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(Zim Diaspora)   Church members beat man, because they claim he was using magic bluetooth device to have supernatural sex with women during service (link updated)   ( myzimbabwe.co.zw) divider line
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2014-03-23 02:47:25 AM  
3 votes:

Tarkus: Note to self: Don't tap foot in church.Stay the fark out of Zimbabwe


FTFY
2014-03-23 10:45:28 AM  
2 votes:

JesusJuice: RobSeace: JesusJuice: mbillips: JesusJuice: Richard C Stanford: Is it wrong that I saw the headline and immediately thought "Africa"?


Of course it's Africa. Nowhere else on Earth has people this backward.

Challenge accepted:

As backwards as this man is, he's not beating someone on suspicion of rape-by-sorcery, so... not quite.

No, over here, we just get moms bashing their kids' brains in with rocks on god's orders, and men killing their girlfriends and dogs on his orders... Much more civilized...

The difference is that those people had mental illnesses, but you knew that.


The main difference is that we have a functioning civil government. If America's derpier religious cults weren't restrained by the existence of police and child protective services, they'd be beating the demons and sorcery out of people willy nilly, too. Zimbabwe was first colonized as basically slave labor for England, then left to the tender mercies of Robert Mugabe, so they're probably some years away from that. As for the goofy newspaper story, it's no dumber than the birther, truther, astrology, Sasquatch-believing nonsense that's quite popular in the U.S. of A.
2014-03-23 10:43:55 AM  
2 votes:

RobSeace: JesusJuice: mbillips: JesusJuice: Richard C Stanford: Is it wrong that I saw the headline and immediately thought "Africa"?


Of course it's Africa. Nowhere else on Earth has people this backward.

Challenge accepted:

As backwards as this man is, he's not beating someone on suspicion of rape-by-sorcery, so... not quite.

No, over here, we just get moms bashing their kids' brains in with rocks on god's orders, and men killing their girlfriends and dogs on his orders... Much more civilized...


Those examples are of lone people committing these acts. From TFA it sounds like several people from the church were in on this, which would indicate that it is a more normalized belief and not just one-off nutjobs being crazy.
2014-03-23 09:18:58 AM  
2 votes:

JoieD'Zen: mbillips: God, subby, don't you know anything about anything? The guy didn't use a bluetooth device, he used mubobobo, a type of sex magic that RESEMBLES bluetooth in that it allows you to remotely sex somebody up. Jesus, don't they teach sex ed where you went to school?

/mubobobo

http://www.financialgazette.co.zw/mubobobo-the-bluetooth-version-of- ra pe/

Thanks, I googled that term and was presented with this gem^^^^^^. All these years I've been in the dark on this. Damn.


Good gods these people are stupid. A woman get horny or has a wet dream and they blame witchcraft.
2014-03-23 08:59:07 AM  
2 votes:
From TFA: "Several cases of this African bluetooth sex technology have been reported in the past and it is hard for police and victims to prove the claims beyond reasonable doubt."

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2014-03-24 06:53:12 AM  
1 vote:

PadreMontoya: But America does have a culture that identifies stupidity and attacks it more aggressively than other countries, leading to slow and gradual improvements.


For certain definitions of stupid, maybe... For other types of stupid, we identify it and then elect it to Congress! Or give it a reality TV show... We worship quite a lot of stupid still, I'm afraid...
2014-03-23 07:57:18 PM  
1 vote:
I had to drop the Bluetooth Mubobobo option coz Verizon kept upping the price.........
2014-03-23 03:45:20 PM  
1 vote:

Bullseyed: If you believe in witchcraft you are by definition not Christian.


To me, it looks like if you are Christian, you have to believe in witchcraft.  Everything about Christianity is based on some sort of magic.  Right at the beginning, you have the "god created the world in 7 days" thing.  Talking snakes telling Adam not to eat from the tree of knowledge.  Noah and the ark.  Jonah and the whale, parting the red sea, etc.

In the New Testament, Jesus was born to a virgin.  We find stories about walking on water, curing illness, raising the dead, the loaves and fishes, water to wine, and at the end of it all, a promise of eternal life.

The list just goes on and on.

To me, it looks like you have to believe in a lot of supernatural stuff to believe in Christianity.
2014-03-23 01:55:19 PM  
1 vote:

rev. dave: They are in a church!  But still following the superstition of witchcraft.  The 2 do not mix.  Pick one and be serious about it.


Weren't the people who burned women at the stake in Salem also church goers? They believed the guy was performing witchcraft, so they attacked him.

Going to a church doesn't negate the possibility that someone could believe something superstitious... in fact, it pretty much does the opposite.
2014-03-23 01:38:28 PM  
1 vote:

JesusJuice: RobSeace: JesusJuice: mbillips: JesusJuice: Richard C Stanford: Is it wrong that I saw the headline and immediately thought "Africa"?


Of course it's Africa. Nowhere else on Earth has people this backward.

Challenge accepted:

As backwards as this man is, he's not beating someone on suspicion of rape-by-sorcery, so... not quite.

No, over here, we just get moms bashing their kids' brains in with rocks on god's orders, and men killing their girlfriends and dogs on his orders... Much more civilized...

The difference is that those people had mental illnesses, but you knew that.


I haven't seen it stated so directly, but you are correct.  Being religious is a mental illness.
2014-03-23 12:06:24 PM  
1 vote:

Bullseyed: If you believe in witchcraft you are by definition not Christian. You can pretend to be and lie claiming to be, but you aren't.


Get a time machine and tell the people of Salem in 1692 that they're not Christian... See how fast they set fire to you!

JesusJuice: You can argue all you want, it doesn't make you right. You're entitled to your own opinions, not your own facts.

You don't get to redefine what mental illness is to suit your argument.


Well, ok, I suppose you're right... I'm no psychologist... I wasn't making a clinical diagnosis; I was merely using the term "mental illness" colloquially... I don't know how a doctor would diagnose them, but I still consider them farking crazy, regardless... How can anyone kill in the name of religion or superstition and not be?!
2014-03-23 11:55:19 AM  
1 vote:

Fafai: What the fark are you talking about? No-one is claiming this and you know it. We're saying there are significant enough differences between your examples and TFA to make any valid comparisons.


Then, JJ chose a poor way of wording that, I think... Because I made no other claim than that those things happen over here, so saying that I was "very wrong" seems out of place... (Not to mention that no one else actually said such a thing to me, as he claimed... I have no issues with what anyone else said to me; just him...)

Yes, there are differences between here and there... No shiat! As pointed out, we've had the benefit of a few hundred years of civilization and prosperity to help move us toward enlightenment and further away from the superstitious violence of our past... But, I was merely pointing out that even we aren't fully free of it yet... So, condemning an entire group of people who haven't exactly had our opportunities to move beyond such nonsense yet, and pretending we're somehow morally superior, while ignoring and/or making excuses for our own local loonies, seems a bit hypocritical...
2014-03-23 11:17:15 AM  
1 vote:

JesusJuice: Wow, plenty of folks jumped in a hurry to tell you how very wrong you are. Too bad you lack the self-awareness to internalize it.


I'm wrong? As in those events never happened and those articles I linked to don't exist?

Yeah, of course they're mentally ill... I'd argue so are the people in this story... I'd argue anyone who holds a fundamentalist religious belief so deeply that they're willing to injure or kill over it is mentally ill... From bombers of abortion clinics to the 9/11 terrorists, mentally ill one and all...
2014-03-23 11:02:08 AM  
1 vote:
Religion... always going out of its way to make me feel glad that I'm not infected by it.
2014-03-23 10:40:21 AM  
1 vote:

RobSeace: JesusJuice: mbillips: JesusJuice: Richard C Stanford: Is it wrong that I saw the headline and immediately thought "Africa"?


Of course it's Africa. Nowhere else on Earth has people this backward.

Challenge accepted:

As backwards as this man is, he's not beating someone on suspicion of rape-by-sorcery, so... not quite.

No, over here, we just get moms bashing their kids' brains in with rocks on god's orders, and men killing their girlfriends and dogs on his orders... Much more civilized...


The difference is that those people had mental illnesses, but you knew that.
GBB
2014-03-23 09:17:04 AM  
1 vote:
And this is why religion should be the only authority controlling man.
2014-03-23 09:07:40 AM  
1 vote:
Thanks, everybody; must have been a server fart: it's working now

/any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic
//in Africa a stick is advanced technology
2014-03-23 08:59:21 AM  
1 vote:
Surprise Bluetooth sex?
 
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