Self -flagellaton, a ritual that involves inflicting injuries on oneself in remembrance of Christ.
So dear readers, have you heard of self -flagellation?
Most of us might prolly not have across this word before now.
So, I will advise you sit back and enjoy the ride.
Self flagellation is the disciplinary and devotional practice of flogging oneself with whips or other instruments that inflict pain.
This ritual first took hold among the members of several of several Greco-Roman and Egyptian cults such as the cults of Isis and the Sparta Artemis Orthia.
It was not until the practice of self -flagellation was eventually adopted by christians that it became a spiritual act.
It is practiced throughout many different religions around the world stemming from the idea that the willingness to inflict one’s body, will bring salvation and drive out evil.
Is is often used as a form of penance, purifications and initiations.
The main religions that practice this are; Christianity, Judaism, shia Islam and Hinduism.
There are many reasons why christians choose to self -flagellate, one the main reason, is to emulate the suffering of Jesus at the cross.
Many see whipping as a way of bringing ourselves closer to him.
What a weird tradition!
Thank God some of these traditions do not in any apply to our recent time and day.
Didn’t Christ that we might be saved?Does picking up our crosses to follow him According his holy book, require we grow through a similar suffering as he did?
Well, what do I know?
I guess we all are entitled to our different opinions.
So, my honorable readers, what do you think about this?