You've watched "Passion of the Christ" too many times.<quoted text>He suffered scourging , the worse beating anyone can endure, he was beaten within inches of his life, and then hung on the cross, peierced with a sword in his side and hung there hours to die, among other things, all for the sins of sinful as well as good men. I would like to see you do that for anyone. YOu are to be pitied.
The bible devotes only a few verses to that which Mel made a movie of.
27:26 Then released he Barabbas unto them: and when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered him to be crucified.
27:27 Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the common hall, and gathered unto him the whole band of soldiers.
27:28 And they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet robe.
27:29 And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand: and they bowed the knee before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews!
27:30 And they spit upon him, and took the reed, and smote him on the head.
27:31 And after that they had mocked him, they took the robe off from him, and put his own raiment on him, and led him away to crucify him.
27:32 And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name: him they compelled to bear his cross.
27:33 And when they were come unto a place called Golgotha, that is to say, a place of a skull,
27:34 They gave him vinegar to drink mingled with gall: and when he had tasted thereof, he would not drink.
So he was whipped, wore a crown of thorns, spit upon (not terribly painful), hit on the head with a "reed," mocked (again, not painful), and given something nasty tasting to drink. He didn't even have to carry his own cross. Doesn't sound like "beaten within an inch of his life" to me.
Yes, crucifiction had to be very painful, but not for the reason you think. It was the position of the body while hanging that caused pain and death.
A person can't breathe. And that is why they don't die quickly. They slowly suffocate. The spear in the side was a kindness. A quicker death.
Jesus (if he ever existed) died because he annoyed the Jewish and Roman authorites. Not for some transcendental reason thought up years later by Saul/Paul when he invented Christianity.