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(NYPost)   Our latest Mad-Libs headline comes from Europe: Horses jump through bonfires in Spanish purification ceremony   ( divider line
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858 clicks; posted to Main » on 17 Jan 2022 at 11:35 AM (23 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook

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2022-01-17 11:40:47 AM  
I bet they jump carefilly.
2022-01-17 11:49:16 AM  
I mean..
A lint brush is probably easier. But, you can't deny the showmanship...
2022-01-17 11:52:17 AM  
I've heard through reliable sources that you can cure yourself of Covid by jumping through a fire.  Don't tell the Trumpers, though.  We want to restrict these live-saving strategies from them.
2022-01-17 12:05:03 PM  
Always amusing when Christians perform magic pagan purification rituals.
2022-01-17 12:17:47 PM  
In a blizzard, he was lost
2022-01-17 12:18:14 PM  
I was purify horses by forcing them through a gradient of sieves of reducing size.

Mmmm, that's some good horse juice.
2022-01-17 12:25:54 PM  
No one expects the Spanish immolation.
2022-01-17 12:31:37 PM  
Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!
2022-01-17 12:32:43 PM  

FrancoFile: Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!

Also would have accepted "Spanish Incineration"
2022-01-17 12:55:32 PM  
The horse, the horse, the horse is on fire
2022-01-17 1:58:56 PM  
When I started riding some years ago, I had a great trainer who liked to get into the mentality of things and not just treating a horse like a machine or guide it using brute force. His finesse was actually one of the reasons I got hooked.
Anyhoo, one of the things he told me was that if a horse really trusts you, it trusts that you know what you are doing, and would charge into a wall if you so direct it.
These pictures reminded me of that statement.
2022-01-17 4:49:29 PM  

awruk!: Always amusing when Christians perform magic pagan purification rituals.

Much like Bullfighting, I firmly believe that these rituals are echoes of human sacrifice practices stretching back to the Minoans.  If the bulls won, the gods demanded a human sacrifice, if the humans won, then the cows became the sacrifice.  same here.   If you made it through the fire, you get another good year, if you fall in the fire? human sacrifice
2022-01-18 8:12:17 AM  
Spain has a lot of weird and inhumane rituals involving animals, like the running of the bulls / bullfighting and some thing where a goat is thrown from a church steeple. Not a great country to be a domestic animal in.
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