Originally posted by ZBomber
Imagine having nails stuck in your hands for 10 minutes. Now imagine 3 hours, a crown of thorns on your head, being jabbed at with a spear, hanging, and still hurting from the whips and barbed club wounds. Get the picture?
If indeed it actually occurred that way. There's very little evidence outside of scriptural texts that the guy even existed, much less whether or not he was executed in the manner described in the Bible.
One way to look at it is if there are other mythological elaborations present in the Bible (Noah's Flood, the Creation story, etc.), then why believe that the authors of the gospels were truthful. They weren't even kind enough to leave us with their names.