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As I vaguely understand, there are some Indian religious festivals that practice "hook-swinging" whereby the people are hung by hooks and swing about. I think it was banned under the British though.

I'm actually sort of surprised that this hanging thing is legal.
post #32 of 104
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I'm actually sort of surprised that this hanging thing is legal.

Don't some Catholics still practice self-flagellation?
post #33 of 104
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Don't some Catholics still practice self-flagellation?

A lot of canonized saints did . NOTso as to mutilate their bodies though. Differing reasons but mostly to atone for their sins or those of others.
post #34 of 104
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Don't some Catholics still practice self-flagellation?

You need to stop reading Dan Brown books.
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You need to stop reading Dan Brown books.

+1
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You need to stop reading Dan Brown books.

I'm proud to say I've never read a Dan Brown book.
post #37 of 104
Attention whores.
post #38 of 104
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You need to stop reading Dan Brown books.

Actually, it's not a preposterous question. It goes too far to say that a lot of Catholics do it, but some do, for instance, in the Philippines.

But of course Shia pilgrims are much more committed to the practice.
post #39 of 104
I found this festival in Spain, Guardia Sanframondi, that seems to preserve self-flagellation:
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A lot of canonized saints did . NOTso as to mutilate their bodies though. Differing reasons but mostly to atone for their sins or those of others.
As I read, it was also to enter into an ecstatic state which some of those saints were so keen on. Violent "transcendence" seemed to have been a recurrent theme in traditional Catholicism.
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Actually, it's not a preposterous question. It goes too far to say that a lot of Catholics do it, but some do, for instance, in the Philippines.

But of course Shia pilgrims are much more committed to the practice.

No, it's not a preposterous question. But, as you note, it goes too far to say a lot of Catholics do it. You could probably find a small percentage of any religion that practices self-flagellation for one reason or another.
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No, it's not a preposterous question. But, as you note, it goes too far to say a lot of Catholics do it. You could probably find a small percentage of any religion that practices self-flagellation for one reason or another.
My question never implied that "a lot of Catholics" practice it. I noted "some Catholics" which suggests at least, a group of people.
post #43 of 104
There are also people who willingly go through crucifiction too.
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I find Catholicism fascinating for those sorts of (voluntary) violent acts of transcendence, among other things.
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My question never implied that "a lot of Catholics" practice it. I noted "some Catholics" which suggests at least, a group of people.

I know you didn't.
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