Auto-crucifixion

You literally have to see it to believe it. What people won’t do in the name of religion! I remember reading many years ago a description of religious-crazed Moselms castrating themselves in a fit of Allah-loving zeal to prove their devotion. (Don’t try this at home.) Well, what these Christians are doing today is right up there.

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Richard Burger is the author of Behind the Red Door: Sex in China, an exploration of China's sexual revolution and its clash with traditional Chinese values.

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You left the best part out:
“A 23-year-old man in Hartland, Maine, was hospitalized in March after apparently attempting to commit suicide by crucifying himself. According to an account in the Portland Press Herald, he built a wooden cross, placed it on the floor, and nailed one hand to it. According to the officer, ā€œWhen he realized that he was unable to nail his other hand to the board, he called 911,ā€ although the officer said he wasnā€™t sure if the call was for an ambulance or for someone to come help him nail the other hand.”

April 21, 2005 @ 5:36 am | Comment

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