Residents of Shingo, Japan believe Jesus did not die on a cross in Jerusalem, but instead he fled to their town and became a rice farmer.
Google Trends is now showing that there have been more searches for the keyword ‘memes’ than ‘Jesus’.
No one knows what Jesus looked like; “The artistic depictions down the ages have total and complete variation, which indicates that nobody did a portrait of Jesus or wrote down a description, it’s all been forgotten.”
In 2004, a 19m tall sculpture of Jesus, named “King of Kings”, was erected in Ohio. It was the 7th tallest statue in the United States at the time. In 2010, it was struck by lightning and was destroyed by the subsequent fire.