I have no problem with religion for the most part. In theory, it’s an absolutely beautiful thing. The whole “believing without proof” thing is awesome. However, sometimes it gets to a point where people lose their rationality in the name of faith. They put their pastors on such lofty pedestals and more often than not, it produces situations like the Oyedepo one.
A Pentecostal pastor in Onitsha, Anambra State was on Tuesday detained at the Central Police Station (CPS), Onitsha for allegedly raping an 11-year-old girl while supposedly delivering her from witchcraft.
I guess you have to fuck the witches out sometimes.
The pastor, whose church is situated at Tasia Road, Inland Town, Onitsha, was said to have told Chioma Onyeji, mother of the rape victim, who was in the church for a spiritual programme to leave the girl behind for some days in order to expel the evil spirit in her.
That “rationality out the window” thing? Yup, this is it right here.
He further said the young girl possessed demonic spirit and witchcraft and consequently insisted that the girl should stay back with him.
How do you when someone’s possessed anyway? Is it like an Exorcist-type thing or are there signs that help the identification? Is there a WebMD for the supernatural?
Upon investigation, the girl told her mother that the pastor raped her three times after spreading white cloth on the floor.
SOURCE: Stuff Nigerians Love/Hate