Saturday, April 23, 2011

Jesus Christ was a torture victim

Photo from The Passion of the Christ

In observance of the Lenten Season we are posting again a portion of the statement released by Philippine Alliance of Human Rights Advocates (PAHRA) during the launching of the CAT Alert campaign three years ago. Here it goes... 

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 Since time immemorial, torture has been humanity’s option for clinging to power and in suppressing truth. This happened to St. Stephen, the first martyr of the Church, during his stoning to death. 

Photo from The Passion of the Christ
This was humanity’s betrayal of Christ which ended up in the nailing on the cross. Indeed, He was a torture victim. 

Photo from Passion of the Christ
Being sold for thirty pieces of silver; tried in public to denounce the supremacy of God over Ceasar; scourged at the pillar to test the vulnerability of the Son of God; crowned with thorns to disgrace the very sanctity of His Father. 

Photo from The Passion of the Christ

Torture was a method perpetrated with presumed regularity within the very procedures in the implementation of the law of man. Today, this is still happening. This is happening to any Juan, Pedro, and Maria in their quest to protect integrity and dignity as individuals or communities in the Philippines.

Lenin Salas, tortured and detained. Photo by AHRC

An anti-nuke activist, tortured and detained

PICOP 6, victims of arbitrary arrest, torture, EJK and enforced disappearance.

Abadilla 5, victims of torture. Photo by AHRC
unidentified torture victim caught in video
Jhon Paul Nerio, 17 years old, tortured. Photo by AHRC
"What have you done? The voice of your brother’s blood is crying to Me from the ground..." Genesis 4:10

1 comment:

  1. Comunque Gesù doveva salvarci dal peccato originale commesso da Adamo, si è dovuto sacrificare come agnello anziché scatenare una guerra religiosa, siccome era pacifista non voleva la guerra, quindi ha scelto il sacrificio.


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