Friday, April 28, 2006

Displaying execution devices

Mark Kleiman, writing about possible Republican presidential candidate George Allen, notes that, among other dubious actions, Allen used to display a noose in his law office early in his career.
Even if — stretching things a bit — we imagine that the noose was intended to refer to legal Western hangings rather than the more common informal variety, what kind of twisted character uses a replica of an execution device as office decoration?
One might well ask what kind of twisted character uses a replica of an execution-and-torture device as a religious symbol... Oh, wait.

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Okay, okay, I know the symbology of the cross represents Jesus, not the Romans, but still, I find the whole story of the crucifixion and its centrality to Christianity ("and He did all that for you!") rather disturbing.

4/28/2006 09:29:00 AM  
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When the Romans first introduced crucifixion, they probably were pleased that they had come up with a cheap and easy way to terrorize their opponents with dramatic mass executions. Once the cross became such a potent symbol, you wonder if they regretted not using something like drowning. I doubt that a death cult would have gained as much traction if the principle had been drowned instead. But who knows?

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