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Old 25-May-2013, 11:17 PM (23:17)     1        46054
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I was just reading a disturbing article about how the burning of witches is on the rise in Papua New Guinea in 2013. They're even taking photos of the torture on cell phones.

Cultures collide - we have communities who burn women for sport, yet who have connections to the outside world via modern technology.

They actually have a law addressing sorcery in PNG.
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They have a law in Swaziland that witches are not allowed to fly higher than 150 meters. On their broomsticks. http://t.co/yENjQH6I0O
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It's hard to imagine that we are even having this conversation at the beginning of the third millennium. But it looks just as bad or worse in Africa. This article is over 2 years old but well worth the read--------

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/1..._n_324943.html
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I believe much of this stuff, along with the anti-homosexual laws in places like Uganda, can be attributed to the influence of ultra-conservative Christian missionaries from the US (sorry about that, I hate them too). In fact, Sarah Palin's pastor brags about fighting "witchcraft"in Africa during these missions.
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