There are billions of people who believe Jesus Christ was nailed to a cross by the Romans and killed and there are millions of people who believe Jewish priests colluded in this death. According to the Gospels, this man of peace was forced to carry a cross, taken to a spot, and then nailed to the cross and left to die. Gunnar Samuellsson of Gothenburg University, did an extensive research of ancient literature in order to uncover evidence the Romans employed this form of punishment, but was unable to find any other descriptions of such an event except for the one offered in the Gospels. Based on his research, descriptions of such forms of death are simply not found in antique literature.
What does his research mean to those who are Christians as well to those who are not Christians. The issue has never been how Jesus Christ died, the issue has always been teachings of this man of peace. The issue has never been who was responsible for his death, the issue has always been can those who believe in his ideas fulfill his dreams of peace and goodwill among men. All too frequently, those in the Christian religion have posed the wrong questions about Jesus Christ. If one truly believes He died for their sins, then it is imperative to behave according to his beliefs in peace and human justice and not worry about taxes. How can anyone who believes in the ideas of Jesus Christ get upset because the poor are being fed with government money?