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落難神明記 / 2006 / HD單頻道錄影 / 07分37秒

The Chronicle of the Misfortune Deities” / 2006 / Single Channel HD Videos / 07m37s

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落難神明記
The Chronicle of the Misfortune Deities

自1983年到88年間
Between 1983 to 1988,
台灣盛行大家樂
Lotto was popular in Taiwan.
簽賭風行全國
Gambling spread nationwide.
愛國獎券的發行
The distribution of patriotic lottery
竟促成全民皆賭
facilitated every citizen to gamble.
數字敏感症
Number sensitive illness
如瘟疫般襲捲全台
embroiled Taiwan like pestilence,
四處求神問卜
requesting gods for divinations from all around,
逼明牌算牌支
pressing and calculating composition of numbers for winning.
各地陰廟公墓
Temples of the nether world and public cemeteries from various places,
命案意外現場
scenes from accidental homicides
都成宗教聖地
all became religious sanctuaries,
車水馬龍
loading with heavy traffic,
彷如觀光夜市
resembling to tourist attraction and night market.
報紙雜誌登圖號
Newspaper and magazine published diagrams of number.
市場坊間售明牌
Neighborhood marketplace sold numbers for winning.
就連作夢內容
Even the contents of dream,
精神病患言辭
words from mouth of mental illness patient,
肇事車號日期
license plate from the accident involving car and date of the incident
都成明牌根據
all turn into sources for numbers of winning.
賭博畢竟有輸贏
After all, there were always winning and loosing involved in gambling.
簽中就翻修新廟
Renovating and building temples if drew out winning number,
演戲酬神以資鼓勵
repaying and encouraging gods by celebrating with theater troupes.
槓龜的簽賭者
The failed gamblers
昧生牽拖厝邊
laid the blame of their disappointment on gods.
遷怒神明不準
Condemning gods for being inaccurate.
怪罪神明無能
Blaming gods for being impotence.
為懲處數學不及格
In order to punishing gods for failing in mathematics,
失職的神明
the delinquent gods were then being
截肢斬首毀容
amputated, decapitated, disfigured,
並將之丟棄報復
and abandoned for revenge.
有史以來古今中外
Since the beginning of history from the East and West,
只有勇敢的台灣人
only the brave Taiwanese
膽敢威脅恐嚇神明
had the guts to terrorize and intimidate gods.
人神關係
The relationship between human and gods
變成共犯結構
grew into a relationship of partners in crime
彼此互相利用
manipulating between each other.
宗教信仰
The faith of religion
淪為交易行為
had fall into a business of trade,
神明落難至此
For gods to meet with this misfortune,
如同流浪狗現象
it was comparable to the circumstances of stray dogs.
蔚為台灣另類特色
An unconventional phenomenon exclusively took place in Taiwan.

取材改編自林茂賢教授之關於三腳渡-落難神明收容所“一文
Adapted from “Regarding San Jiao Du- A Shelter for the Misfortune Deities” by Professor Lin Mao-hsien
英文翻譯:周貞徵
English translation: Ms. Chen Cheng Chou

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