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“girl in skimpy shorts” posing in front of the cross disrespects and desecrates the catholic religion

it is not so much as the skimpy shorts but it is the fact that the woman poses in front of the cross as if mocking the cross  and its meaning to the catholic religion.vthe cross is one of most important and sacred symbols of the catholic religion – it is where Jesus the messiah suffered and died to save humanity. the cross represents the single most powerful symbol of Christ’s suffering and sacrifice.

and to this during holy week more than adds insult to injury. catholics remember the suffering of Christ during this time, central to that is Christ’s death on the cross.

the insult and desecration this woman has done to the catholic religion is appalling. a real iunsult to the catholic faith.

this is one more reason why these events in pampanga should be stopped. the organizers in pampanga has turned the passion of Christ into a tourist attraction not one of reflection and prayer. being a tourist attraction makes people think that the religious i8cons in the area are just like any other tourist spot where you can just pose and take a picture. of yourself.

we wonder if this woman is a catholic. and did she not know what the cross meant to the catholic religion? the cross is not a play thing or just any object for catholics. it has meaning and very deep ones.

Girl in skimpy shorts poses in front of cross, sparks outrage

MANILA, Philippines – (UPDATED) A year after an artist drew flak for adding phallic symbols to religious images, a young woman has become a subject of controversy for posing in front of a cross while wearing skimpy clothes.

Internet users from the Philippines, a largely Catholic country, called the woman “a disgrace” for “disrespecting their religion” after seeing the photo, which became viral on social networking sites over the weekend.

The Holy Week celebrations, called by bishops as “the climax of the faith celebration of the church,” concluded yesterday, Easter Sunday.

“Now this girl is pretty stupid. I really hope she isn’t Filipino,” said radio host Mo Twister on Twitter, referring to the woman on the photo.

Fr. Anton Pascual, president of Catholic church-run Radyo Veritas, lamented that today’s youth tend to forget about Gospel values and focus more on modernism.

“Ito na ‘yung lumalagananp na tinatawag na sekularismo na wala nang Diyos sa buhay ng tao at wala nang paggalang sa Diyos. Ang kanilang sinasamba ay modernism, kung saan wala nang puwang ang Gospel values na tinatawag natin: kalinisan, prudence and respect for anything that is spiritual,” Pascual told radio dzMM on Monday.

But he admitted that he has yet to see the photo, which was only described to him by his friends and radio dzMM anchors Julius Babao and Kaye Dacer.

‘Liberated’

Despite not seeing the photo for himself, Pascual scored the woman posing in front of the cross for lacking “good manners and right conduct.”

“Ang mga ganitong larawan sa Internet… kung buhay pa ang mga magulang nila ay paluin ang mga ‘yan sapagkat walang galang sa relihiyon at mabuting asal,” he said.

He also took a swipe at the woman’s so-called attempt to be seen as someone who is “modern” and “liberated.”

“Huwag nating haluan ng mga bagay na makamundo at ipinapakita pa natin sa madla para lang masabi na tayo ay moderno o liberated,” Pascual said. “Let us look into ourselves at tignan natin, ano ba talaga ang mahalaga sa buhay natin? Hindi kailangan na maging malaswa para maging maganda at para sabihin na moderno ka. Ang tunay na babaeng iginagalang ay may respeto sa kanyang kapwa, lalong-lalo na sa ating relihiyon.

“Ang problema kasi natin… ang sinasabi ni Pope Benedict XVI, ito ang problema ng relativism sa mundo ngayon. Wala nang standard, wala nang moral standard. Parang lahat na lang ay depende sa subjective interpretation ng tao.”

Meanwhile, Pascual urged the Catholic faithful to pray for the woman in the photo so she would “understand what she is doing.”

Last year, artist Mideo Cruz received flak from various groups, including the Catholic church, for his unconventional use of religious figures in his masterpieces.

His exhibit, displayed at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), featured photographs of Jesus Christ and the Virgin Mary adorned with objects not related to Christianity.

A crucifix was also decorated with a piece of wood in the shape of a phallic symbol.

The exhibit was closed following the controversy, with the head of the CCP visual arts department leaving her post.

Photo taken in Pampanga

The photo is said to be taken in Angeles City, Pampanga, a hotbed for Holy Week rituals such as self-flagellation and senakulo, a Lenten play that depicts events related to the life, suffering and death of Jesus Christ.

Organizers of the senakulo in Angeles City admitted that they had a hard time controlling the crowd and were unable to monitor what some visitors were doing to the religious symbols.

They also condemned the incident captured in the now controversial Facebook photo.

“Humihingi po kami ng paumanhin… nakita naman po ninyo kung gaano karami ang mga taong dumalo,” said barangay captain Paul Ryan Puri, head of the senakulo organizing team in Angeles.

“Ikinalulungkot po namin ang mga litratong kumalat sa Facebook… ito po ay kinukundena namin.”

Puri also asked the owner of the pictures to take them down as these “do not give a good message to the public.”

In an official statement, the Angeles City local government unit reminded tourists to “respect the solemnity of the Holy Week.”

“The intention of the Good Friday program was to make the people remember the deeds, sacrifices, and death of Jesus Christ,” it said. – With a report from Jayvie Dizon, ABS-CBN Pampanga

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  1. VIC
    April 9, 2012 at 8:47 pm | #1

    kakahiya ka NENG………………….!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • RAZEL
      April 9, 2012 at 8:48 pm | #2

      PILIPINA KA PA NAMAN.DI KA NA NAHIYA SA BALAT MO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. RAZEL
    April 9, 2012 at 8:49 pm | #3

    ANG TUNAY NA KRISTYANO AY D NAGGAGANYAN

  3. Al Romazanta
    April 9, 2012 at 10:29 pm | #4

    in other religions abroad, that kind of an act is punishable by death!!!!!!!!!!!! that woman deserves ‘stoning’…………………………………. an old tradition according the Bible…….

  4. wana
    April 10, 2012 at 12:28 pm | #5

    Tamaan ka sana ng kidlat!

  5. Jim
    April 10, 2012 at 7:30 pm | #6

    Funny how everyone here is mad at this but you allow prostitution and drugs to run rampant in the same city. Hipocrates!

  6. Jim
    April 11, 2012 at 5:16 am | #8

    All over the Philippines they allow bars in every major city from angeles having hundreds to cebu, manila, davao, masbate, legaspi. It does not matter where they are there. You can barfine a girl there for 1200 pesos and she is yours till the next day. Drugs flow freely in the Philippines and its mainly controled by the police or the politicians in that area. Philippines has one of the highest sex trade business in the world and Angeles is the biggest so it makes me laugh that this is where the most religous nuts are at.

  7. May 5, 2012 at 8:39 pm | #9

    This really pisses me off. The fact that people disrespected the cross, which is a very important symbol in Christian faith, is rather disturbing and rude.

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