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, “When he realized that he was unable to nail his other hand to the board, he called 911,” although the officer said he wasn’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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