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Get Crucified in Style

Posted by Jerry on March 20, 2008

On Obloggers, Paul Hsieh alerts us to “some important safety tips for those who plan to be crucified this weekend.” (Lol!)

==Excerpts:

This Holy Week, the thousands of guilt stricken or pious worshippers who will flay the skin off their backs, and the handful who will crucify themselves, are encouraged to get a tetanus shot first and be sure to use a clean whip or nails.

“Getting deep cut wounds during whippings or lashings is inevitable and being so exposed during the course of the penitence, with all the
heat and dust blowing in the wind, welcomes all sorts of infections and bacteria like tetanus,” he explained.

Re-enactments of the Passion of Christ are common in many parts of the mostly Roman Catholic Philippines but frowned upon by the church
authorities.

In San Fernando City 23 people, including two women, have signed up to re-enact the crucifixion at three “improvised Golgothas” around town.
Four of them will use real nails.

The city government’s website trumpets the preparations.

“The City Health Office (CHO) autoclaved all the nails to be used and will administer anti-tetanus vaccine to all the “Cristos” to ensure
their protection from possible infection,” it points out. City officials will conduct an inspection of the Golgothas on Thursday.

Some 23 people, including two women, plan to reenact the crucifixion. The festival is sponsored by Coca-cola and a company called Smart
Telecommunications.

In a break from the original tradition, penitents are encouraged to “bring enough drinking water for the whole course of the pilgrimage to
avoid dehydration, rather than buy bottled drinking water from unfamiliar sources.”

There is also government advice for the many tourists and spectators who attend the events.

“It is also better to bring self-prepared foods such as sandwiches, not only to save money, but also to avoid getting diseases such as
diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid after eating food bought from street vendors,” the health secretary suggested.

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Just imagine, instead of asking for myrrh, Jesus would have called out for “some Coke please.” WHAT BRAND ENDORSEMENT THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN!! Coke would officially have replaced wine in all the chalices of Catholic churches!

9 Responses to “Get Crucified in Style”

  1. angryxtian said

    Y do libral athiests have to bigot Christianity?

  2. evanescent said

    Because it’s a hypocritical delusional lie?

  3. Sounds like fun!

  4. 😉

  5. David said

    Evanescent, be sure to distinguish between Christianity and the behavior described in the article when asking/asserting “it’s a hypocritical delusional lie?”.

  6. evanescent said

    Sorry David, I have no idea what that is supposed to mean.

  7. Pink Imp said

    Just imagine, instead of asking for myrrh, Jesus would have called out for “some Coke please.”

    ——————

    If you are talking about Jesus on the cross, just before he died, he did not ask for Myrrh, but water/wine.

    “And they offered him wine mingled with myrrh; but he did not take it.”

    – Mark 15:22,23 RSV

    ——————

    And I wonder why atheists have this incessant need to demean religion and negate Christianity, in particular. Gee, if Christians did this I wonder what they would be labeled as🙂

  8. Ergo said

    “Gee, if Christians did this I wonder what they would be labeled as”..

    Hi Pink Imp!
    Assuming you mean, if christians demeaned religion and negated Christianity, I would call them enlightened!🙂

  9. Pink Imp said

    no, i mean if christians demeaned and condemned atheism😀

    i have a test, and i am fuzzy:-/

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