I dont believe in witches. ‘Course here in these United States in the 21st century, witches dont exist, or at least we aint burning none of ’em.
I can tell you, though, that in Africa, them witches are for real.
Back in June of this year, folks in a village in Kenya burned alive some old folks, a woman and five men because they had been accused of using witchcraft on a small boy who walked about in the night and couldn’t speak the next morning except to one of the so-called witches.
This horror aint confined to Kenya. In Nigeria in October, a pastor of a church accused a boy of being a witch. The father tried to pour acid down the boy’s throat to drive out the witch. The boy died from the acid spilled on his face and body and poured down his throat.
Driving out witches is done in the name of Christianity, and we sometime wonder why Christianity gets such a bad reputation.
And I wonder if the folks who doing these things realize it gives mother Africa a bad name?
Lord, I hope somebody, some day, some where in Africa brings some sense to those crazy folks.