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Five Beninese Anti-Voodoo Sect Members Die in in Ritual While Awaiting End of the World

Farmer_Sean_DEP_Farmer_Sean_DEP_ Member, Moderator
edited January 31 in News Updates


Five members of a Benin religious sect have died of asphyxiation after they were reportedly told to burn incense and charcoal in locked prayer rooms as they waited for the world to end.

Several people were taken to hospital after the weekend incident in Adjarra town, near the capital Porto Novo.

The Very Holy Church of Jesus Christ of Baname sect opposes the voodoo religion - one of the major faiths in Benin.

Members of the controversial sect have clashed with followers of other faiths.

The group's young leader, Vicentia Chanvoukini, known by her followers as "Lady Perfect", has proclaimed herself a god.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-38803999



Comments

  • Farmer_Sean_DEP_Farmer_Sean_DEP_ Member, Moderator
    So let me get this straight - the leader of The Very Holy Church of Jesus Christ of Baname has declared herself a God?


  • Matt_ADMIN_Matt_ADMIN_ Administrator
    This story has so much weird in it I'm not sure where to begin - so let *me* get this straight: The Very Holy Church of Jesus Christ, run by a self-declared "god", has criticized a voodoo sect for asphyxiating itself to death while waiting for the end of the world?

    And what? There's a "voodoo day"?
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    "...Say, 'GOD is sufficient for me.' In Him the trusters shall trust." (Quran 39:38)
  • Farmer_Sean_DEP_Farmer_Sean_DEP_ Member, Moderator
    I think the people who died were members of the Very Holy Church, and not the voodoo religion.  At least, that's what I get from the somewhat poorly-written article (mentions the death of sect members, then labels the VHC a sect right after).

    Could have been the voodoo people who died, though.  Hard to tell from that article even after a second and third read.
  • Matt_ADMIN_Matt_ADMIN_ Administrator
    I'm certainly stumped, lol
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    "...Say, 'GOD is sufficient for me.' In Him the trusters shall trust." (Quran 39:38)
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