The Efficacy of Faith

The Los Angeles Times headline says: “Churches involved in torture, murder of thousands of African children denounced as witches”

Evangelical religion is now spreading across the African continent. Unfortunately, the superstitions and lack of critical thinking inherent to those religions are spreading with it.

Nigeria Child Witches

(AP Photo, Aug. 18, 2009 Alamba)

Nwanaokwo Edet, 9 years old, forced to drink acid, died a month later. But, where on earth would they get such an archaic superstition, to maim, torture, and murder those accused of being a witch? And the answer is… their faith, of course!

And their faith happens to be Christian, and sometimes Christians actually follow the teachings of the bible. And in this case the bible says: (Exodus 22:18) “Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.”

Can any person perform supernatural feats of witchery? If any of these children could, wouldn’t they have protected themselves? What’s the harm in faith, you say? Read more of the story…

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