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A painting of Jesus in a wheatfield hangs along Interstate 70 last month in Colby. Tuffy and Linda Kay Taylor erected the billboard for Colby residents and motorists who travel down Interstate 70 at all hours of the day and night.

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yourworstnightmare 5 years, 4 months ago

Very Dali-esque.

A disembodied head and hand floating above a wheat field.

Where are the melting watches?

It would be a good ad for a bread company, though.

Fresh, like Jesus, our bread was risen this morning

Paul Decelles 5 years, 4 months ago

How do they know what Jesus looked like?

Christopher Riels 5 years, 4 months ago

I seriously doubt that he looked like a northern European.

labmonkey 5 years, 4 months ago

Man, you liberals are sure showing the tolerence you always preach.

Stuart Evans 3 years, 8 months ago

is it really intolerance to make fun of something that's utterly ridiculous?

Angela Heili 3 years, 8 months ago

I don't think it's ridiculous. It's a very good painting. The detail in the wheat is really good and from an artist's stand point faces are really hard to do. Kudos to the Taylors.

And by the way, not everyone is going to think the way you do. You really do need to be more tolerant of other people's likes and interests. You are allowed your likes and interests, let others have theirs.

Cheers!

Paul Decelles 5 years, 4 months ago

Actually the billboard is a secret homage to the Flying Spaghetti Monster(FSM). After all what is wheat used for? Obviously...making PASTA the holy food of the Pastafarians, devotees of the FSM!

MeAndFannieLou 5 years, 4 months ago

I'm glad I saw this here first! If I was driving down I-70 unprepared, I might just cause an accident when I snorted my beverage out my nose!

SofaKing 5 years, 4 months ago

If you look really closely at the picture, you can see a grilled cheese sandwich.

OldEnuf2BYurDad 5 years, 4 months ago

Looks like a hippie hanging around in a wheat field. What about that white rocker-dude says "Son of God"?

Not the best choice of artwork, and terribly incorrect for someone to produce yet ANOTHER image of Jesus looking more like he grew up in London than in Nazareth. It seems sort of racist for white people to always insist on making God white. I guess that makes him more "acceptable" to some, but it's becoming a little offensive to me.

storm 5 years, 4 months ago

Jane - Oh man, i went out with him, too. He was Tri (try-anything). Wonder where's he's at, now. Maybe dating Squeaky.

purplesage 3 years, 8 months ago

I had a few of the same thoughts - such as, how do we know what He looked like? And the point that Jesus could not have looked European is well taken. And, yes, there is a little bit of a hippie like look to it.

But others of you cross the line of politeness and propriety. Not capitalizing a proper name and the "dirty-stinkin'" comments lead the way. You fancy yourselves open minded and tolerant. Please.

The Taylors have left things open to interpretation, letting the picture speak to those who see it while making an expression of their own faith. Interrestingly, in viewing nativity sets from aound the world, it seems peoples of every race make the same "mistake" of interpreting Jesus according to their own own appearance. While it could be more accurate if the billboard depicted a more Semitic-looking individual, no one would expect to see an Asian or African looking interpretation on the plains of North America. Yet that is exactly what is seen in the carvings and paintings of the Nativity.

Perhaps that is why no image of the incarnate God exists. He is the Savior of the whole world.

Joan Kelly 3 years, 8 months ago

Obama is not a brown-skinned anti-war socialist who gives away free health care; you're thinking of Jesus.

ivalueamerica 3 years, 8 months ago

Were you born an idiot, or did you work your way up to it?

geekin_topekan 3 years, 8 months ago

Jesus would not have looked like a Midwestern white guy in tone or dress.

Considering he lived along, what today is, the Saudi/Iraqi border, he would have looked and dressed like Osama Bin Laden.

riverdrifter 3 years, 8 months ago

Flux capacitor is working just fine this evening.

Christine Anderson 3 years, 8 months ago

Geekin ,what do you mean? Regardless of what we believe Him to be in our own lives, Jesus was a Jew! Most of His ministry was spent in Israel. Looking at both ancient and modern maps of the region, I don't see where Israel moved to the Saudi/Iraqi border.

Cait McKnelly 3 years, 8 months ago

Just love that in the Book of Kells he's painted as a blonde with a red beard!

ivalueamerica 3 years, 8 months ago

actually, not a single person said this should not be there or made a single anti Christian remark...only commented that in all reality, Jesus was neither white nor looked anything like the picture depicts?

Exactly how is that intolerant?

You perhaps should look the big words up before you use them.

Kirk Larson 3 years, 8 months ago

I always liked how one guy put it, "If Jesus had shown up at a Southern lunch counter in the 1950's, he wouldn't have been served".

Kirk Larson 3 years, 8 months ago

I always liked how one guy put it, "He may not have been black but, if Jesus had shown up at a Southern lunch counter in the 1950's, he wouldn't have been served".

dogsandcats 3 years, 8 months ago

Seeing as though wheat can grow 2 to 4 feet tall... Jesus was really short!

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