Originally Posted by Ron Conte
It is a sin for these persons to crucify themselves. They are mistakenly believing that external pain is sufficient to obtain grace. The bad thief who was crucified next to Jesus still went to Hell. So even being crucified next to Jesus will not save a person if they do not have faith and love and hope in their hearts.
It seems to me that excessive focus on externals rather than internals is harmful to our path to salvation.
I agree with you Ron,I think it is better for them to try the Stations of the Cross share with suffering of Christ thru meditations and prayers. Also they lack knowledge about Catholic teachings.