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    Seems an over the top way to 'reenact' the crucifixion of Jesus.
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/0...n_2978190.html
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    (Original post by Phantom Lord)
    Seems an over the top way to 'reenact' the crucifixion of Jesus.
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/0...n_2978190.html
    It is, as is Ashura (though I understand that has nothing to do with Easter) but at least this man is choosing to be crucified which isn't the case with children who are cut with knives by their own parents at Ashura
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    Lol, humans.
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    Lol, Christians.
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    All religions have nut cases. Some more than others though.
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    Extreme but there's extremists for everything... :/
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    It was the 27th crucifixion for sign painter Ruben Enaje, 52, one of the most popular penitents from San Pedro Cutud village. [...] Enaje screamed in pain as men dressed as Roman soldiers hammered stainless steel nails into his palms and feet. A wireless microphone carried his voice to loudspeakers for everyone watching to hear.

    His cross was raised and he was hanged there for several minutes under the searing afternoon sun before the nails were pulled out and he was taken on a stretcher to a first aid station.

    "It's intriguing and fascinating what makes people do something like this, how you can believe so much that you make yourself suffer to that extent," said Dita Tittesass, a tourist from Denmark.
    His 27th time? You'd think he would have 'nailed it' by now

    I find this sort of behaviour very bizarre. I'd have to agree with the Danish lady with the unfortunate name.
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    Well to be fair, it kind of makes sense. If Jesus sacrificed himself for our sins, then why can't we do the same for ourselves by self flagellation (or nailing to the cross)! All you have to do to be forgiven for your sins by god is to believe in Jesus... but what if you don't believe? If jesus's sacrifice was enough for trillions of people over generations, then one guy's sacrifice just for himself makes sense.
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    But why would anyone actually want to do that?
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    (Original post by Blue Rose)
    It is, as is Ashura (though I understand that has nothing to do with Easter) but at least this man is choosing to be crucified which isn't the case with children who are cut with knives by their own parents at Ashura
    Please don't make Ashura a synonym for individuals choosing to cut themselves. In mainstream Islam (Sunni) it serves a different purpose which is related to the children of Israel / fasting. Thanks.

    As for these Christians, that's pretty extreme tbh.
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    Happens every year in the Philippines. It's by no means a first time. As a Christian, I think it's a rather extreme way of celebrating Easter, and a very painful one. But then, my way of celebrating Easter is going out to Trafalgar Square and watching a rather good play about the Passion, and going to church. Well, and eating chocolate. Of course.
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    (Original post by navarre)
    Happens every year in the Philippines. It's by no means a first time. As a Christian, I think it's a rather extreme way of celebrating Easter, and a very painful one. But then, my way of celebrating Easter is going out to Trafalgar Square and watching a rather good play about the Passion, and going to church. Well, and eating chocolate. Of course.
    Chocolate is something I think we can all unite on
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    (Original post by Phantom Lord)
    Seems an over the top way to 'reenact' the crucifixion of Jesus.
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/0...n_2978190.html
    If they want to harm themselves in devotion to their imaginary friends then let them.
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    well is ridiculous for people practicing what they did not know off. read your bible and you will never act on something you did not suppose to, JESUE say my death on the cross ended everything you did not need punish your self on the cross again. you are doing nothing but murking HIM. HE has already dea for you to be free, all you need is to follow HIS principle for what HE say you should do in the bible please. c
 
 
 
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