Saturday, April 3, 2010

Crucifixion Still Happens

Every Good Friday in the Philippines, some men are literally crucified, nailed to crosses.

These Catholics first walk carrying a cross. They also whip themselves in the back with a blade to make the blood flow, and then others dressed as Roman soldiers literally nail them to a cross. The crosses are hoisted in the air, and they remain there for about 5 mins. before they are carried away on stretchers.

It's a form of pennance, though the Catholic church denounces it.

Read it here and here.

Watch it here.

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