Thursday, March 27, 2008

"Honor" Suicide

Ok. This may just be the craziest thing I have EVER heard of! Its called honor suicide. It is a disgusting ritual performed by the Japanese during battles or protests. If you don't have a very strong stomach, I advise you to STOP reading now.

A man would offer himself to be the honor suicide man, and as the ceremony progresses, he will stand up on a platform, take a sword, and slice himself open from the abdomen. To make it worse he will then pull out his guts, as he is fighting to stay alive. As the body starts to fall back, the assistant will catch the body, and then slice the head of. No blood is allowed to be lost, because they collect the blood to pour over the body later.

Is it just me, or has our civilization gone crazy? Ok, so this was a long time ago, but that doesn't change the fact that is still happened!!! So you want to show that you have honor for your country by killing yourself? And insuch a gruesome way? Crazy!!!

I found this information out while doing the history project, and just thought that I would share the gruesome details with all of you.