Peep This…Philippine Crucifixion Re-enactment…. Self-Flagellation And A Happy Easter!!!
Catholic penitents in the Philippines carried out their traditional re-enactment of the suffering and death of Jesus Christ on Good Friday – the day that he was crucified according to the Christian faith.
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The Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines disapproves of the bloody spectacle that is a mark of the worshippers’ faith, but is powerless to stop the annual ritual.(SOURCE)
Sign painter Ruben Enaje, 49, was crucified for the 24th consecutive year, making him the veteran of the show there and its star.
Up to 2,000 people watched in a carnival-style atmosphere as his groans were amplified via a microphone.
“I will pray for a peaceful national election (next month) and health for my family,” he said before being crucified.(SOURCE)
Self flagellation is an extreme way to prove that you are a true believer in anything!!!Many ancient cultures and religions continue to practice self-flagellation,but I see it on par with the practice of human sacrifice.[picapp align=”right” wrap=”true” link=”term=crucifixion&iid=8420911″ src=”6/3/3/4/Indonesian_Catholics_Celebrate_136b.jpg?adImageId=12066170&imageId=8420911″ width=”234″ height=”156″ /]
I respect people who can allow themselves to believe in something so deeply, as to bring pain and suffering to their body…..but, I think I will stick to our tradition of coloring hard-boiled eggs, and hiding them for the kids to find in a family Easter egg hunt, and eating chocolate bunnies…
Much less pain and suffering involved…
Happy Easter to all that celebrate it!!!!
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