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A 15-year-old boy has been crucified in the Philipines today in a gory ritual to mark the death of Jesus Christ.
Dozens of Filipinos, including the boy and an 18-year-old girl, were nailed to crosses and scores more whipped their backs into a bloody pulp as the country's devout Roman Catholics marked Good Friday.
The voluntary crucifixions in the northern Philippines were the most extreme displays of religious devotion in this mainly Catholic country, where millions are praying and fasting ahead of the Easter weekend.
Originally posted by Relentless
These are individuals making the decision to do this to themselves. It is not condoned by the Catholic Church. There are no false prophets misguiding these people, they are acting out of personal superstition and misguided faith.
The atmosphere was festive, with hawkers selling beer, ice-cream and souvenir whips.
Some foreigners have previously been crucified including a Belgian nun and a Japanese man, who later allowed footage of his ordeal to be used in a pornographic film.
The voluntary crucifixions in the northern Philippines were the most extreme displays of religious devotion in this mainly Catholic country,
I find it bizarre that to this day we still torture and mutilate ourselves for the loving God we worship.
Originally posted by Sestias
In the Catholic faith suffering is thought to purify the soul.
Originally posted by lee anoma
So many people misguided by false prophets. This sad barbaric display is far from necessary when the truth lies solely in us.