Sunday, November 09, 2008

Here's Something That Really Needs Changing

'Child-witches' of Nigeria seek refuge

Yet Mary and the others at the shelter are the lucky ones for they, at least, are alive. Many of those branded "child-witches" are murdered - hacked to death with machetes, poisoned, drowned, or buried alive in an attempt to drive Satan out of their soul.

The devil's children are "identified" by powerful religious leaders at extremist churches where Christianity and traditional beliefs have combined to produce a deep-rooted belief in, and fear of, witchcraft. The priests spread the message that child-witches bring destruction, disease and death to their families. And they say that, once possessed, children can cast spells and contaminate others.

This is completely sick and must be stopped. It has nothing whatsoever to do with Christianity, it a complete perversion.

The religious leaders offer help to the families whose children are named as witches, but at a price. The churches run exorcism, or "deliverance", evenings where the pastors attempt to drive out the evil spirits. Only they have the power to cleanse the child of evil spirits, they say. The exorcism costs the families up to a year's income.

There's the money angle. Destroy children for a paycheck, how sick can you get? See the post below this, I guess.

And there's something fundamentally wrong with America? Ha! What a joke.

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