Can you think about it? If you think, doubt will be needed. You can only believe, and in believing… you know perfectly well that it is unnatural, it cannot happen.

    Christianity says that Jesus was resurrected after his death. You have to believe it because there is no proof, no evidence. In the contemporary literature of Jesus Christ’s life, even the name of Jesus is not mentioned. Do you think a phenomenon like a man getting crucified, getting resurrected, would go unnoticed? that a man who brings dead people to life would not be reported anywhere? that a man who walks on water…?

    Do you think this man would have been crucified? He would have been hailed as the messiah by the Jews themselves, because what more do you want? — none of your other prophets have done anything of this kind. But there is not even a mention that there was such a person as Jesus Christ. And he did not have a big following.

    If you think, you cannot believe in these things. If you think about God, you cannot believe. So religions have no philosophy. No religion can afford to be philosophical; it can only remain theological.

    All the organized religions care basically depriving humanity of religion because they are misdirecting you. They are always directing you outwards — their God is far away in the sky. And when you pray, folding your hands towards the sky, you don’t realize that there is nobody to hear you.

    In fact, the one who is praying, the one who is alive in you, the one who is breathing in you, is the God.

    You have just to discover it.

  2. Kumari Says:

    I always had great admiration for Mr Greatest, Muhammad Ali. I thought he converted to Islam while in prison, now I admire him even more for the reasons he gave for changing his name and religion. I also have heard that he never hit his opponent for the sake of hitttng or to derive any pleasure. Ali was very articulate and had written poetry.

    I wish America popularised Muhammad Ali’s Muslim religion and not that of Bin Laden, Al quida and Al nusra.

    Nalliah, on the subject of God and Jesus Christ, you watch the BBC documentary on “Jesus was a Buddhist monk “.

  3. LANKAPUTHRA Says:

    What made Ali become a Muslim? Kumari think! Why not a Buddhist or a Hindu? He could have changed later to a Buddhist. Obama born a MUSLIM changed his religion. It is for Money and nothing else. Jesus was not white he was dark skinned because every one in that area is dark skinned. Nalliah is commenting for a different dis-information session.

  4. Ratanapala Says:

    Modern Christianity is not the religion of Jesus. It is the take over of the Jesus Movement by the Roman Empire to perpetuate their power and empire. They have been immensely successful so far, that they are constitute the biggest quasi religious structure in the world. It is designed for the meek in mind and their eternal subjugation to its will and pleasure. Roman Catholic Church is the precursor of the bloody Roman Empire and nothing else. By the acquisition of Christianity to its fold Roman Empire became the Holy Roman Empire!

    It still collects wealth to continue to be on power while disempowering nations who are under their sway. Millions are made poor and die throughout the world who listen to their dictates on AIDS, birth control methods and abuse of children.

    History of the Christian / Catholic religion speaks volumes for genocide and human rights violations through the ages.

    In order to fit into the Roman mould, Jesus had to be a white! Mohammed Ali was right when he asked – Why is Jesus white?

  5. Nalliah Thayabharan Says:

    Jesus’s skin coloration would have resembled that of the people who lived there at the time and who live there now:olive to light brown skin with dark hair and dark eyes.

    Europe was the first area where Christianity really took hold and it was the area which created the most artwork depicting Jesus. Since the majority of inhabitants of Europe (both then and now) were fair-skinned people, they depicted their religious deity as having the same or similar physical attributes as they do/did. Because of our human proclivity toward anthropomorphism, combined with the explosion and reach of Christianity in Europe, a “white” Jesus completely ingrained itself into the minds of Europeans and their descendants even to this day.

    Albrecht Durer (1471-1526) was a Renaissance painter, engraver, and mathematician who was charged with the daunting task of painting a portrait of Jesus. Being no stranger to delusions of grandeur, Durer decided to paint a portrait of himself.

    Had Christianity taken hold on the Indian subcontinent, Africa or Eastern Asia before Europe, we might have seen completely different depictions of Jesus.

    Albrecht Durer (1471-1526) was a Renaissance painter, engraver, and mathematician who was charged with the daunting task of painting a portrait of Jesus. Being no stranger to delusions of grandeur, Durer decided to paint a portrait of himself.

    Shortly just after winning the Light Heavyweight gold medal in the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome 18 year old Muhammad Ali became as a Muslim. At 22, Muhammad Ali won the WBC and WBA heavyweight championships from Sonny Liston in an upset in 1964. Muhammad Ali changed his legal name from Cassius Clay, which he called his “slave name”, to Muhammad Ali, and gave a message of racial pride for African Americans and resistance to white domination during the 1960s Civil Rights Movement.

    In 1966, Muhammad Ali refused to be conscripted into the U.S. military, citing his religious beliefs and opposition to American involvement in the Vietnam War. Muhammad Ali was eventually arrested, found guilty of draft evasion charges and stripped of his boxing titles. Muhammad Ali successfully appealed in the U.S. Supreme Court, which overturned his conviction in 1971. By that time, he had not fought for nearly four years—losing a period of peak performance as an athlete. Muhammad Ali’s actions as a conscientious objector to the war made him an icon for the larger counterculture generation.

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