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African Demons again

  1. Jul 10, 2004 #1

    Ivan Seeking

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    This is one of many such stories found in the African press from time to time. Among other things, I find the cultural aspects of these reports quite interesting.

    http://allafrica.com/stories/200407070035.html
     
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    "At the time of arrest, Sserunkuuma said he could not afford the demons' enormous demands. He said the demons demanded for 300 virgin girls and cows to provide them with blood for sustenance".

    Them African demons sure know how to party :tongue2: The demons around here start at about £35 per hour, and a top rate hell-fire belching winged nightmare might set you back up to £160 per hour. Its worth remembering though that in the slow season you can often haggle them down by maybe 10-15%.

    On a lighter note, you can't beat a bit of cross-cultural psychopathology to restore your faith in human nature. My personal favourite is Koro, but I am going to try to keep this thread clean and let you look it up for yourself.

    http://weber.ucsd.edu/~thall/cbs_koro.html
     
  4. Jul 13, 2004 #3

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    The correct plural is "penes"? Who knew?
     
  6. Jul 14, 2004 #5

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    Thanks guys I needed a hefty chuckle!! However I think Jonathon had a valid point... How DO you crap with one ass-cheek?
     
  7. Aug 4, 2004 #6

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    Stones 'follow' woman

    http://www.news24.com/News24/South_Africa/News/0,6119,2-7-1442_1566845,00.html
     
  8. Aug 4, 2004 #7

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    It's amazing how they so matter of factly conclude, yep, you've got demons. :biggrin:
     
  9. Sep 9, 2004 #8

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    http://allafrica.com/stories/200409080061.html
     
  10. Sep 9, 2004 #9

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    Well then rent the room to alcoholics. Tell them there is jinn in the room and they will be in faster than you can say.... something real fast...
     
  11. Sep 12, 2004 #10

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    This is funny, he seems to be referring to this like it's an everyday occurence that everyone should understand.

    "Owakah wonders how one can possibly disregard the existence of spirits and their interaction with living people.

    "How do you explain a dead person refusing to be transported to his rural home due to the presence there of somebody whom the deceased had disagreed with when he was alive," he asks."
     
  12. Sep 12, 2004 #11

    Ivan Seeking

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    I know. It makes for some interesting reading.

    Well, that's not too much to ask.
     
  13. Sep 12, 2004 #12

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    You guys may think this is funny, those silly africans and all that, but to live in fear of demons is probably a horrible thing. Especially if people are being sacrificed to them.
     
  14. Sep 13, 2004 #13

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    Good point. Silly or not, this is all very significant to many people's lives.

    Still, I challenge you to read up on Tokoloshe's and not chuckle. :biggrin:
    https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=7121
     
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