I have seen these. They are hilarious.
He, kids! ow’d you like a bar of chocolate formed in the image of an ancient Roman torture device? It’s festive!
Execution, not torture >_>
Yes, the Romans were efficient in that regard.
You know, the good old days! When public humiliation/mutilation was a generally accepted part of capital punishment!
We didn’t have HBO back then.
nothing good on HBO anyways…but i doubt they’ll bring back the classics…
What about The Wire?
And does this mean that there are little chocolate Easter roman legionnaires?
wait… CAPITAL punishment?!?!?!? I thought it was CORPORAL punishment!!!
The two are interchangeable.
Oops. Actually corporal punishment is just physical punishment, and capital punishment is death sentence by the government. Ignore my previous statement, I’m a dumbass.
Uh, nope. Crucifixion was a method of executing people, that also happened to qualify as torture because it took days and was excruciatingly painful. Look it up.
Furthermore, crucifixion and excruciating have the same root word (“crux”/cross), if that tells you anything.
I want a chocolate Iron Maiden.
But Iron Maidens were concocted to drum up museum sales. They didn’t eally exist abck when people think they did.
If you’re going for a chocolate torture device atleast make sure it’s a real one man.
I’ve always wondered why the cruxifix is a holy symbol. Philosophers don’t worship the hemlock plant. You don’t see me and my fellow long-haired rock fans worshiping the poppy plant (it killed so many of our heroes). Is it supposed to be a giant “fuck you” to the Romans?
Your confusion seems to stem, partially, from not understanding that those things aren’t religions. Philosophy: Not a religion. Rock and Roll: Not a religion.
The cross is a symbol of a sacrifice made for our sins! An integral part of Christian doctrine is that Jesus DIED for us. Therefore, his manner of execution is important. It’s just that simple. We don’t love musicians for overdosing. We love them for writing kick-ass music. We don’t love Socrates for drinking poison, we love him for thinking. We love Jesus for getting himself murdered so we could all go to heaven and stuff.
And by we, I mean them. Because I’m an atheist.
And by them I mean they.
Now I feel stupid because:
A.) That actually makes sense.
B.) I’m pretty sure I learned that in CCD when I was still a catholic.
Well, now I know (and knowing is… a good thing).
Actually, that’s not too bad. People who disagree don’t bother me nearly as much when they’ve been paying attention instead of resorting to caricatures of the position.
My parents used to get me one of those for me on Easter when I was a kid. I didn’t think it was all that weird that the time, but looking back on it now……It’s….I don’t really even know.
Christian iconography would be very different if the Romans had used the rack for political executions…
Oddly enough, the Romans didn’t use “crosses” to impale people on (in fact, it’s physically impractical to nail someone that way). The REAL reason the cross exists is because Emperor Constantine saw it in the sky.
some people are so ignorant of truth that they will believe and proposal all kinds if falsehoods so that they do not have to look at truth. It’s physically impractical to nail someone that way? A spike between the two bones of the arm at the wrist, which is where they did it, is very effective. Mucho archeological evidence supports this. The Romans didn’t use crosses? They invented crucifiction. Once again, archeology. Oh, and Constantine did not see a cross in the sky. He saw a Chi-Rho, (ki-row) which is the greek letter chi, which looks like an x and the letter who, which looks like a p. So before you start ripping on us Christians, learn some facts. Otherwise, your arguments are just wind.
There is no solid archeological evidence. All of it is ambiguous. That doesn’t mean guys in Israel in the first century weren’t crucified on a double-beamed cross, but it doesn’t mean they were, either.
You can crucify a guy without a crossbeam. The Romans can invent crucifixion without it.
What’s really funny with the chocolate crosses is that they largely exist because of the demographic of Christians who take offense at the “pagan” imagery that became entangled with Easter as Christianity spread that is part and parcel of the more secular side of the holiday.
The word pagan is in scare quotes above because how much of the rabbits and eggs stuff is of pagan origin is very muddled at best.
You know she’s hallucinating because she’s seeing Jesus and not Cheezus.
And he said to his deciples “That the hell dude?”
…I love it when webcomics quote scripture~
The chocolate crosses at my stores have a crucified Jesus on them. I shit you not.
I feel like it’d be hilarious if Robin’d said “Oh my CHEESE” instead. But that might detract from the joke, and set HallucinoJesus on a whole new tangent.
This…has never bothered me.
Hm. Think I need to check on my mind’s mentality.
I remember going to the store and seeing those things. I was hungry so i thought about it, but felt as though I would be cursed so I walked away.
Great strip! !
White Robe! Blue Sash!
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