Flagelation is the act of whipping oneself for religious or spiritual purposes. Some unfortunates who do this are masochists but others hope if they beat themselves that loving God will be sorry for them and is less likely to send them to Hell. Many Christians notably Roman Catholics flaggelate themselves but other religions do this as well. Shiite Muslims have a reputation for self flaggelation.
All these videos are bloody.
- Self-flagellation during Good Friday procession in Taxco Taxco is in Mexico
- Flagellation Good Friday Philippines Easter 2012
- Bloody Good Friday Some even let themselves be crucified in The Philippines.