Hi folks. Starting a discussion to track what religious nut jobs in the caribbean region are up to. To start it off I have a tragic story from Guyana about a 14-year old girl who had a seizure. Rather than taking her to a clinic or doctor, her mother tracked down her pastor to deliver an exorcism. After 5 hours of attempting to "cast out the demons" they finally took her to the hospital where she died 4 hours later. More details and additional links can be found here:

 

http://www.stabroeknews.com/2010/stories/04/05/exorcism-pastor-says...

 

The pastor claimed that he did nothing wrong and “I just responded as a pastor of the church…Ungodly people would not understand certain things like driving out spirits”. I'm afraid we do understand pastor, it's called delusion. Sadly criminal charges are unlikely.

 

Let me know your thoughts.

 

Any more relgious idiocy out there?

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back to the lunacy....the gospel of luke in patois to reach the masses because english is such a remnant of colonization.

http://www.jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20100809/lead/lead2.html
I had a look at that this morning. I posted a comment, we'll see if published. I'm not too familiar with Jamaican patois but if it could be used as a vehicle for education then that would be great. These people just want to brainwash a wider audience. Instead of translating the bible how about the works of great authors or textbooks?
'Jamaicans have been resisting the idea of a Bible crafted in Patois, some believing that doing that would cheapen the Good Book or subject it to ridicule.'

Love this quote. Certainly a patois version is not needed to do this. For centuries The " Good Book" has been doing a great job of this on itself.
That was a good column. It's great to see a Jamaican voice of reason being published, and at least some fellow like-minded providing comments. The theist comments just make me shake my head. I don't think such a columnist would be provided such an opportunity here in Barbados.
Latest news from Barbados, prayer is part of the arsenal of the Barbados Defence Force

http://www.nationnews.com/articles/view/Prayer-your-armour-soldiers...
Do people that say things like this really truly believe that prayer is this powerful? Or is this just something a good theist is supposed to say? Rev Jones did not say prayer is your only armour...he said it is a PIECE of the armour. Why didn't he just say well prayer is the only armour you need, pray and go and stand in the line of fire and see how god makes the bullets not even touch you.

Pah!

I think Rev Jones is a skeptic but he just won't admit it.....
Bajan dog is regular churchgoer

http://www.nationnews.com/articles/view/faithful-folllower/

Perhaps he's a reincarnated former parishioner?
Here's an interesting CNN article/interview with Jamaica's own Sheik Abdullah El-Faisal.

http://edition.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/americas/09/01/jamaica.radical.sh...
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How the f*ck do these people become "sheiks"?
This dude is something else, they had him on morning time TV a few months ago and he said he has a plan to convert the entire island to Islam(the true religion). I doubt that will work, Jamaicans love Jesus too much, so no one is interested in anything he has to say.....at least for now.
From Belize, a Mayan psychic accused an American couple, who operated a crocodile sanctuary, of feeding a couple of missing kids to the crocs. He managed to stir up a mob that trashed the place.
http://sanpedrosun.blogspot.com/2010/09/crocodile-sanctuary-in-beli...
Christianity and Islam don’t have a monopoly on retardedness.
Lake Placid?

I need a Mayan psychic to tell me what ate my glasses cos I can't seem to find them anywhere.

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