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The curse of the miracle healers

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    The curse of the miracle healers

    Nasty.

    Wednesday January 4, 2006

    Pastors in Nigeria are causing huge problems by claiming to cure HIV sufferers, writes Rachel Lewis

    Some HIV-positive churchgoers are suffering at the hands of their pastors who, in order to attract more worshippers - and consequently make more money at the offertory - claim they can cure their congregations of HIV.

    These church leaders instruct worshippers to pray to receive their blessing. Believers are told they will be exhibiting a lack of faith if they continue with their antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) or if they take a HIV test to confirm the healing. This leads to disaster for many.

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    Still, who would have thought it, eh? Religion being used to prey on the stupid and gullible.
    I'm Spartacus.

    #2
    Originally posted by Spartacus
    Nasty.


    Still, who would have thought it, eh? Religion being used to prey on the stupid and gullible.
    Strange, I always thought religion was a tool with which to subjigate the masses. Blessed is just about anyone with a vested interest in the status quo!

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      #3
      They're not really thinking it through though are they? Their donors are all going to be popping their corks before long and their contribution is sure to dry up at that point.

      I'm sure a "big hitter" intellectual heavyweight (Chico, for example) would have come up with a better scheme to part the gullible from their money.
      I'm Spartacus.

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        #4
        Originally posted by Spartacus
        I'm sure a "big hitter" intellectual heavyweight (Chico, for example) would have come up with a better scheme to part the gullible from their money.
        That's just what Jesus said Sir!

        Anyway, feck it, I'm really off to bed, got a clean blanket in my basket and everything!

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