What are the craziest religious rituals you've ever heard of?
On NHK news today, I saw people engaging in the Buddhist cucumber purification ritual. You go to a certain temple, where you buy a piece of paper and a cucumber for an inflated price. You write your ailment on the paper, which a monk then rolls up and inserts into a hole drilled in the cucumber. Take the cucumber home and rub on it affected part of your body twice a day for three days, and then bury it. And hey presto you're cured!
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