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A lot of Christians wear crosses around their necks. You think when Jesus comes back he’s gonna wanna see your fucking cross, man? Bill Hicks, Revelations, Dominion Theatre London
New Testament theology adds a new injustice, topped off by a new sadomasochism whose viciousness even the Old Testament barely exceeds. It is, when you think about it, remarkable that a religion should adopt an instrument of torture and execution as its sacred symbol, often worn around the neck. Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion p251
I almost shudder at the thought of alluding to the most fatal example of the abuses of grief which the history of mankind has preserved – the Cross. Consider what calamities that engine of grief has produced! With the rational respect that is due to it, knavish priests have added prostitutions of it, that fill or might fill the blackest and bloodiest pages of human history. John Adams, letter to Thomas Jefferson September 1816
The bent cross is a grotesque emancipated depiction of Jesus Christ ... Its occult ramifications and connections cannot be disregarded. Satanic Vatican
The cross is not broken but turned upside down. It indicates the rejection of Jesus Christ and contempt for the gospel of salvation. Professor J S Malan
Didn’t our Lord himself on the cross pause for a nice cup of tea before giving himself up for the world? Father Ted s2e1: Hell, Mrs Doyle, Channel 4 1996
You have to follow the horizontal line. Then the vertical. So they meet at the right time, and at their intersection, a rose flowers on the cross. Jo di Mambro
The bent cross is a grotesque emaciated depiction of Jesus Christ, the only son of God. Its occult ramifications and connections cannot be disregarded. This bent crucifix is a satanic symbol, used by Satanists in the sixth century. New World Order: The Devil in the Vatican
Mess with the crucifix and you risk the wrath of the Church. Dr Gunther von Hagens: Crucifixion, Channel 4 2012
The orgasm has replaced the Cross as the focus of longing and the image of fulfilment. Malcolm Muggeridge, Tread Softly, 1966
The last Christian died on the cross. Friedrich Nietzsche
He sends a cross but He also sends the strength to bear it. Leo Tolstoy
Jesus was a cross dresser. George Carlin
Other churches also claim to have pieces of the Cross. Indeed, more than ten thousand fragments populate various collections worldwide. Decoding the Past: Relics of the Passion, History 2005
Like all Santa Croce’s wooden relics the Titulus has suffered significant decay over the centuries. ibid.
His last request – to be buried with two nails from an act that haunted him – the Crucifixion of Jesus? Did Chaiaphas, one of the most vilified characters in Christianity, regret what he’d done? The discovery of a tomb in Jerusalem and two nails could hold the key to a new take on a two-thousand-year-old villain, and reveal one of Christianity’s greatest relics. Biblical Conspiracies s1e1: Nails of the Cross, Discovery 2015
They have traces of bone and ionised wood on them. ibid.
These two-thousand-year-old bones hold incredible secrets ... Never seen before seen before evidence of Crucifixion around the time of Jesus. Biblical Conspiracies: Secrets of the Crucifixion
The ossuary that was found in a burial cave contained ... three iron nails. ibid.
They had a crucifixion nail that had once been driven through a hand. ibid.
The nail entered through the back of the hand ... from the top of the hand to the bottom, which indicates that the victim was probably lying on the cross with his face to the ground while being crucified. ibid.
Crucifixion was probably invented by the Assyrians during the 2nd millennium BCE. ibid.
The classic image didn’t work ... The X-shaped cross was equally effective when the victim was facing the other way. ibid.
The [Holy] Cross is in the UK [see Harleian 3859 manuscript]. Richplanet TV: The Forensic Historians V: Alan Wilson & Baram Blackett, Wilson
In the earliest Christian art the cross doesn’t appear at all. Simon Sebag Montefiore, Rome: A History of the Eternal City I, BBC 2012
The true cross … the relic was thought to be lost to history … Is the true cross a hoax that mocks the crucifixion? Jesus Code: The True Cross, Discovery 2016