The crucifixion of Christ was a turning point. Without the Crucifixion, Resurrection, and Ascension the ages would not have been divided into two: the years Before Christ and those After Christ.
Two thousand years after Christ, William Jennings Bryan, touting Free Silver in his endless Presidential campaigns, announced that “You shall not crucify mankind upon a cross of gold.”
One could imagine proponents of school vouchers, fighting to save their children from the vile snake pits of Public Education, crying, “You shall not crucify little children on the cross of mediocrity.”
The variants are many.
“You shall not crucify our children on the cross of teacher tenure!” fits just as well as, “You shall not crucify our children on the cross of your silly fads!”
Environmental realists, staggering from blackouts, brownouts, and high electric bills, could say, “You shall not crucify mankind upon a host of useless windmills!”
Crucifixion allegories are justly unpopular, despite the obvious applicability to the many other areas where governments continue to order the destruction of innocent people.
Still, we need no more reminders of how the Lamb of God was sacrificed. Every person has seen a picture or model of Christ’s Crucifixion. Some ask “What’s going on, there?”, and are drawn to salvation. Others see the same thing, shrug, and go on about their business.
Thus are sheep separated from goats. Further reminders are not necessary, and would only cloud the real issue.