The Federal Correctional Institution in Sheridan, Oregon — a part of the Federal Bureau of Prisons — houses nearly 2,000 inmates.
Indian Witch Doctors, Visiting New Zealand on Temporary Visas, Are Conning Locals Out of Their Money
Apparently, Indian witch doctors are visiting New Zealand on “tourist or temporary work visas,” setting up shop, and conning locals out of a lot of money by pretending to have special powers. Even more, they’re offering 100% guarantees that their magic will protect people from things like money and marriage problems.
Pratima Nand, a resident who is rallying attention against these frauds, went undercover with a local news station to show how they work:
Domyo Burk is one of the bloggers on the Patheos Buddhist channel. She’s been doing a lot of research into spirituality and meditation for a new book, and along the way, she realized that she didn’t believe in God.
She never really believed in a personal God who answers your prayers and watches over you, but there were several years where she had “faith in Something Greater.” (That’s where the Zen stuff kicked in.)