04.21.14 @ 01:33♥106568
fuck looking for one piece bathing suits
im so mad
k that article about asking why Filipino Christians whip/crucify themselves literally on a cross… DONT FUCKING TALK IF YOU ARENT PART OF THE CULTURE. JUST. DONT. you occupy a space that is inherently Western so to undermine other cultures who dont “bloodlet” the same way as you (ie going to a hospital to donate blood) LOL STFU THAT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH SACRIFICE IN A RELIGIOUS (READ: FILIPINO CHRISTIAN) CONTEXT.
Filipino Christians who partake in actual crucifixion is part of the local tradition in northern Philippines (intimately tied to Christianity and folklore of that specific region/area) and believe me when I was a kid and saw these things being broadcasted on the news, I was appalled but didn’t question it bc it is part of our cultural and religious traditions. VOLUNTEERS who are ADULTS do these things in the hopes of undergoing the Passion of Jesus… to be closer to Christ in this way. dont just simply equate going to the hospital to donate blood with crucifixion
i dont give a shit whether or not you’re a believer or atheist or whatever, just dont fucking talk down on people who choose to do these things based on their own beliefs that dont agree with yours.
EDIT: I should also add that sacrificial instances as these are rare… they happen yearly but it’s not like a hundred people are doing this at the same time… it’s probably like four or five. also, women have also participated in these crucifixions, not just men.
Why does religion inspire blood sacrifice? Not just Christianity, but also in certain parts of Islam, small children are cut along with adults by swords during Ashura. Why would any god require such a thing?
No good and just god would do so, of course. It is an invention of human beings. If a god exists, the idea that it would require you to whip or cut yourself is absurd.
Needless suffering is illogical and of course, harmful.
oh look yet another example of Western folks stating irrelevant/unnecessary opinions about other cultures and their traditions!!!!11 you dont know crap about my culture/religion so dont even talk