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Woman burned alive for 'sorcery' in Papua New Guinea

There are 37 comments on the www.bbc.co.uk story from Feb 8, 2013, titled Woman burned alive for 'sorcery' in Papua New Guinea. In it, www.bbc.co.uk reports that:

A woman has been tortured and burned alive in Papua New Guinea after being accused of using sorcery to kill a young boy, local media report.

The woman, a mother aged 20 named as Kepari Leniata, was stripped, tied up and doused in petrol by the boy's relatives in Mount Hagen in the Western Highlands, said the National newspaper.

She was then thrown onto a fire in front of hundreds of people.

Police and firefighters were unable to intervene, the paper said.

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“There is no god!”

Since: Jun 12

Södertälje, Sweden

#1 Feb 8, 2013
Religious people are dangerous

“ecrasez l'infame”

Since: May 08

Atlanta, Georgia

#2 Feb 8, 2013
This mindset is absolutely no different that American Christians blaming hurricanes on acceptance of gays.
Amused

Whitinsville, MA

#3 Feb 8, 2013
Religion kills. Sometimes people, sometimes just brain cells.

“Reason's Greetings!”

Since: Feb 11

Pale Blue Dot

#4 Feb 8, 2013
The BBC link has a couple of other related story links. Apparently this isn't just one isolated case, but one of many cases of suspected sorcerers either being burned to death or stoned to death.

PNG holds 'sorcery murders' probe

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/81435...

"Senior police in Papua New Guinea said the latest three murders, in Chimbu province, north-west of the capital Port Moresby, were gruesome.

Two victims were pummelled by villagers armed with rocks and stones, while a third was burnt alive.

Two other women were rescued by relatives after they were locked away inside their home, which was then set on fire."

And in another link:

PNG to act on 'sorcery murders'

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/78255...

"Police say at least 50 people were killed last year across the country."

Since: Sep 10

Earth

#5 Feb 9, 2013
NINETY SIX percent of Papuans are christians.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion_in_Papu...

How soon will US christard attempt to claim that they aren't, try to blame the few thousand muslims?

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#6 Feb 10, 2013
Oh the joys and wonders Christianity brings. Christians here would do the same thing if they could.

“It's just a box of rain...”

Since: May 07

Knoxville, TN

#7 Feb 10, 2013
P_Smith wrote:
NINETY SIX percent of Papuans are christians.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion_in_Papu...
How soon will US christard attempt to claim that they aren't, try to blame the few thousand muslims?
It wouldn't wash at any rate because the Christian majority in the local police force would not have had that initial reluctance to investigate the crime reported in the first article if the perpetrators had been Muslim, now would they?
Siro

Sydney, Australia

#8 Feb 10, 2013
P_Smith wrote:
NINETY SIX percent of Papuans are christians.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion_in_Papu...
How soon will US christard attempt to claim that they aren't, try to blame the few thousand muslims?
Most people identify themselves as Christians for the census, most people are followers of Christian beliefs syncretised with animism.
eg. cargo cult

You deadbeat blowhard
Thinking

Yeovil, UK

#9 Feb 10, 2013
Yes, christianity has stolen from other religions. That's not news.
Siro wrote:
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Most people identify themselves as Christians for the census, most people are followers of Christian beliefs syncretised with animism.
eg. cargo cult
You deadbeat blowhard

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#10 Feb 10, 2013
Awwww when Christians do something bad say they weren't really Christians eh? Sorry but burning witches to death is a Christian thing not surprising in a huge Christian majority country. Oops I guess in this case you don't wanna talk about Christian majorities, only when it suits you but hey rejoice in this burning for it shows that increasing numbers of Christians!
Siro wrote:
<quoted text>
Most people identify themselves as Christians for the census, most people are followers of Christian beliefs syncretised with animism.
eg. cargo cult
You deadbeat blowhard
Amused

Bridgewater, MA

#11 Feb 11, 2013
This sort of thing also happens with distressing regularity in sub-saharan Africa. Hundreds of "witches" are killed there every year, mostly old women, mostly poor women. It happens in both christian and muslim areas. Religion kills.
Siro

Sydney, Australia

#12 Feb 11, 2013
Thinking wrote:
Yes, christianity has stolen from other religions. That's not news.
<quoted text>
And atheists steal from everyone else
Givemeliberty wrote:
Awwww when Christians do something bad say they weren't really Christians eh? Sorry but burning witches to death is a Christian thing not surprising in a huge Christian majority country. Oops I guess in this case you don't wanna talk about Christian majorities, only when it suits you but hey rejoice in this burning for it shows that increasing numbers of Christians!
<quoted text>
And this has what to do with me?
Do you want to attack Christianity because of you being butthurt by me?
You know I am not a Christian but your obsessive psychosis about hating Christianity means you look for even the slightest excuse (or none at all) to deliver some nonsense rant so why bother dragging me into it?
Amused wrote:
This sort of thing also happens with distressing regularity in sub-saharan Africa. Hundreds of "witches" are killed there every year, mostly old women, mostly poor women. It happens in both christian and muslim areas. Religion kills.
And yet if a white person says anything about it you are the first to scream racism.

Assroaches
Thinking

Yeovil, UK

#13 Feb 11, 2013
Calm down, dear.
Siro wrote:
<quoted text>
And atheists steal from everyone else
<quoted text>
And this has what to do with me?
Do you want to attack Christianity because of you being butthurt by me?
You know I am not a Christian but your obsessive psychosis about hating Christianity means you look for even the slightest excuse (or none at all) to deliver some nonsense rant so why bother dragging me into it?
<quoted text>
And yet if a white person says anything about it you are the first to scream racism.
Assroaches

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#14 Feb 11, 2013
Go talk it over with your Preacher this Sunday.... Or maybe your shrink :)

Seriously do you have any idea how unglued you look?
Siro wrote:
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And atheists steal from everyone else
<quoted text>
And this has what to do with me?
Do you want to attack Christianity because of you being butthurt by me?
You know I am not a Christian but your obsessive psychosis about hating Christianity means you look for even the slightest excuse (or none at all) to deliver some nonsense rant so why bother dragging me into it?
<quoted text>
And yet if a white person says anything about it you are the first to scream racism.
Assroaches
Mr Smartypants

Mayer, MN

#15 Feb 12, 2013
Siro wrote:
<quoted text>
And atheists steal from everyone else
And idiots who make vague blanket generalizations sing Carmen Miranda show tunes and bark at the moon.
And this has what to do with me?
Nothing because you're not really a Christian, judging by your behavior which would be considered flaky by the standards of any self-respecting atheist.
Do you want to attack Christianity because of you being butthurt by me?
Butthurt? Another homosexual innuendo by the resident Topix latent homo? Maybe if you just came out of the closet already, you wouldn't behave in an asinine way that actually drives people away from Christianity.
You know I am not a Christian but your obsessive psychosis about hating Christianity means you look for even the slightest excuse (or none at all) to deliver some nonsense rant so why bother dragging me into it?
Of course you're not a Christian. You're just a sexually-frustrated closet case who attacks atheists for whatever murky sexual issues you have.
<quoted text>
And yet if a white person says anything about it you are the first to scream racism.
Assroaches
Assroaches? Another gay innuendo? Again, I have nothing against happy, out-of-the-closet gays. It's just the latent-homosexual jerks who project their inner turmoil on others that fill me with contempt.

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#16 Feb 12, 2013
Siro wrote:
<quoted text>
And atheists steal from everyone else
<quoted text>
And this has what to do with me?
Do you want to attack Christianity because of you being butthurt by me?
You know I am not a Christian but your obsessive psychosis about hating Christianity means you look for even the slightest excuse (or none at all) to deliver some nonsense rant so why bother dragging me into it?
<quoted text>
And yet if a white person says anything about it you are the first to scream racism.
Assroaches
Explains to us all with your mighty intelligence where it says atheists steal stuff? or are supposed to..?
Siro

Brisbane, Australia

#17 Feb 12, 2013
Mr Smartypants wrote:
<quoted text>
And idiots who make vague blanket generalizations sing Carmen Miranda show tunes and bark at the moon.
<quoted text>
Nothing because you're not really a Christian, judging by your behavior which would be considered flaky by the standards of any self-respecting atheist.
<quoted text>
Butthurt? Another homosexual innuendo by the resident Topix latent homo? Maybe if you just came out of the closet already, you wouldn't behave in an asinine way that actually drives people away from Christianity.
<quoted text>
Of course you're not a Christian. You're just a sexually-frustrated closet case who attacks atheists for whatever murky sexual issues you have.
<quoted text>
Assroaches? Another gay innuendo? Again, I have nothing against happy, out-of-the-closet gays. It's just the latent-homosexual jerks who project their inner turmoil on others that fill me with contempt.
MMMMMMMmmmmmmmm..........
Read and say aloud what you have posted here and then ask KK if you can borrow a skirt.
Then ask ChristineM if you can borrow a buck (not of the monetary kind)
Downlow you go.......
Thinking

Yeovil, UK

#18 Feb 12, 2013
More repressed believer speak from the Syrian...
Siro wrote:
<quoted text>
MMMMMMMmmmmmmmm..........
Read and say aloud what you have posted here and then ask KK if you can borrow a skirt.
Then ask ChristineM if you can borrow a buck (not of the monetary kind)
Downlow you go.......
Siro

Brisbane, Australia

#19 Feb 12, 2013
-Skeptic- wrote:
<quoted text>
Explains to us all with your mighty intelligence where it says atheists steal stuff? or are supposed to..?
Try Das Kapital - your sacred manual

“There is no god!”

Since: Jun 12

Södertälje, Sweden

#20 Feb 12, 2013
Siro wrote:
<quoted text>
Try Das Kapital - your sacred manual
you secret manual is mein kampf

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