It doesn't really matter how a picture depicts him because we don't actually worship the picture itself. Its no mystery that he was born in that area and was obviously of that orgin...a picture isn't even the christian symbol, the cross is our symbol and what we carry..it has nothing to do with how they depicted him; if this is true than the catholics back in the day did something very wrong; to cover there behinds; but I'm not catholic; roman catholics and christians derived of yes indeed the same thing but they are still two seperate branches of faiths. But please note that be more careful when you say "Christians worship Cesare Borgia's image as Jesus" because we do not. If this picture switiching/altering is truth we may have these images in books or paintings, but it does not matter the color of his skin that is depictied because that is not the point, a child may draw a picture and color him blue...he is still the son of Jesus no matter how you see him...an image to connect with, however you connect with him. We carry our crosses and follow them, none of us are perfect and we all have sin...wether its defacing the painting of Jesus and viewing him to the world as a different skin color, its all the same; its a sin..and are you with out making a mistake or screwing up? I am a christian, I believe Jesus died on the cross for my sins, and I question the bible at my own will, I pray and worship God..not an idol, a picture or symbol, I have a spiritual and personal relationship with God..that is what defines me as a Christian..being christ like (or trying to live by his example at least)
Many Roman Catholic churches are very traditional, old fashioned and someimtes seen as secretive, but so are many other churches..or any organization or gathering of people..because it is just that..a group of imperfect people. Those are the actions (the ones in which you debate) of a few people...who, if it is true, obviously did something out of shame...which they should have felt shame for. Christians DO NOT worship an image or picture, we worship a God of love, mercy, and forgivness.
· 10 years ago