Witch-hunting is no laughing matter

If, like mine, your first reaction in hearing about modern-day witch-hunting is to snicker–don’t.  It’s just a bunch of superstitious silliness, right?  Think again.  Witch-hunting kills.  It destroys lives.  Read this chilling article from Johann Hari. Maybe we won’t snicker so much the next time we see that clip of Sarah Palin being blessed by self-proclaimed Nigerian witch-hunter Thomas Muthee.  Muthee isn’t just some African blowhard conning a bunch of Alaskan yahoos.  His actions have ruined peoples lives and reputations.

For some reason, witch-hunting seems all the rage in Africa lately.  Thankfully, skeptical/secular Africans are working to change that.

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