1. Pictures of Jesus a Black is considered by some white Christians as a lie. Similarly a picture of a White Jesus is considered by some Black Christians as a lie. Therefore you have the tension of the two calling each other a liar over the color of Jesus.

Negative results; A Black Christian who Believes that Jesus was Black would not sit in a White church with pictures of a white Jesus because that Black Christian is not going to lie to his or herself (especially while praying).

Solution; Remove the pictures, therefore, both Groups can comfortably pray within the church and can mentally portray Jesus what ever color they want, But the Picture does not have to stare them in the Face to Force them to accept a certain color.

When the pictures are removed in this scenario, the members can picture in their minds their own personal Jesus and can portray him any color they want, but to Put up Pictures is to ask other Members to Accept a Certain color of Jesus without respecting their differing views which can cause tensions within the church and even cause certain members to seek a church which meets their views.

2. You will rarely find a White Christian praising a Black Jesus Icon. A discomfort may be felt by a Black Christian when asked to praise a White Jesus Icon.

Negative results; Again this will cause tensions and may again result in goers with opposing views seeking to go elsewhere to give thanks.

Solution; Removing the Black Icon or White Icon will again ease the tensions. My theory also is that these Icons can have a Major effect on the attitudes of the goers.

3. The pictures in a church that portray life in Heaven with a group being one color For example, if we View Here we see that Heavenly Members are portrayed as exclusively White while if we See Here, evil Biblical figures are portrayed as Dark in Skin, or non-White.

Negative results; This Effect gives a Non-Verbal Message to the black goers that they will not be in Heaven. If Heaven exclusively or Majority include White people and Hell includes a Majority of Black people according to the Pictures, then this gives a loader message then the Priest.

Solution; Removal of the bios pictures, if a church must keep them, then integrate the pictures, this will have to include many races including Asian.

It is the classical good person bad person stereotyping that the pictures emit, when the pictures are removed then you are just left with persons and nothing portraying one group better then the other.

This is All confirmed by Scholars in Effects of Images such as; Philip Myers (1992), Bryant Zillman (1982), Glen Fisher (1989), O'Donnell & G. Jowett (1986) and More

Above, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is photographed with Adlai Stevenson and President John F. Kennedy, 17 December 1962.
Dr. King had a Dream to end Racism, let us not let his life's work be in vain, let us contact the churches with the mono-color images and politely ask them to remove the images based on psychological ethical reasons, and also contact pro-white Christian groups listed on the Internet.

Also ask them politely to end the racism, we are all humans, with One Creator.

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theWord of God says no-man has seen god,so how do you know that anyone has the right perspective on what he looks like, so the perception that it has something to do with the psych, or self esteem, is a deception that the Christian religion has allowed/; for the white black or any other race to bow down and worship an image in eithers likeness is the deception, and proves both have low-self esteem, and inferiority complex.....
Adrian, surely someone saw Jesus walking around doing all kinds of every day ordinary as well as extra ordinary things.

"When you've seen me you've seen the Father"

Albeit I know what you mean (smile)

But for us folk in year 2009 to assume we know His exact features skin color hair eye color or even smile enough to make a graven image is...well... Terribly presumptuous.

Even if we went by John's revelation we must realize it we still shouldn't have any graven images.

I wonder if anyone is going to answer the questions I posted earlier about the ark of the covenant and the angels on it???


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