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da_chimperor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-05 07:24 PM
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16. The Holiday is called Ashura, it's only in Shi'ite Islam.
Edited on Thu Apr-07-05 07:26 PM by da_chimperor
My understanding is the self-flagellation is a way for some to express their pain over the death of Imam Hussein something like 1000 years ago. I think it's done voluntarily, it's not something mandatory . . . or at least I'm fairly sure it isn't. I credit this particular bit of knowledge to the BBC.
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  -My niece: What is Opus Dei? My answer: An excuse for S&M and bondage blm  Apr-07-05 06:46 PM   #0 
  - what is it with religion and self flagellation?  AZDemDist6   Apr-07-05 06:49 PM   #1 
  - They LIKE it, AZ. Why do you think guys pay up to $500hr for a dominatrix?  blm   Apr-07-05 06:58 PM   #5 
  - It's something outside of our culture but found in many others.  DemBones DemBones   Apr-07-05 07:09 PM   #9 
  - don't get me wrong, as far as I'm concerned they can do anything  AZDemDist6   Apr-07-05 07:12 PM   #11 
  - That's how I feel about it -- let people do what they want as long as  DemBones DemBones   Apr-07-05 07:35 PM   #23 
  - My THREAD IS ONLY ABOUT OPUS DEI. That's it.  blm   Apr-07-05 07:15 PM   #12 
     - YES -- YOU ONLY WANT TO BASH A CATHOLIC GROUP.  DemBones DemBones   Apr-07-05 07:44 PM   #28 
        - The people you are talking about are NOT Opus Dei. Opus Dei aren't REAL  blm   Apr-07-05 08:11 PM   #31 
  - The Holiday is called Ashura, it's only in Shi'ite Islam.  da_chimperor   Apr-07-05 07:24 PM   #16 
  - Bondage isn't the worst of it.  Warpy   Apr-07-05 06:52 PM   #2 
  - No. For them, bondage is the DRAW.  blm   Apr-07-05 06:56 PM   #4 
  - My answer: A prolonged effort to render fascism fashionable.  BrotherBuzz   Apr-07-05 06:55 PM   #3 
  - well, it just so happens that most religio-bondage perverts are fascists  blm   Apr-07-05 07:01 PM   #7 
  - As a Catholic who is NOT into physical mortification,  DemBones DemBones   Apr-07-05 06:59 PM   #6 
  - I am speaking SPECIFICALLY about the Opus Dei faction in the United States  blm   Apr-07-05 07:07 PM   #8 
  - Why would there NOT be a similarity between what  DemBones DemBones   Apr-07-05 07:18 PM   #13 
     - The American Opus Dei are EVIL just like the Moonies are evil.  blm   Apr-07-05 07:23 PM   #15 
        - Didn't answer my question about John Kerry, I note.  DemBones DemBones   Apr-07-05 07:30 PM   #20 
           - Kerry is NOT Opus Dei. Opus Dei worked to get Kerry excommunicated  blm   Apr-07-05 07:38 PM   #25 
              - Jesuits are usually listed as the opposite of Opus Dei  karynnj   Apr-07-05 08:04 PM   #30 
              - My objection is that you're making absurd blanket statements about  DemBones DemBones   Apr-07-05 08:30 PM   #34 
                 - NO WAY. Rich, powerful, Republicans who get whipped are PERVERTS hiding  blm   Apr-07-05 08:43 PM   #36 
  - As A Matter Of Curiousity, Ma'am  The Magistrate   Apr-07-05 07:12 PM   #10 
  - Calling Dr. Freud!!  Hardrada   Apr-07-05 07:26 PM   #17 
  - Sir, I wish I knew what on earth you are talking about.  DemBones DemBones   Apr-07-05 07:28 PM   #18 
     - I didn't make that as a general statement. And THAT is the difference.  blm   Apr-07-05 07:34 PM   #22 
     - And Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas  lastliberalintexas   Apr-07-05 07:39 PM   #26 
     - To Me, Ma'am  The Magistrate   Apr-07-05 08:02 PM   #29 
        - EXACTLY!!! "... a person interested in human foible..."  blm   Apr-07-05 08:23 PM   #32 
  - "corporal mortification"--to emulate the suffering of Jesus - is not a  papau   Apr-07-05 07:44 PM   #27 
     - Hanssen was Robert Novak's "source" and Novak AND Louis Freeh are  blm   Apr-07-05 08:29 PM   #33 
  - I've got a nice patch of Poison Oak in my pasture.  Cleita   Apr-07-05 07:20 PM   #14 
  - I heard Bill Bennett will be right over. Don't worry, he has your address.  blm   Apr-07-05 07:29 PM   #19 
     - LOL  Cleita   Apr-07-05 07:31 PM   #21 
  - You're talking about the next Chief Priest of the United States.  NNadir   Apr-07-05 07:37 PM   #24 
  - I'd smack them around for free and call it penance  Solly Mack   Apr-07-05 08:38 PM   #35 

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