The Christian Bible created under the inspiration and guidance of the holy ghost (according to Christian theologians) says:
.”..they ...led him out to crucify him. And they compel one Simon a Cyrenian, ... to bear his cross.” Mark 15: 20-21 (KJV)
“As they were going out, they met a man from
“As they led him away, they seized Simon from
But here is where Jesus carries his OWN cross:
“So the soldiers took charge of Jesus. Carrying his own cross, he went out to the place of the Skull ...” John
This begs two questions which Christianity can not answer:
1. Which story is true? Both versions cannot be true.
2. Who was actually there to witness the event?
The truth to this story is that neither Jesus nor Simon carried any cross at all―it was only a crossbar. The “post” of the cross had already been planted in the ground. The victim was secured to the crossbar that was later attached to the “post.” Jesus only had to carry the crossbar up the hill to the waiting “post.”
Basilides1 wrote a completely different scenario. He said;
“There is an ancient belief that the man who
carried the cross, Simon the Cyrene, was also nailed to it, while Jesus slipped
off into a receptive and willing Jewish Crowd, thus the Jews saved, rather than
killed Jesus. It was not, however, Christ who suffered, but rather Simon of
From Epiphanius2 and Pseudo-Tertullian3 this description is provided:
"...the highest god, i.e. the Unborn Father, bears the mystical name Abrasax, as origin of the 365 heavens. The Angels that made the world formed it out of Eternal Matter; but matter is the principle of all evil and hence both the contempt of the Gnostics for it and their docetic Christology. To undergo martyrdom to confess the Crucified is useless, for it is to die for Simon of Cyrene, not for Christ.” The theory of "Basiledes" makes the "resurrection" much easier to those at that time to believe, because Jesus was never dead."
"Donkeys Can Talk, People Can Fly, And A Man Named Jesus Lives Up In The Sky!" -Pastor Deacon Fred, Landover Baptist Church