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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

The Evil that Preachers do 

The 'Extremely Evil' Helen Ukpabio


In some of the poorest parts of Nigeria, where evangelical religious fervour is combined with a belief in sorcery and black magic, many thousands of children are being blamed for catastrophes, death and famine - and branded witches by powerful pastors. These children are then abandoned, tortured, starved and murdered - all in the name of Jesus Christ.


Influential preachers from the more extreme churches brand the children witches or wizards and exploit their desperate parents by charging them exorbitant amounts of money in return for exorcising the spirits.
The film features extraordinary access to some of the preachers who openly discuss their work. One preacher who calls himself 'The Bishop,' says he has made a fortune by carrying out 'deliverances' on children. He admits having killed 110 people in the past. Dispatches films him as he administers a mixture of pure alcohol, a substance known as 'African mercury' and his own blood to one child accused of witchcraft.

Dispatches
http://www.channel4.com/news/articles/dispatches/saving+africas+witch+children/2780062

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posted by ijebuman  # 10:24 pm
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I have had my say so many times on these preachers in our society, I am almost sounding like a broken record. People with a mindset deeply set in black magic will always remain vulnerable to the dim-witted and watered down theology that some of these criminals preach.

I haven’t seen the TV program yet, I “sky plus’ed” it.
 
People who love respect and care for their children will not accuse them of witchcraft and bringing ill fortune upon them, based on this I think it is fair to say Africans treat their children like crap.
 
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