Thursday, March 20, 2008

It’s that S & M time of year again . . .

Yes, it’s that time of year again to make fun of the self-flagellators and masochists for Jesus. Every year on Good Friday, Christian believers in the Philippines undergo crucifixion as a sign of their faith (stupidity) and desire for penitence (desire to perpetuate their stupidity). These acts of insanity don’t only occur in the Philippines, but also Mexico, Italy, parts of the Middle East and other places around the globe. Crazy that people are still doing this in the year 2008!

And now we don’t have to settle for just reading about it, but we can also watch the stupid people in action on You Tube!

My friend Jimmer saw this article at Pharyngula that was the idea for this post, titled “Department of Duh!” Apparently from THIS NEWS STORY, health officials in the Philippines have issued a warning to people taking part in Easter crucifixion rituals.

"They have urged them to get tetanus vaccinations before they flagellate themselves and are nailed to crosses, and to practise good hygiene." :roll:

As PZ Myers points out, “People are flagellating themselves and nailing themselves to sticks in a public spectacle of stupidity, and health officials are warning them to get a tetanus shot? How about “Stop doing that,” instead, or alternatively, “Please use rusty nails and whips clotted with rotting gore so that you’ll die sooner and we won’t have to worry about you idiots anymore”?

And now for a little self-flagellation entertainment from a Sick Friday procession in Taxco, Mexico! Aye Carumba!!


Spirula said...

You know, it's too bad the Romans didn't invent the guillotine. Think how that'd cull the herd.

Stardust said...

spirula, and if the Romans had used a guillotine, would all the Xians wear little guillotines around their necks and on top of their church steeples?

Stardust said...

I really don't understand why this can be considered sane and legal just because it's got to do with religion. If people were doing this in the streets for any other reason if someone would step in and put a stop to it. They lock people up usually for hurting themselves, and what about the guys driving the nails into the dude's hands? Isn't there some law about this crap?

Spirula said...

would all the Xians wear little guillotines around their necks


Or what about the electric chair?

Then you could wear a little electric chair around your neck, preferrably a battery powered one. Maybe have a little Jesus doll that arcs when you put him in it. "Repent, for Sparky Jesus arced for you!".

Or, it would zap someone if they touched it. Kind of a CarrotTop-like gimmick to warm up the crowd.

Spirula said...


Here's the crowd link.

Stardust said...

spirula, LOL! Funny!

Want to get a Xian really mad? Point out that their little gold cross is an execution symbol. I have heard "oh, it's been TRANSFORMED to be a representation of the most loving gift of all". I say what gift? They believe their Jesus rose again and came back to life. So what is with all this "sacrifice" crapola? Good Friday Xians walk around all somber like at a funeral over someone they believe to be alive and floating around in another dimension.

If people would really be brave enough to THINK about the crazy crap they believe, they would be embarrassed for it. But most know that if they think to hard, they would lose their imaginary friend crutch and have to admit they are the only ones in control of their lives.

tina FCD said...

I agree, how do they get away with this crap? If I did that in the street where I live,the white coats would come take me away!

Stardust said...

tina, this is very true. Stand in the middle of the public square, probably even in the Philippines and start having someone jab nails into you and they would come haul you off to the loonie bin and arrest whoever was hammering the nails.

Tommy said...

Just had a twisted thought! I would volunteer to help nail one of those guys to a cross, but then "accidentally" drive the nail into the wrong spot!

"Ooops, I'm sorry, I didn't mean to drive that spike through your testicles!"

Stardust said...

tommy, isn't your wife from the Philippines? Has she ever seen this stuff for real? I notice there were little children in the crowds and wonder if they have nightmares from witnessing these gruesome events.