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Ocean
11-29-2009, 10:36 AM
Perhaps we should keep record about the horrific side of superstition. (http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/africa/11/29/tanzania.albinos/index.html?eref=igoogle_cnn)

Is this part of spirituality? Seriously, is it?

Bobby G
11-29-2009, 12:13 PM
I don't know whether you consider this relevant to your thread, but one of the schools for the blind, the Buigiri School for the Blind, is run by the Diocese of Central Tanganyika (http://www.travelblog.org/Africa/Tanzania/Centre/Dodoma/blog-247183.html). Also, the Irente School for the Blind Girls was founded by the Lutheran Church (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irente_School_for_the_Blind_Girls). I couldn't find out who runs the Mitindo Primary School for the blind, however, which is where many albinos (just children, alas) are given succor.

Ocean
11-29-2009, 12:23 PM
Thank you, Bobby. Yes, there are indeed many religious organizations across the world that do "good'. They are all commendable and they speak to the good side of human nature.

My post had to do with the other side of superstition, with its destructive and gruesome activities, which were not uncommon in the past, and they are still present in the twenty-first century. Sad and anachronistic.

Lyle
11-29-2009, 01:37 PM
Not anachronistic in lots of places around the world.