National Geographic put up this video two days ago on Good Friday; it shows a Filipino man who, every year, allows himself to get crucified (nails driven through the hands, not the feet) to fulfill a promise he made to God when his wife and baby daughter survived a dangerous episode of childbirth. (Warning: very slight cringe-making moment when the nails are pounded into his hands. But there’s no blood.)
He also wears a “crown of thorns” made of barbed wire.
The sickest thing is that this is only one of 15 people who get crucified together in the Philippines. Well, this guy isn’t hurting anyone but himself, so I’ll just highlight this as just one more episode of religious delusion.
Maybe he should be thanking the doctors instead of Jesus.