Did Jesus die on a cross or a T?

Discussion in 'theory, philosophy & history' started by Susthehedgehog, May 15, 2018.

  1. Susthehedgehog

    Susthehedgehog I think therefore I don't do

    Just curious what others think. Maybe it was T for trouble, trickster or whatever. Maybe it was just a pole?
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  2. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge Without music, life would be a mistake.

  3. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    i think we can rule out poles. and romanians.
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  4. wayward bob

    wayward bob i ate all your bees

    hands up who else read "on a cross or IT?"
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  5. pesh

    pesh Well-Known Member

  6. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge Without music, life would be a mistake.

    He was unplugged and on the third day he was plugged back in again.
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  7. Idris2002

    Idris2002 chief propagandist (official)

    Enoch Powell was convinced that JC wasn't crucified, but was rather stoned to death, Life of Brian style.
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  8. JimW

    JimW 支那暗杀团

    Did they dot his eyes as well?
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  9. JimW

    JimW 支那暗杀团

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  10. campanula

    campanula plant a seed

    bizarre first post...perhaps all will be made clear - till then, reads suspiciously obscurantist not unlike the recently banned nitwit, j.cherish
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  11. Gromit

    Gromit International Man of Misery

    He never died at all.

    He just held his breath for three days to fool everyone.
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  12. Susthehedgehog

    Susthehedgehog I think therefore I don't do

    My question is genuine. I've never used forums until now. I like to question things from time to time. Maybe just got too much time on my hands.
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  13. andysays

    andysays Defiantly non-premium member

  14. Better than nails through them, I guess
  15. Susthehedgehog

    Susthehedgehog I think therefore I don't do

    Looks like I was right that it was T shaped. So why do folk wear crosses? Maybe that whole line of jewellery needs to be changed to Ts?
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  16. Jesus saves... electricity
  17. JimW

    JimW 支那暗杀团

    Thought the etymology bit was interesting, crux being the translation into latin from greek and could be a number of wooden frameworks apparently.

    Have some dim recall of a Golden Bough like comparative mythology that points out about Mithras and Odin being hung on the world-tree etc and wondering what part that had to play in the Christ legend.
  18. Susthehedgehog

    Susthehedgehog I think therefore I don't do

  19. Susthehedgehog

    Susthehedgehog I think therefore I don't do

    Oops not got the hang of this thing yet! You can check my profile on twitter under the same name. I am a real new member.
  20. 2hats


    I read it was around the time of the last supper, not tea.
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  21. mystic pyjamas

    mystic pyjamas Don't call us,we'll call you.

    In Roman times a cross was commonly used as form of execution. JWs believe it was a pole, though how they arrived at this is probably an interpretation of scripture they arrived at among themselves.
    “Conventional” Christians believe it was a cross.
  22. gentlegreen

    gentlegreen sproutarian

    Whatever he was nailed to, given the amount of lumber claimed to be true relics of it, it was unnecessarily large.
  23. MadeInBedlam

    MadeInBedlam Arm the mentally ill

    Wasteful bastards. I can see why you're cross about it.
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  24. Gromit

    Gromit International Man of Misery

    Lumber? He was nailed to giant baked goods.
    I own a piece of the true hot cross bun.

    That's why we celebrate the public and lawful execution of this criminal tyrant with commemorative replica buns of course.
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  25. joustmaster

    joustmaster offcumdun

    Its a cross in all the pictures and photos.
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  26. crossthebreeze

    crossthebreeze Well-Known Member

    in accordance with the script;
    he updated into heaven,
    and is installed at the right hand of the Father.
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  27. Santino

    Santino lovelier than lovely

  28. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Why oh why?
  29. Grump

    Grump Well-Known Member

    Presumably the reason those commentating at the time called it a crucifixion was precisely because if was a cross. If it was a tree or a 'T' shape they would have mentioned this, given that they were talking about something they thought was the most important event ever. You don't have to be a devout Christian, and I'm not one, to find this period of historical interest.
  30. JimW

    JimW 支那暗杀团

    You can't see the three thieves doing the M, C and A in that crop unfortunately.

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