The Unz Review:ㅤScapegoating the Romans and Pontius Pilate for Killing Jesus, by Michael Hoffman

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The Unz Review:ㅤScapegoating the Romans and Pontius Pilate for Killing Jesus, by Michael Hoffman

28-03-24 04:05:00,

Almost every year near Good Friday, confusion is sown concerning the death of Jesus, usually put forth by a nationally syndicated liberal “Christian” columnist, or a sermon from an “evangelical” Protestant minister, or a priest of the modern Church of Rome.

They proceed to focus culpability for the crucifixion of Jesus almost exclusively on the Romans and Pontius Pilate. Some years ago we were present for a sermon by a Jesuit priest at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington who devoted his homily to sparing the Pharisees a single admonitory word while alluding to Pilate in no uncertain terms as “a thug!”

According to the politically correct view now in vogue, the Pharisees of 33 A.D. were more sinned against than sinning.

Among falsifiers on the Right, are two luminaries in the ersatz “Conservative” firmament. Former Fox News talk show host Bill O’Reilly promotes the manifestly ridiculous Romans-are-to-blame-for-the-Crucifixion imposture in his book, The Last Days of Jesus.

He’s not alone. Andrew P. Napolitano, better known as “Judge Napolitano,” a widely admired figure among “Conservatives,” wrote a column on Holy Thursday in which he had the temerity to state:

“On the first Good Friday, the Romans executed Jesus because they were persuaded that by claiming to be the Son of God, He might foment a revolution against them…they feared a revolution that would disrupt their worldly power, and so they condemned Him to death by crucifixion.” (LewRockwell.com, April 17,

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