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  •  Not even that common there (0+ / 0-)

    There is a Filipino community in a neighboring Catholic church and they don't seem to know what to make of it.  I suspect the reason that those who do it are on the news every Good Friday is that they are pretty rare.

    There is a Filipino Catholic laywoman who receives stigmata traveling around.  So far she seems fairly legit.  Odd but legit. I think any money she raises goes to charitable causes.

    •  It occurs only in the P.I. (0+ / 0-)

      but this priest was very much of that ilk.  I thionk it's more rural, and among the least educated. Catholicism and the old shamanistic island faiths kinda intertwined in soiem pretty strange wqays--and the PI hasn't been Christian very long. Educated Filipinos are pretty mortified by those folks--I thinkj they're the equivalent of snake handling churches here.

      The last time we mixed religion and politics people got burned at the stake.

      by irishwitch on Sun Sep 02, 2007 at 10:01:59 PM PDT

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      •  The snake handlers are pentecostal (0+ / 0-)

        variations and not very far from the current dominionist in the ancestor church tree.

        http://religiousmovements.lib.virgin...

        The biggest threat to America is not communism, it's moving America toward a fascist theocracy... -- Frank Zappa

        by NCrefugee on Mon Sep 03, 2007 at 07:16:12 AM PDT

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        •  Well aware of this. (0+ / 0-)

          PI Catholcisism of this sort is th4e catholic equivalent. Raised Catholic, knwo quite a few well-educated FLipino Catholcis--the crucifixion types embarrass the hell out of htem.

          The last time we mixed religion and politics people got burned at the stake.

          by irishwitch on Mon Sep 03, 2007 at 11:41:57 AM PDT

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