Why, because Jesus is nude? First, the Romans crucified their victims in the nude. Remember, "they cast lots for his clothes" The loincloth is a later addition. Second, the whole reason that Jesus dies on the cross is because it was the most humiliating painful form of execution. Nudity would have increased the humiliation. Otherwise, the Sanhedrin could have simply taken Jesus out of the city and stoned him to death, as they did others such as St Steven!
There is still a group for cross postings - every Easter there are re-enactments of Christ's crucifiction. Some guys got together in Ontario a few years back where there were three crosses erected and one guy went on the middle one for a period of time. Sorry I do not have pictures.
Nudity wasn't the problem but the hard-on is. This depiction is needlessly insensitive to Christians.
Antinotis, what hardon? That dick is pointing straight down! And I am a Christian, and the pic does not offend me. This is exactly how Jesus would have been depicted before the Church and medieval artists decided to tone things down.
I guess for me that is at least a semi hard-on. The problem is that the picture is hot. For Christians it is the suffering of Christ for our sins that we need to see depicted. Unfortunately, this picture doesn't make one mindful of that. That reduces it to pornography. But we can disagree. If you don't think it is sacrilegious, then I accept that. Either way, at least with us Christians, there won't be any violent backlash.
I love your avatar. I can enjoy his hard-on for he is just a man and not God in flesh. Just my opinion.