Seoul (CNN) — A pastor and his wife are in custody accused of killing three of their children by starving them to ward off evil spirits, police in South Korea said Wednesday.
The bodies were found nine days later by Park’s brother-in-law. Police said the couple was praying in the hope of resurrecting the children.
What was that you said? There are delusional idiots in any group? Most Christians are perfectly sane, decent people and wouldn’t harm their children any more than you or I?
Not quite. Belief in demons and evil spirits is at the core of Christianity. Every week we can read about priests in all parts of the world encouraging and recommending exorcism, and poor suckers harming their kids accordingly. (More than a site like this one can ever hope to keep up with.) The Pope has his own chief exorcist, for Christ’s sake. Belief in demons and magical powers is absolutely central to religion. If you don’t believe that kind of stuff, well, congratulations… you’re an atheist.