Saturday, March 10, 2007

Chanting & Burning & Candles, Oh, My!

Juan Carlos Llorca, Associated Press Writer, reports:

"GUATEMALA CITY - Mayan priests will purify a sacred archaeological site to eliminate "bad spirits" after President Bush visits next week, an official with close ties to the group said Thursday." [...]

[Juan] "Tiney said the "spirit guides of the Mayan community" decided it would be necessary to cleanse the sacred site of "bad spirits" after Bush's visit so that their ancestors could rest in peace. He also said the rites — which entail chanting and burning incense, herbs and candles — would prepare the site for the third summit of Latin American Indians March 26-30."

Chanting, burning incense and herbs, and lighting candles will never rid the site of that sulfur smell. You need sacrificial virgins, and a lot of them, after a showing of Mel Gibson's Apocalypto. What are you? Pagans or something?

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