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Celebrating fertility and the “power” of the penis – This is also called Shinto fertility festival

How about we book a day to worship the penis? Well, that is what the people of Kawasaki in Japan have made; they decided to celebrate fertility and the “power” of the penis.

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It is also called Shinto fertility festival of Shinto beliefs of use of the opening of the nature and deliberate simplicity. Shinto is a Japanese religion, it emphasizes ritual practices to execute diligently to establish a connection between Japan and present its ancient past. This interesting ritual takes place annually on the first Sunday of April, with all sorts of phallic ongoing activities.

There is also a mikoshi (portable shrine) parade many giant phallus noon. Transvestites men wear “Elizabeth Mikoshi” pink offered by a drag queen club called Elizabeth. The high profits from the event go in search of HIV.

Here are some backstory. Kanayama Shrine was popular with sex workers of local tea houses praying for protection against sexually transmitted diseases. Two gods of mining and blacksmiths, and Kanayamahiko Kanayamahime, are entrenched in what may seem quite unrelated phallus. But the Japanese legend says they healed the Shinto goddess Izanami after she gave birth to a god of fire. People prayed for STDs, birth regarding etc. because of this myth. Another story tells of a devil fell in love with a woman and hidden in her vagina, biting the penis of her husband newlyweds twice. She then sought the help of a blacksmith, who made him a metal phallus. He broke the teeth of the devil and sent it for good. They later enshrined in Kanayama shrine as a kind of commemoration.

The Devil’s number 666 and the fear of number 666

Like the number four in Japan (and other East Asian countries), the triple six has a dark explanation. According to the University of Chicago, the association between Satan and the triple-6 goes back to the time of Emperor Nero and the night that Rome caught fire in 64 AD. According to the story, Nero did not play the violin while Rome was burning because the violins did not exist in ancient Rome. But many Romans thought that Nero had used another type of violin that had deliberately set the city on fire. The fire lasted six days, before “resuming suspiciously” and nearly two-thirds of Rome were lost, accompanied by countless lives.

Revelation 13:18 says, “This calls for wisdom, and let him who has intuition calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: that number is 666.” As Bible Odyssey points out, the Beast (which has not been linked to the Antichrist for 1,000 years) almost certainly represents the Roman Empire, and 666 is a well-known Jewish numerical code that translates to Nero. The early Christians were not a fan of all his martyrs, so of course he’s a bad guy. There is nothing mystical or wrong in the number.

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But try to say that to people with hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia. The irrational fear of the 666 number is a reality, according to Psych Times. Although most phobic is Christian, it concerns those of other religions and even no religion. For example, if a purchase costs $ 6.66, they will take something else to buy, so the price will change. Or it can really affect their lives, avoiding numbers at all costs, seeing it everywhere and associating it with bad luck. ABS-CBN News reported that when a bus in the Philippines lost control in 2010, killing 20 people, the number of its license plate, DWZ-666, was blamed. During the Second World War, it was difficult to find pilots to fly a 666 bomber and he was known as “cursed”.

But people are also having fun, as when the flight 666 to HEL (Helsinki) made its last flight on Friday the 13th.

Thousands of people ask Netflix to cancel Amazon Prime Good Omens

More than 20,000 Christians have signed a petition for the cancellation of Good Omens, the television series adapted from the fantasy novel by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman of 1990, which unfortunately is directed to Netflix when the series is made by Amazon Prime.

The six-part series was released last month, starring David Tennant as the demon Crowley and Michael Sheen as the angel Aziraphale, who collaborate to prevent the arrival of the antichrist and an impending apocalypse. Pratchett’s last request to Gaiman before he died was that he adapt the novel they wrote together; Gaiman wrote the script and worked as a showrunner in the BBC / Amazon co-production, which Radio Times called “a devilishly funny love letter to the book.”

But Christians organized by the Return to Order campaign, a branch of the United States Foundation for a Christian civilization, do not agree. More than 20,000 supporters have signed a petition saying Good Omens is “another step to make satanism seem normal, light and acceptable,” and “mocks the wisdom of God.” God, they complain, it is “expressed by a woman” – Frances McDormand – the antichrist is a “normal child” and, most importantly, “this kind of video brings to light Truth, Error, Good and Evil , and it destroys the barriers of the horror that society still has for the devil. “They are calling Netflix to cancel the program.

Return to Order is based on the writings of author John Horvat II. “He calls on Americans to put the principles into practice by working towards what is called an organic Christian society.” Another request in April called on Walmart to “stop selling satanic products” after a protest in 2018 against a “blasphemous ice cream chain called Sweet Jesus.”