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good friday

Filipino devotees had themselves nailed to crosses on Friday to remember Jesus’ suffering and death — an annual rite rejected by church leaders in the predominantly Roman Catholic country. Apparently, 23 people participated in the yearly event in front of a crowd estimated at around 10,000.

2010 Crucifixion

While on some level I can appreciate a person’s zealous desire to remember the crucifixion [an event that changed the course of human history], when the New Testament Scriptures call Christians to “be imitators of God” I’m quite certain this is not what the author had in mind. Even if it were so, the imitation ultimately fails because these contemporary cross sufferers survive the experience – Jesus did not – at least not on Friday.

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