I know it's Christmas but can we plz talk about Easter?

I know it's Christmas but can we plz talk about Easter?
Judas portrayed as a ginger

I'm not saying this because I'm one of those Christians who has to point out that Easter is more important to the Christian faith than Christmas but rather because I have to point out that the history of Easter in the Christian identity is more important to redheads than the history of Christmas.

And here's why:

Almost every depiction of The Last Supper includes a copper-headed Judas.

That's right my friends, highly respected Renaissance painters decided the one who betrayed the Son of God is best represented by a Carrottop. Now maybe this had something to do with the hatred of Vikings (see future entries on the origin of redheads) or the Irish or something but I don't really feel like doing the research on it right now as I am a bit hungover on well-done steak and Argentinian syrah, and I have a feeling I won't find anything worthwhile to share. (Update: While looking for a picture, I found this explanation. Fascinating.)

Redheads are notably portrayed as villains in other famous media, including Twilight. Victoria, the "evil" vampire is a terrifying threat to Bella Swan and Edward. But really, maybe she's just a misguided and misunderstood ginger who can't help that she doesn't have a soul. Or maybe, all gingers are really vampires since Edward believes they don't have souls either.

Anyway, Renaissance religious redism = woof. No redheads present in the Nativity scene because it's all happy and lacks the weight of human sorrow Easter ignites; I guess redheads cause pain.

Merry Christmas if you celebrate it. Happy Hanukkah to all my ginger Jewcasians & Happy Festivus to everybody else. (I'm guessing most ginger(philes) don't celebrate Kwanzaa or anything else otherwise I  would have said something about it. Please alert me if you do.)

Are you offended Judas is portrayed as a redhead? Or do you think it's an accurate depiction? Do you think it's possible Jesus was a redhead or is that sacrilegious to even consider?

 

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    The Ginger Phile has had the unfortunate disposition of being a ginger since birth. She has tried various medications to cure her gingervitis, including therapies such as tantrum-throwing. Her efforts have been to no avail. Instead, she is trying to write it out, via this blog. Unfortunately, she doesn't think it will bear a soul for her. The Ginger Phile is from the exotic land of Wisconsin, where she had daily inner turmoil over whether she was a ginger or a daywalker. So far, three of three votes say daywalker. She begs to differ, as someone recently told her they would want to be with her if they were biking at night because she is so pale.

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