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The blood-covered leg of a penitent, resting on a bloodied step during a procession through the streets in the town of Verbicaro, southern Italy on April 2, 2010. The penitents, called “battenti”, or beaters, hit their legs with a “cardillo” (a cork with attached pieces of glass) and walk, bleeding, in groups of three through the streets, stopping in front of all the churches and chapels in the town. The tradition began in the thirteenth century and serves as penitence for Christ’s death.

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    monkeyman767
    10 years ago

    I feel like bacon all of a sudden

    Timmay72
    10 years ago

    mmmm bacon

    bytehead
    10 years ago

    I feel like AIDS all of a sudden. 😯

    WistfulD
    WistfulD
    10 years ago

    It’s like “The Passion of the Christ” all over again. What is it about Catholics that they have to obsess about the visceral qualities of Christ’s debasing and execution while missing the philosophical or sociological aspects of the same event?

    hairy_testicles
    10 years ago

    what a way to celebrate a zombie holiday! chocolate, rabbits, eggs, and blood!

    Halon50
    10 years ago

    Why is there BBQ sauce slathered all over the ground? Wasteful!

    natedog
    10 years ago

    >The tradition began in the thirteenth century and serves as penitence for Christ’s death. what the fuck is wrong with people? i can see a 13th century person doing something this stupid, because the printing press wasn’t invented until halfway through the 1400’s. but people today can read, and books are overly accessible, so why the fuck would they do this? not to get all religisophical on anyone (FUCK YOU, IT’S EASTER), but how twisted is it that people are led to believe the total opposite of something? people are fucking retarded. and so is religion. i say this fully… Read more »

    Brushaway
    Brushaway
    10 years ago
    Reply to  natedog

    not sure if i follow you here..
    you’re saying these people are crazy, but you believe in select parts of the fantasy book they live by? dont know whats more retarded tbh. i’d say they are more towards insane, but believing select parts of the bible is just plain ignorance. theres no logic to it what so ever.