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#1    pitchp

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 11:30 AM

http://news.ninemsn....-sorcery-murder


One woman is dead and another is in hiding after a brutal sorcery-related murder in Bougainville, Papua New Guinea police say.







In the new modern times that we live in does sorcery still exists?? Why are people still believing this stuff?? Is anyone here still practice sorcery??


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Posted 08 April 2013 - 11:42 AM

Mate, your article answers the question itself. It's in Papua New Guinea, not the most advanced of places in the best of times. Remember, cannibalism was a common practice in Papua New Guinea as recently as the twentieth century, and there are still some tribes in the wildest western region of Papua New Guinea which are said to still maintain the practice. So I don't understand why you would find their belief in sorcery so amazing. Hell, people in most places in Africa still believe in sorcery and things like described in the article is also an occurrence there.

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 04:52 PM

A mob loping off the head of a woman is not sorcery.  Brutality yes sorcery no.

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 06:58 PM

As long as it isn't happening any more in the 21 century!


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Posted 14 April 2013 - 02:10 PM

I fail to see where the US is any less primitive; it's just the type of supernaturalism that is different.


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Posted 14 April 2013 - 05:51 PM

View PostFrank Merton, on 14 April 2013 - 02:10 PM, said:

I fail to see where the US is any less primitive; it's just the type of supernaturalism that is different.
Wait, what?  When was the last time someone in the USA had their head removed by an unruly mob for any type of "supernaturalism"?

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 12:47 AM

View PostQuaentum, on 10 April 2013 - 04:52 PM, said:

A mob loping off the head of a woman is not sorcery.  Brutality yes sorcery no.
Now, if that headless corpse gets up and starts walking around, then you got something!

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 03:23 PM

View PostAbramelin, on 14 April 2013 - 01:32 PM, said:

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 03:35 PM

View PostlibstaK, on 14 April 2013 - 05:51 PM, said:

Wait, what?  When was the last time someone in the USA had their head removed by an unruly mob for any type of "supernaturalism"?

No we just get high and eat people's faces off.

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 03:12 AM

Thousands of people practice variations of it around the world. It's more prevalent in less developed areas. Innocent individuals are victimized by "sorcerer hunts" when they are blamed or scapegoated for misfortunes. Such mass hysteria takes place on a relatively routine basis in some parts of the world.

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 08:22 AM

My observation of supernaturalism in the States is that while witch hunts occur, the main supernaturalism is the majority belief in creationism.   Might as well believe in witches.


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Posted 20 April 2013 - 02:53 AM

View PostFrank Merton, on 19 April 2013 - 08:22 AM, said:

My observation of supernaturalism in the States is that while witch hunts occur, the main supernaturalism is the majority belief in creationism.   Might as well believe in witches.

Hence the high incarceration rate of sarcastic atheists. Yep, we're just like Salem in the 1600s.

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 10:26 PM

View PostlibstaK, on 14 April 2013 - 05:51 PM, said:

Wait, what?  When was the last time someone in the USA had their head removed by an unruly mob for any type of "supernaturalism"?

Unruly mobs, no, but every few years or so, somebody in the US does end up getting killed during an attempted exorcism.

As mentioned, the sort of thing in the article is surprisingly prevalent in the third world compared to us.. You may recall the hubbub in Africa over a rash of daring magical  penis thefts by local sorcerers, some resulting in the killing of the suspects, and this in supposedly more civilized areas than the wilds of New Guinea.

http://whitelocust.w...c-hits-capital/

http://www.psmag.com...epublic-53341/?

Perhaps we just have more human boogiemen to be afraid of..

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 03:51 AM

It will keep continuing..
Unless we suddenly lose our rights?

I'm just saying that I'm sure a lot of "sorcery" has gone down unnoticed.

Just people that are doing the whims they feel right to invoke favor.
I know about "demons" and exorcisms from Priests gone astray.
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