Mzbel shared a much-circulated post on Facebook, which supposedly shows the words of actor Robert Powell, who played the eponymous character in ‘Jesus of Nazareth’, decrying the widespread use of his image from the movie as representative of Jesus in so many churches.
She prefixed the post with ‘lack of knowledge’- suggesting that theological ignorance has led many believers to be worshipping a man from a movie as if he was Jesus himself.
This criticism is not new, and is not restricted to Robert Powell. Jesus, if he ever lived, was a Jew in first century Palestine- and is therefore highly unlikely to have looked anything like the Caucasian Jesus mostly portrayed in religious art.
Mzbel, born Belinda Nana Ekua Amoah, has made no bones of the fact that she believes the story of Jesus was made up. In an appearance on Restoration that later caused all sorts of controversies, she said that the Jesus story bore close resemblance to the ancient Egyptian tale of Horus (a statement of fact), and she therefore believed the gospels to be a plagiarised myth.
It’s important to note, though, that Mzbel is not an atheist- she does believe in God, just not in his virgin born, turning water into wine son.
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