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Describe the scene and emotions at the crucifixion of Christ as a witness.

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Describe the scene and emotions at the crucifixion of Christ as a witness. Sixtus and Erato twisted some thorns into a crown, placing it on his head, and dressed him in a purple robe. Shouts and screams yelled "Hail king of the Jews!" while the rest slapped him in the face. The humiliation and disgrace, the agony he was subjected to, the mere shreds the man was reduced to was all so unbelievable. It was hard to imagine the pain and suffering he must have experienced. His face drooped looking tired and frail. A sorrowful expression upon his face, the hurt and rejection engraved in the lines of his furrowed brow and pensive gaze. Jesus came out wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe. "Here is the man!" the crowd roared. They cheered on, as if at an auditorium waiting for fiery chariots to roll out. Crucify him! Crucify him! ...read more.


"We have a law, and according to the Law he ought to die, because he has claimed to be the Son of God." The verdict was passed and the men walked out briskly, conducting the matter with a civil air about them, as if instructed to deal with some sort of plague. Though in every way the subject was human, of flesh and blood, just as any one of us; yet his claims bold, that crowns himself the righteous king, and above all the King of the Jews. How by any stretch of imagination could he possibly be Son of God? For he is simple peasant, of the lowest rung and order of society. A crack in the broken tiling of the pathway, nothing more than a meaningless cobblestone kicked away on the sidewalk, a drop of water in the ocean, a tiny contribution in the vivacity of the world. ...read more.


His face burdened with the conscience of the crowd, and the awareness of the actual situation. Pilate wrote out a notice and fixed it to the cross; it ran: 'Jesus the Nazarene, King of the Jews.' It was engraved in three of the regional languages so onlookers came to stare and to mock. When the soldiers finished crucifying Jesus they took his clothing and divided it into four shares, one for each soldier. His undergarment was seamless, woven in one piece from neck to hem, so one said to one another, instead of tearing it, lets throw dice to decide who is to have it. They reduced whatever sliver of self-respect he may have had to absolutely nothing. He had been robed of it all, he was a dead body that no one cared about, a corpse that had only faded away shortly, separated by hatred in the same ugly way that he was hated when he lived. ...read more.

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