When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson

20 March 2008

Also, be sure to use fresh thorns for the crown, okay?

The health department has strongly advised penitents to check the condition of the whips they plan to use to lash their backs...

...In the hot and dusty atmosphere, officials warn, using unhygienic whips to make deep cuts in the body could lead to tetanus and other infections.
To say nothing of the nails that they'll use to affix themselves to crosses.

That's right - you're not reading about Shi'a worshipers commemorating the martydom of Husayn ibn Ali, but devout Catholics in the Philippines who celebrate Easter each year in this rather unique way.

Filipinos warned on crucifixions (BBC News, 19 March 2008)

No comments: