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23-01-2014, 06:54 PM
Crosses
When crucifixions still took place why would they spend money on wood, an expensive commodity using it to nail up criminals?
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23-01-2014, 07:33 PM
RE: Crosses
That's a good question. I mean, it's not like wood just grows on trees, right?

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26-01-2014, 06:08 AM
RE: Crosses
It's hard to nail bodies to anything else!
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26-01-2014, 06:38 AM
RE: Crosses
Why do you think that wood was expensive?

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26-01-2014, 06:49 AM
RE: Crosses
(23-01-2014 06:54 PM)BrokenQuill92 Wrote:  When crucifixions still took place why would they spend money on wood, an expensive commodity using it to nail up criminals?

It wasn't a cost issue, not like wood and iron nails were ever pricy to anybody not a peasant anyway...

Crucifixion was, on paper, a method of torture execution; in theory those unlucky enough to be condemned to a crucifix were effectively to be tortured to death very slowly. Where's the fun in killing if you don't make it as slow and painful as possible, eh ancient peoples of the world?

Of course this probably wasn't the practise, chances are guards would 'help' hasten the death through stabbing or smashing the victim so they could go on with their day.

Point is; it was cheap, slow and painful, perfect for teaching the locals a few lessons.

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26-01-2014, 07:36 AM
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(26-01-2014 06:49 AM)Free Thought Wrote:  
(23-01-2014 06:54 PM)BrokenQuill92 Wrote:  When crucifixions still took place why would they spend money on wood, an expensive commodity using it to nail up criminals?

It wasn't a cost issue, not like wood and iron nails were ever pricy to anybody not a peasant anyway...

Crucifixion was, on paper, a method of torture execution; in theory those unlucky enough to be condemned to a crucifix were effectively to be tortured to death very slowly. Where's the fun in killing if you don't make it as slow and painful as possible, eh ancient peoples of the world?

Of course this probably wasn't the practise, chances are guards would 'help' hasten the death through stabbing or smashing the victim so they could go on with their day.

Point is; it was cheap, slow and painful, perfect for teaching the locals a few lessons.

Torture devices also make great adornments. I'd prefer an iron maiden necklace however. Or water torture shoes.

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26-01-2014, 07:37 AM
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(26-01-2014 07:36 AM)Hobbitgirl Wrote:  
(26-01-2014 06:49 AM)Free Thought Wrote:  It wasn't a cost issue, not like wood and iron nails were ever pricy to anybody not a peasant anyway...

Crucifixion was, on paper, a method of torture execution; in theory those unlucky enough to be condemned to a crucifix were effectively to be tortured to death very slowly. Where's the fun in killing if you don't make it as slow and painful as possible, eh ancient peoples of the world?

Of course this probably wasn't the practise, chances are guards would 'help' hasten the death through stabbing or smashing the victim so they could go on with their day.

Point is; it was cheap, slow and painful, perfect for teaching the locals a few lessons.

Torture devices also make great adornments. I'd prefer an iron maiden necklace however. Or water torture shoes.

And some can be quite practical too!

nothing quite like Brazen Bull cooked baby!

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26-01-2014, 07:38 AM
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(26-01-2014 07:37 AM)Free Thought Wrote:  
(26-01-2014 07:36 AM)Hobbitgirl Wrote:  Torture devices also make great adornments. I'd prefer an iron maiden necklace however. Or water torture shoes.

And some can be quite practical too!

nothing quite like Brazen Bull cooked baby!

Mmm. BBQ baby.

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26-01-2014, 11:20 AM
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(26-01-2014 07:36 AM)Hobbitgirl Wrote:  
(26-01-2014 06:49 AM)Free Thought Wrote:  It wasn't a cost issue, not like wood and iron nails were ever pricy to anybody not a peasant anyway...

Crucifixion was, on paper, a method of torture execution; in theory those unlucky enough to be condemned to a crucifix were effectively to be tortured to death very slowly. Where's the fun in killing if you don't make it as slow and painful as possible, eh ancient peoples of the world?

Of course this probably wasn't the practise, chances are guards would 'help' hasten the death through stabbing or smashing the victim so they could go on with their day.

Point is; it was cheap, slow and painful, perfect for teaching the locals a few lessons.

Torture devices also make great adornments. I'd prefer an iron maiden necklace however. Or water torture shoes.

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26-01-2014, 11:25 AM
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You make it sound like those who were crucified got their very own cross forever. Those crosses were used over and over again. One cross could serve for hundreds of crucifixions.

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