yes, I understand the reaction to a bloody Jesus hanging on a cross, but that reaction is meant to be invoked;
the carnal mind can not grasp the "affect" of the fall of man without some kind of "IMAGE" to show it in GRAPHIC terms; this is the same reason the Jews use the slaughtering of animals; to evoke SYMPATHY for the animals that die for the sins of the people.
I know from my own experience that this sympathy comes with A TRUE CONSCIENCE already so these images do nothing for the people that THINK of themselves as above such a gross representation of God:
they don't need a means for dealing with the sins of mankind: these people don't see anything wrong with what man does so an image of God hanging on a tree beaten to a bloody pulp, dying with agony is just a gross picture of God, instead of a picture of the payment of what MAN DOES TO MAN every day without the ability to redeem himself .
In reality this picture is of "US" who are the 'body of Jesus' that he lays his head upon, but thats for another day.