Saturday, November 13, 2010
Comments on Moruga
Recent events published in our Daily Express tell of a a school on our island, whose female students are being possessed/attacked by Spirits. To their credit, the Express also published comments by psychologists who indicated that it seemed like a Mass Hysteria Phenomenon. To which I agree. This is a mixed school, how is it that only the girls are affected?
Lets put common sense into this. Young girls are extremely influenced by the other women around them. There has been a growing movement among some sectors to "ready their flock for Spiritual Warfare." The idea is being put into people's minds that there is evil all around them, waiting to attack them. The mind is such, that whenever it decides to latch on to an idea, it will constantly seek out all points to confirm the idea. It will deliberately ignore any things seen as good, and dismiss them as the exception to the norm.
Added to which, we have some really unscrupulous Pastors in Trinidad and Tobago who play on the fears of the superstitious public, and gather their flock from which they get their 10% a month. These men/women, literally FEED the fear...and benefit from it.
It is amazing to my, how many people let their mind be controlled by fears of "Spirit Attack" and forget the fundamental principle that we, MAN, is spiritually stronger than anything out there. "Spirit" is a Behavioural Meme. One idea being adopted by a highly imaginative influential mind, making an assessment based on information she was given.
Those children do need prayer, if only to serve the purpose to calm them, but they also need good counselling, and not by a Pastor or anyone who would perpetrate the idea that spirits are attacking them.
This "obeah" nonsense, as the blame for everything inexplainable, has got to stop, simply because people who practice their pagan faiths are being seen as evil. Rather, the distinction should be made against those who use their faith with the intention of harming others. There are also people who pray Psalms from the Bible asking for harm and retribution on people.
People who practice faiths differently are not evil, people who perpetuate the idea that they are in order to gain followers or benefit from it in some way are.
Come on people, let us see where the real danger lies...and that is in what ever nonsense is being fed to these impressionable girls, that nonsense is screwing up their minds.