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Thu Jan 16, 2020, 10:34 PM

'Repent or die': Panama: 7 killed, 14 tortured in exorcism terror rituals

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Source: Associated Press

Panama: 7 killed, 14 tortured in exorcism terror rituals

January 16, 2020

PANAMA CITY (AP) — Seven people were killed in a bizarre religious ritual in a jungle community in Panama, in which indigenous residents were rounded up by about 10 lay preachers and tortured, beaten, burned and hacked with machetes to make them “repent their sins,” authorities said Thursday.

Police freed 14 members of the Ngabé Buglé indigenous group who had been tied up and beaten with wooden cudgels and Bibles.

Local prosecutor Rafael Baloyes described a chilling scene found by investigators when they made their way through the jungle-clad hills to the remote Ngabé Buglé indigenous community near the Caribbean coast Tuesday.

Alerted by three villagers who escaped and made their way to a local hospital for treatment earlier, police were prepared for something bad, Baloyes said, but were still surprised by what they discovered at an improvised “church” at a ranch where a little-known religious sect known as “The New Light of God” was operating.

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Things reportedly came to a head Saturday, when one of the church members had a vision.

“One of them said God had given them a message,” Baloyes said. That message apparently boiled down to making everyone repent or die.

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Read more: https://apnews.com/f858183515265252e49c10389444bb74

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Reply 'Repent or die': Panama: 7 killed, 14 tortured in exorcism terror rituals (Original post)
Eugene Jan 2020 OP
Cartoonist Jan 2020 #1
Major Nikon Jan 2020 #2
NeoGreen Jan 2020 #3
edhopper Jan 2020 #5
Major Nikon Jan 2020 #7
trotsky Jan 2020 #4
Fix The Stupid Jan 2020 #6
edhopper Jan 2020 #8
Cartoonist Jan 2020 #9
JustFiveMoreMinutes Jan 2020 #10

Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Jan 16, 2020, 10:42 PM

1. Can't argue with a vision

Especially a religious one.

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Response to Cartoonist (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 08:45 AM

2. Shrub invaded Iraq on pretty much the same grounds

He claimed Jesus whispered in his ear and told him to do it, although he might have just been on a bender and it was really Dick Cheney.

It just goes to show how easy it is to get people to do just about anything after they have been sufficiently indoctrinated. When their behavior gets so egregious other people of faith have to condemn it, they just trot out the ‘no true Scotsman’ line to delude themselves into denying what the actual problem is.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 09:24 AM

3. It's all just an aspect of the...

..'creator'... or something metaphorical.

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Response to NeoGreen (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 10:23 AM

5. And they torture people

in "atheist" North Korea, so....

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Response to edhopper (Reply #5)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 02:13 PM

7. Yeah, whatabout North Korea?

Didn't they once torture some folks?

Never forget....

When a religionist does something good, thanks religion!

But when a religionist does something bad, human nature!

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 09:45 AM

4. Let's not forget, the largest Christian church on the planet still endorses exorcism.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 12:05 PM

6. Where's Rug? I used to love to poke him with this stuff ;) n/t

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Response to Fix The Stupid (Reply #6)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 03:32 PM

8. banned a while ago

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Response to edhopper (Reply #8)

Fri Jan 17, 2020, 06:30 PM

9. Rug was so nice, they had to ban him twice.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sat Jan 18, 2020, 06:32 PM

10. Stupid me. I always thought KILL someone they never have a chance to repent...

Let them live.. and lead the way by example... there is hope.

Oh well. DEATH TO THE MONGRELS! (and give me their gold & silver)

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