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(Daily Mail)   Leave it to the Christians to take all the fun out of a pagan ritual where unmarried women jump over a bonfire to cleanse their souls and protect them from werewolves and vampires   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 89
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2014-07-08 10:19:22 AM  
We must support this. This of how this could destroy the Twilight franchise
 
2014-07-08 11:16:13 AM  
Festivities include jumping over flames, which cleanses the soul and provides good luck to whoever jumps highest

 And conversely bad luck to whoever jumps the lowest.
 
2014-07-08 12:18:47 PM  
Are they naked?
 
2014-07-08 12:19:33 PM  
Sounds like it works.  You don't see any werewolves around, do you?
 
2014-07-08 12:20:21 PM  
Leave it to subby to not notice they didn't change anything about the festival.
 
2014-07-08 12:21:04 PM  
There are few times when Farkers embarrass me. This is one of them.

God forbid any of you ever have to live through something of this nature. I hope you never have to answer the phone and hear your inconsolably weeping wife on the other end of the line as she mutters the only words she is able to muster "they cant find a heartbeat".

Anyone who does the "welcome to fark" meme can DIAF.

Quinn's ashes set on our piano as a reminder of how deadly of a menace that vampires can be.
 
2014-07-08 12:22:09 PM  
Moving the date took away all the fun?
 
2014-07-08 12:22:24 PM  
i.dailymail.co.uk

HOT.
 
2014-07-08 12:23:05 PM  

stpauler: Festivities include jumping over flames, which cleanses the soul and provides good luck to whoever jumps highest

 And conversely bad luck to whoever jumps the lowest.


Self-evidently
 
2014-07-08 12:23:23 PM  
i.dailymail.co.uk

damnit, Germany.
 
2014-07-08 12:23:55 PM  
As I taught my neighbor's kid:
Rule #1 of fire is


Don't fall in the fire.
 
2014-07-08 12:24:27 PM  

Plant Rights Activist: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 850x584]

damnit, Germany.


Where have I seen this before....

3.bp.blogspot.com

DAMN YOU, EVIL GERMANS!
 
2014-07-08 12:25:26 PM  

hardinparamedic: There are few times when Farkers embarrass me. This is one of them.

God forbid any of you ever have to live through something of this nature. I hope you never have to answer the phone and hear your inconsolably weeping wife on the other end of the line as she mutters the only words she is able to muster "they cant find a heartbeat".

Anyone who does the "welcome to fark" meme can DIAF.

Quinn's ashes set on our piano as a reminder of how deadly of a menace that vampires can be.


He should've jumped higher, although I imagine it saved quite a bit on cremation costs.
 
2014-07-08 12:28:46 PM  
So,... now that their souls are all clean...

Where's the sign up sheet to help them get them dirty again?
 
2014-07-08 12:28:48 PM  
What do they do with the handicapped members who can't jump at all? Feed them to the werewolves?
 
2014-07-08 12:29:41 PM  
i834.photobucket.com

russian, pagan festival, fire, christian.

i think i made a reference.
 
2014-07-08 12:32:10 PM  

Jaden Smith First of His Name: Leave it to subby to not notice they didn't change anything about the festival.


media.tumblr.com
 
2014-07-08 12:32:13 PM  

hardinparamedic: There are few times when Farkers embarrass me. This is one of them.

God forbid any of you ever have to live through something of this nature. I hope you never have to answer the phone and hear your inconsolably weeping wife on the other end of the line as she mutters the only words she is able to muster "they cant find a heartbeat".

Anyone who does the "welcome to fark" meme can DIAF.

Quinn's ashes set on our piano as a reminder of how deadly of a menace that vampires can be.


Oh, my God...

YOUR WIFE IS THE HEAD VAMPIRE!
 
2014-07-08 12:32:21 PM  
Oh those HORRIBLE Christians! All up in their bizness an' messing wit them

Meanwhile, in present day Muslimland....

"Religious police in a province in northwestern Saudi Arabia have raided a house and detained more than 41 guests for "plotting to celebrate Christmas," according to a police statement, Al-Akhbar reported Friday.
The newspaper, published in Beirut, said the raid in Al-Jouf is the latest in a string of crackdowns on residents perceived to threaten Saudi Arabia's strict religious code.
Al-Akhbar said the host of the alleged Christmas gathering is reported to be an "Asian diplomat." Guests included 41 Christians, as well as two Saudi Arabian and Egyptian Muslims."


http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2012/12/28/saudi-arabia-pl ot ting-celebrate-christmas-religious-police/1796747/
 
2014-07-08 12:34:04 PM  
I don't get how the christians ruined it, they just moved the date?

/or did I miss something?
 
2014-07-08 12:35:13 PM  
Virgin police officers are reminded to be wary of invitations to small villages at this time of year.
fordonfilm.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-07-08 12:35:15 PM  
I don't know about this... this seems to just be a thinly-veiled attempt to 1) identify all the young single women in the area.  2) get them all in one place  3) wearing dresses and 4) jumping (as high as they can) over some sort of light source...  then bending down near a body of water... this all seems slightly 'sexual' in nature...
 
2014-07-08 12:36:19 PM  

kling_klang_bed: What do they do with the handicapped members who can't jump at all? Feed them to the werewolves?


It has always been survival of the fittest. It's hard to be very fast when the battery runs down.
 
2014-07-08 12:36:55 PM  

CruJones: I don't get how the christians ruined it, they just moved the date?

/or did I miss something?


...and removed all the fun.
 
2014-07-08 12:37:17 PM  

SDRR: Are they naked?


Those folks are NOT ones that you'd like to see naked.
 
2014-07-08 12:39:16 PM  

Skarekrough: CruJones: I don't get how the christians ruined it, they just moved the date?

/or did I miss something?

...and removed all the fun.


DId they used to be naked?
 
2014-07-08 12:40:49 PM  

kling_klang_bed: What do they do with the handicapped members who can't jump at all? Feed them to the werewolves?


Google "wheelchair back flip" and watch the video. Who says handicapped people can't jump it?
 
2014-07-08 12:43:11 PM  

kling_klang_bed: What do they do with the handicapped members who can't jump at all? Feed them to the werewolves?


pagans were notoriously non-ADA compliant
 
2014-07-08 12:43:15 PM  

mark12A: Oh those HORRIBLE Christians! All up in their bizness an' messing wit them

Meanwhile, in present day Muslimland....

"Religious police in a province in northwestern Saudi Arabia have raided a house and detained more than 41 guests for "plotting to celebrate Christmas," according to a police statement, Al-Akhbar reported Friday.
The newspaper, published in Beirut, said the raid in Al-Jouf is the latest in a string of crackdowns on residents perceived to threaten Saudi Arabia's strict religious code.
Al-Akhbar said the host of the alleged Christmas gathering is reported to be an "Asian diplomat." Guests included 41 Christians, as well as two Saudi Arabian and Egyptian Muslims."

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2012/12/28/saudi-arabia-pl ot ting-celebrate-christmas-religious-police/1796747/


So the standard response is "but Muslins" now?
 
2014-07-08 12:43:30 PM  

vudukungfu: As I taught my neighbor's kid:
Rule #1 of fire is


Don't fall in the fire.


How did you teach him, by pushing him in the fire?
 
2014-07-08 12:45:34 PM  

Jaden Smith First of His Name: Leave it to subby to not notice they didn't change anything about the festival.


Yeah, typical DailyFail "journalism", too. Scroll, scroll, scroll, scroll, scroll, scroll, scroll, scroll, scroll, scroll, scroll, scroll. And there is the "story" at the bottom. I figured it would be quicker than a Ctrl-F for every Christian sect I could think of, but I may have been wrong.

At least this was one of those Daily Fail pieces where the pictures were definitely worth it. Also, they didn't spread the text out in a million picture captions, so there's that.

CruJones: I don't get how the christians ruined it, they just moved the date?

/or did I miss something?


Not that I could find, or the guy up there ^^^. Maybe they're saying that it got "ruined" when the Christians co-opted it? Just sounds to me like they moved the festival over two days and added the whole 'John the Baptist' thing.
 
2014-07-08 12:45:41 PM  
How'bout you cleanse  your vag you stinky hippies.
 
2014-07-08 12:48:15 PM  

Sofa King Smart: I don't know about this... this seems to just be a thinly-veiled attempt to 1) identify all the young single women in the area.  2) get them all in one place  3) wearing dresses and 4) jumping (as high as they can) over some sort of light source...  then bending down near a body of water... this all seems slightly 'sexual' in nature...


I hope you don't put too much thought into the symbolism behind the Easter Bunny and Easter Eggs.

Everything is sexual. Even when it is anti-sexual e.g. vows of chastity or donning a burkha, it all comes back to the fact that the only thing any of us really wants to do besides eating ans sleeping, given all options, is fark.
 
2014-07-08 12:48:33 PM  

shamanwest: mark12A: Oh those HORRIBLE Christians! All up in their bizness an' messing wit them

Meanwhile, in present day Muslimland....

"Religious police in a province in northwestern Saudi Arabia have raided a house and detained more than 41 guests for "plotting to celebrate Christmas," according to a police statement, Al-Akhbar reported Friday.
The newspaper, published in Beirut, said the raid in Al-Jouf is the latest in a string of crackdowns on residents perceived to threaten Saudi Arabia's strict religious code.
Al-Akhbar said the host of the alleged Christmas gathering is reported to be an "Asian diplomat." Guests included 41 Christians, as well as two Saudi Arabian and Egyptian Muslims."

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2012/12/28/saudi-arabia-pl ot ting-celebrate-christmas-religious-police/1796747/

So the standard response is "but Muslins" now?


To be fair "but...but...CHRISTIANS" has been fairly well played out.

I would like to see us pick on a small religion, though. Maybe something we haven't heard of before.
 
2014-07-08 12:50:13 PM  
Is this a "Hot Chicks" thread, or a "Flaming Dudes" thread?
 
2014-07-08 12:54:15 PM  

Katolu: SDRR: Are they naked?

Those folks are NOT ones that you'd like to see naked.


img.fark.net

24.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-07-08 12:55:22 PM  
Meh. Too Druish.
 
2014-07-08 12:56:36 PM  

Crewmannumber6: Meh. Too Druish.


funny.  she didn't look druish.
 
2014-07-08 12:56:41 PM  
What about the bees? Can we still smother a man with bees?
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2014-07-08 12:56:51 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: Is this a "Hot Chicks" thread, or a "Flaming Dudes" thread?


yes
 
2014-07-08 12:58:46 PM  
My first Ivan Kupala was at a former Soviet youth camp in Ukraine. In the middle of nowhere. Great fun
 
2014-07-08 12:59:22 PM  

Sofa King Smart: I don't know about this... this seems to just be a thinly-veiled attempt to 1) identify all the young single women in the area.  2) get them all in one place  3) wearing dresses and 4) jumping (as high as they can) over some sort of light source...  then bending down near a body of water... this all seems slightly 'sexual' in nature...


Well yeah, it's like the ancient pagan version of OK Cupid or Match.com. How else are you supposed to find a wife to help populate your farm with free labour (aka children)?
 
2014-07-08 01:06:35 PM  
Needs more wet t-shirts, or wet white gauzy dresses... and of course hot tubs... and more spankings.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtcSYPjJbgg
 
2014-07-08 01:09:26 PM  
i.dailymail.co.uk


This is an amazing photograph
 
2014-07-08 01:11:10 PM  

abhorrent1: How'bout you cleanse  your vag you stinky hippies.



How'bout you clean the sand out of yours.
 
2014-07-08 01:12:20 PM  
girlsofgeek12.com
 
2014-07-08 01:18:52 PM  

Jaden Smith First of His Name: Leave it to subby to not notice they didn't change anything about the festival.


Exactly, looks like a lot of fun still, and filing the serial numbers off of pagan rituals and keeping them alive is a signature feature of early Christianity.....maybe a little less "fertility" to the ritual than previously, at least officially, but generally nixing the human sacrifice bits too, so not a bad trade off.
 
2014-07-08 01:19:38 PM  
The god(s) may change, but the party continues.
 
2014-07-08 01:24:25 PM  

SDRR: Are they naked?


They should be, for safety reasons. Clothing can catch fire if you get too close to the flames.
 
2014-07-08 01:24:42 PM  
1.bp.blogspot.comApproves.
/First thing I thought of when reading the article.
//Not going to look for the particular scene
///Hot like that body double.
 
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