Sunday, March 21, 2010


It'll be Easter soon. I'm not too big, personally, on religious observance. I don't begrudge it to others. There are places in the Philippines where the men beat themselves with barbed wire flails, drag crosses through villages, then nail themselves up and hang on them to commemorate Easter.

A lot of tourists go to the PI to see this at Easter time. I've never been but I'd like to.

1 comment:

Texas Saint said...

The Shias (or Shiites) in Iran and Iraq do the same thing during their festival or holiday of Ashura. I would hope there's a better way to atone for one's perceived sins.