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#1 13 years ago

most christian churches use a cross as the symbole of their church, a few with the image of jesus christ being crucified on it. and my question is this: why?!

he's your savior, correct? he was killed on a cross… why use it as your symbole when it aided in the killing of your savior? and why do i see so many images of christ dying on the cross? shouldn't you be praising his life, not his death?

is it because he suffered on it? that honestly can't be it… lots of people in those times were killed by crusifiction. hell, there were even a couple guys next to christ, weren't there? i can't believe that christ dieing on the cross is the suffering for our sins that he went through; esspecially since many in that day went through the same thing.

i mean, if he had been around more recently and was shot to death, would a gun be the image of your church?




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#2 13 years ago

So when you Christians whine about how you are sick of your life you can look at Jesus, and think, hey.....Maybe I don't have it so bad after all.




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#3 13 years ago

i never said i was christian. i was just saying this such as 'died for our sins' to help them read it easier ;)

oh, and no offense but i think that answer is sh*t. i want a good reason.




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#4 13 years ago

Uh, that is the reason. It is so you can be grateful that he had sacrificed his life for our sins. So you won't be vain person.




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#5 13 years ago

thats a crap reason. i don't even think a physical suffering as low as a few nails and a sword to the gut would be enough to amend our 'sin'.

oh, and wasn't he ressurected soon after the crusifiction? yeah, really died for those sins!




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#6 13 years ago

I also don't think that would be a good enough reason, assuming that Jesus is God (which he wasn't). If that were the case, dying any other death would also "save us from our sins." No, the answer has to be much more than "he suffered." Fortunately, there is an answer, which is obvious. The three synoptic Gospels plus John all center around the death of Jesus. And there it stands.




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#7 13 years ago

I find it rather unbelieveable (in the metaphorical sense) that we are still debating over the fate of a 2,000-year-old man. :vikki:

Do not let me interupt though, please carry on...




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#8 13 years ago

it is really not up to you to decide what is a good symbol and what is not. christianity is a religion centred around jesus, and jesus is the saviour of man. the gospels and whatever describe his life and actions in order to tell us how good a man jesus was (even though he was god personified). however, what is important is that he died for our sins. since he died on a cross, it is only natural that the symbol of 'his' church is the way he died. it is not seen as a symbol of how he died; it is a symbol of why he died.

(no, i'm not a christian)




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#9 13 years ago

CorTmost christian churches use a cross as the symbole of their church, a few with the image of jesus christ being crucified on it. and my question is this: why?!

he's your savior, correct? he was killed on a cross… why use it as your symbole when it aided in the killing of your savior? and why do i see so many images of christ dying on the cross? shouldn't you be praising his life, not his death?

is it because he suffered on it? that honestly can't be it… lots of people in those times were killed by crusifiction. hell, there were even a couple guys next to christ, weren't there? i can't believe that christ dieing on the cross is the suffering for our sins that he went through; esspecially since many in that day went through the same thing.

i mean, if he had been around more recently and was shot to death, would a gun be the image of your church?

Its to show how much he suffered for us to live and be forgivin, watch "The Passion" I saw it and it shined some light on the topic for me and im not real religious but I deeply believe in god and life after death.




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#10 13 years ago
M1GarandSharpShooterIts to show how much he suffered for us to live and be forgivin, watch "The Passion" I saw it and it shined some light on the topic for me and im not real religious but I deeply believe in god and life after death.

Exactly. It is a symbol of what he went through to save us. He died on the cross, so the Christians use that as a representation of what Christianity means. I used to be a Christian myself.