They Do it Every Year: Crucifixion in the Philippines…

It must be some sort of mixture of paganism, belief in magic, and sub-Christian superstition which drives some Philippinos to endure crucifixion (with real wood and nails- maybe Simcha can go to the Philippines in his next special and experience it himself so that he can narrate from a first hand point of view exactly what it’s like…).

Whatever their reasoning, someone needs to tell them that one crucifixion for sin is sufficient and any others a complete waste of time.

Anyway, as an aside, they aren’t even doing it right.  Everyone knows (or should) that the nails weren’t driven through the palms, but the wrists.  Attribute that little blunder to bad Christian art which scarcely ever gets anything right.

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I am a Pastor, and Lecturer in Church History and Biblical Studies at Ming Hua Theological College.
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1 Response to They Do it Every Year: Crucifixion in the Philippines…

  1. Joe says:

    They also use whips to hit themselves, got one from the BBC as a gift for a special Son of Man I worked on a few yrs ago. The whips however are more of a joke as they are made out of rags. What I found hilarious was a photo they gave me of a very large Dunking Donuts sign for the spectators and those wishing to redeem bad karma, which read below ‘this way to the Crucifixion’. If I can find it I’ll pass it on just don’t let BAR run it. Seems every ones ‘pimping’, get a donut and catch the scene.


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