Crucifixion

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> > > Think about it !!!
> > >
> > > What is crucifixion?
> > >
> > > A medical doctor provides a physical description:
> > >
> > > The cross is placed on the ground and the exhausted man is quickly
> > > thrown
> > > backwards with his shoulders against the wood. The Legionnaire feels
> > > for the
> > >
> > > depression at the front of the wrist. He then drives a heavy, square
> > > wrought iron nail through the wrist deep into the wood. Quickly he
> > > moves to
> > >
> > > the other side and repeats the action, being careful not to pull the
> > > arms
> > > too tightly, but to allow some flex and movement.
> > >
> > > The cross is then lifted up into place. The left foot is pressed
> > > backward
> > > against the right foot, and with both feet extended toes down, a nail
> > > is
> > > driven through the arch of each, leaving the knees flexed. The victim
> > > is now
> > >
> > > crucified.
> > >
> > > As he slowly sags down with more weight on the nails in the wrists,
> > > excruciating fiery pain shoots along the fingers and up the arms to
> > > explode
> > > in the brain. The nails in the wrists are putting pressure on the
> > > median
> > > nerves. As he pushes himself upward to avoid this stretching torment,
> > > he
> > > places the full weight on the nail through his feet.
> > >
> > > Again he feels the searing agony of the nail tearing through the
nerves
> > >
> > > between the bones of his feet. As the arms fatigue, cramps sweep
> > > through
> > > his muscles, knotting them deep relentless, throbbing pain. With
these
> > >
> > > cramps comes the inability to push himself upward to breathe.
> > >
> > > Air can be drawn into the lungs but not exhaled. He fights to raise
> > > himself
> > >
> > > in order to get even one small breath.
> > >
> > > Finally, carbon dioxide builds up in the lungs and in the blood
stream,
> > > and
> > > the cramps partially subsided.
> > >
> > > Spasmodically, he is able to push himself upward to exhale and bring
in
> > >
> > > life-giving oxygen. However, hours of limitless pain, cycles of
> > > twisting,
> > > joint wrenching cramps, intermittent partial asphyxiation, searing
pain
> > > as
> > > tissue is torn from his lacerated back as he moves up and down against
> > > rough
> > >
> > > timber.
> > >
> > > Then another agony begins a deep, crushing pain deep in the chest as
> > > the
> > > pericardium slowly fills with serum and begins to compress the heart.
> > >
> > > It is now almost over - the loss of tissue fluids has reached a
> > > critical
> > > level - the compressed heart is struggling to pump heavy, thick,
> > > sluggish
> > > blood into the tissues-the tortured lungs are making frantic effort to
> > > gasp
> > > in small gulps of air. He can feel the chill of death creeping
through
> > > his
> > > tissues...Finally, he allows his body to die...
> > >
> > > All of this in the Bible recorded with four simple words, "and they
> > > crucified Him" (Mark 15 24).
> > >
Birdman comment: There is no good evidence that Jesus was a real person, tho there have been many different religions with Jesus-like characters -- sixteen or so (See Kersey Graves, The World's Sixteen Crucified Saviors, (1875, reprinted recently); and TW Doane, Bible Myths and Their Parallels in Other Religions (1882, also reprinted recently), which gives the non-Biblical origin of many of the familiar Bible stories.) If, however, you insist on believing on Jesus' reality, you ought to read The Passover Plot, in which it is credibly argued that Jesus was a man bent on suicidal fulfillment of the Old Testament prophecies -- one of the first in a long line of people believing they are God. On the other hand, crucifixion was a common method of capital punishment in the Bad Old Days -- for example, as I recall, all of the thousands of participants in the Spartacus rebellion against Rome were crucified, with the crosses lining for miles one of those famous roads that lead to Rome.

 

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