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Why does the picture of Jesus Christ here look like.... Quite possibly the worst idea for a show, ever To sum up the latest information.... The writing was better than I expected (spoilers) Orson Bean Struck and Killed in Automobile Accident If people lived like they really believed in Climate Change Could someone explain.... Just watched "For the Love of Ivy" What a wonderful detective thriller! This is on the way out View all posts >


Exactly! Hard to believe he didn't win an Academy Award for that. Arabs are considered Semites; Jews are considered Semites. From Wikipedia: "The children of Shem were Elam, Ashur, Arphaxad, Lud and Aram, in addition to daughters. Abraham, the patriarch of the Hebrews and Arabs, was one of the descendants of Arphaxad. Islamic literature describes Shem as one of the believing sons of Noah." Isaac, the "son of the promise," was Abraham's son by Sarah. Ishmael was Abraham's son by Hagar, Sarah's maid. But back to the original question, Jesus would have had much darker skin and hair, and His hair would have been short, in keeping with Jewish custom. Only those who'd taken the vow of the Nazarite let their hair grow long, ala Samson. I naturally disagree with that, but even if you take just seven of the epistles, you've got a lot. Plus most of what was written about Paul was written by Dr. Luke. I'm sure you'll tell me that was written by someone else, too. That's okay. Believe what you want. That's what Free Will is for. Modern Christianity, as she is usually practiced in America, is like the worst of pop culture mixed with Christian-ish platitudes. It's a country club with a few Christian overtones and meetings on Sunday mornings that are like rock concerts. Since it bears little resemblance to the Christianity described by Christ, Paul and the other Apostles in the Bible, they spiritualize a lot, and explain away the rest with, "That was then, this is now." And apparently there isn't a seminary that teaches from a C.I. Scoffield Bible, so they get Law and Grace hopelessly mixed. I was a BIG Elton John fan back in the day (I graduated to Billy Joel's more grown-up lyrics), and I'm not going to watch this movie precisely because I was a fan. Young people don't know, but at the time he was the biggest rock star on planet earth. His performances were electric, even when he was drunk and stoned off his gourd. Before he was 28, he'd forgotten more than most of the newer acts would ever know about performing. So what will this actor do? A near-beer performance. These kinds of movies are for people who don't really like the artist much or haven't really followed them. Or, maybe, only know the old Elton, who's but a shadow of his former self. I'd prefer to plug into "Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters" and enjoy the real Elton's voice and music. But that's just me. There's gobs in the Bible. He studied under Gamaliel, was a strict Pharisee, tribe of Benjamin, I believe, and had all kinds of hair-raising adventures! And besides, they were big on the Crusades, where they killed Arabs and Jews. Did IMDb have a "Jesus Christ" board? They had a Philosophy and Religion board after The Passion of the Christ board had its famous "purge," but I didn't know they had a "Jesus Christ" board. And why would that actor look like a painting? If it's anything, it'd be a documentary. And confusing "Nazarene" and "Nazarite" would show you the quality of the documentary, if that's what it is.... Semitic race, you mean. Both count Abraham as their common ancestor. "Of course Shirley is going to be in denial re his sexuality. This denial is what made lots of people have issues. They were shut out of society.... Shirley could not publicly identify himself as a gay man." A gay man who has an ex-wife and is saying his being on tour was what broke up his marriage is a gay man in denial to more than just the general public. It went without saying that he had to be closeted back then, but if he knew he was gay, his wife was either a "beard" -- knowingly, which must have had monetary compensations; or unknowingly, which is despicable -- or he was trying to lie to himself. Or maybe when he had the wife he was just really conflicted and didn't know how he felt. 🤷🏼‍♀️ Since Dr. Shirley is gone, we likely will never know. But again, he obviously had to be as closeted as Caesar Romero back then. They were usually called "confirmed bachelors" once upon a time, and folks just assumed they discretely had affairs -- also something one didn't used to announce to the public. Frank Sinatra got arrested for adultery long, long ago. So Shirley could have easily never gotten married, and no one would have thought a thing of it -- except maybe his family, who seemed to have some hang-ups about him. They're probably the reason he got married. And that would still leave the question open as to whether he was honest with himself and the lady, hoped to find happiness with her, or just used her as a "beard." View all replies >