"Why Do You Attack Religious Belief? It’s Harmless!"
I’ve heard the above many times…..
The jury was told the belief in kindoki – the Lingala word for sorcery – was pervasive in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Expert witnesses in the trial would make clear there was “no provision in Congolese life and culture for the maltreatment and abuse of children”, Altman said. “However, if the practice of kindoki is dislocated from the control of churches in the Congo, and the supervisory influence of religious leaders, then it may take on a feral and, indeed, evil character, as we suggest it did here.”
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