A post re: living mummification over at Ann Althouse (thanks as always to Instapundit). During this process, a certain group of monks effectively mummified themselves while still living by first starving and dessicating themselves for 1000 days each, then being buried alive. Cheerful. On the plus side, after their death they get to be worshiped as a living god. Hmm….

Of course the article itself is pretty gnarly, but the last sentence makes it all worth it:

How much religion does it take to want to starve yourself in the hope of being worshiped as a living god? Perhaps none.

(And yes, both of those words are separate links.) As I said… ooh snap. Good one, Ann.