The problem with using deck screws is that odds are you are going to
be using your cordless drill to drive them.
It would be a shame if the battery died after you only got one or 2
screws in and then had to leave to go get your other battery.
You'd leave the poor guy lying there in the sun, half screwed to the
cross, then your cell phone would ring and you'd get distracted and
forget to get the battery, etc. etc.
That just wouldn't be nice.
Heck, why use a fastener at all? You only need to use a restraint to tie
the wrist or forearm to the crossbeam. Death occurs after a few days from
suffocation as the crucifee can no longer support his own weight (leading to
CO2 buildup, leading to muscular cramping) and the lungs fill with fluid
from pulmonary edema.
There was a wealthy Jew who owned a nail company. His only son had just
graduated from college and the father wanted to get him involved in the
He initially farmed the young man out to each of the departments; first
research & development, then manufacturing, then sales, and in each the son
was a dismal failure. Determined to find a place for his offspring, the
father decided that his son needed his own project.
So the father placed his son in charge of the new advertising campaign. He
told him that he would have no supervision and that any and all resources
which he needed would be placed at his disposal. The son was elated and
immediately set off to make his father proud.
Four weeks later the son proudly proclaimed, "I have finished!" and he and
his father went out to examine the first product of the new campaign: a
As they drove to the sight, the son explained how he had been blocked until
a sudden insight had leaped into his head. They turned the corner and to
the father's horror the billboard portrayed Christ on a cross with the
caption: "Even Then They Used Goldberg Nails."
The father explained to the son that they couldn't portray Christ on a
cross as it might offend their Christian clients. Dejected, the son said
that he would fix the problem and report back to his father.
One week later the son again exclaimed that he was "finished," and took his
father off to see the billboard. Sure enough, Christ was no longer on the
cross; he was lying at the base of the cross and the caption read:
"This Wouldn't Happen With Goldberg Nails"
heavenly lake and reminiscing about their times on earth.
"I wonder if I can still part the waters?" mused Moses, and he raised
his hands and the water parted before them (luckily, some distance
from the boat). Then he lowered his hands and the water rushed back.
"I bet I can still walk on water," Jesus said. And before Moses could
stop him he was over the side and stepping onto the water.
He sank like a stone. "Jesus, Jesus," Moses said. "You forgot you got
holes in your feet, now."
Because that was what they did, back then. They wanted the general
populace to watch the prisoner suffer and take a long time to die,
listening to his moans. Hanging, if done properly, is very quick. And
then all you have is a very quiet body hanging there.
That part of the world hasn't changed much. Does anyone else still do
public stonings and beheadings?
aem, not a supporter of capital punsihment, sends....
Where have you been? Don't you read the news about Iran? They bury
women up to their chest and then stone them to death. Only it's done
gradually, in stages; the stones are deliberately not big enough to
Right now, there is a women sentenced to death by stoning. There is a
huge international uproar. Brazil offered to give her asylum, but I
know where that is going.
******* How many of you will research this and take action, like
contacting the President or your Senator or Member of Congress
and demand that Iran be pressured to spare the woman's life and
abandon this barbaric practice. Contact the Embassy of Iran and
demand that the victim be spared.
There was a film made -- wish I could find the full name -- "The
Stoning of..." which depicted the entire thing. Among the
participants were the woman's HUSBAND, FATHER AND SON! I will look
for the name and post it.
Of course the MAN involved in the adultery -- if indeed it did occur!
-- is not buried and stoned to death!
These mullahs who are ruling Iran are worse than animals. The young
Iranians would love to get rid of these religious fanatics, but they
control everything, including the armed forces.
Crucifixion was a routine punishment back then, especially for
slaves. One of the crazy Roman emperors Nero? Caligula? had slaves
crucified . The crosses were placed along the elegant outdoor dining
room, and set on fire to light up the festivities.
They wanted the general
King Tarquin, who used to execute people by having their limbs tied to
four horses who where then set running in all directions. "Boy, we've
gotten lots more civilized since then," commented the historian.
"Know how they executed people in Livy's day," asked the professor?
"They hung them on the cross, where it took them days to die. If
someone felt merciful they might break the sufferer's legs to speed
As told me, by a friend years ago.
So Christians can do this: <makes sign of cross> instead of this
<reaches over top of head, grabs chin on other side, and makes a
twisted face>. It's visual, and usnet posts just don't do the joke
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