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Pope should step in to end zealotry

It is Easter for the Christian world, which commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus some 2,000 years ago. And each year the media treat us to photographs and television footage of fanatical Filipino men submitting to self-mutilation as other fellow citizens, dressed as Roman soldiers, nail them to crosses.

It is time this barbaric and medieval pantomime stopped, for this zealotry has no place in any religion, let alone Christianity.

Perhaps newly elected Pope Francis would care to express his true humanity and call down his infallible power to order these zealots to stop this horrendous farce.

I am not a Christian!

David Brown


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