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    Men Whip Each Other To Free Their Bodies Of Sin

    50 Shades of Mexico: Men Whip Each Other to Purify From Their Sins

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    Residents of Soltepec, Mexico, have taken the Easter practice among some Christians of flogging to an advanced level and instead of whipping themselves, they whip each other.

    The tradition of "mortification of the flesh" is supposed to be one of the ways to cleanse the body of sin during Holy Week. Yet Soltepec residents have invented an unusual habit that is believed to date back to the 16th century: they whip each other instead of castigating themselves. According to shared beliefs, different forms of mortification overcome the insidious demons of softness, pessimism and absence of faith that dominate the minds of people. 


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