You know I have special and warm feelings for you Mac, but sometimes - I wonder when you last went to the optometrist.
Here's a fun one: I have replaced "crucify
" by "Impale
" and "cross
" by "Stake
". Go on, shoo - tell me that it clearly, obviously, evidently is very different this way
Berean Literal Bible
Mark Chapter 15 Jesus Delivered to Pilate
1 And early in the morning, having formed a counsel, the chief priests, with the elders and scribes and the whole Council, having bound Jesus, led Him away and delivered Him to Pilate.
2 And Pilate questioned Him, “Are You the King of the Jews?” And answering, He says to him, “You have said.”
3 And the chief priests were accusing Him harshly.
4 And Pilate began to question Him again, saying, “Do You not answer? See how many things they testify against You!”
5 But Jesus answered no further, so as to amaze Pilate. The Crowd Chooses Barabbas
6 And at the feast, he used to release to them one prisoner, whom they requested.
7 And the one called Barabbas was there, having been bound with the rebels who had committed murder in the insurrection.
8 And the crowd having cried out, began to beg him to do as usually he did for them.
9 But Pilate answered them, saying, “Do you wish that I should release to you the King of the Jews?”
10 For he was aware that the chief priests had delivered Him up because of envy.
11 But the chief priests stirred up the crowd, that he might release to them Barabbas instead. Pilate Delivers up Jesus
12 And Pilate answering was saying to them again, “Then what do you wish that I should do to Him whom you call the King of the Jews?”
13 And they cried out again, “Impale Him!”
14 And Pilate was saying to them, “Why? What evil did He commit?” But they shouted much more, “Impale Him!”
15 And Pilate, desiring to do that which was satisfactory to the crowd, released Barabbas to them. And having flogged Him, he delivered Jesus that He might be Impaled. The Soldiers Mock Jesus
16 And the soldiers led Him away into the palace, that is the Praetorium, and they call together the whole cohort.
17 And they put on Him purple, and having twisted together a crown of thorns, they placed it on Him,
18 and they began to salute Him, “Hail, King of the Jews!”
19 And they kept striking His head with a reed and spitting on Him; and bending the knees, they were kneeling down to Him.
20 And when they had mocked Him, they took off Him the purple and put on Him His own garments. And they are leading Him out, that they might Impale Him. The Crucifiction / Impaling
21 And they compel one passing by, Simon of Cyrene, the father of Alexander and Rufus, coming from the country, that he might carry His Stake.
22 And they bring Him to a place, Golgotha, which is translated, Place of a Skull.
23 And they were offering Him wine, having been mixed with gall; but He did not take it.
24 And having Impaled Him, they also divided His garments, casting lots for them, who should take what.
25 And it was the third hour, and they Impaled Him.
26 And there was the inscription of the accusation against Him, having been written: THE KING OF THE JEWS.
27 And with Him they Impale two robbers, one at the right hand, and one at His left.
29 And those passing by were railing at Him, shaking their heads and saying, “Aha! The One destroying the temple and building it in three days,
30 save Yourself, having descended from the Stake!”
31 Likewise also the chief priests, with the scribes, mocking among one another, were saying, “He saved others; He is not able to save Himself.
32 The Christ, the King of Israel, let Him descend now from the Stake, that we might see and believe!” And those being Impaled with Him were upbraiding Him. The Death of Jesus
33 And the sixth hour having arrived, darkness came over the whole land, until the ninth hour.
34 And at the ninth hour Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?” Which is translated, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?”
35 And some of those standing by, having heard, were saying, “Behold, He calls Elijah.”
36 And one having run and having filled a sponge with vinegar, having put it on a reed, gave Him to drink, saying, “Let be; let us see if Elijah comes to take Him down.”
37 But Jesus, having uttered a loud cry, breathed His last.
38 And the veil of the temple was torn into two from top to bottom.
39 And the centurion standing opposite of Him, having seen that He breathed His last,c thus said, “Truly this man was the Son of God!”
40 And there were also women looking on from afar off, among whom also were Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the least and of Joseph, and Salome,
41 who had been following Him and had been ministering to Him when He was in Galilee, and many other ones having come up with Him to Jerusalem. The Burial of Jesus
42 And evening having arrived already, since it was the Preparation, that is, the day before Sabbath,
43 having come, Joseph from Arimathea, a prominent Council member, who was also himself waiting for the kingdom of God, having boldness, went in to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus.
44 And Pilate wondered if already He were dead. And having summoned the centurion, he questioned him whether He had died already.
45 And having known it from the centurion, He granted the body to Joseph.
46 And having bought a linen cloth, having taken Him down, he wrapped Him in the linen cloth and laid Him in a tomb which was cut out of a rock. And he rolled a stone to the door of the tomb.
47 And Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joseph were watching where He was laid.
6 hours total, 6 hours of boredom - even a teenager would survive longer than that.
Where is the state of unconsciousness, the slumber, the fatigue? This dude is as fit as a fiddle and if we wouldn't know any better, a second before that last cry he gets shot by a bullet or an arrow - straight through the heart, not juts in the buttocks or somewhere
This entire scene is wholly and utterly inconsistent with hanging from a cross, but some people just seem to not be able at all to unprogram the lies inside their head.
Just KNOW one thing: whatever you think, feel, believe - it is all in your head. I am not talking about getting your hand cut off and feeling pain, I am solely talking about the World you live in: that World is not out there, it only resides inside your head.
All your values, your norms, your Law: all of that is inside your head, and it doesn't matter how it got inthere - ALL THAT MATTERS IS WHY AND HOW ON EARTH IT IS POSSIBLE THAT IT STAYS THAT WAY IN THERE, GIVEN THE FACT THAT YOU ARE THE SOLE KEEPER OF IT ALL
Wake up. Observe. See - and perceive