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Thread: Girl marries dog to break spell

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    TenGig

    Girl marries dog to break spell

    24.com - World news Girl marries dog to break spell Girl marries dog to break spell

    New Delhi - A seven-year-old tribal girl in India's eastern state of Jharkhand on Tuesday married a stray dog as part of traditional rituals to ward off an "evil spell", witnesses said.

    The wedding took place in a village near the state's industrial city of Jamshedpur and several relatives of the girl attended the function believing that the union would bode well for the family, a villager Sonu Pariyar said.


    The dog was made to wear sunglasses and was brought to the venue under a decorated umbrella, while an estimated 150 guests danced to the beating of drums and drank home-made liquor.


    The girl, who uses the name Pushpa, had to be married because she had a tooth rooted to her upper gum which is considered a bad omen by her tribe in south-eastern Jharkhand.


    "Tribal elders said that she should marry the dog or face bad luck. According to their belief, families having a rough time should marry off their children to dogs to ward off evil spirits," Pariyar said.





    At least it's not as bad as gay marriage

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    Common Sense Craig

    Re: Girl marries dog to break spell

    Hmmmmm, lots of one-liners, none I could really say "out loud." :whistling:

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    wyly

    Re: Girl marries dog to break spell

    Quote Originally Posted by Common Sense Craig View Post
    Hmmmmm, lots of one-liners, none I could really say "out loud." :whistling:
    ha, ha! I thought I was the only one

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    Bowerbird

    Re: Girl marries dog to break spell

    Bit of a dog of a tail isn't it?

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    Trapani

    Re: Girl marries dog to break spell

    Quote Originally Posted by Common Sense Craig View Post
    Hmmmmm, lots of one-liners, none I could really say "out loud." :whistling:
    Same here, same here. What is this, some kind of Eastern witchcraft? In the Big Three major world religions, dogs are usually seen as low lifes. Dog slobber is really bad for Muslims.

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    Common Sense Craig

    Re: Girl marries dog to break spell

    Quote Originally Posted by Trapani View Post
    Same here, same here. What is this, some kind of Eastern witchcraft? In the Big Three major world religions, dogs are usually seen as low lifes. Dog slobber is really bad for Muslims.
    Ahhh, you're getting close. Damn, I so want to say something here in response to the O.P., but the kid is underage and it might seem, well, uncouth, to say it mildly. :whistling:

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    william the wierd

    Re: Girl marries dog to break spell

    Jokes about screwing the pooch aside this is one of the stranger threads I have seen anywhere.

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    Inkslinger

    Re: Girl marries dog to break spell

    From the looks of that scab on the girl's elbow, the dog didn't wait for the honeymoon.....

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    bla bla

    Re: Girl marries dog to break spell

    Maybe the evil is drawn into the dog by the marital bond.
    Perhaps the girls family is protected from the "bad luck" by
    making an animal of their child--a spiritual "sending away"
    like the physical separation of lepers.

    It's common in ancient mysticism to treat evil as if it were
    a tangible substance that can be transferred, or purged, from
    one thing to another by creating a spiritual or physical link--
    sort of like Jesus dying to remove sin (evil) from mankind.

    In the context of their culture these people are doing the
    "right thing", just like Islamists acting out violent Jihad, or
    Christians rejecting gays as sinners.

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    bla bla

    Re: Girl marries dog to break spell

    Quote Originally Posted by william the wierd View Post
    Jokes about screwing the pooch aside this is one of the stranger threads I have seen anywhere.
    I think its a great thread. I would think most of the people who
    frequent sites like this are very interested in exploring ideas, but
    most of the topics are derived from highly focused lines offered
    by our popular culture.

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