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When you see video clips of Osama do you think of Jesus?

Asked by Dutchess_III (43353points) May 2nd, 2011

Different message, obviously, but when I see clips of Osama (and not being able to understand a word he’s saying) I can’t help but think…Jesus must have looked much like that. They were from the same geographical area and they had many of the same customs including the dress and possibly the same cultural mannerisms. I’m sure they had some of the same physical features in common. Jesus must have preached in many of the same geographical backdrops that we saw Osama B in.

Guess I’m going to hell now. Are the 72 virgins there?? And..what do I, a straight mom-type person, do with them??

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King_Pariah's avatar

I see no semblance, then again, I judge by eyes, and as I have never seen Jesus’s eyes, I’ll never really be able to answer this.

Aethelwine's avatar

Nope. I think Tupac.

thanks to judochop for that on facebook :D

Rarebear's avatar

Can I have two or three of your virgins?

cockswain's avatar

No. I think of a bag containing a solution of vinegar and water.

faye's avatar

Not Obama but I agree about the physical characteristics. It makes me smile to think of the arrogant whiter than white slavers whirling about in they’re graves.

Buttonstc's avatar

…uhhh…that would be a “no” for me.

But I think for those who do, it might have more to do with the big long walking stick he usually carries being almost like a shepherd’s staff which is also commonly found in many portrayals of Jesus.

Pele's avatar

Obama is a good speaker and he does give off a feeling of hopefulness. He has amazing P.R. and a following. Sooo, sure just a little.

ucme's avatar

He does bear a striking resemblance to someone, I just can’t put my finger on who it is though.

BarnacleBill's avatar

With 72 virgins, you open a house cleaning business, make lots of money, retire early.

JLeslie's avatar

No. I actually have never thought that. But when my husband has long hair and a goatee we say he looks like Jesus, or the Three Muskateers. Arabs tend to look a little different than Jews, maybe I am picking up on that in subtle way. Or, maybe it is just knowing who he is already.

aprilsimnel's avatar

Not hardly.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

Not that you mention it…I suppose Jesus could have looked like that.

Dutchess_III's avatar

@faye and @Pele… I didn’t say “Obama.” I said “Osama.”

@Simone_De_Beauvoir I think so too. Jesus was from that same geographical area. He was of middle eastern descent. He’d look more like Osama, than, say, George Bush. He would have worn pretty much the same traditional clothing. He might very well have carried a walking stick / staff. He might have had a looong beard, as traditional Rabbis do…..

I ran this same thought past a coworker today. She said “No way!” But…the deeper we got into the discussion she admitted that she can’t help but see Jesus as being White. Which he wasn’t. I think a lot of religions / American religious people, have a problem wrapping their minds around that.

@Rarebear I don’t have three virgins left. I only had three to begin with, including myself, and…well, not no mo’! Sorry. I’ll look around for you though. See if there are any signs in the yards around here….“Free Virgins! House Trained!”

JLeslie's avatar

@Dutchess_III Most people agree Jesus most likely had semetic features.

Dutchess_III's avatar

@JLeslie…Semetic features like the people who came from this area? Yes, they may intellectually agree but…in their hearts they feel that Jesus is more like “them”...whomever “they” are. I think that deep down most religious people of European descent have a hard time accepting that Jesus was dark skinned, dark haired and dark eyed. Like Osama. Nothing like them.

Much of it is thanks to the Catholic religion who, for centuries, portrayed Mary and Jesus like this.

JLeslie's avatar

@Dutchess_III Yes, from that area. Most people I think realize depictions of Jesus blond and blue eyed is probably not very likely, not impossible, but not likely. My husband is pretty fair skinned (not as white as me, I am eastern European background mostly) and black hair. My husband does not resemble Bin Laden to me. Our surname actually is a dead give away he is from the very region we are talking about. You can actually find it on wikipedia.

Dutchess_III's avatar

What is your surname? Leslie?

JLeslie's avatar

I don’t reveal my real name on the public forum. I sent you his photo on facebook. Long hair, and a few weeks later short hair.

faye's avatar

@Dutchess_III Sorry and it should have been ‘their’. I was fluthering while watching our election, clips of Obama talking about Osama, and whatever regular tv was on.

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