Sunday, 11 January 2009
08:15:02 PM (GMT)
I was watching the Science channel show How It's Made and this episode
featured "how figurines are made". So there example was this Baby Jesus figurine. So
the lady making Baby Jesus starts out with this light tanish pink paint.
first problem: didn't Jesus live in the desert? I mean I'm not neccisarily saying he
was brown or anything but this figurine was really pale! He must have been
darker then that or he would have had a perpetual sun burn.
So the Lady then cleans up the extra wax and makes the face.
Second problem: She used caucasian style eyes. The reason people from differnt
regions of the world have differntly shaped eyes is because it helps them! People of
Europian decent have rounder eyes because it rains and snows alot there, but in
Isreal they tend to be thinner because of all the sun. I doubt the real Jesus spent
Third problem: He was smiling. Scientific fact; babies don't have the muscular
control to smile for at least a week, and more often it's several months. they may be
able to grab your fingure but they simply aren't fine tuned enough to move the
corners of their mouths.
Then the lady starts doing his hair. And they explain how she uses knitting needles
covered in cloth to make it curly, which was intresting and all but...
fourth problem: Since when is Jesus blonde??? I don't think Jesus had curly blonde
hair, and I've seen plenty of portraits.
Then the lady begins painting his face. So theres the basics you know, inside the
nose is a bit darker, the lips are pink, she makes the pupils but then she gives him
blue eyes! then she dresses him in a lacey white dress, they kind they use at
baptism. (They were in a stable. Where'd they get the dress?)
overall problem: What is this, Hitler's baby Jesus??? It makes no sense for Jesus to
have pale skin, blonde hair, and blue eyes! In fact many people have argued that
Jesus was black! (normally I say African American but he was born in the Middle East
and so wasn't African or American) But this little wax kid looked kinda Polish (I
don't mean that offensivly, I just mean that he has the sort of features often seen
in that area of the world.)
I'm all for artistic license and room for creativity but if your going to be making
figurines like that just don't say that they're Jesus! I mean I don't think anyone
would beleive that that kid was Jesus anyway...
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