If Jesus is "Lord and Savior," If God works through people/nations etc., then shouldn't more religious individuals owe more credit to Pilate? If God indeed has everything planned out, wouldn't Pilate have been an instrument of God? By proxy wouldn't that make Pilate a hero and as the Coptics believe a "saint" for the death of Christ and what would ensue? And by the same token shouldn't Judas be venerated as a hero as well for "handing over" Jesus (as that appears to be the original connotation before traitor and betrayal came to play).
Some of the gospels more then others portray Jesus as knowing everything that will transpire. But if God indeed had everything planned out...whether Jesus knew or not, if Jesus was to die for the sins of man, why aren't the individuals who set this in motion being seen as heroes? Did they not set Jesus free? Did they not save you "believers" by sacrificing your Messiah?
Edited by Dying Seraph, 27 September 2012 - 08:47 PM.