Super-Scythe me, Saint Death!
It’s nice to see religions grow and everything, but I’m just not sure about this one.
We’ve got some photos from Mexico of followers of Saint Death, who it turns out is revered by drug traffickers and other criminals.
This saint, who isn’t recognized by the Catholic Church, is a scythe-wielding skeletal figure believed to perform miracles for criminals. So then what are lawyers for?
This isn’t totally compatible with my view of what saints do, but with all the saints there are it stands to reason there would be at least one who never read the manual.
And this could help explain some recent events, like how those executives managed to get huge bonuses out of companies in the toilet and stuff like that.
“Work faster, Eddie! Saint Death says the cops are coming! What? Oh, he says the combination to that safe is…”
Above: A Saint Death tattoo.
Below: A follower of “Saint Death” takes part in a protest in Mexico City, April 5, 2009, after authorities destroyed a shrine to the “saint” in the violent border town of Nuevo Laredo. Church officials and police say “Santa Muerte” is revered by drug traffickers and criminals who pray to the image for miracles.
REUTERS photos by Daniel Aguilar