It’s interesting how Christians like to talk about how terrible the crucifixion of Jesus was. If it wasn’t for his crucifixion, Christianity would never have gotten so popular; it would be reduced to “weird” status like with the Mormons or Mennonites. Jesus’ crucifixion was a godsend for the Christian faith.
1. He was killed during his prime. If Jesus were to live a long life until the age of 80 or so, his message would have become stale and diluted. By dying at the height of his fame, his ideas are held to a higher regard (kinda like the final season of Seinfeld). Your ideas are worth nothing unless someone wants to kill you for them.
2. His death created the most recognizable image in the world. Without the image of him hanging from the cross, how do you expect the church to push the propaganda? Plus I can only imagine how many millions in cross sales the church profits from every year. It’s the oldest souvenir in the world.
Every Christmas you should celebrate JC’s death, for without it your religion would be seen a little differently, probably in books with titles like “Stories of the Crazy White Man”, read alongside Greek and Roman myths to youngsters before bedtime. Instead, it’s a homophobic way of life for over a billion people, while at the same time serving as the world’s number one incubator for pedophiles. Hooray!