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Penitents (a.k.a magdarame) For The Filipino People
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Posted 5/2/09
ouch...
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Posted 5/2/09
I always thought the heartshape originated from the shape of the female butt, but now it seems clear where it came from.

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Posted 5/2/09
i bet those people don't go to church every sunday.
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Posted 5/2/09
i dont know much about it..but i prefer those people doing charity instead of those stuffs in atonement of their sins.
no offense, but isnt charity much better than standing there and being i-dont-know-what-you-do-there
Posted 5/2/09 , edited 5/2/09
Well, some people dare to bring water guns filled with alcohol or lemon juice during this event. It'll be such a riot if these people take the pleasure to aim their guns at the penitents.


You could say, holy shit, all hell breaking loose.
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Posted 5/2/09
I really hate this.

I remember my father doing this and doing the cross thing too, dragging it on top of the mountain while people pour candle wax on the steps.
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Posted 5/28/09
i would never in my life think of doing something like that... i don't think the catholic religion tells people to whip themselves til... so that they will be forgiven... i've never seen these in person and would never wish of ever seeing...
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Posted 6/10/09
hm?.. no comment..
Posted 6/17/09 , edited 6/17/09

Vikdrei wrote:



They are the penitents (a.k.a magdarame)
i'm soo scared of them last holy week i only stayed in our house i don't go outside of our subdivision because i'm scared of them.What do you think of them ?


yep..the most disgusting part is when they pour alcohol on their back...OUCH..



Posted 6/17/09


not until u saw it in front of ur eyes...all the blood...it scares teh hell out of me ...

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Posted 6/17/09
no need to do that i guess
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Posted 6/20/09
OMG! I didn't really know that it's that scary! I only saw it on news and I know how it's scary! But, I didn't know that it was THAT scary! OMG!
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Posted 6/20/09

mystic17 wrote:

wait...theyre not tattoos?


oh yeah...its a tradition here in Philippines when it is holy week...penitents...
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Posted 6/20/09

elaine_forsaken wrote:


shikanarukez wrote:


ColorCircIe wrote:


shikanarukez wrote:

Does it say in the bible that if you torture yourself, God will forgive you?
I don't know if it does..
but it's actually stupid... I mean, it's considered a sin to self-injure, right?



First of all, I don't read the Holy Bible anymore.
And I'm not them so don't ask me.
I'm just saying what I know based from their point of view.
I think it's their own way of atoning themselves from the sins they've committed.
I just thought of it as their way of punishing / setting their own punishment to atone.
We all have different beliefs anyway.

And while you think it is stupid, they don't.
I neither do. Because I respect others' beliefs.
I tend not to interfere with their own business too.
Unless their very existence becomes an inevitable threat to my boring life.

Lawl.


IMO, I respect other religions but to the point where you have to hurt yourself/someone is when it's stupid.
You CAN ask God for forgiveness as long as you are asking sincerely (as said by my teacher who is a Catholic).
Because what I DO know is that in most holy books, we must always take care of ourselves as our body is holy.



yeah ..totally... what they are doing can't save them.... it's juz a false belief that has been practiced by those penitents...


agree...god says...sacrifice our selves...but not in this way...he means that sacrifice ourselves by repenting and serving him.
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Posted 6/20/09
im not in favor of this tradition really.
but if this is how they show their "devotion", then let it be.
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