Baby-Dropping Ritual

Muslims in western India have been dropping babies off the roof of a fifteen-meter-high temple for five-hundred years, and none of the babies have been hurt yet, though they look a bit dazed after landing. So the organizers of the event figure, why stop now? In fact, they claim that dropping the babies off the temple helps the kids grow up strong. Reuters has more details.

     Posted By: Alex - Wed May 06, 2009
     Category: Babies | Ceremonies | Religion





Comments
that is the ultimate proof that women have no power there, because if they did that craziness would never happen! :ahhh:
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 05/06/09 at 05:36 PM
What? They are bouncing the babies off some kind of sheet or padding. That's totally cheating.
Posted by Nethie on 05/06/09 at 07:50 PM
nethie, as the mother of a 19 year old who was a very active toddler(adhd) i can assure you bouncing baby boys don't!
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 05/06/09 at 09:06 PM
that depends on what you are allowed to do to (with) the child as a preteen. :gulp:
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 05/06/09 at 11:57 PM
My first child will be born this July. Strangely, my wife has nt consented to my dropping off the roof of our townhouse. What's wrong with her?
Posted by kingmonkey in Athens, Ontario on 05/07/09 at 08:34 AM
she's a very smart lady kingmonkey. you should listen to her all the time. congrats!
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 05/07/09 at 05:41 PM
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