Girl posing in the cross

Philippines
April 9, 2012 7:37am CST
Has anyone seen the viral photo in Facebook of a girl who posed on a cross? Even if it not catholic or a Christian , I feel it's very disrespectful
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17 responses
@olliekobra1 (1826)
9 Apr 12
i havent seen it but it does seem a bit disrepsetful and pictures like that will always upset people. Maybe she had a reason for doing it but maybe she should have thought twice.
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• Philippines
9 Apr 12
Yeah.. I am thinking she is probably not catholic the reason why she had the guts to do it. But you're right that he should have at least thought about it twice before doing it
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9 Apr 12
I am not catholic but I think it was in poor taste particularly at easter time, I don't think its a case of having guts more like poor judgement.
@donsky14 (5963)
• Philippines
9 Apr 12
Yes, I just saw it today. Its really disrespectful...but you know, we would never really know what a person is thinking unless we are them. I don't know what she was thinking...but it was just really off.
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@bhonti (1247)
• Philippines
9 Apr 12
I have seen it in the news. I have not seen it in facebook though. I think it was very disrespectful. Most people today do not fully understand the value of the Lenten Season which is about God's salvation. When I saw the picture, I did not feel good because as a Catholic, I treat the cross as a very sacred symbol. I know I not a perfect Catholic but I am sure that I will not do what the girl has done.
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@chicgale (2982)
• Philippines
9 Apr 12
Yes, I saw it this afternoon, and yes it is very disrespectful especially for the Catholic. She shouldn't posed like that.
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@rsa101 (14878)
• Quezon City, Philippines
12 Apr 12
I also feel that this is quite disrespectful. I think that tourist went overboard when they try to make fun of the cross. I think they were not intending to really insult us but then they just were not that sensitive with our culture perhaps that is why they did that. For any reason there is nothing we can do about that anymore since they already did damage and nothing we can do about that.
• Philippines
12 Apr 12
I also think it is intentional, she was just probably caught up in the moment that she has to have a very unique photo of her trip and did not consider how it will affect others
• Philippines
12 Apr 12
Sorry, I meant not intentional
@else22 (4319)
• India
10 Apr 12
I have not seen the picture.Neither in Facebook,nor in newspapers.I hate it.It's an act of sacrilege.If the girl is minor,she and her parents should be strictly warned against it.Mocking at any religion is utterly disrespectful.As a Hindu by religion I feel how hurt Christians must be feeling.A few years back a so called great painter of our country had created utterly disgusting paintings about our gods.We objected,but our psudo-seculars defended the indefensible giving arguments in favor of freedom of expression.
• Philippines
12 Apr 12
I also dot like it that when some people offend other people's (religious) beliefs, they would always say its freedom of self expression. I always think that freedom of self expression should not offend anyone.
@else22 (4319)
• India
14 Apr 12
Of course,freedom of expression does not license you to offend others.
@ybong007 (6658)
• Philippines
12 Apr 12
I'm catholic but in my opinion there's nothing disrespectful in it. What she did is just pose just like how everyone poses, but she's not naked or wearing bikinis when that photo was taken. She's just any other kid or maybe a stranger to that place who happens to take advantage of the opportunity to have her picture taken on that spot. I'm sure this is not the first time it happened where people pose in front of the cross it just so happened that someone posted that photo on facebook and it has gone viral. But if we talk about being disrespectful, what could be more disrespectful than people wearing jewelries, like necklaces where the pendant is a cross laced with jewels? Isn't that the exact opposite of what the cross is suppose to mean?
@SinfulRose (3529)
• Davao, Philippines
9 Apr 12
I haven't seen it and I'd rather not see it ever. Well, sounds to me that you all think that it is disrespectful for a girl to pose and take a picture on a cross. Well, honestly, I think so too. But if the picture had been private, we all wouldn't know it and wouldn't even be disappointed and discussing it. Okay, the act of posing on a cross and taking pictures of it, as proof, is bad already. But the worst part was uploading it online and even letting the media see it AND for the media to even report it. Now that's scattering the bad deed around. And because it's popular, wouldn't it mean good for the eyes of the naive and innocents like the children? Things like this should have parental guidance if you ask me. Is the media mature enough to even report such a thing?
• Philippines
10 Apr 12
You raised a valid point. if the picture wasn't publicize, there will be no issue. however, it think that by publishing the picture will make the people or the tourist realize that some things should be taken with consideration and great care. Many people have different views about religion but it all comes to respect. Another thing about the publishing and the media, it wasn't surprised that they made it as a report because it definitely will catch interest form many people. It is a story, regardless if it is good or bad. At least, they were discrete enough to cover the faces or else those people will be the target practice of otehr people. Life does go on and perhaps, in a few days, we will forget this story and learn something for it..
@lady1993 (19652)
• Philippines
12 Apr 12
Yeah, I saw it on facebook a few days ago- then on the news, never knew many people posed on the cross. it was quite shocking how some people actually do that, they should experience how to be nailed to the cross- it's not that nice..
@yahnee (1250)
• Philippines
11 Apr 12
I am not Catholic but we should have respect for other religions. For a Catholic that is considered a sacrilege. It is not right to make fun of the cross even if you don't believe it because it is the symbol used by another religion. It is not in good taste especially since they have posed in the crosses which were used by the other individuals to make the sacrifice this Holy Week.
• Philippines
11 Apr 12
I just saw this news just now via http://philippines.ucanews.com. And whoa! I am shocked, disappointed and angry with the girl who dared to disrespect the Cross, in which, for us Catholics, is one of the most sacred and meant to be respected. The most hurting part is that ... the picture was taken last Good Friday, few hours before the "Senaculo" be performed in that site (the pic, according to the news, was taken at Lourdes Village, Angeles City, Pampanga). It is indeed Very Sacrilegious and Disturbing! And sadly. she was surrounded by many spectators, which also includes children - not a very good example. I hope that the "girl" deeply regrets her actions. Hopefully this will also serve as a wake-up call to the Church Organizers to be Vigilant enough to check their everything in place and avoid this kind of incident. Why don't they set some Restrictions and Information, particularly on tourists, since not all of them are familiar with our Lenten practices and customs. So that they will be informed and make some adjustments what to do during the Holy Season of Lent.
@aerous (13474)
• Philippines
10 Apr 12
That will be a mistake of the Catholic Priest, that did not teach how the bible told us. If they follow the bible teaching, that kind of disrespect cannot be happen because there is no such thing in the bible
@keihimekawa (2010)
• Philippines
10 Apr 12
girl on cross in pampanga - girl on cross with "provocative" pose that went viral
I heard this news last night. I'm from Philippines (though not a Catholic) so in some way, I know (and somehow relate) where most comments coming from. For one, her posing is definitely not appropriate especially during lent and after the "senakulo" (I think the pics' taken after senakulo). Actually the shot was taken with pics of 2 other foreigners also posing with the cross but their poses are not "provocative". The pictures were uploaded by the travel blogger in his public FB Album. What makes me sad is that she seem more "Filipina" compared to the foreigners so she should at least know more about the importance of lent and symbolism of the cross. But then, maybe it was those "hyped up moment" that she forgot the place and event during that time. Links shared. Not referral link. Pic of said woman: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=282068688538859&set=a.282067631872298.67712.100002071898804&type=3 2 more pics of foreigners taking pictures with the cross: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=282068835205511&set=a.282067631872298.67712.100002071898804&type=3 https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=282069125205482&set=a.282067631872298.67712.100002071898804&type=3
@chiyosan (30204)
• Philippines
10 Apr 12
it is very disrespectful because of what they did. i mean it is not supposed to be this way. the cross is the symbol of christian's faith and also catholics. i mean this is a sacred symbol, like that of someone's flag. right? so if you pose like Christ or pose in front of a cross like its some kind of a tourist attraction... i think its totally a sign of disrespect.
• Philippines
10 Apr 12
I haven't seen the picture and I think the girl herself is already regretting her actions when the picture became viral on the internet. I think she 'got caught in the moment' when she did that - many of tourists do some unthinkable things just to get a good picture or souvenir in their travels. However, maybe for her, it is just a good photo opportunity and didn't think of the possible consequences. When somebody did upload it and became the topic fr interpretation, it is only teh time to think of these things or comment these feelings. I just hope that she did realize her actions and won't repeat it again.
@vexxus (708)
• Philippines
10 Apr 12
I haven't seen it, I guess she is out of her mind and enjoying, hmm, she may not knew it, if she is a minor her parents should be blamed for not teaching her how to respect others religion but if she knew the consequences of what she did, maybe there is something wrong with her, making fun of sacred things for other people is really disrespectful.
@mimiang (3777)
• Philippines
9 Apr 12
I saw it also in facebook. I guess she was being thoughtless about that. It is a shame. I hope she would not do it again