Not April Fools

Jeebus in his younger, happier days.

Catholic Devotees Were Nailed to Crosses for Good Friday in the Philippines

(SAN PEDRO CUTUD, Philippines) — “Seven Filipino Roman Catholic devotees, including a woman, were nailed to wooden crosses in a Good Friday reenactment of Jesus Christ’s suffering that was watched by thousands of spectators but frowned upon by church leaders…

“The Lenten rituals are frowned upon by church leaders in the Philippines, Asia’s largest Roman Catholic nation, especially if the events are used to boost tourism and business. The reenactments of the crucifixion, however, have persisted and become a tourist attraction in the largely unknown villages in Pampanga province, about 80 kilometers (50 miles) north of the capital.

“Villagers used the crowd-drawing events to peddle food, water, fans, umbrellas and souvenirs and rent out parking slots and toilets. A leading cellphone company provided tents for shade with its name embossed on them.”

 

 

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8 Responses to Not April Fools

  1. Osirisopto says:

    Frowned upon by church leaders because they didn’t think of it first.

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  2. Ten Bears says:

    Capitalism! Invisible Hand of the (((Market))) Whatever it may bear.

    Though to be fair, The Church invented capitalism. As we know it.

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  3. Sirius Lunacy says:

    Today’s crucifixion is brought to you by 84 Lumber and Stanley Tools.

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  4. w3ski4me says:

    Good thing the Romans didn’t ‘hang him’, or cut off his head. It’s hard to reenact that kind of death. What about the piercing the side? I suppose they leave that part out? Weiners.
    w3ski

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  5. Pyed Typer says:

    Once you have agreed to let them nail you to a cross, you’re not getting out of completing the ceremony unless you find a way to make them discontinue it.

    “Today’s crucifixion was called off on account of loud, unrestrained obscenities and a vulgar desperation to stop the enactment manifested by the pseudo saviour.”

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