Saturday, March 22, 2008

How About Just Not Doing It

This falls under the heading of Dangers of Superstitious Thinking:
"Philippine health officials Wednesday warned people taking part in Easter crucifixions and self-flagellation rituals to get a tetanus shot first and sterilise the nails to avoid infections.

The department of health issued a health warning advising people taking part in the rituals this Friday to have tetanus shots and to check the condition of the whip they will use before lashing their backs.

It warned that dirty whips could lead to tetanus and other infections.

Health Secretary Francisco Duque said that as was hard to discourage 'flagellants from whipping their own flesh, the best penitents can do is ensure that their whips are well-maintained.'"
I guess the same could be said of S&M practitioners.

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