I don't want to talk smack about someone's religious beliefs, but doesn't that seem a little...much?
Church leaders in the Philippines, Asia's largest predominantly Roman Catholic nation, have frowned on the Easter week rituals, saying Filipinos can show their deep faith without hurting themselves.
Archbishop Angel Lagdameo, based in Iloilo Province, said the crucifixions and self-flagellations are an "imperfect imitation with doubtful theological and social significance," adding that only Jesus Christ's death saved mankind.
Jesus was a carpenter, too, fellas. Couldn't y'all find a better use for nails and wood in the Philippines? I'm sure there are some children somewhere who are homeless.