Mumbaki

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"MUMBAKI" In the world we live in, each kind of people has their own kind of culture, each one differing one from another. The people under the same culture shares their own set of beliefs, practices, rituals, goals and values. Though there may be some that members that may go astray from the others. Anyway from the movie Mumbaki we can see the culture of the Ifugao wherein their belief in their so-called 'baki' or gods is so strong that they would even forgo the medicine putting their whole trust in the mumbaki, fearing that if ever they would not follow him their pagan god would bring them diseases and plagues. In the movie also we saw here how that in just a small argument a war might erupt just like the dispute of the Alimit and the Lidum tribe. From there it can also be said that revenge always happen once again because their god might bring them incurable sicknesses and even death thus when the epidemic diseases already experienced by some has transferred to many refusing the medicine given by their attending physician. For my own personal standpoint I must say they are all idiots, I have been to Banaue been born there and had my childhood there and in there I have seen adults carrying pigs in bamboo stalks even in the early morning or late at night, they always perform this ritual whenever they need the guidance of their pagan gods such as looking for a lost person in the forest, an offering to their gods for a newlywed but the most common time you see it is in the funeral. My comments about it? Crazy and Fanatical the reason is why would I need to dance around a pig several times before killing it and worse even chanting some weird stuff while dancing around like a mad man. But still what can I do? A culture is always a culture and it will remain like that until man knows how to adapt into something new and that is when a culture dies a typical example?…...

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