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Wed Mar 11, 2020, 03:59 PM

Filipino Catholics Won't Conduct Ritual Crucifixions Due to Coronavirus

Maybe there's a tiny silver lining.

https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2020/03/11/filipino-catholics-wont-conduct-ritual-crucifixions-due-to-coronavirus/

Because the event typically attracts thousands of tourists, there’s fear that the gathering could hasten the spread of coronavirus, therefore next month’s event has been called off. (Jesus lives!)

“We are not disrespecting religious beliefs and practices, but we actually are protecting them from the disease that may put them and their family at risk,” San Fernando Mayor Edwin Santiago said in a statement.

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“I’m disappointed,” said resident Ruben Enaje, who was aiming to be crucified for the 34th straight year as part of a religious vow to atone for his sins, told AFP.


It’s one thing to cancel a concert or sporting event. I understand the frustration and the precaution. But canceling a ritualistic act of torture should be celebrated. It shouldn’t have taken a virus for these people to do the right thing.

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Reply Filipino Catholics Won't Conduct Ritual Crucifixions Due to Coronavirus (Original post)
trotsky Mar 11 OP
guillaumeb Mar 11 #1
trotsky Mar 11 #2
edhopper Mar 11 #5
guillaumeb Mar 11 #6
trotsky Mar 11 #7
guillaumeb Mar 11 #10
trotsky Mar 12 #14
Major Nikon Mar 11 #12
guillaumeb Mar 12 #15
edhopper Mar 11 #8
Major Nikon Mar 12 #16
FiveGoodMen Mar 11 #3
3Hotdogs Mar 11 #11
Kaiserguy Mar 11 #13
janterry Mar 11 #4
Bobjustbob Mar 11 #9

Response to trotsky (Original post)

Wed Mar 11, 2020, 04:01 PM

1. Do you understand why they are doing this?

These are symbolic crucifixions.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 11, 2020, 04:03 PM

2. No, they literally get nailed to crosses.

Nothing symbolic about that.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 11, 2020, 04:24 PM

5. does this look symbolic to you?

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Response to edhopper (Reply #5)

Wed Mar 11, 2020, 04:25 PM

6. It is a reminder of how Jesus suffered.

Just as fasting is a reminder of the poor.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #6)

Wed Mar 11, 2020, 04:53 PM

7. It's disgusting, brutal, and unnecessary.

In any other context, you'd be opposed to this. But because it's religion, it gets a pass from you.

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Response to trotsky (Reply #7)

Wed Mar 11, 2020, 05:56 PM

10. What makes you think I support it? eom

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #10)

Thu Mar 12, 2020, 01:48 PM

14. "Just a joke, bro."

Whatever, g.

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Response to trotsky (Reply #7)

Wed Mar 11, 2020, 06:37 PM

12. It's also not very authentic

One wouldn't be tied and nailed to a cross during a cruxifiction. Kind of defeats the purpose.

Those putting on a show by recruiting religious fanatics for extreme measures of mutilation are just assholes. No other way to look at it. Interesting that someone would defend this kind of religious assholery and then claim they weren't defending this kind of religious assholery right after they just did it. Tells you all you really need to know about that person.

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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #12)

Thu Mar 12, 2020, 07:13 PM

15. Your response illustrates, as if it were needed,

your antipathy to religion.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #6)

Wed Mar 11, 2020, 04:54 PM

8. amazing you

condone this barbarism.

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Response to edhopper (Reply #8)

Thu Mar 12, 2020, 11:35 PM

16. You just don't understand

There’s absolutely nothing wrong with people encouraging religious fanatics to self-mutilate for the sake of religious tourism and profit so long as they are proving faith can motivate people to do batshit crazy things.

The reason you feel that way is because your hate of religion blinds you to the true purpose of all this.

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Response to trotsky (Original post)

Wed Mar 11, 2020, 04:06 PM

3. Now how will they remind everyone that they're such awful pieces of shit

that god had to kill himself to get over it?

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Response to FiveGoodMen (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 11, 2020, 06:02 PM

11. "Jesus died for somebody's sins, but not mine." Patty Smith

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Reply #11)

Wed Mar 11, 2020, 08:55 PM

13. My Grand Daughter

has a sticker on her car that say. "Just because Christ died for you it doesn't give you the right to be an asshole".

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Response to trotsky (Original post)

Wed Mar 11, 2020, 04:08 PM

4. Good. I hate this practice

Horrible

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Response to trotsky (Original post)

Wed Mar 11, 2020, 05:10 PM

9. Religion

causes people to do some really strange things. I'm glad to see that a smidgen of reason prevailed here.

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