Not getting into any specific Bible scriptures, just thinking about Jesus and his friends all hanging out when Judas decides to betray him. What would the motive be?
Do you think that Judas was really that hard up financially and wanted the money? Maybe he didn't really believe what he was preaching and decided this was an easy way to get rid of him.
Also, why would the Romans actually need Judas to KISS him to indentify Jesus? Wasn't he so popular in Jerusalem that everyone knew who he was? I start thinking about that kiss like the Mafia kiss in the Godfather, full on the lips, as a sign that you were going to be killed.
Another thing, before the betrayal Jesus said someone would betray him? How did he know that? If he was Divine, did he make that happen? OR did Jesus really do something against Judas and he knew he was going to get back at him?
Then after he's in custody all his followers and the Jews are outside when the Romans hold out either Judas or their convicted murderer and they pick the murderer to be released. WHY? Had Jesus lost his popularity at this point? Why did they people not want him anymore?
I know everyone says Jesus had to die for our sins, but if you start thinking about his death and the circumstances around it more like a CSI episode and start questioning WHY everything played out like it did, it doesn't seem to make sense.