Teenage Girl Crucified In France ‘To Expel Demons’

Teenage Girl Crucified In France ‘To Expel Demons’ October 13, 2013

Shocker. Absolute shocker. Such ignorance. As the Huffington Post reports:

A teenage girl in France narrowly survived a violent week-long crucifixion-style exorcism.Teenage Girl Crucified

Police discovered the emaciated 19-year-old at a housing estate in Grigny, a southern Paris suburb, where she was allegedly bound to a mattress for a week in the position of Christ. AFP reports the girl was found dehydrated, in a state of shock and showed signs of having been beaten.

Four former members of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, including the victim’s boyfriend, are accused of carrying out the week-long crucifixion of the Cameroonian teenager to expel ‘her demons’.

The church said it expelled the four accused members in 2010 and stressed thatexorcism of this kind cannot be justified by any of its teachings, according to the International Business Times. The Seventh-Day Adventist Church is a U.S.-based millennialist Protestant church with more than 17 million members worldwide, according to its website.

All four of the accused are facing charges of kidnapping and acts of torture and barbarism, but have denied all acts of violence.

Prosecutors say the accuser’s boyfriend and alleged instigator, Eric Deron, had delusions of being a prophet on a divine mission.

According to statements released by the accused, the exorcism was organized after the victim allegedly leapt on her boyfriend, Deron, whilst babbling incomprehensibly, which led him to believe she was possessed by the devil.

The victim, known only as Antoinette, testified in court that her captors kept her alive by feeding her minuscule portions of water and oil, NineMSN reported.

Court is expected to resume until Friday.

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  • Gandolf

    Once again it really brings into question, the idea that humans can really have right to have their true “freedom” of religion .

    I mean ,it seems to me in all honesty,that humans already really don’t have right to lay any “true” claim of having “freedom” of religion. I mean what say someone was to decide that they really wanted to restart the ancient religious practice of sacrificing live human beings,as a fundamental human right . Like the Inca of Peru, for instance used to do.

    How much “freedom” ? would then be given to anyone deciding on partaking in any such religious practices .

    It seem obvious that religion needs to be regulated. And in all honesty ,to some extent it seems that religion is already being regulated.

    Trouble is that some people,and specially some of the theist types, really don’t want to admit it. For they don’t like the idea that their own religious practices should ever also come under scrutiny and thus may need to be regulated . Even if such people might also not really like the scary idea, that certain people are presently also being taught in secret places, about ideas of their faithful need to go blow certain people up,in the religious form of faith of Jihadism

    At some stage , i feel the idea of the human right to continue to retain “religious freedom” must surely need to implode on itself

    • The thing is, in light of religious pluralism, you have to establish common currency otherwise you accept some kind of special pleading.

      This should be morality. There must be an establishment of a universal moral code, and religions should adhere to this, not vice versa. Otherwise religious moral relativism will abound.