January 30, 2023

I love the Philippines. Not because of the religious zealotry but because of the wacked out cultural context of the entire society. The Philippines is where Asia, the Pacific, the U.S., and Spain all combine equally with the indigenous Philippine cultures….I was there at this time a few years ago and it was wild…
Bloody Sunday
Crosses and bikinis dot Philippine Easter landscape
CUTUD, Philippines (Reuters) – Nine Filipinos were nailed to wooden crosses this Good Friday and scores more whipped their backs into a bloody pulp in a gory re-enactment of the death of Jesus Christ.
Frowned on by the Catholic Church, the annual spectacle in the small village of Cutud, about 80 km (50 miles) north of Manila, is just one of the most extreme examples of Philippine religious fervor this Easter.
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