- Religion and Philosophy
Christianity: Female Jesus
Jesus: Current image
As we know it, Jesus is a white man that has long brown hair and a beard. He lives under the influence of the European vision of what Jesus would look like. He is based on their standards and on their culture.
He has the manly image compared to the more feminine image he had during the romantic era. In today's image, he has muscles and is the figure of what a man should be physically, which is strong.
According to feminist, Jesus could be a woman. Let's analyse this for 2 seconds.
The name Jesus is a male name. The name itself means "God is Salvation". The name comes from the greek and inspired the name Joshua (Yeshu'a in Hebrew).
For the feminists, they picked to change the name to Kristina or Christiane. They completely took out the name Jesus to be able to make it work.
Jesus was pro-feminist even before putting a name on it so why need to make him a woman?
The Virgin Mary is strongly seen as someone that is well seen by men, women and more importantly, the Catholic church. She is the symbol of how women are supposed to be, a virgin until marriage, but still shows that she is strong.
She stood by her son's side throughout all his doings and was there when he got crucified.
She represents also the sacrifices that have been made by Jesus and other Christians.
She is taken up to heaven peacefully and is granted predestination.