Jesus in camo gear - but apparently called 'I Am Peace'
'Jesus the Sportsman'
'Jesus the Extreme Sportsman'
In all of these Jesus is definitely a White Westerner. Even though we know he was of Jewish decent he isn't very often portrayed that way in religious art.
That has changed recently though. African and Asian Christian art has portrayed him in a way that connects with their culture.
In every piece of serious religious art I've ever seen I have never seen Jesus portrayed as overweight. The only images that I found when I googled 'Fat Jesus' were caricatures, cartoons, and an advert for a theater piece about a singer who was turned down to play the role of Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar because of his size.
Now historically I know the chances are that Jesus was not heavy, all that walking for one thing. But if it's now o.k. to do serious works of art that show Jesus as Asian, or African, or even kitsch pieces that show Jesus playing basketball, why is nearly every image of Jesus slim? 'African Jesus' almost has a six pack!'
Whilst surfing I even found this:
To be honest though this pic makes me feel uncomfortable.
Would a 'Fat Jesus' picture make you uncomfortable? Is it possible to take one seriously?