Do the sect sects-whips practice ritual swearing sin?
Whips are the most mysterious sect of all,who had any popularity on the territory of Russia. In the public consciousness with her, along with other evils of apostates, traditionally associated with the sin of sin. This idea of whips can be false.
There was a sect in the XVII century, the founder of this rather strange religious trend was a certain Danila Filippovich who declared that he was the earthly incarnation of God.
There are two main names of the sect - "Christ" and"Whips", they are consonant, each of them expresses in its own way the essence of the doctrine of Danila: since he could so call himself Savoaf, then others can compete with Jesus. One of the elements of worship is self-flagellation for the purpose of killing flesh.
Despite the fact that almost from the very beginningthe grounds of the whips in the people are rumored about some erotic underlying reason for the ceremony of the night rituals, the fall-out sin is not their obligatory moment. The fact is that each community of this sect is an independent community called a ship, and there is no single center for this confession. Despite close attention from the authorities and law enforcement agencies of both the tsarist Russian Empire and the Soviet Union, there was no direct evidence of such a cheerful promiscuity.
What the leadership of a sect can assign to someonefrom his adherents "wife in Christ," perhaps, is the truth, but the big question is whether the new matrimonial status will rejoice newly-born spouses.
Life in most sects is regulatedauthoritarian enough orders, exceptions do not constitute whips. Sinful sin, also called sodomy, somehow does not fit into the general concept of suppression of carnal desires, in contrast to the castration, which is used by the most ardent devotees of this creed, separated in a separate direction. Most of the first skoptsov are the former whips.
Like any other false and hereticaldogma, and whip were subjected to persecution by the Orthodox Church and the Russian state. In some cases, the punishment was very severe - from exile to death. Sinful sin was also charged with guilt, although without the necessary evidence base, which would have been required in modern political correct times. However, today for him and would not be judged - there is no corpus delicti.
Another distinctive aspect of Khlystyis the rejection of alcoholic beverages, tobacco, eating meat. In addition to vegetarianism, the refusal of other gastronomic excesses is also professed. Asceticism in food is supplemented by the persistent rejection of any literature, the example is the "embodied Savoaf" Danil himself, who drowned all the books available to him in the Volga, claiming that they are not needed at all. It is unlikely that the whips, at least in the majority, have exchanged all the blessings of civilization for a sin.
Whatever it was, but several communities,relating to this heretical creed, exists to this day. They are found in the Caucasus, as well as in some areas of the country: Orenburg, Samara and Tambov. On the part of the police, they seem to have no complaints, but whether they are engaged in debauchery and dirty sin on "ships" is not known.