May the world rise with you

Normally I do the less serious stuff on this blog, and keep the more serious stuff to my ‘personal’ blog, but lets ‘April Fool’ everyone, by switching them around tonight!

So yes, if you want to see tonights more silly posting, you need to discover the other blog, or ask nicely, or if on Twitter, or Facebook, you get both advertised anyway!

So today, as well as, err, celebrating April Fools Day, we get to celebrate Easter. First time its happened for 62 years, though will happen again in another 11, assuming we all last that long, especially me, at my age. I will add that this blog was inspired by an article I read on Good Friday. So not all my work, but the words are.

The comment was that all images you ever see of Jesus Christ in the Western World portray him as a white man, quite often blue eyed (so the article tells me), but of course in almost certainty, thats a completely false image of him, though dont try and tell the right wing, supposed Christian crazies in the world (especially US) that. Not that those US righteous Christians seem to hate their President, despite the fact that he has broken several of the Commandments, and probably wouldnt know the inside of a church, for a service, if transported into the middle of one! But fine, no more politics for now, lol…

As the article stated, especially given there were no jet planes to whisk people around the world back then, and that he was born in Bethlehem, Israel, its fair to say that Jesus Christ would have been of Middle Eastern extraction, to fit in with all the people surrounding him. So the chances of his skin being pure white…? Yeah, not good!

Of course what we have to accept is that many of the artists who painted his image in the medieval era, would never have seen any person who came from the Middle East. In truth, many had never seen people from more than a few hundred miles away, at most. So, if West European painters, and statue creators were asked to produce a likeness of Jesus, they’re going to go by what they know, fair enough! But now, when we have all this information to hand, and everything else, too many still believe he was a blue eyed, white person, because it suits their little piece of the world. But in truth…

Saddest of all, it seems that one teacher in the ‘Deep South’ of the US was dismissed, for trying to teach his pupils the truth about Jesus! Ah well…

OK, video time. Having given my ‘rebellious’ views here, lets go with an artist known for the way he helped to change the world of pop music. No, not Sex Pistols, to me at least, Public Image Ltd was far more creative, and radical in its time than them. And fine, a title called ‘Rise’, on Easter Sunday just seems so apt!