Too gay, too buff, too manly, too sexy?
You can't satisfy the critics - ever. How many times have I heard people complain about effeminate looking Christ images? Yet now they complain the Vatican stamp is too manly?
Michelangelo did manly robust images of Christ - naked even - but today, with all the gossip and innuendo about gays in the Vatican, every image of a well proportioned male figure seems to be suspect of promoting homo-heresy. I've already seen comments about how gay it is. Yet the German bishops suggested it will cause women's hearts to beat faster.
“The Easter stamp at least is decorated with a gym-Jesus with muscle-packed arms and toned upper body which causes women's hearts to beat faster and makes [German Archbishop] Georg Gänswein look old,” states the German bishops’ website. - SourceTraditionally most classical images of the Risen Christ are depicted nearly naked, displaying a well proportioned physique, handsome - in order to illustrate the human body in glory - a man in his prime, perfected. The image on the stamp is not at all gym-like. The musculature is not exaggerated or overworked. The people who write this crap have dirty minds. They see what they want to see and interpret it according to their own bias; 'everything is received through and according to the subject.'