June 20, 2005

Inappropriate ad synergy

Boing Boing linked to a horrifying story this morning -- a nun was crucified in Romania because a priest and several fellow nuns believed her to be possessed by the devil. Apparently she had "argued violently" with the priest during Mass, and then they imprisoned her without food or water for four days, which I guess failed to make her less inclined to be argumentative, for some reason. And it turns out the nun had been treated earlier in her life for schizophrenia. The area of Romania in which this happened is rather remote and has no electricity or running water, so it's like a little peek at how mentally ill people were treated in the Middle Ages. It's all awful.

Which makes this ad that accompanied the article very, very unfortunate.


Posted by Francis at 08:10 AM