Pilate did not have the skill to pull that off, and BESIDES the fact, it would not benefit him, since...
and here's the best part... once the Christians started growing, Pilate would not "confess" the trick.
Actually on another level is this:
Pilate gave the rebellious Jews then an upper hand.
that's what you are saying...
and Jesus himself... he goes into hiding right? and for the rest of his life he never comes out and straightens the story out.
So you are calling the Prophet Jesus (your religion, PBUH... RIGHT????) a deceiver and a part of the greatest con of blasphemy in history
That Jesus is God, is really Horse shit.
I have already explained that the alleged crucifixion of Jesus was a well-managed stage show conducted by Pilate. In Qur'aan's Arabic, it does not mean "made it appear".
It simply means that people thought he was being crucified when in fact he was not.
Qur'aan's point is that he was neither killed nor crucified. It means he was safe and went into hiding.
Let us put it this way:
If Jesus had been dead and ahd been resurrected, he would have come out in the open. That he did not. What was he scared of? A second crucifixion?