Catholics Crucify People To Celebrate Easter

You have to check out this story in the Daily Mail complete with more photos like this one:

Painfully devoted: Ruben Enaje, a 49-year-old sign painter, was nailed to a cross for the 24th time as his way of thanking God for his survival after falling from a building. The bizarre practice is an annual Filipino ritual to mark Good Friday.

Painfully devoted: Ruben Enaje, a 49-year-old sign painter, was nailed to a cross for the 24th time as his way of thanking God for his survival after falling from a building. The bizarre practice is an annual Filipino ritual to mark Good Friday.

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11 Comments on "Catholics Crucify People To Celebrate Easter"

  1. GoodDoktorBad | Apr 3, 2010 at 10:32 am |

    Whoaaa! Extreme man, Extreme….

  2. Hadrian999 | Apr 3, 2010 at 1:05 pm |

    not actually a crucifixion but still,
    bravo

    • Tuna Ghost | Apr 4, 2010 at 11:30 pm |

      dunno, man–that looks suspiciously like a hammer and a nail going into dude's right hand

      • Hadrian999 | Apr 5, 2010 at 12:27 am |

        but his feet have a platform to support him, the real pain of a crucifixion is from either hang and be slowly asphyxiated or having to support your weight on nailed feet. nails through the hands may suck but hardly fatal

  3. tonyviner | Apr 4, 2010 at 1:49 am |

    This reminds me of my days in a black metal band.

  4. I do the same thing, sorta. I watch an Adam Sandler movie. OH TEH PAAAAAIIIINNNN!!!!

  5. fortunitos | Apr 8, 2010 at 4:36 am |

    watch sinful comics: http://bit.ly/bqaTMo

  6. E.B. Wolf | Apr 8, 2010 at 12:48 pm |

    I hope this ceremony catches on with American catholics.
    I'd pay to play the role of hammer guy.
    Hell, I'd probably even pretend to be catholic if necessary.

  7. This is a local custom … it's part of a festival lasting several days, Rome frowns upon these practices, though.

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