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Philippines stages bloody crucifixions to mark Lent

There are 3 comments on the The Daily Star story from Apr 6, 2012, titled Philippines stages bloody crucifixions to mark Lent. In it, The Daily Star reports that:

Precy Valencia, a penitent, is nailed to a wooden cross as part of a voluntary ritual to mark the death of Jesus Christ on Good Friday in the town of Paombong in Bulacan province, north of Manila, April 6, 2012.

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Yigo, Guam

#1 Apr 7, 2012
This is a kind of sacrifice that is not sanctioned by God for it will not lead anyone to salvation!!! This is nothing but a show of hypocrisy!!! You are not to harm your body but protect it!!!

Meanwhile, a Roman Catholic Dictionary states that:

"There is no mention in the Scripture of the observance of Lent,or, indeed, of any determined time for fasting among Christians."

Reference:(London: Routledge & Kegan Paul Limited, 1960, s.v. "Lent").

Real Elias Ibarra

Since: Sep 08

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#2 Apr 7, 2012
This sort of thing has been going on for years in the Philippines. It's a bizarre tradition from an American standpoint, but the Filipinos think it's a mark of faithfulness.

Since: Apr 12

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#3 Apr 8, 2012
"LAGAK" (fixed deposit that cannot be ENCASHED)- "TANGING HANDUGAN" (special offerings)
"PASASALAMAT" (twice a year - the bigger the
amount, the better)(thanksgivings)
Addittional "PASASALAMAT" (more money for
additional thanksgivings);
and other forms of "Offerings".
thats how inc milk money from their poor members
that is a real act of devil taking away money from a poor

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