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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Mr Apostate...you are killing me! lol You are like a library of interesting and hilarious randomness!
The Belizian witch doctor aka psychic has been apprended:
http://www.amandala.com.bz/index.php?id=10297
Belizian Police have charged her with the offense of “pretending to tell fortune." OK stop shaking your head.
OK, this is definitely NOT lunacy but since it’s local (i.e. regional) I’m putting it here. At a UWI lecture during emancipation month in Kingston, St. Vincent and the Grenadines one of the speakers Mr. Paul Lewis stated that:
“…the church was one of the pillars of colonization and slavery, and that they also used religion as an effective tool to control and subdue the slaves…contrary to popular belief, they never really played a major role in emancipation, as slaves were encouraged to serve their masters with goodwill, and told that they would be rewarded in heaven.” The full article is here:

http://www.thevincentian.com/dcmain.aspx?p=249&i=5601&skin=...

Why is it that the role of the church(es) in slavery (or their tacit acceptance thereof) is now seemingly forgotten?
Interesting. Many people think the church is this beacon of morality and truth. If only they knew the church was so instrumental in holding us caribbean folk as slaves for so long.

I don't know why the descendants of former slaves hold so tightly to the church that stove to continue enslaving us.
Apologies to any Vincentian reader(s). It’s Kingstown and not Kingston.
An editorial arguing that a person’s denomination should not be a factor, unless of course you’re an atheist, in the appointment of principals to church-run schools funded by the Government of Jamaica.
http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/editorial/Relinquishing-church-contr...
I was reading it but I guarantee that this is where it will die....People are too afraid to challenge these religious dim wits head on...
Man guilty of having sex with corpse
This is nothing to do with religion but it’s definitely lunacy I can't resist posting…seriously the guy’s f@ckin’ mental.

http://www.nationnews.com/index.php/articles/view/guilty-reports-or...
WTF?!
Wow! Just can't find words for this one.
There's another prayer and workship session planned for the Barbados Prime Minister, don't know what's the point. Reminds me of that quote "Prayer: How to do nothing and still think you're helping"

I guess some people 'think they need' some act to make them feel 'morally satisfied'
with themselves.

Personally I think right thinking Barbadians should consider this a distraction from real considerations of succession planning and the state of the economy given international economic and financial turmoil.

We have a situation where for the last couple months the nation's leadership has appeared to be in a virtual standstill because the elected leader is currently unable to perform in his stated capacity. Yes, it is an unfortunate series of events but the consequences of inaction potentially could prove severe for the nation. So rather than engage in these silly religious exercises the powers that be should get down to the business of deciding the future of the country.

Link to the latest round of local religiosity.
http://www.nationnews.com/articles/view/prayers-for-pm-in-st-john/
Omar, I agree entirely with you. What you're calling for is actual leadership. I guess people prefer hand-wringing and imagining some higher power will come to the rescue.

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