Sunday, October 4, 2009

If only her faith were stronger.....

The following is a true story out of Uganda in the last couple of months. I read it in the newspaper while I was there, and have been unable to find it online, so you'll just have to take my word for it.

A woman whose child (I forget the gender) died ran off into the countryside with the body. The police caught up with her days (weeks?) later. The body of the child was already partially decomposed. She said she had taken the body away so that she could resurrect it. She was motivated by the encouragement of her pastor, who told her that it was possible for her to resurrect the body, and that she should go on the run with it.

When she was caught, the pastor got into a lot of trouble with the police. He insisted that resurrection is possible, but that the woman's faith in their (Christian) god was not strong enough, so the gift of power to resurrect the dead had not been granted to her.


tina FCD said...

Figures. It cracks me up when a religious person finds out that an atheist used to be religious, most were I assume, and makes a comment like the one you stated. "But you weren't really a true christian etc etc."

Pinkydead said...

...and now "you're not really an atheist".