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   Undertoad  Thursday Jan 6 02:27 PM

1/6/2005: Guatemalan "burning of the devil"

In Guatemala they engage in this ritual "burning of the devil" -- but I don't trust the official caption's explanation that they are "removing the devil, sending it to heaven", because that's the sort of vague explanation that usually turns out to be wrong.

xant  Thursday Jan 6 02:38 PM

Also it seems unlikely that setting the devil on fire would result in a destination of heaven.

Clodfobble  Thursday Jan 6 02:39 PM

Looks to be another one less than half a block away. I wonder how many are in a given neighborhood...

lookout123  Thursday Jan 6 02:45 PM

the second one is a detroit pistons fans' party. easy to mistake, though.

Beestie  Thursday Jan 6 03:03 PM

The devil lives in hell. This puny fire is probably like a cold shower to him.

Troubleshooter  Thursday Jan 6 03:22 PM

It's just another pagan/xtian mutation/fusion, move along.

xoxoxoBruce  Thursday Jan 6 05:35 PM

What the hell? I'll bet the Devil made them do it.

capnhowdy  Thursday Jan 6 08:56 PM

DAMN! We're in a tight spot!!!!!!!!

Troubleshooter  Thursday Jan 6 09:06 PM

Every time someone mentions Guatemal I'm reminded of something George Carlin said:

You show me a tropical fruit and I'll show you a cock-sucker from Guatamala.

dar512  Thursday Jan 6 10:02 PM

Originally Posted by capnhowdy
DAMN! We're in a tight spot!!!!!!!!
I love that scene.

wolf  Friday Jan 7 01:16 AM

I just missed a pop culture reference, didn't I?

capnhowdy  Friday Jan 7 08:45 AM

[quote] "Damn , We're in a tight spot" [quote]
George Clooney in " O, Brother Where Art Thou? " as the barn he was hiding in was set ablaze.......

wolf  Friday Jan 7 12:16 PM

Thank you. I've only seen that once, but did think it was cute.

Wormfood  Friday Jan 7 04:02 PM

[quote=Undertoad "removing the devil, sending it to heaven"[/QUOTE]

Saint Peter at Pearly gates up there... - Not you again...

Cyber Wolf  Friday Jan 7 11:14 PM

If that's the devil in the foreground getting roasted, I wonder whose effigy is getting torched in the background.

xoxoxoBruce  Friday Jan 7 11:36 PM

His evil twin.

Brown Thrasher  Friday Jan 7 11:48 PM

Thats a cool image even if the heat appears to be turned up to the max. One of the best looking devils I've ever seen. If he makes it to heaven, I may still have a chance.
So cool............ I may not have to take my prozac ever again.

wolf  Saturday Jan 8 01:22 AM

So, if there's a Chinese custom of burning paper representations of things in order to give the real deal to the deceased ancestors, and they are right about that ... what happens when you burn a paper mache devil?

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