Tko kaže da je “Sveta” Inkvizicija mrtva?
Telegraph javlja o zanimljivoj pojavi u Nigeriji: djeca-vještice i djeca-vješci! Uvod u priču je krajnje jednostavan i još više od toga stravičan:
Mary is a pretty five-year-old girl with big brown eyes and a father who kicked her out onto the streets in one of the most dangerous parts of the world. Her crime: the local priest had denounced her as a witch and blamed her “evil powers” for causingher mother’s death.
Ok, gledao sam ja Pet Sematary, ali ovo je redikulozno! Da ne bi bilo da su to vještice tamo nekog zaostalog kanibalskog sela, riječ je o lokaliziranoj verziji kršćanstva, koje se uredno igra s crkvama i ostalom kršćanskom ikonografijom (znate, Kršćanstvo, to su oni kojima su djeca sveta… pogotovo guze malih dječaka):
The devil’s children are “identified” by powerful religious leaders at extremist churches where Christianity and traditional beliefs have combined to produce a deep-rooted belief in, and fear of, witchcraft. The priests spread the message that child-witches bring destruction, disease and death to their families. And they say that, once possessed, children can cast spells and contaminate others.
Zašto takvo zlo odjednom, i to prema djeci? Razmislite malo… što je Katoličkoj crkvi najmilije? Bravo, pogodili ste, lova, moć i zastrašivanje su na tapeti:
The religious leaders offer help to the families whose children are named as witches, but at a price. The churches run exorcism, or “deliverance”, evenings where the pastors attempt to drive out the evil spirits. Only they have the power to cleanse the child of evil spirits, they say. The exorcism costs the families up to a year’s income.
Nije Vam jasan koncept boga koji će Vas vječno pržiti u Paklu jer Vas voli? Neka, neka,… evo Vam još malo od pripadnika religije koja tvrdi da su djeca najveće blago:
During the “deliverance” ceremonies, the children are shaken violently, dragged around the room and have potions poured into their eyes. The children look terrified. The parents look on, praying that the child will be cleansed. If the ritual fails, they know their children will have to be sent away, or killed. Many are held in churches, often on chains, and deprived of food until they “confess” to being a witch.
Ovaj paragraf ujedno je i povod gornjem naslovu, jer ja zbilja ne vidim razliku… osim što se sada “pikira” na najmlađe i najnemoćnije… prenisko čak i za Inkviziciju!
Da, riječ je upravo o još jednom u nizu “jedinih pravih tumačenja Biblije” (koliko ih uopće ima?!):
Some Nigerians blame the increase on one of the country’s wealthiest and most influential evangelical preachers. Helen Ukpabio, a self-styled prophetess of the 150-branch Liberty Gospel Church, made a film, widely distributed, called End of the Wicked. It tells, in graphic detail, how children become possessed and shows them being inducted into covens, eating human flesh and bringing chaos and death to their families and communities.
Mrs Ukpabio, a mother of three, also wrote a popular book which tells parents how to identify a witch. For children under two years old, she says, the key signs of a servant of Satan are crying and screaming in the night, high fever and worsening health – symptoms that can be found among many children in an impoverished region with poor health care.
The preacher says that her work is true to the Bible and is a means of spreading God’s word. “Witchcraft is a problem all over Nigeria and someone with a gift like me can never hurt anybody,” she says. “Every Nigerian wants to watch my movies.” She denies that her teachings and films could encourage child abuse.
Da ne biste mislili kako je mala Marija izolirani slučaj… naravno da nije, pa ipak je godišnja obiteljska zarada u igri (po svakom “čišćenju”)!
Ten years ago there were few cases of children stigmatised by witchcraft. But since then the numbers have grown at an alarming rate and have reached an estimated 15,000 in Akwa Ibom state alone.
Nije loš broj za teritorij čija se populacija procjenjuje na cca 5 milijuna stanovnika. To Vam dođe kao da odjednom sve stanovnike Samobora proglasite za vještice i vješce. Osim, jasno, što su ovdje djeca u igri, a Samobor ima i odraslog življa.
Evo i kako “liječenje” izgleda u praksi, uz procjenu ukupnog broja vještica i vještaca:
In the documentary, the charity worker visits one of the pastors, a man who calls himself “the Bishop” and who claims to be able to drive evil spirits out of “possessed” children. At his church in Ibaka, the Bishop pours a homemade substance called African mercury, a potion of pure alcohol and his own blood, into the eyes of a young boy lying on a table. “I want this poison destroyer to destroy the witch right now, in Jesus’ name,” he says.
The priest charges £170 – in a country where millions of people are forced to live on less than £1 a day – for “treating” a child every night for two weeks, and holds them captive until the bill is paid.
He has recently refined his techniques for dealing with child witches. “I killed up to 110 people who were identified as being a witch,” he says. He claims there are 2.3million “witches and wizards” in Akwa Ibom province alone.
Iju! Pa tamo su 50% ljudi vještice i vješci! Sunce mu garavo, odo’ ja tamo otvoriti tvornicu metli!
Zanimljivo je kako Papa Naci ima jak utjecaj kad vrišti prema Africi da su kondomi zlo, ali ne ispusti niti glasić kad se djeci sipa alkohol u oči, kad ih se žive spaljuje, baca na ulicu, izgladnjuje u lancima (u prostorima crkvi),…
Toliko o organizaciji… stvar pokušavaju krpati pojedinci. Zanimljivo, jedan od predvodnika to radi iz dubokih kršćanskih uvjerenja, očito bitno različitih od religijske organizacije koja uporno bastardizira to isto učenje:
One British charity worker is fighting to help the children stigmatised as witches. Gary Foxcroft, 29, programme director for the UK charity Stepping Stones, Nigeria, first came to the country in 2003 to research the oil industry for his masters degree. But he was so shocked when he learned about the children’s plight that he decided to help raise money for the refuge – the Child Rights and Rehabilitation Network (Crarn) – and try to persuade the parents to take their children back. He has also helped to build a school for the children who are refused places at local schools.
“Any Christian would look at the situation that is going on here and just be absolutely outraged that they were using the teachings of Jesus Christ to exploit and abuse innocent children,” says Mr Foxcroft whose expose of what he describes as “an absolute scandal” will be screened in a Channel 4 documentary on Wednesday.
Je l’ sad jasnije zašto ne trpim institucionaliziranu religiju, dok protiv iskrenih vjernika (pojedinaca) nemam ništa? Jes da ne kužim što mu treba da se veže uz one koji vode progon djece (zbog vastitog džepa!), ali čovjeku svaka čast na akciji!
Ironija za kraj: guverner te države u Nigeriji zove se… Godswill Akpabio. Koji crni humor!