John Safran had himself nailed to a cross yesterday. Apparently.
The man is nothing if not committed to his quest to understand religions of all colours (and creeds).
Father Bob – his radio offsider on JJJ – described it as an attempt to understand religion at a forensic level…
“For him, religion is the heart of the cosmos.
“If he did do it, it would have been for a forensic investigation of religious practices.”
An AFP report from Manila said the Australian, who was half-naked and wearing a long-haired wig with an improvised crown of thorns, joined Filipinos in a procession carrying a huge wooden cross to a crucifixion site.
He could be heard moaning loudly as the nails were driven into his palms and as his cross was hoisted up, allowing him to hang for about five minutes.
When he was taken down, he was rushed by men dressed as centurions to a medical tent for treatment. “