致人类学

字体 -
标签:

The Conundrum About Chrestomians

Sociologists have found that dispersed throughout both hemispheres of the globe exist a group of people of various decent who practice a fascinating and masochistic ritual. These people, usually of higher Social Economic Status and above average education level in their local community pay large sums of money to congregate at locations where a large number of machineries situate. These people strap themselves to these machines a couple times a week on average and exert great force while accomplishing no visible work at all. Sociologists hypothesize this may be a method of paying homage to Chrestomateia, one of the gods they worship along with Chremata and Agape. This group of people we will from here forward refer to as Chrestomians in the following passage.

A research team of doctors, biologists, sociologists, anthropologists and psychologists have gathered together to study this phenomenon. The Chrestomians do not seem alarmed at this sudden attention and appears to be proud of their behavior and creed. One may speculate the Chrestomians are all in perfect form and condition because of their beliefs but rather the contrary is the case. Many Chrestomians indulge in carcinogenic activities such as inhaling toxic vapors and ingesting food supplements and beverages which are counterproductive to their religious activities. These paradoxical behaviors had many scientists baffled. It is the psychologists who came through with a plausible explanation.

According to Freudian analysis, these paradoxical behaviors may be a result of catharsis. The Chrestomians’s religious beliefs require stringent strenuous activities and high standard for physical appearance. These natives are over stretched in their pursuit of religious godliness that they are unable to control their behavior outside of certain contexts. Hence they willingly pay homage to their god Chrestomateia with large portion of their earnings and engage in the masochist activities described above.

DSCN4760.JPG

 

分享博文至:

    6 条评论

  1. 1. 远方无声鸽 - 2012年12月29日 01:47

    很多词还得翻字典,一时还笑不起来…

  2. 2. 一目 - 2012年12月29日 01:52

    呵呵,这个是给你这个人类学爱好者猜的。

  3. 3. 远方无声鸽 - 2012年12月29日 02:05

    已经不是文字的问题,我得问问列维斯特劳斯…

  4. 4. 心仪 - 2012年12月29日 09:55

    文字半懂不懂, 这张图里可有点玄机。

  5. 5. 远方无声鸽 - 2012年12月29日 10:15

    一觉醒来看懂了! Fitness as a religion. 哈哈哈。。。

  6. 6. 一目 - 2012年12月29日 11:38

    聪明

发表评论