TACTICAL SURVIVAL GUIDE: FOR A ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE
Zombies should be considered the most
dangerous threat to the human race.
Ever! Zombies have no fear.
Zombies feel no pain. Zombies are running
on the basics of survival needs. Zombies
have no emotions, morals or compassion.
Zombies do not care whom they hurt to get what they want. Zombies have an intense drive to get what
they want and will stop at nothing to get it.
Zombies might move slowly, but what they lack in speed they make up for
people wonder what the zombies are after.
Why do they do what they do? Are
they feeling gratification for feeding an insatiable appetite? All good questions that may, or may not, have
an answer. Zombies are not trying to
feed but more simply to spread the zombie virus, to multiply, to keep the
zombie species alive.
idea of zombies is not a modern concept.
Humans have been worried about the zombie incursion since early-recorded
history, perhaps even before recorded history.
ancient civilizations used to place stones, rocks or even bricks in the mouths
of the dead. They felt by doing this it
would prevent a re-animated corpse from biting victims.
Greeks believed in ritualistic maschalismos, which is the practice of
physically rendering the dead incapable of rising, or haunting, the living in
undead form. They would accomplish this
by ritualistically removing the hands, feet, arms, legs, etc. and then tying
the body together very tightly. The
Chinese also believed in physically restraining the dead, this was to insure
the body would stay in the coffin and in the ground.
Part of the Nordic burial ritual was to
confuse the corpse by carrying the body out of the home feet first, then
changing the location of the door. They
felt doing this would confuse the corpse if it attempted to return home.
hopes of preventing, a re-animated corpse from unburying itself and coming back
home, other cultures believed in burying a body facedown and facing away from their
day society, we keep some of these traditions in funerals without even knowing
why. During some modern funerals, bodies
still exit rooms feet first. Coffins are
still locked prior to being placed in the ground, in tombs or mausoleums.
beyond the funerary customs and the complex beliefs and practices used by a culture to remember the
dead, from interment, to monuments, prayers, and rituals undertaken in
their honor, why do we need to lock up a dead body? Some will say because it preserves the
body. But why do we need to preserve the
body? If one believes in spirituality, the
soul has already left the body.
are some cultural beliefs designed to ensure the body is treated correctly
after death. If the body has been
mistreated after death, some cultures believe, the dead will desire revenge. A spiritual belief of mistreating a body
after death leads to angry, or trapped, spirits within the body. Leading these spirits to also desire
revenge. Therefore, we hold ceremonial rituals
to make sure the person has a good death.
To say our final farewells, making sure the body is treated right. This way the soul has a clear passage to the
afterlife and the body will not crave revenge.