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Mass crucifixions in Philippines on Good Friday
« on: April 06, 2012, 07:32:42 AM »
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  • Hey all,

    I was just wondering what all of you make of the annual Good Friday ritual in the Philippines where dozens of people are crucified as an act of penance/thanksgiving/etc. I've never actually heard the opinion of other trads on this topic, so I'm curious to see what your answers will be.

    For anyone not familiar with the ritual (as unlikely as that might be):

    Filipinos nailed to crosses and whipped in Good Friday ritual | Mail Online

    Notice that that article was written two years ago. Compare it with the much more critical article written today:

    Christians NAILED to crosses in gruesome Good Friday re-enactment of Jesus's death in the Philippines | Mail Online

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    Mass crucifixions in Philippines on Good Friday
    « Reply #1 on: April 06, 2012, 06:50:47 PM »
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  • A post from AQ a few years back:

    Quote from: Amemus Athanasium at AQ
    It's a mocking of the real Crucifixion of Our Lord. These men are first drugged against the pain (unlike Our Lord), then they have ropes, and supportive wood under their feet, the nails are beaten through their hands, not their wrists like with Our Lord. They hang only for a maximum of five minutes.

    It is a psychodelic spectacle. At Holy Friday in the Philippines at these spectacles beer, chocolate, candy, fries, hamburgers etc. are sold to tourists watching these sickos reenact it.

    This is a pagan reenactment, not real penance. Pierce hands and feet and they think they are liberated from their sins. These spectacles are not a tradition, they only occur since 1962. The Roman Catholic Church in the Ph. has always disapproved them and strongly rejected these superstitious practices.


    We already have a re-enactment of the crucifixion at Mass. The Church has in the past and the present disapproved and condemn these practices, but given that its post-VII, does not discipline them to stop them.

    It would also not surprise me if some of these of re-enactors are paid to put on these re-enactments since the tourists expect to see such displays of "piety." When the faith is tampered with, major superstitions become one of its possible replacements.
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    Mass crucifixions in Philippines on Good Friday
    « Reply #2 on: April 06, 2012, 07:32:42 PM »
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  • In the Bible, Jesus tells that if we are to do penance, we should do it in private and not make a show of it. This practice is a temptation to pride.

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    Mass crucifixions in Philippines on Good Friday
    « Reply #3 on: April 07, 2012, 07:09:19 AM »
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  • Quote from: Caraffa
    A post from AQ a few years back:

    Quote from: Amemus Athanasium at AQ
    It's a mocking of the real Crucifixion of Our Lord. These men are first drugged against the pain (unlike Our Lord), then they have ropes, and supportive wood under their feet, the nails are beaten through their hands, not their wrists like with Our Lord. They hang only for a maximum of five minutes.

    It is a psychodelic spectacle. At Holy Friday in the Philippines at these spectacles beer, chocolate, candy, fries, hamburgers etc. are sold to tourists watching these sickos reenact it.

    This is a pagan reenactment, not real penance. Pierce hands and feet and they think they are liberated from their sins. These spectacles are not a tradition, they only occur since 1962. The Roman Catholic Church in the Ph. has always disapproved them and strongly rejected these superstitious practices.


    We already have a re-enactment of the crucifixion at Mass. The Church has in the past and the present disapproved and condemn these practices, but given that its post-VII, does not discipline them to stop them.

    It would also not surprise me if some of these of re-enactors are paid to put on these re-enactments since the tourists expect to see such displays of "piety." When the faith is tampered with, major superstitions become one of its possible replacements.


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    Mass crucifixions in Philippines on Good Friday
    « Reply #4 on: April 07, 2012, 08:24:08 AM »
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  • Quote from: Caraffa
    A post from AQ a few years back:

    Quote from: Amemus Athanasium at AQ
    It's a mocking of the real Crucifixion of Our Lord. These men are first drugged against the pain (unlike Our Lord), then they have ropes, and supportive wood under their feet, the nails are beaten through their hands, not their wrists like with Our Lord. They hang only for a maximum of five minutes.

    It is a psychodelic spectacle. At Holy Friday in the Philippines at these spectacles beer, chocolate, candy, fries, hamburgers etc. are sold to tourists watching these sickos reenact it.

    This is a pagan reenactment, not real penance. Pierce hands and feet and they think they are liberated from their sins. These spectacles are not a tradition, they only occur since 1962. The Roman Catholic Church in the Ph. has always disapproved them and strongly rejected these superstitious practices.


    We already have a re-enactment of the crucifixion at Mass. The Church has in the past and the present disapproved and condemn these practices, but given that its post-VII, does not discipline them to stop them.

    It would also not surprise me if some of these of re-enactors are paid to put on these re-enactments since the tourists expect to see such displays of "piety." When the faith is tampered with, major superstitions become one of its possible replacements.


    This is what I thought, but I wasn't sure. Thanks for clarifying that!
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    Mass crucifixions in Philippines on Good Friday
    « Reply #5 on: April 07, 2012, 09:00:30 AM »
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  • I think it's strange, and have no desire to ever see it done in person. But it appears to be part of the culture. I think they do it in parts of South America, too.

     

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