[Photos] This Is How Fucking Crazy The 2018 Procession Of The Black Nazarene Is

Submitted by: fancylad 1 month ago in Lifestyle

Those Catholic Filipinos know how to shut the city down and throw one hell of a parade.

This week, in Manila, Philippines, hundreds of thousands of Catholic devotees took part in an annual procession lasting 22 hours, where they carry a centuries-old statue of Jesus through the streets as barefoot worshipers climb over each other to kiss, touch, or rub bits of cloth on the statue. The Black Nazarene is an ebony statue of Jesus Christ brought to the Philippines in 1606, and is believed to have miraculous powers.
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Male 213
Religion...the pinnacle of egoism. All these thousands of people are there to get "blessed" themselves, not to have someone else "blessed". They congregate not to enjoy the spirit of the human community but to step on each other in order to get something for themselves, individually.
Imagine if they got together like this to fix problems in their country? Or just local problems? Noooo...let an imaginary friend help ME, ME, MEEEEE.
I f*k*ng hate people.
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Male 226
srximus People, actually, are the pinnacle of egoism. It's not the religion's fault that most people choose not to actually read or understand what their religions talk about. It's just human nature to take something that could be wonderful and turn it into shit.
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Male 151
Glad to see Jesus keeps all those monster typhoons from hitting their country.  Keep up the good work.
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Male 226
stevopusser This is actually the reason those typhoons hit lol
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Male 4,782
I look at those photos and I think its a rather ideal environment for a terrorist bomb, a pick pocket, and a lecherous groper.
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Male 26
That whole "Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image" thing seems to be working well.
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