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April 28 2013

Holy Facts - Rites of Passage

Category:  Holy Facts

Today's episode deals with rites of passage around the world, from bar mitzvah's to the lesser known "tongue stabbing" ritual in Papua New Guinea. Not for the faint of heart! Get ready to be shocked, informed, and maybe a bit grossed out.

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  • Insane rituals, reflecting an out of balance world.

    // 2013-01-16 20:37:57 // //
  • most of this is very sad

    Deanna Stevens // 2013-04-09 08:52:38 // //



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  • cool!

    The Critical Ninja // 2013-06-04 10:00:49 // //
  • Disgusting. Sorry but thats horrible. Humans have way to much power

    Caroline // 2013-06-02 07:53:10 // //
  • Mária Tóth // 2013-06-02 04:13:55 // //
  • Uff!

    Beatriz Vzla // 2013-06-02 02:15:07 // //
  • Tongue stabbing is nothing new or unusual as Christians have mastered this art since long ago

    Frank Horn // 2013-06-02 02:09:10 // //
  • Ewwww

    Sara Nizami // 2013-06-02 01:55:58 // //
  • Awesome.

    Jose Angel Rivera // 2013-06-01 22:32:24 // //
  • #DeepakChopra Recommend this video and become a a Preferred Customerof ZRII And get it on

    Hugo Noriega // 2013-06-01 22:22:27 // //
  • omg, could not watch the whole thing!

    Jan Bartolacelli Saridakis // 2013-06-01 21:07:25 // //
  • Of all creatures, human beings are famous for variety in rites of passage. Human creativity is indeed filled with endless possibilities.

    Villamor Vital // 2013-04-29 04:26:19 // //
  • I <3 the Pak

    Susan Steps // 2013-04-28 16:35:33 // //
  • What channel on TV?

    Kim Krueger // 2013-04-28 16:20:11 // //
  • thank for your support...sorry about the type op

    Pamela Fontanelle // 2013-04-28 16:12:02 // //
  • though informative, i found the tone of the video inappropriate and mocking. "look at these crazy religious people and savages!" who is to judge?

    // 2013-04-22 06:40:33 // //
  • Mythology...

    Vyktor Menendez // 2013-04-21 20:14:41 // //
  • insane

    Katalin Gyokeny // 2013-04-21 20:08:44 // //
  • Beware the dagger behind every smile.

    Novus Orsa // 2013-04-21 16:07:32 // //
  • TRADUCCION.Este episodio de hechos SANTO ocupa de los ritos de paso de todo el mundo, desde el bar mitzvah de la menos conocida "lengua punzante" ritual en Papua Nueva Guinea. ¡Prepárate para ser sorprendido, informado, y tal vez un poco asco.

    Mariamaha Yin // 2013-04-21 16:06:02 // //
  • Thank you ♥

    Mária Tóth // 2013-04-21 16:03:12 // //
  • Jer 23:16-18 (NIV) This is what the Lord Almighty says: "Do not listen to what the prophets are prophesying to you; they fill you with false hopes. They speak visions from their own minds, not from the mouth of the Lord. They keep saying to those who despise me, 'The Lord says: You will have peace.' And to all who follow the stubbornness of their hearts they say, 'No harm will come to you.' But which of them has stood in the council of the Lord to see or to hear his word? Who has listened and heard his word?" Jer 23:21-22 (NIV) "I did not send these prophets, yet they have run with their message; I did not speak to them, yet they have prophesied. But if they had stood in my council, they would have proclaimed my words to my people and would have turned them from their evil ways and from their evil deeds." Jer 8:6-9 (NIV) "I have listened attentively, but they do not say what is right. No one repents of his wickedness, saying, 'What have I done?'.. My people do not know the requirements of the Lord. How can you say, 'We are wise...' Since they have rejected the word of the Lord, what kind of wisdom do they have?" Lam 2:14 (NIV) "The visions of your prophets were false and worthless; they did not expose your sin to ward off your captivity. The oracles they gave you were false and misleading." Now the Holy Spirit tells us clearly that in the last times some will turn away from the true faith; they will follow deceptive spirits and teachings that come from demons.

    Eric R Christian // 2013-04-10 08:39:11 // //
  • most of this is very sad

    Deanna Stevens // 2013-04-09 08:52:38 // //
  • Couldn't watch it toooooo much for me!

    Natural Health and Wellness Center, Inc // 2013-04-09 04:51:17 // //
  • Still learning.

    Jose Angel Rivera // 2013-04-08 19:23:04 // //
  • ok, I dont "like" this but to each his own i suppose. OUCH

    Joann Battaglio-Maio // 2013-04-08 16:32:52 // //
  • Ew

    // 2013-02-28 22:06:08 // //
  • Great episode very informative. I love this show.

    Safiya Oni
    // 2013-02-21 19:04:24 // //
  • Absolutely! Anthropologists gather that kind of information, and there are some great articles and book out there on rites of passage in various cultures.

    // 2013-01-30 18:36:40 // //
  • It would be interesting to hear what the initiates have to say about their experience of the ritual and how it changed them.

    // 2013-01-30 08:52:16 // //
  • Sorry about that! The other episodes won`t be as gory, don`t worry.

    // 2013-01-22 11:59:45 // //
  • Thank you!

    Darlene Rossi
    // 2013-01-21 07:39:20 // //
  • i decided to watch this again. i`m not PMSing anymore... ok. i may have overreacted..but please put a YUCK factor warning of graphic imagery for the faint of heart and also out of respect- i had to cover my eyes and peek from time to time. Thank you.

    // 2013-01-17 00:21:49 // //
  • Insane rituals, reflecting an out of balance world.

    // 2013-01-16 20:37:57 // //
  • This looks like a really interesting series. I must check out the first season!

    // 2013-01-16 18:09:50 // //
  • My rite of passage was wearing a bra. I got my first training bra at 11 years old, My friends boasted on their first white or pink bra, but I got mine in purple, which to us meant I was more womanly, racier and wiser than my friends. After looking at this segment, I feel so very boring & plain. And why are they called training bras? What are "they" being trained to do? It`s not like they would grow upward if they were not harnessed down. And they`re not exempt from gravity as we get older.

    // 2013-01-15 20:17:23 // //
  • That which does not kill us makes us weirder.

    Mikael Sanfors
    // 2013-01-15 20:12:46 // //
  • cool how these videos don`t give you very much information but enough to stimulate you into consciousness expanding thought. Expands your view of the world in a quick, pretty funny and cool way (:

    // 2013-01-15 18:19:29 // //
  • ummm ouch

    Charnell Hall
    // 2013-01-15 06:20:09 // //
  • i am a man because i have a penis, that is enough.

    Alf Seca
    // 2013-01-15 04:32:09 // //
  • I feel like I just watched a torture video.

    Waylon Sweat
    // 2013-01-15 02:25:33 // //
  • This video makes my face goes up when seeing the pleasant ones and down when seeing the horrible tortures ones.

    // 2013-01-15 02:10:17 // //
  • Papua New Guinea f(*&$*^%$% sexists! (rid themselves of mother contamination wow) actually most of the whole world is a Patriarchal BS society if you ask me. Yes, i`m PMSing and i`m going to start a monthly blood letting ritual of my vagina`s blood onto chauvinistic pig-men which piss me off. WHOAAAH let me see how much testosterone i can show off on my transition to becoming a so-called `man`. for the 0.0001% of nice men out there this is not intended to you. F^$^# men HIS-story

    // 2013-01-15 00:45:40 // //