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."
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!!