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(Guardian)   Would you worship me? I'd worship me. I'd worship me so hard   (theguardian.com) divider line
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2019-04-12 11:15:36 AM  
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2019-04-12 12:23:15 PM  
That's basically Hellraiser, right?

The flayed fertility god.

\also: if you ever wondered why locals tolerated the Conquistadors, the Aztec pantheon is why.
 
2019-04-12 12:27:57 PM  
Don't look at the balls.
 
2019-04-12 12:50:05 PM  
Did he suffer for other's sins?
 
2019-04-12 12:54:35 PM  
Vir: Londo, the Minbari are a deeply spiritual people...
Londo: Bah, spirituality! Don't let it seduce you, Vir. Spirituality isn't just beads and incense, it's also ripping open a man's chest and kindling a fire on his still-beating heart.
Vir: How do you know this?
Londo: (cough) No reason.
 
2019-04-12 01:09:00 PM  
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2019-04-12 01:09:02 PM  
Mexican experts

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2019-04-12 01:45:20 PM  
Oh thank God. For a moment I thought I had accidentally clicked on the Politics tab.
 
2019-04-12 01:56:27 PM  
Priests worshipped Xipe Totec by skinning human victims and then donning their skins. The ritual was seen as a way to ensure fertility and regeneration.

Christians worship a crucified dude, which isn't that different than a flayed man, but at least they only wear him around their necks and eat his flesh at congregations symbolically.
 
2019-04-12 02:06:44 PM  
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2019-04-12 02:25:57 PM  

SomeAmerican: Priests worshipped Xipe Totec by skinning human victims and then donning their skins. The ritual was seen as a way to ensure fertility and regeneration.

Christians worship a crucified dude, which isn't that different than a flayed man, but at least they only wear him around their necks and eat his flesh at congregations symbolically.


The difference between Christianity and Aztec gods -- you ate of Christ's flesh. Xipe Totec ate of yours.
 
2019-04-12 05:28:57 PM  

This text is now purple: SomeAmerican: Priests worshipped Xipe Totec by skinning human victims and then donning their skins. The ritual was seen as a way to ensure fertility and regeneration.

Christians worship a crucified dude, which isn't that different than a flayed man, but at least they only wear him around their necks and eat his flesh at congregations symbolically.

The difference between Christianity and Aztec gods -- you ate of Christ's flesh. Xipe Totec ate of yours.


That's why I worship Sithrak.
 
2019-04-12 06:59:21 PM  

SomeAmerican: Priests worshipped Xipe Totec by skinning human victims and then donning their skins. The ritual was seen as a way to ensure fertility and regeneration.

Christians worship a crucified dude, which isn't that different than a flayed man, but at least they only wear him around their necks and eat his flesh at congregations symbolically.


The vast majority of Christians would disagree on the symbolic point.
 
2019-04-12 08:32:15 PM  

feanorn: SomeAmerican: Priests worshipped Xipe Totec by skinning human victims and then donning their skins. The ritual was seen as a way to ensure fertility and regeneration.

Christians worship a crucified dude, which isn't that different than a flayed man, but at least they only wear him around their necks and eat his flesh at congregations symbolically.

The vast majority of Christians would disagree on the symbolic point.


I wouldn't say vast.  Catholics are a little more than half, and most Protestants don't believe in full-on transubstantiation.  I'd say most.  Which is still scary, that in this day and age over a billion people believe in this magic and they're turning wheat into actual human God-flesh, and eat it.
 
2019-04-13 01:35:35 AM  
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"Believe me out of it." - J.R. "Bob" Dobbs
 
2019-04-13 01:38:02 AM  

feanorn: SomeAmerican: Priests worshipped Xipe Totec by skinning human victims and then donning their skins. The ritual was seen as a way to ensure fertility and regeneration.

Christians worship a crucified dude, which isn't that different than a flayed man, but at least they only wear him around their necks and eat his flesh at congregations symbolically.

The vast majority of Christians would disagree on the symbolic point.


Yep - transubstantiation means that's actual, human flesh.

"Where's your God now?"

"Mmmm, right here in my mouth..." [chomp chomp]
 
2019-04-13 01:39:27 AM  
Ah, yes, the hand of the flayed dangling from the arm of the priest.  Gary Jenning's, Aztec, 'nocks around' their Xipe Totec blessing the faithful by tapping their heads with the thigh bones of the flayed (after this sort of rebirth its good to move through the congregation quickly, lest the fleshy surplice begin to  glue one in place as it dries).

Temple of Comparative Meat Puppetry offers niches to each and every appended spook

Thematically? Too Catholic
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2019-04-13 08:03:13 AM  
The Flayed Lord sounds like a character in a Clive Barker story.
 
2019-04-13 05:56:43 PM  
"honey, let's have a baby"

"Ok my love, I'll go find someone we can have flayed alive so you can wear their skin for a fortnite".

And they said romance was dead.
 
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