Just when you thought things couldn’t get worse in Africa

I’ve written countless articles denouncing these Christian preachers in Nigeria for accusing innocent children of witchcraft; it’s one of the few times I’ve taken a subject so seriously. It isn’t only because of the images of these poor children -victims of a toxic mix of ancient superstition and organized religion – are seared into my brain. No, my passion comes mainly from the fact that this issue has been completely ignored by the mainstream media because of the obvious question it poses concerning Christianity’s influence in the Third World.

These videos are extremely hard to watch. The situation appears to be getting worse as Christianity’s influence grows. When that little girl starts crying when a person nearby admits to wanting to kill her, you’ll find it difficult to wake up happy tomorrow morning.

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    I evolved from an ape, whats your excuse?

    Jacob, very few things you post make me as angry as this. After I watched this video I felt like I was ready and willing to kill, this kind of injustice is stomach turning no matter your politics. People of all faiths and nationalities should see this as an affront on humanity, not one person could stand and justify these actions. I challenge all of us atheists, whatever our ideals and morals are, to pay close attention to this story and take it to heart. This is exactly why religion is evil, makes me weep.

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    Jacob

    Vid is blocked for UK on copyright grounds, mirror anyone?

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    C Conti

    Jacob, I couldn’t go past the point where the fat asshole says “I want to kill this girl”. I saw the terror in her eyes and I felt a primeval feeling come over me and I wanted to fly there, hug her and tell her that everything was going to be OK.
    I am not going to show this video to my wife as she is already ion a fragile state, I am sure this would put her over the edge.

    What is the matter with these people? What is the matter with our media that doesn’t have the guts to show this in the news?

    What can we do?
    How can we save these kids from superstition? Let’s be realistic, if we take it on as a “atheist” project, we are going to do more damage than good to the kids. We need a religious ally to take this on as their own if we want to see this shame wiped out from the face of the earth.

    I will give what little I can afford to whomever is going to fight this shit at the political level.

    I just can’t take her little face out of my mind.

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    LeetheGirl

    I will not watch the video. I doubt I’d make it past the first minute.

    I can’t stand this shit… Really, how far has humanity come as a species when a person will verbally admit to wishing a child harm without fear of

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    LeetheGirl

    I will not watch this. I doubt I’d make it past the first minute. All videos like this do is make me uselessly furious. And all that affects are my walls and my knuckles because I realize there’s not much else I can do.

    How far have we come as a species when a person can openly admit to wishing a child harm without fear of punishment. All because they think a fucking book and spiritual presence in the sky gives them an excuse.

    Any disgusting shit who would say something like that doesn’t even need an excuse, do they? But thankfully for them the toilet-paper holder known as a holy book gives him the perfect one just in case!

    And people try to say we’re not animals. Honestly…

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    Uncle Ruckus (No Relation)

    As a Nigerian Atheist (Living in America) this disgusts me beyond words.

    Religious extremists ruin all these countries with poor and thus poorly educated people. I can’t stand it, but I don’t know what to do. And as CONTI said making this an atheist project, especially in a country as religious as Nigeria will do nothing.

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