181: NAKED JESUS – A COCK AND BULL STORY?

“Welcome to Zingcreed, the totally unique Christian/Atheist blog where nothing is sacred. In this personal polemic I think aloud about religion and life. I hope you get something out of it!” Peter Turner. M.A., M.Sc.

This South American artist has painted a picture that shows Jesus’ genitals:-

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This sculptor, Jill Sim, shows Jesus’ genitals on her “Blue Christ” (1999) too.

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Is he circumsized? Did you look? Closely? Do you know what a circumcised penis looks like anyway?

I just think that if Jesus was 100% human , then to avoid being hi-jacked by Christian soppiness we need to remind ourselves what it means to be wholly human. The following is a list of what having a flesh and blood body means. The sort of things that are never mentioned in church services. There’s just too much reverence around the man. This residual Victorian modesty has left us with an image of a fantasy figure who never needed to go to the toilet.

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If you think you are not going to like what follows then bail out now.

Jesus is portrayed as naked in these images because the Bible tells us that to humiliate him “his raiment was taken from him”. So he was stripped bare, crowned with thorns and presumably paraded through the streets through all 14 Stations of the Cross totally starkers.
When did you last see a naked Jesus portrayed on the Stations of the Cross, which are shown on the walls in every Catholic church? Are they afraid some woman (or man) will  be sexually aroused by the vision of a nude torture victim? I really don’t know.

I would like now to politely remind people that as a real person Jesus would have laughed and wept, coughed and sneezed, picked his nose, belched and sweated, bled and pissed, farted in bed and snored too, whistled and sang and hummed, eaten and drank, eating his food with his right hand and cleaning his arse with his left, had toothache and had erections, ejaculated and spat, felt hot and felt cold, had thorns in his feet and dust in his eye, and if he didn’t he’s an invention and I don’t want to have anything to do with him.

As a leading American scholar has said: ” Jesus’ importance as a thinker and teacher can be greatly enhanced once we allow the thought that Jesus was not a god incarnate but a real historical person.” (my emphasis) (i)

To end on a somewhat ironic note, one joker asked his Sunday school teacher if , when Jesus said you should  give your tunic to someone who had demanded your cloak, whether he was advocating nudism! (Lk 6:29)

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Related Zingcreed Posts:
Blue Jesus
Jesus’ dark side
Small dark ugly and illiterate – the real Jesus?
Jesus and the prostitutes
Was Jesus a babe magnet?

Sources:
(i) Mack, Burton “Who wrote the NT? The making of the Christian myth.” Harper (1995)

 

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