i haven't posted here for a while. but i just saw this movie and i wanted to suggest to all of you to see it. i may not be the most religious person around, and i'm sure many of you aren't either. but i have to say that this movie has given me some insight. i never really understood what scourging and crucifixion really meant, and until now i never realized how much Jesus really did suffer for us. it makes it really seem trivial, the things we find irritating in our every day lives. and how insignificant these annoyances really are. and after seeing what Jesus had endured, i think it may seem a bit easier to endure some of the bullshit that i may have to endure in my every day life. for those of you who have seen the movie.....it's almost unfathomable the way Jesus was beaten and tortured, wouldn't you say? the horrible truth is that the graphic nature of a scourging/crucifixion, was pretty consistent with what was depicted in this film. and to think that after the scourging, to have your robe ripped away from the drying wounds, and have a crown of thorns beaten into your scalp..........those people were barbaric. i'll almost feel ashamed to bitch about relatively meaningless crap after watching this and having been given insight into what it was that Jesus endured.