You’ve heard the stories about the people in the Philippines who whip themselves and simulate the crucifiction on Good Friday, right? Well, now, since there’s no way to stop it, Philippine health officials are telling people to please do it safely. That’s right. Get a tetanus shot, use sterile nails and clean whips to cause all the infection-free pain you like.
It kind of reminds me of the needle exchanges and things like that done here so heroin addicts don’t give themselves something else. I know it is a good idea, it just sounds funny. “If you’re going to allow others to nail you to a cross and beat yourself bloody, for the love of Pete, do it with clean things!”