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A person suspended by hooks through their upper back in a tripod outside at Smertekirken - Church of Pain


Resurrection Suspension at Smertekirken_Helene Fjell foto

Church of Pain is a religious organization that believes that nature is the highest power and that there is no power outside of nature. Nature is a divine, universal entity and the fundamental force that pervades everything that is. It is the sum and all parts of every aspect of observed and unobserved reality, the source of all energy, and a web that connects everything to everything across time and space.


We believe that humanity has sensed this force and attempted to understand it, and our role in it, from the beginning of our race. We perceived it for thousands of years before we even began to describe it with the first of countless names that we have given it and long before we created gods to worship aspects of it.

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