Why do some Filipinos still prefer to get nailed to the cross?

Why do some Filipinos still prefer to get nailed to the cross?
The bizarre practice is getting worldwide attention. Foreign TV crews broadcast the events overseas and they elicit varied reactions. Maybe tourism is benefiting. Is it bringing any wholesome or bad image for the country?

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8 Responses to “Why do some Filipinos still prefer to get nailed to the cross?”

  • Lhyn says:

    lag bolts are too expensive

  • ^Omniac^ ® says:

    No offense meant but it’s Ignorance…

    If they really love their “Savior” why are they INSULTING him by doing what he has done already?bible said, Jesus died on the cross to save the humanity NOT to make their OWN version….

    Being uncivilized brings nothing but shame for one country….

    ——-^O^——-
    Add:

    The reasons why I called it ignorance (lack of knowledge or education):
    1. If you are a believer or a TRUE follower of god you don’t need to be crucified if you are in the right mind
    2. If you are a believer or a TRUE follower of god you don’t need to be crucified just to pleased him
    2. If you are a believer or a TRUE follower of god you don’t need to be crucified if you are wishing for something
    4. If you are a believer or a TRUE follower of god you don’t need to be crucified or should I say to MIMIC what Jesus did because you are already saved (according to bible)
    5. Some penitents have a drinking session after the “Panata” (oath)
    6. You can thank Christ without beating yourself up

    Ignorance to their own faith…

  • sari-manok says:

    for some of these penitents, they have made a panata (solemn oath) that they will go through what christ himself went through on the day he died. so these penitents allow themselves to be “beaten” while carrying the cross and for the finale, the actual crucifixion. maybe nowadays some have other motives (instant fame, paid for actor, etc) but i know in the past, these penitents were really serious. perhaps a big favor was granted to them and it’s their way of thanking back christ.

    these practices fall under the heading of “folk catholicism” – practices that are done only in certain localities and have deep meanings only to them.

    it’s not ignorance.

  • coolz says:

    traditional belief. i bet the priests in Rome are shaking their heads as they watch it on tv.

  • FOBricate says:

    PINOY PRIDE!!!

    lulz

  • tarugongbayan says:

    STUPIDITY,
    THOSE PEOPLE BELIEVED THEIR SINS WILL BE FORGIVEN IF THEY DO THIS KIND OF PENITENCE.

  • BALONEY says:

    If you have to ask this question then you are as stupid and ignorant as they are.

    Think about it.

    No, really. think about it. Now isn’t this answer as asinine as your answer to one of my questions?

    ,

  • J@ps says:

    We have to put ourself in their shoes and then we can understand.

    For everybody else it will just be us in the outside looking in. And of course them in the inside looking out at us and also thinking the same thing why aren’t we able to understand or get it too.

    To answer it simply it is tradition and religiosity. And this we can differentiate with traditional Christianity or even the real Christian faith but if we go into this, it will be a long and heated thing, so I would rather not.

    Tourists may be a direct result but the effect is also good and bad. There was a local news article that said they even banned foreigners from these yearly events. Wrote about this in one in passing at this link:
    http://hubpages.com/hub/Hot-Tub-Time-Machine

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