Christian Fundies Not the Only Wackos to Fear

From a BBC article, here: Albino killers get death penalty – BBC News

Part of the article:

Four Tanzanians have been sentenced to death by hanging for killing an albino man last year – one of a spate of such murders in the country.

[…] Witchdoctors sell good-luck potions made from the body parts of albino people for thousands of dollars.

More than 50 albino people are thought to have been murdered in the past two years in Tanzania.

Analysts say thousands of albino people are now living in fear, especially in villages in the north-west where the majority of the murders have occurred.

It seems that witchdoctors are making a fortune by selling potions made from albino body parts. Hey, if people are going to believe in that fable about Zombie Jesus, why not believe that albino parts in a potion will cure you or make you powerful? Same amount of proof – have to have faith. Probably use the potions to ward off witches – Look, no witches, must be working! Go figure. I wonder how they prove that said potions are, in fact, made from albino body parts? Do they keep digital photos of the body and show which part the potion was made from? Inquiring minds want to know!

Once again, anytime you make something more sacred than human beings, you devalue the life of a human. When a witchdoctor, or priest, or politician, has more power than a common man, you know the society is in deep doo-doo.

7 thoughts on “Christian Fundies Not the Only Wackos to Fear

  1. Like a hunted animal run to ground, the little girl was cornered. Branded a ‘ghost’ on account of her striking white skin, Mariam Emmanuel had been chased through her African village, in a remote corner of Tanzania, by a bloodthirsty mob. Exhausted and terrified, the five-year-old slumped in the dust at the end of an alley. She whimpered and cowered while the adults surrounded her and sharpened their knives and machetes.

    Then they set to work !!!

    Butchering her and dividing up her remains between themselves.‘Mariam did not have the benefit of being unconscious before she died,’ said one shocked investigator.

    ‘She was killed, like an animal, by grown men who showed no compassion for another human being.’

    I have a Pure White Lhasa Apso dog. I am getting a little thin on the top. I just wonder ?

  2. Does anyone actually believe there is any hope for the human race if THIS SHIT is happening in the Twenty-First Century?  I mean, really?

  3. Sure, there’s plenty of hope. Consider: Just a few decades ago there was a bustling trade in shrunken heads. It might not look like it, and it might not be happening fast enough to suit everyone, but eventually progress beats the living shit out of old skool. There’s a reason why conservatives wet the bed at night worrying over gays marrying and rap music and whatever – it’s because we’re winning. A few hundred or few thousand years, eventually we end up civilized whether it’s not murdering people for their body parts to put into potions, or cooking our meat. Change is awesome, but it takes time. You’ve got to catch the kids and wait for all the witchdoctors to die off. When we bury the last Catholic and Muslim that will be a milestone, but even then we’ll still likely have a long way to go.

    Personally I think that’s great. If everything were finished then ALL we’d be left with would be reality tv.

  4. Since the early 60’s when Television became popular as a vehicle for Charities to beg and prostitute themselves at any cost to ” Please for the Love of God ” ( GIVE GIVE GIVE ) to Africa.

    I have witnessed this horseshit for now going on 40 years.

    Africa is one (if not the most richest continent on the earth). The Internal Wealth is mind boggling. But that wealth is restricted to the few. And with it the Education, Medication, and Socialization remains in a state of complete hopelessness.

    There is a good reason this is happening. It’s called ignorance. And their is a cure. Sending food, money, drugs and all manner of help is not helping. It is a war torn area, and it appears it will remain that way.

    The individual Countries ( Kenya Somalia Ethiopia Ect.. ) need to be dissolved and the continent brought together. ( As 1 Country ) There is no easy answer for Africa.

  5. This is such a shocking story, I can’t quite belive it. It seems too much of a horror story to be true or real. It seems that people still have the mind set of the dark ages. What on earth can be done?!

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