reply to post by DeadSeraph
Easter time religious hype!
My reply to you, and my observation of how Christians love to talk about the ways and means of the barbaric torture and the horror of the supposed
crucifixion of Jesus, at Easter time like clockwork every year, was promted by your post, here:
, in which you detail the scourging and methods of the crucifixion, in the Easter
time predictability of these kinds of threads.
Christianity has a strange fascination with torture and death, I don't get the appeal, and frankly find it disturbing.
These same treatments have been inflicted on all walks of people for centuries, even worse, and still are in some places. So I'm not sure why this
particular crucifixion should be examined so meticulously every year, or why "GOD" should be immune of that thing he/it/she created and is responsible
for in the first place. And this Shroud hoax is just a timely excuse to relish in his death, this time of year, again.
BTW, Pagan scholars and skeptics, including myself, have been telling you guys that Jesus most probably was NOT crucified on a cross, that the cross
is a sacred pagan symbol that was used in most recent ancient times for Julius Caesar, and most probably copied by Christians later to usurp the pop
culture of the time, and to counter the Cult of Caesar, his supposed deification at the advent of the appearance of his comet, on the anniversary of
birth. (Star of Bethlehem anyone?). The Roman's would NOT have used the cross imagery to crucify their criminals.
Wax Effigy of Julius Caesar after his assassination (Martyrdon)
Woodblock image of the Effigy of Julius Caesar
Coin Honoring the death and funeral of Julius Caesar. The coin says "Clemency", as Caesar was "prayed" to for forgiveness, after his deification.
This evidence makes believing the mythology of the crucifixion that much harder to believe. let alone that this piece of cloth represents any kind of
proof of the resurrection of Jesus.
edit on 8-4-2014 by windword because: (no reason given)