Originally posted by Suzianne
This is part and parcel of their internalized dogma which they created out of whole cloth, despite what the Bible says. The Bible didn't support this invented dogma and so they hired questionable "experts" to create their own "translation" which miraculously enough supported their invented dogma. The concept of a "torture-stake" instead of a cross is a centerpiece of their invented dogma. Other Christians give it no credence whatsoever.
How are you going to explain this
The book The Non-Christian Cross, by John Denham Parsons, states: “There is not a single sentence in any of the numerous writings forming the New Testament, which, in the original Greek, bears even indirect evidence to the effect that the stauros used in the case of Jesus was other than an ordinary stauros; much less to the effect that it consisted, not of one piece of timber, but of two pieces nailed together in the form of a cross. . . . it is not a little misleading upon the part of our teachers to translate the word stauros as ‘cross’ when rendering the Greek documents of the Church into our native tongue, and to support that action by putting ‘cross’ in our lexicons as the meaning of stauros without carefully explaining that that was at any rate not the primary meaning of the word in the days of the Apostles, did not become its primary signification till long afterwards, and became so then, if at all, only because, despite the absence of corroborative evidence, it was for some reason or other assumed that the particular stauros upon which Jesus was executed had that particular shape.”—London, 1896, pp. 23, 24.
can you tell us
1. who these questionable experts are that we allegedly hired?
2. where the Bible provides any information that the implement of impalement was anything other than a crux simplex
You are going to be held accountable for your assertions, so either pony up the reasons or we shall be forced to conclude that your assertions are unsubstantiated and you are nothing but a windbag.