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    When the magic fails...

    I thought there might be a thread about this but maybe I'm thinking of our Qigong FAIL thread. This is different because it's a talisman and not Chinese-oriented.

    And I cannot resist posting this.

    Nigerian healer killed in 'bullet-proof' charm test
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    "Bullet-proof" charms are popular in Nigeria despite reports of fatal tests (file image)

    A self-styled traditional healer in Nigeria has died after one of his clients tested his "bullet-proof" charms on him.

    Chinaka Adoezuwe, 26, was killed after instructing the man to shoot him as he was wearing the charms around his neck.

    Police in the country's south-eastern Imo state say the client has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

    Charms are popular in Nigeria, where traditional healers are consulted for cures for various ailments.

    But there have been several reports of people being killed after testing "bullet-proof" charms and medicines.

    "A young man had gone to [the healer] to prepare bullet-proof charms for him, which the native doctor did," a villager told the Punch newspaper.

    "To prove the efficacy of the new charms, [he] positioned and handed over a gun to his customer. Tragedy struck."

    In January, a traditional medicine seller was arrested after a man drank a "bullet-repelling" liquid and was shot dead.

    The seller in north-western Nigeria reportedly assured the man that he could not die if he was shot.
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    Sounds a lot like what happened with the 'boxers' during the Boxer Rebellion'.
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    faith healer fail

    Faith Healer Parents Plead Guilty in the Death of Baby After They Chose Prayer Over Medical Help


    Sarah and Travis MitchellClackamas County Sheriff's Office (2)
    ALEXIA FERNANDEZ July 10, 2018 02:31 AM

    The parents of an infant twin girl who died hours after her birth in 2017 pled guilty on Monday.

    The couple, Sarah Mitchell, 25, and Travis Lee Mitchell, 22, pled guilty to negligent homicide and criminal mistreatment in the death of their daughter Gennifer Mitchell, according to the Associated Press.

    The two are members of the Followers of Christ church, a small religious group that rejects medical care in favor of faith-healing.

    Sarah gave birth to another child, Gennifer’s twin, Evelyn, who survived after a deputy medical examiner visiting the home because of the other baby’s death, noticed the still-living twin was also struggling to breathe, the AP reported.

    Sarah did not know she was expecting twins or when she was due as she did not have any prenatal care.

    The court heard that after being born the child struggled to breathe for a number of hours and members of the church were instructed to pray or lay hands on the dying baby but no one called 911.

    Evelyn and Gennifer were born in their grandparents’ home on March 5, 2017. Gennifer died from “complications of prematurity.”


    The Mitchells plead guiltyBeth Nakamura/The Oregonian via AP

    The Mitchells were each sentenced to almost seven years in prison, with credit for 13 months in custody while awaiting trial and credit for good behavior, according to the outlet.

    The Mitchells’ lawyer read a statement aloud in court in which they acknowledged they had failed to provide medical care for their children.

    “Everyone in the church should always seek adequate medical care for our children,” a part of the statement read.

    It was signed by Sarah’s father, Walter White. Her grandfather, also named Walter White, founded the Oregon chapter of the church, The Oregonian reported.

    The Mitchells currently have in-jail visits with Evelyn, 16 months. She remains in foster care, according to the newspaper.

    This church’s members are no strangers to the court system as Sarah’s sister Shannon Hickman is also serving time for the death of her baby.

    Shannon and her husband Dale are serving a six-year prison sentence after being convicted of second-degree manslaughter after the death of their infant son in 2009.

    The boy died less than nine hours after Shannon gave birth.

    Senior Deputy District Attorney Bryan Brock told reporters the outcome was a “landmark resolution,” according to the newspaper.

    “These are senseless and avoidable deaths, and we keep asking ourselves what will it take,” Brock said, referring to what it might take to make church members seek medical care for their kids, according to the outlet.

    There have been a number of similar death cases involving the church.

    In 2008, 15-month-old Ava Worthington died at her parents’ home of bronchial pneumonia and a blood infection. Her parents allegedly provided faith-healing treatment but didn’t seek medical treatment, according to The Oregonian.

    Her father, Carl, was convicted of misdemeanor criminal mistreatment and sentenced to two months in jail, the paper reports. Raylene, the mother, was acquitted on all charges.

    That same year, Raylene’s 15-year-old brother died after falling ill from a urinary tract blockage. His parents said their son didn’t want medical treatment so they treated him through prayer and faith healing, according to the Oregonian. Both parents were convicted of criminally negligent homicide and given 16-month prison terms, the paper reports.

    Oregon’s chief medical examiner Dr. Karen Gunson previously told PEOPLE she has seen as many as 20 deaths of church members over her 30-plus year career.

    “There were teenagers,” she said. “There were small children. There were kids that were 10 or 12. There have been teenagers who have been under 18, but have made their own decision to not seek medical care.

    “In the past several years they had children who died from complications from natural diseases that could have been treated. Insulin-dependent diabetes, infections like pneumonias …. They died of natural diseases. Some of them were eminently treatable.”
    I'm sure their faith will serve them well in prison.
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    What did he think would happen?

    ETHIOPIAN MAN CLAIMING TO BE PROPHET ARRESTED AFTER TRYING TO RESURRECT CORPSE
    BY TOM PORTER ON 7/22/18 AT 8:05 AM

    An Ethiopian man who claims to be a prophet was arrested after trying to resurrect a corpse.

    Getayawkal Ayele was visiting the family of a man, Belay Biftu, who had died in a motorcycle accident earlier in the week in the appositely named town of Galilee in the Oromia region, Ethiopian news portal Borkena.com reported.


    Ethiopian Orthodox Christians holds a woodden cross bearing an icon of jesus Christ as they walk through the via Dolorosa in Jerusalem's Old City during a Good Friday procession on April 2, 2010
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    He persuaded Biftu's family that he would be able to bring him to life again, and they agreed to dig up the body, which had been lain to rest two days previously.

    The self-declared prophet told the family the story of Lazarus, who in the Bible’s New Testament is raised from the dead by Jesus, villagers told the BBC.

    As the coffin was uncovered, Getayawukal descended into the grave shouting “Belay get up!” In footage of the incident which has gone viral on social media, Getayawukal then lay on the corpse repeating the command when the dead body did not move.

    When the resurrection failed, some family members fainted on the spot while other became enraged and attacked Getayawukal before police showed up and arrested him.

    Under Ethiopian law abusing dead bodies is a crime, and the local police commander told the BBC that the man, who worked as a health worker, is in police custody.
    Nice try?
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    I'm sure their faith will serve them well in prison.
    Feel sad for the baby. I think it's more proper to call them fake healer.

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    qigong vs floods?

    Police dismiss video of Chinese qigong master holding back floods
    Source: Global Times Published: 2020/7/15 19:13:03


    A man in Lengjiang, Central China's Hunan Province, is chanting while making dancing, rolling and meditating movements on a square half engulfed in water. Photo: Screenshot of a vedio posted by the Paper

    A video titled 'Qigong master sends back floods in Lengjiang, Central China's Hunan Province', has been spreading on Chinese social media recently.

    In the video posted by the Paper, a man is seen chanting while making dancing, rolling and meditating movements on a square half engulfed in water to assuage the roaring floods, while some people carrying umbrellas stood by and watched. The man was believed to be practicing qigong, a Chinese breathing exercise that is sometimes described in martial arts novels as being able to physically control objects using an invisible power.

    The video racked up millions of views and also sparked criticism, with many denouncing it as sensationalist and indecent, especially when people are fighting hard to tackle the floods, which have severely hit southern China.

    "If this kind of superstition works, why do the soldiers have to work so hard to fight the flood on the front line?" a netizen asked.

    Local police rejected the rumor on Monday after an investigation, and said it was just footage of local residents holding a fish release and blessing ceremony.
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