I guess I only got one question and that is who in the hell was responsible for budgeting this operation? You mean to tell me there was enough money to construct a 50 foot crucifix and hire a lifelike Jesus, but they couldn't put a little aside for some nails? Don't you think that if it was as easy as stringing up some rope and a pulley system then those overzealous Jews would have just saved themselves the time, energy, and (probably) lunch they lost hammering jagged spikes through the hands and feet of the eventual Lord and Savior? I know, I wouldn't want to see a real live person get crucified in front of me either, but if you are going to put that much work into making the scene Biblically accurate then you might as well sacrifice some blood, sweat, and limbs to make sure Jesus' stunt double doesn't escape like Tom Cruise in 'Mission Impossible' and render your efforts completely fruitless.
The execution was a bit off, but I guess I can respect the attempt. I wasn't exactly present for the original, but the way I have always pictured it this is as close as it possibly gets without actually nailing someone to a cross. I would say that there are probably better ways to celebrate Easter than recreating the death of Jesus, but it actually makes more sense than hunting down plastic eggs filled with chocolate that were cleverly hidden by a gigantic bunny. Just wish someone had brought the nails...