However, your post read:
julymorning wrote:Everything I've every seen has him correctly in very dark hair.
Which either implies you've got no idea what the term 'everything' means or you've spent all your life without having ever seen any of the maaaaaaany depictions of JC with blond (or ginger, or brown) hair instead of 'very dark.'
The thing is, for the first 35 years of my life I didn't pay any attention. Being trotted to church once a yearin my 'Easter finery' as a little girl meant nothing more than getting to the donuts or whatever they put out. If I happened to look at the pictures in one of those kid level "Story of Jesus" books had him with dark hair. Brown is dark, black is dark, I didn't make a career of studying the pictures so I could say JESUS had such and such color hair! I just wanted to get to the treats and get the hell out of there. Sunday school,if I happened to get sent, became a blank, traumatized by the fighting my parents always ended up doing over the whole business of going to church.
I don't recall seeing anything about Jesus during my one and only trip to the St Louis Missouri art museum.
My book reading consisted of science fiction, and Steven Kind type genre. I avoided religious movies,plays,etc.,for the most part.
The first time that I paid any attention to anything connected with Christ was when I started studying the Bible with and worshiping with one particular religion and any "depictions" (I'm beginning to loathe that word) did, yes, have him in dark hair.
Believe it or not, there are people that don't go around comparing artist renderings of their likeness of Christ, in order to disprove the idea of his true being. Such a thing deserves delving into more meaningful comparisons, such as dogma.
In conclusion, no, I didn't notice, or didn't notice sufficiently to be bothered by it. And apparently my explanation of what you've so carefully taken notes of, hold no water with you.
I think it's hysterical that on Judgement Day, if there is one and you're alive to experience it, this is going to be your excuse for not believing- "Jesus' hair color wasn't right".
ETA: This marks the 10 year of owning a computer that I can get onto the internet. So now while I have the capability of looking up images, such as I just did to see what you were referring to, It's still not something I will likely do again,because it doesn't matter to me what someone wants him to look like. Or did look like. If there was photography then, I would be interested. If one of his apostles, or followers chose to do a drawing of him, that would be interesting. The rest of this is after the fact art work isn't. Not to me.
.It is my uppermost hope that even histories' genius's lost their minds as they aged. I'd hate to think that I really am an idiot. sjm