South Korean Man Crucifies Himself on Easter

CrucifixionVia UPI:

A South Korean man with a religious obsession crucified himself around Easter, police said.

The body of the 58-year-old taxi driver was discovered Sunday in an abandoned quarry in Mungyeong in North Gyeongsang province, The Korea Herald reported. He was nailed to a wooden cross.

Police said the man went to great lengths to simulate Jesus’ crucifixion. He was wearing only underpants and a headdress resembling a crown of thorrns, had a wound on his right side and had drilled holes in his palms.

Investigators said he had apparently been living in a tent near the quarry. They found plans for self-crucifixion and a whip there.

A pastor in Mugyeong said the man once came to him to talk about religion. He described him as having extreme views.

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  • Anonymous

    Demented, yet fascinating

  • MoralDrift

    Demented, yet fascinating

  • smoalkdmt

    how the fuck can you nail yourself to a cross? i mean really how can you do it. it seems impossible

  • smoalkdmt

    how the fuck can you nail yourself to a cross? i mean really how can you do it. it seems impossible

    • smooth_operator

      Well one of the articles said they weren’t sure if it was a homicide or not. Only the other article said it was a self-crucifixion. My guess is that it was a homicide.

    • dumbsaint

      He drilled the holes in his hands first.

    • SF2K01

      Rig a nailgun to shoot you automatically or with a trigger that can be activated remotely using your teeth or something? Not saying it’s easy, but not quite impossible.

  • Anonymous

    Well one of the articles said they weren’t sure if it was a homicide or not. Only the other article said it was a self-crucifixion. My guess is that it was a homicide.

  • Anonymous

    He drilled the holes in his hands first.

  • Anonymous

    Rig a nailgun to shoot you automatically or with a trigger that can be activated remotely using your teeth or something? Not saying it’s easy, but not quite impossible.

  • http://thefirstchurchofmutterhals.blogspot.com/ mutterhals

    “Crucifixion is a really negative way to kill yourself man, I’ve tried it before loads of times, there’s no way you can hammer in the last nail.”

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0752256/

  • http://thefirstchurchofmutterhals.blogspot.com/ mutterhals

    “Crucifixion is a really negative way to kill yourself man, I’ve tried it before loads of times, there’s no way you can hammer in the last nail.”

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0752256/

  • Nunzio X

    But did he rise again on the third day?

  • Nunzio X

    But did he rise again on the third day?

  • Timrockman

    Why no pictures?
    I don’t believe much of this story beyond the insanity part.
    Even if he pre-drilled the holes and made holes in the cross for an easy push fit, how did he manage to get himself up on the cross after nailing his feet first?
    Seems like a daunting feat of engineering to do all that by himself without an assistant. Are they, the Korean press just covering up a murder?
    If the source of this story has any credibility they should show the whole scene and pictures so we can be amazed at the incredible accomplishments of a cab driver nut case.
    What about the nails he used. I want to know. I want to see!

  • Timrockman

    Why no pictures?
    I don’t believe much of this story beyond the insanity part.
    Even if he pre-drilled the holes and made holes in the cross for an easy push fit, how did he manage to get himself up on the cross after nailing his feet first?
    Seems like a daunting feat of engineering to do all that by himself without an assistant. Are they, the Korean press just covering up a murder?
    If the source of this story has any credibility they should show the whole scene and pictures so we can be amazed at the incredible accomplishments of a cab driver nut case.
    What about the nails he used. I want to know. I want to see!

  • http://www.nickmeador.org/ ndmeador

    Thank goodness that the church sends missions around the world, or this joyous event never would have happened in a place like Korea. Also, this demonstrates that it’s not just the Western world that mistakes symbolic mythology for literal history.

  • http://www.nickmeador.org/ ndmeador

    Thank goodness that the church sends missions around the world, or this joyous event never would have happened in a place like Korea. Also, this demonstrates that it’s not just the Western world that mistakes symbolic mythology for literal history.

  • E.B. Wolf
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  • saint_al

    These articles, if true as ‘self-crucifixion’ on Easter, represent a mightly literalist scriptural fail:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Good_Friday
    Wrong day, dude. Also, the underpants aren’t part of the authentic experience.
    Truthfully, the Bible says that Jesus arose after 3 days and 3 nights- a time frame that cannot be accomplished between Friday and Sunday- a famous Bible error.

  • saint_al

    These articles, if true as ‘self-crucifixion’ on Easter, represent a mightly literalist scriptural fail:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Good_Friday
    Wrong day, dude. Also, the underpants aren’t part of the authentic experience.
    Truthfully, the Bible says that Jesus arose after 3 days and 3 nights- a time frame that cannot be accomplished between Friday and Sunday- a famous Bible error.

  • AboutFace

    I tried that once…….but I couldn’t get the last nail in.

  • AboutFace

    I tried that once…….but I couldn’t get the last nail in.

  • AboutFace

    I tried that once…….but I couldn’t get the last nail in.