For what reason is the cross considered a holy object in Christianity while simultaneously being the place of Christ's torture – as you believe? Is it not the remembrance of an offense? Is it not a symbol of the crime and its instrument? Furthermore, do you not see that the crucifixion, as connected with Christ has no historical or religious basis to which it can be authentically attributed? And how conceivable is it that for three days the universe could continue without a god (Jesus) in control and maintaining its stability?