[ 20 June 2013 ]
The Christian Cross
Does anyone else think it a bit strange that a device used to torture and execute prisoners has become THE icon representing a major religion?
The Roman empire probably executed thousands, if not millions, of people by nailing them to a cross and torturing them until they died. Every one of those executions was a terribly traumatic event for the victim, and each victim would have suffered just as much, if not more, than Christ did during his execution.
Just another thing about Christians that I can’s quite understand . . .
. . . it seems to me that a happier, or at least a less gruesome icon, would be more appropriate for a religion.