Jesus was a divine scapegoat. He not only revealed to us what God had been doing all along, but also unmasked the scapegoat mechanism for all to see. Through Jesus, we see the truth of violence, that it comes from us, and not from God.
When religion reacts violently to evil, this may not be God judgment against sin, but rather, Satan casting out Satan. It may be that Satan casts out Satan to make it look like God winning, when in reality, Satan is using violent religion to consolidate and amplify his own power.