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Chinese 'ghost bride' sold twice into marriage
The Telegraph [U.K.] ^ | 23 Feb 2012

Posted on 02/24/2012 8:59:32 PM PST by Slings and Arrows

The woman, from China's Hebei Province, near Beijing, died over the Lunar Year holiday, according to the Global Times.

But her family decided to sell her for a "ghost marriage", a superstition that sees dead bachelors married off so they can wander the afterlife together.

Despite Mao Tse Tung attempting to stamp out the practice after he and the Communist Party came to power in 1949, the black market for 'corpse brides' continues to thrive today.

In this case, the family sold their dead daughter, receiving 35,000 yuan (£3,500), where a spirit wedding was conducted. The two were then buried together.

Grave robbers however dug up the brides body, and were caught by police marrying her off to a dead bachelor in another town for 30,000 yuan, it was claimed.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Society; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: napl
Has Laz been in China...nah, too easy.
1 posted on 02/24/2012 8:59:35 PM PST by Slings and Arrows
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To: Slings and Arrows

Absolutely absurd.


2 posted on 02/24/2012 9:01:14 PM PST by cloudmountain
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To: Slings and Arrows; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...
In this case, the family sold their dead daughter, receiving 35,000 yuan (£3,500), where a spirit wedding was conducted. The two were then buried together.

Grave robbers however dug up the brides body, and were caught by police marrying her off to a dead bachelor in another town for 30,000 yuan,

Three-way!


3 posted on 02/24/2012 9:01:31 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: cloudmountain

The spouses haven’t complained.


4 posted on 02/24/2012 9:02:49 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Yet. LOL!


5 posted on 02/24/2012 9:04:36 PM PST by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Shoot, in the U.S. someones dead wife only comes back around on election day. (although I hear ACORN summonings can be quiet expensive)


6 posted on 02/24/2012 9:10:09 PM PST by KC_Lion (I will NEVER vote for Romney, the GOP will go the way of the Whigs if they nominate him)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Quick someone contact Mormon Romney so he can arrange for these dead people to be baptised.


7 posted on 02/24/2012 9:15:12 PM PST by A. Morgan (Ayn Rand: "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.")
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To: A. Morgan
Quick someone contact Mormon Romney so he can arrange for these dead people to be baptised.

Good one!

8 posted on 02/24/2012 9:22:03 PM PST by cloudmountain
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To: Slings and Arrows

Seems almost Mormon.


9 posted on 02/24/2012 9:24:13 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: LucyT

I’m pretty sure that that was a parody.


11 posted on 02/24/2012 9:49:13 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Just in case anyone is confused (Mormons that includes you)... There is no marriage in heaven.

Mat 22:30 For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven.

12:25 For when they shall rise from the dead, they neither marry, nor are given in marriage; but are as the angels which are in heaven.

12 posted on 02/24/2012 9:56:52 PM PST by DannyTN
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To: All

I’m starting to wish that I hadn’t posted this story.


13 posted on 02/24/2012 9:59:00 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: LucyT

“A few days ago, I read mormons had baptized Jesus.”

LOL! Ok, baptizing dead people is weird, but at least it’s kind of consistent with their position that all the Christian churches are corrupt and doing it wrong. Are they now saying that John the Baptist and the Holy Spirit did it wrong at the River Jordan?

If only Joe Smith or Brigham Young could have been there to advise them on the proper procedures!


14 posted on 02/24/2012 10:13:28 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: DannyTN

Hey! No fair trying to confuse the “holy priesthood” by referring to the Bible. Don’t you know that Satan went back and scribbled all those inconvenient verses in the margins just to trick the rubes? /s


15 posted on 02/24/2012 10:15:53 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: Slings and Arrows
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16 posted on 02/24/2012 10:35:03 PM PST by LucyT
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To: LucyT

Ayep. *sigh*


17 posted on 02/24/2012 10:41:49 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Dude, are you serious??? LoL!

And here I was cheering the fact I just finished my Chemistry final (train wreck scenario with tanker cars I had to identify by placard only, in the middle of a small town with gasoline tanker car, a compressed oxygen tanker car, and a phosgene tanker car with 20,000 gallons of liquified death... and answer a bunch of questions regarding evacuations, potential chemical reactions, collateral damage,etc.) and finished my 23 page research paper on the San Bruno pipeline rupture/detonation... a week of serious academic hoohaaas...

And you go and plunk this gem in my lap???? Now I only feel lazy!!! Lmao.. this is one way too deep in crazy!


18 posted on 02/25/2012 12:30:24 AM PST by Danae (Anailnathrach ortha bhais beatha do cheal deanaimha)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Dude, are you serious??? LoL!

And here I was cheering the fact I just finished my Chemistry final (train wreck scenario with tanker cars I had to identify by placard only, in the middle of a small town with gasoline tanker car, a compressed oxygen tanker car, and a phosgene tanker car with 20,000 gallons of liquified death... and answer a bunch of questions regarding evacuations, potential chemical reactions, collateral damage,etc.) and finished my 23 page research paper on the San Bruno pipeline rupture/detonation... a week of serious academic hoohaaas...

And you go and plunk this gem in my lap???? Now I only feel lazy!!! Lmao.. this is one way too deep in crazy!


19 posted on 02/25/2012 12:30:27 AM PST by Danae (Anailnathrach ortha bhais beatha do cheal deanaimha)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Dude, are you serious??? LoL!

And here I was cheering the fact I just finished my Chemistry final (train wreck scenario with tanker cars I had to identify by placard only, in the middle of a small town with gasoline tanker car, a compressed oxygen tanker car, and a phosgene tanker car with 20,000 gallons of liquified death... and answer a bunch of questions regarding evacuations, potential chemical reactions, collateral damage,etc.) and finished my 23 page research paper on the San Bruno pipeline rupture/detonation... a week of serious academic hoohaaas...

And you go and plunk this gem in my lap???? Now I only feel lazy!!! Lmao.. this is one way too deep in crazy!


20 posted on 02/25/2012 12:30:31 AM PST by Danae (Anailnathrach ortha bhais beatha do cheal deanaimha)
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To: LucyT

Lmao!!!!!!!


21 posted on 02/25/2012 12:31:06 AM PST by Danae (Anailnathrach ortha bhais beatha do cheal deanaimha)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Oh I smell a future undead thread invasion in your future young Jedi!!!

Sorry for the multi-pass... I mean post. Touch screens do not play nice on FR!


22 posted on 02/25/2012 12:35:06 AM PST by Danae (Anailnathrach ortha bhais beatha do cheal deanaimha)
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To: Slings and Arrows

It could have been worse. They could have been charging her out by the hour at the Kno Won Tel motel.


23 posted on 02/25/2012 12:46:08 AM PST by 21twelve
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To: 21twelve
Now I'm remembering Kill Bill.
24 posted on 02/25/2012 1:10:25 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Danae

You can say that again! (And again.)

Re the final: Was the correct answer “Run away!”


25 posted on 02/25/2012 1:13:01 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Danae

Cool. Now if I can just get a Romneybot zotted...


26 posted on 02/25/2012 1:15:10 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

LOL SNORT SNORT LOL


27 posted on 02/25/2012 2:47:23 AM PST by A. Morgan (Ayn Rand: "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.")
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To: Slings and Arrows

So I can die a bitter old maid, then be buried next to a guy who’ll never get up and leave? twice or more?

Cool!


28 posted on 02/25/2012 3:25:36 AM PST by Titan Magroyne (What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
A Ghoul and his money are soon parted...
29 posted on 02/25/2012 4:00:38 AM PST by BigCinBigD
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To: Slings and Arrows

Cheers!

30 posted on 02/25/2012 4:08:58 AM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
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31 posted on 02/25/2012 6:00:39 AM PST by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: Slings and Arrows

32 posted on 02/25/2012 6:09:47 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono
Shades of Ghost Story.
33 posted on 02/25/2012 11:12:47 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: JRios1968

Time to page the Israelis.


34 posted on 02/25/2012 11:14:13 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: BigCinBigD
Smiley - Rimshot
35 posted on 02/25/2012 11:20:42 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Titan Magroyne

A conjugal bed so comfy, you’ll never leave it.


36 posted on 02/25/2012 11:21:17 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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