The story so far:
Jesus was taken away on Friday to be executed. As the Roman judge had intructed, he was to be nailed to the cross, rather than tied to it. Most prisoners who were sentenced to death were tied to a cross, with ropes, and they were left to die, but the Roman judge hated Jesus so much he ordered Jesus to be nailed to the cross, with a hammer and nails. One of the Roman soldiers who took Jesus to the cross spoke to him, and said, "Well, you've been really quiet. Aren't you going to say anything?" Jesus said, "I have nothing to say, except to say that I have faith in God." The soldier said, "Don't you know that you're going to die?" Jesus answered, "I will rise again. If you kill me I shall rise. My resurrection will show that my faith is true and pure." The soldier scoffed at this, and said, "Yeah,right!",then turned to the other soldiers and said, "Alright, let's nail this fool up!"
They laid Jesus on the cross, and Jesus did not struggle. Jesus did not try to run away. A soldier got a hammer and nails and pounded a set of nails through Jesus' feet, so his feet were securely nailed to the cross. A few little drops of blood ran from his feet, as the nails went in. Then the soldiers nailed his hands to the cross. It was a gruesome spectacle, seeing a set of nails being hammered through a man's flesh, but a crowd of people gathered around to watch. Some of the people in the crowd were the followers of Jesus. They wept when they saw Jesus being nailed to the rough wooden cross. Finally, after his hands and feet were firmly nailed to the cross, the cross was tilted up from a horizontal position to a vertical position. Now, Jesus was on display for all to see. Some little boys in the crowd laughed at Jesus, and threw stones at him. Jesus hung from the cross, with his hands and feet bleeding, where the nails had punctured his body. The soldiers had stripped Jesus of his clothes and shoes before they nailed him up, and so Jesus was clad only in a loin-cloth. His clothes and shoes had been thrown on the ground next to the cross, and a couple of vagabonds had come to steal his clothes. The vagabonds argued over who would get his shoes, so they decided to play a game of dice, to decide who would get his clothes. It was an awful spectacle. Some of the gamblers placed bets, to bet on how long it would take Jesus to die. The people in the crowd mocked Jesus and threw stones at him. Finally, Judas appeared.
Judas walked up to the cross, and smiled. He looked at Jesus for a few minutes, and finally said, "Well, you finally got what you deserved." Jesus didn't answer at first, his head was hanging down, due to the pain, but he straightened his head up, and said,"Is that you,Judas?" Judas said, "Yeah, dummy it's me. I've waited for this for a long time. You know, you almost ruined it for us. All your stupid talk nearly ruined our mission." Jesus said, "And what is your mission, oh Judas? To fill your pockets with gold? To wallow in the depths of sin? Is that your quest?" Judas got angry and jumped up closer to the cross, he shouted, "That's what I'm talking about! All your stupid philosophy! Your idiotic philosophy is anti-materialistic, and that could have cost us lots of donations! I could have convinced wealthy Jews and Romans to donate money to us, but you were flapping your jaws, preaching that the accumulation of money was a sin! At a time when we could have been getting huge donations, you were preaching that money was not important and greed is a sin!"
Jesus said, "You are lost Judas. You have been blinded by greed. But even a sinner as odious as you can be saved by God's love. As evil as you are, even you can be forgiven by God." Judas was infuriated. He started jumping up and down in front of the cross, yelling at Jesus, shouting, "You stupid idiot! have you ever seen the temples of the Philistines? Those temples are full of gold and silver, they're full of precious stones! There are all kinds of rich Jews and Romans who donate money to those temples! We could have had all that, but you ruined it! I'm finished with you! Die, you stupid idiot! Die! Die Die!" Judas finally left the cross and walked back into the town. Judas spoke to his friends about the new religious cult he was founding. Judas said he would be the new leader of the cult, now that Jesus was dead. His friends laughed, and said, "Jesus is not actually dead yet. It may be a few hours before Jesus is dead. Somtimes it takes people hours to die, when they're tied to a cross. Can't you wait until he's dead?" Judas said, "No! I am going to lead this cult! This new religious cult will be founded on the blood of Jesus! We can say that Jesus died for what he believed in, we can say that Jesus was a martyr for his beliefs, and then the money will start rolling in! People will listen to our sermons, and they'll start donating money to us! This is going to be great! With Jesus out of the picture, I'll become the leader of the new religion, and I'll be rich!" After many hours, Jesus died. His body was taken away and put in a tomb. As soon as Judas was sure Jesus was dead, he immediately began to gather up all the sermons that were attributed to Jesus. He was going to combine them into one book, it was going to be the holy book for a new religion. On the same day that Jesus died on the cross, the Roman emperor Ceasar was murdered in Rome. Ceasar had been killed by his own bodyguard, a gladiator named Brutus. Ceasar's last words were "et tu,Brute?' (In Latin, the phrase means 'you too,Brutus', which means literally, 'you have betrayed me, too, Brutus, just like all the others?'
The wheels of the culture were turning, like gears in a great machine. Judas had no idea what he had started. Judas was not the mastermind of a great plot, as he believed himself to be. He was only a pawn, in a larger conspiracy. The conspiracy was planned to create a new religion, which would become the official religion of the Roman empire. Jesus and Ceasar were murdered on the same day, so that Brutus would become the new emperor, and the religion founded by Jesus would be the official religion of the empire. The new empire would be called the Holy Roman Empire. The religion was based on a book titled "Jesus". The book was translated by a Greek named Christo, and so, on the cover of the book it said "Jesus by Christo" Later Christo claimed to be the real author of the book, so he could collect money from the sale of the book. Newer copies of the book were erroneously titled "Jesus Christo",or "Jesus Christ". After that, everyone referred to Jesus as 'Jesus Christ', or as 'Christ'. The religion was called the Christian religion.