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WTF is wrong with these African pastors?
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WTF is wrong with these African pastors?
59 church members die after pastor tries to prevent C-19 with Dettol

Quote:Recently, a South African prophet, Rufus Phala, allegedly asked his congregants to drink Dettol as a preventive medicine to the novel Covid-19 disease. Usually, Dettol is used as household bleach, and it’s never fit for consumption. But since Rufus had promised his church members that it won’t harm them, they went ahead to take sips of the detergent.

As we speak, at least fifty-nine of them have been confirmed dead, while four others are in critical condition after drinking the Dettol. The police are currently investigating the incident.

You know who's fault this is, right? Ignorant christian ministries dragging their crazy to other cultures.
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None of the dead will get covid, prevention, so there's that.

The wrong part is "pastor". DUH
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Psst.... go on a xhristard board and tell them the atheists are trying to hide this miracle cure from them.  Fake news, praise jebus!

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(03-26-2020, 02:22 PM)Phaedrus Wrote: 59 church members die after pastor tries to prevent C-19 with Dettol

Quote:Recently, a South African prophet, Rufus Phala, allegedly asked his congregants to drink Dettol as a preventive medicine to the novel Covid-19 disease. Usually, Dettol is used as household bleach, and it’s never fit for consumption. But since Rufus had promised his church members that it won’t harm them, they went ahead to take sips of the detergent.

As we speak, at least fifty-nine of them have been confirmed dead, while four others are in critical condition after drinking the Dettol. The police are currently investigating the incident.

You know who's fault this is, right? Ignorant christian ministries dragging their crazy to other cultures.

The fundagelical televangelist prosperity gospel plus healing vibe seems to have a particularly receptive ground in Africa, particularly but not exclusively in the eastern Sahara region -- possibly because of a toxic confluence of factors relating to local superstitions or something. I don't pretend to know. But I'd be unsurprised to learn that the pastors who do this kind of thing believe their own bullshit. After all, they wouldn't want to kill off most of their money train along with ruining their credibility with the survivors. I think they are convinced that if they "go out on a limb for god" he would not fail to honor their faith by allowing the people to be decimated like this.

Not that long ago another pastor (in Kenya IIRC) at least took it on HIMSELF to demonstrate the power of faith by wading into crocodile-infested waters where he was promptly eaten alive in front of his flock.
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Is there a Mass Darwin Award?
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FFS  Facepalm
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Just one more example of how blind faith is dangerous.
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(03-26-2020, 02:22 PM)Phaedrus Wrote: 59 church members die after pastor tries to prevent C-19 with Dettol

Quote:Recently, a South African prophet, Rufus Phala, allegedly asked his congregants to drink Dettol as a preventive medicine to the novel Covid-19 disease. Usually, Dettol is used as household bleach, and it’s never fit for consumption. But since Rufus had promised his church members that it won’t harm them, they went ahead to take sips of the detergent.

As we speak, at least fifty-nine of them have been confirmed dead, while four others are in critical condition after drinking the Dettol. The police are currently investigating the incident.

You know who's fault this is, right? Ignorant christian ministries dragging their crazy to other cultures.

Trump's fault. Big Grin
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Stupidity is a shepherd of humanity. Sometimes the herd needs to be be thinned out.
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Quote:Trump's fault.


Aye.  On a grand scale if the moron has his way.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/24/politics/...index.html

Quote:President Donald Trump says he wants the nation "opened up and just raring to go by Easter" -- a date just more than two weeks away that few health experts believe will be sufficient in containing the spread of coronavirus.

Speaking during a Fox News town hall on Tuesday, Trump reiterated he was eager to see the nation return to normal soon, even as doctors warn the nation will see a massive spike in cases if Americans return to crowded workplaces or events.


Honestly, though, I keep looking for a downside of old, stupid, jesus-loving, Trumptards crammed into a church and I just can't find one!
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This puts a whole new spin on Christopher Hitchens' observation that religion poisons everything.  Dodgy
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African Christian ministers have said that raping virgins will cure aids. After that nothing should surprise you.
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I must protest the obvious racism of the OP.

American pastors are no fucking better.

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https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/18/us/louisi...index.html

Quote:A Louisiana pastor defies a state order and holds a church service with hundreds of people


The problem is the "pastor" not the continent.
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"American" isn't a race.
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(03-27-2020, 03:52 PM)Minimalist Wrote: I must protest the obvious racism of the OP.

American pastors are no fucking better.

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https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/18/us/louisi...index.html

Quote:A Louisiana pastor defies a state order and holds a church service with hundreds of people


The problem is the "pastor" not the continent.

I saw somewhere (this site, I think) that another pastor said it was all a hoax to keep Christians from coming together, a pretext for guv-mint control of people's lives ... problem is, the hoax ended up killing him.

This was also somewhere in 'Murica.
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What they want crowded is the collection plate.
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#18

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Magical thinking, pattern making, infestation by American missionaries of the most viciously blinkered and principled variety, western colonialism, and human nature especially under stress.

ETA: also capitalism.
god, ugh
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Why didn't god protect them? Consider
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(03-28-2020, 01:54 AM)GenesisNemesis Wrote: Why didn't god protect them? Consider

Mothra laid eggs in them. Sheesh, dude, what more protection could you ask for!?
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