Love Thy Neighbour: July 2003 Archives

July 29, 2003

No mention of whether Kali was involved

India: A woman has been arrested in Haveli for allegedly sacrificing a five-year-old child. The accused, who has apparently confessed to garotting the young girl, has been unable to conceive a child of her own and thought that killing the child would help her do so:

The police said that they decided to question Laxmi after they found her movements suspicious. Laxmi later confessed that she had committed the crime as she believed that Mayuri would take rebirth in her residence.

Woman held for child sacrifice - The Times of India, 29th July 2003.

July 24, 2003

Delivery from Occam Industries

Ghana: The nearest hospitals to Wulensi constituency are only accessible during the dry season. Even then, the journey takes between five and seven hours on roads which have not been repaired since they were built in colonial times. Not surprisingly, women in labour and snake bite victims die on a regular basis on their way to hospital. But the atrocious state of the infrastructure has nothing to do with it, as far as some locals are concerned. The member of Parliament (MP) for Wulensi, Wumbe Karim, used his maiden speech to explain:

Hear him: Because of lack of a hospital in Naum, these otherwise preventable deaths are often blamed on some poor old women for being the cause of such untimely deaths through witchcraft.
The member regretted that most often, the so-called witches are lynched or maimed while those of them who survive the venom of the aggrieved are banned from the towns and villages and sent to a so-called witches village.
At present, there are three witches' villages in the Wulensi constituency alone whose health status is very precarious.

Money has now been found to upgrade a health centre to a district hospital. Pregnant Women Dying in Wulensi - Ghanaian Chronicle (via, 23rd July 2003.

Pat Robertson for Dummies

Matt Steams has written an interesting editorial on Pat Robertson, his political activities and how the perception of the televangelist has changed.

But Robertson isn't the significant political figure he once was, according to experts who study religion and politics. That's more because times have changed than because his statements are often perceived as outlandish, they say; his comments always have been way beyond the mainstream.

These sorts of comments are nothing new for Robertson, said John Green, a political scientist at the University of Akron who studies the evangelical movement.

In the past, for example, Robertson suggested that America's sinfulness led to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. He has argued that feminism encourages women to kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians.

Republicans trying to find balance with outspoken televangelistKnight-Ridder Washington Bureau, 23rd July 2003.

July 20, 2003

This year's Pride Scotia march went ahead in Edinburgh yesterday. The march would not have happened at all if Tory candidate John Smart had not called for such events to be banned back in April. The march was dedicated to him, and Smart's contribution acknowledged on the website and in the event programme. But, despite his presence at previous marches, armed with Biblical banners, this year the fundie protestors were completely absent.

July 16, 2003

Bugger that for a game of soldiers

The Organisation Formerly Known as the National Viewers' and Listeners' Association has accused broadcasters and film producers of normalising bad language, and they don't mean poor grammar and spelling. Showing a strange devotion to duty, they complain that the word fuck (which they quaintly refer to as the F-word) was used almost 1500 times on terrestrial television during the first half of 2003, which makes a stunning average of 1.6 times per channel per night. With only a couple of exceptions, one of which was news, the shitty language was broadcast late at night. Swearing was unknown before television was invented. TV swearing 'promotes grunt culture' - BBC News, 16th July 2003.

It wasn't me, it was the Jews.

Indonesia: The man on trial on charges relating to the Bali bombing has claimed that it was not a chemical car bomb, but a mini-nuclear device triggered via satellite from the Jewish countries of Israel and the United States. Amrozi blames N-bomb for carnage - The Australian, 15th July 2003.

July 13, 2003

Elegance is begot from a respect of pragmatics

Rational Ministries is a remarkable site, with bad typography, rude words and some interesting ideas. It starts off reasonably enough:

This page is my essay and justification on why we need a PLATFORM FOR A UNIFIED LEFTIST FRONT to factions of labor, consumers, libertarians and nationalists, against the whoring and abuse of our people by aristocracy, and if it smells and sounds like aristocracy... IT IS.

Class warfare isn't really Prattle fodder, but it soon gets much more interesting:

Before you flip the FUCK out, this is an essay on PAX ROMANO, and Jesus was not always so tempered in his essays on pax romano. And you can click here and find out. In the process of criticizing pax romano approaches of today to life, I am going to be explicit towards the Anglo Zionist social order of today. And it is not I that is uncivil or a ruffian, for speaking the ministry of truth. They are the thugs and ruffians, and I am just being honest, when honesty is percieved as unpoliteness, then you must ask what the definition of politeness is, and you see it is consideration, and there is no consideration for THE PEOPLE, in tutelage toward those who walk all over them.

So how is the unified front to be acheived? Through Free Software, of course:

See why OPERATION RED-hat linux (communism) is a viable alternative to keep ruffian cowboy capitalist pig element out of your home or business with Micro$oft's new update to Windows OS called longhorn, with allusion to cowboy culture and Texan rid'em cowboy Bu$h, and capitalist imperialist expansionist revelry and sportsfan mentality and cheerleading. Based on Zionist "Jewish Engineering" the anti-thesis of German engineering of allusion and mass consumer "sell" and marketing and CABAL marketeers. And the supposition that "Jehovah is inside" when you use Intel, and only by Wintel can you battle the "axis of evil" and "axis of lying socialist weasels". ALLUSIONS TO INCREDULITY AND ARGUMENTS OF INCREDULITY, marketing, "sell", "propaganda", "sell", "propaganda" "sell", "propaganda" "sell", "propaganda" I am using RED-hat, so can you, and it is a very fashionable statement.

(via Everlasting Blort)

July 9, 2003

Pat Robertson not a happy bunny

United States: The Supreme Court has recently struck down the sodomy laws in Texas and Pat Robertson is hoping that God will show His anger by killing off some of the older and physically weaker judges. A People for the American Way newsletter reports that, after complaining about the tyranny of a nonelected oligarchy, he asks God to encourage the retirement of some judges so that non-elected fundies can be put in their places.

Pat Robertson has a long list of people he holds responsible for leading the nation to destruction, said People For the American Way Foundation President Ralph G. Neas. In the past, his list has included everyone from feminists to Harry Potter. Now the Supreme Court has landed at the top of Robertson's list for a ruling that most fair-minded Americans believe reflects the principles of common sense, fairness, and basic respect for privacy.

Robertson disagrees, and he wants God to weigh in. One justice is 83 years old, another has cancer, and another has a heart condition, reads Robertson's note. Would it not be possible for God to put it in the minds of these three judges that the time has come to retire? With their retirement and the appointment of conservative judges, a massive change in federal jurisprudence can take place.

As Gregster of puts it: Pat Robertson really does do a good job of making himself look like a fucking idiot himself, so there's not much to say here. Robertson's Rage - There He Goes AgainPeople for the American Way press release, 8th July 2003; Pat Robertson: God Hates Supreme Court; Will Bring Wrath on, 9th July 2003.

July 8, 2003

No word on whether it was God

United States: Although she definitely drowned her son, Christine Wilhelm has pleaded not guilty on grounds of insanity. The court in Troy, New Tork heard that she had heard werewolves on the night of the killing, and that she believed her husband and satanic cult members were going to torture the children and make them ritual human sacrifices. She had earlier called in Rensselaer County Child Protective Services in September 2001 alleging that her husband had sexually abused the children, but no evidence of this was found. Mother on trial in son's drowning - Newsday, 7th July 2003.

July 7, 2003

Ritual rumours a load of bollocks

Lothian and Borders Police have unreservedly dismissed speculation that the murder of Jodi Jones was a ritual killing.

A spokesman for Lothian and Borders Police said: We have found no link between Jodi's death and anything connected with Satanism or black magic. It is not an avenue of inquiry we are following.

Jodi murder police rule out ritual killing - Edinburgh Evening News, 7th July 2003.

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