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Dane joins in Philippines' bloody Easter crucifixions

- A Danish man joined eight Filipinos in re-enacting the death of Jesus Christ Friday by being nailed to crosses in a bloody annual Easter spectacle in the Philippines before thousands of surprised onlookers.
In the Media by AFP

Teen crucified in France to 'expel demons'

Grigny - A Cameroonian teenager living in a suburb of Paris has survived a brutal week-long crucifixion-style 'exorcism' conducted by a self-proclaimed 'prophet' who believed the young woman was possessed by 'Satan.'
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 6 comments

Paraguayan bus drivers crucify themselves to get jobs

Luque - Eight bus drivers from Paraguay have nailed themselves to wooden crosses to protest their recent job losses. They were fired from their jobs at the Vanguardia bus company in July.
In the Media by Kirstin Stokes Smith - 1 comment

Video: Filipinos reenact the Crucifixion on Good Friday

San Fernando - As the Christian world celebrates Good Friday, these Catholic zealots in the Philippines go much further, by reenacting the Crucifixion and the suffering of Jesus Christ.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 3 comments

Temple dedicated to 'penis-god' Priapus unearthed in Bulgaria

Sozopol - The head of Bulgaria's National History Museum has announced that an ancient temple dedicated to the Greek penis-god Priapus, was unearthed in the Black Sea town of Sozopol.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 3 comments

Ohio church to giveaway new house over the Easter holiday weekend

Toledo - An Ohio church is expanding its outreach by offering to giveaway a house this Easter weekend to a qualifying family who meets their guidelines, the only catch, you must attend one of five services scheduled over the three-day weekend to apply.
In the Media by Kim I. Hartman - 1 comment

Filipinos whipped and nailed to crosses in crucifixion ritual

San Fernando - Penitent Filipinos marched through villages, while being beaten with sticks and ropes, in a re-enactment of Jesus Christ’s suffering held yearly on Good Friday. The religious event culminates with a crucifixion ritual that the Catholic church rejects.
In the Media by Kim I. Hartman - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Why Christians shouldn't be 'birthers'

Christians celebrate Easter, claiming a man called Jesus lived about 2000 years ago, died on a stake, physically rose from the dead and went to heaven, yet some of them question the validity of a birth certificate less than 50 years old.
In the Media by Carol Forsloff - 9 comments

Busted: Relic trafficker with alleged saints in his luggage

A small yet truly global operation was foiled when a Swiss man was busted who tried to transport skulls and bones stemming from Greek Orthodox burials to a Russian Orthodox priest in Germany who wanted to start a church in India.
In the Media by R. C. Camphausen - 2 comments

Op-Ed: The Real Reason Jesus Was Crucified

A tablet preceding Jesus by 100 or more years ignites debate. The author, an Anthropologist and theologian, weighs in on his own research and a startling theory on the Real reason Jesus was so suddenly crucified.
In the Media by P. Bagnolo - 95 comments

British Clergyman: Idea That Christ Died For Our Sins Is 'Insane'

The Very Reverend Jeffrey John, Dean of St Albans in southern England, tells listeners to BBC Radio 4 that Christianity's traditional teaching on Christ's crucifixion for mankind's sins is "repulsive," "insane" and makes "God sound like a psychopath."
In the Media by Carolyn E. Price - 17 comments

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