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Silver

Ha! Ha!

An Indonesian boy who is claimed to have miracle healing powers is now sick but cannot heal himself:


http://www.theage.com.au/world/li...ge-boy-20090213-875e.html?page=-1
Sprocket

The kid is sick.  Don't you think your thread title is a bit heartless?
bigfrankus

hi

yes he is heartless

but then again - we do not know who he really is!!

maybe those claiming he has miracle healing powers are wrong

maybe he never had those powers in the 1st place and now he is sick just proves that he did not
Farmer Geddon

I dunno - it reads like some back-arsed event that happen in Palestine a few thousand years ago..
Silver

Sprocket wrote:
The kid is sick.  Don't you think your thread title is a bit heartless?



Heartless is swindling people by claiming to heal them. People die because instead of going to doctors, they waste their time going to these cranks. If seeing this kid sick and unable to cure himself wakes these people up, then I hope he is very sick for a long time.
Sprocket

Obviously he's wrong, and harmfully so, but at his age I'm sure he's sincere.
Silver

I would like to think that he is controlled by adults who are using him but from the number of kid preachers in America who act like young adults, it is possible that he is running the scam on his own.

I got through a CD full of Round the Horne shows recently. Everyone remembers Kenneth Williams but Kenneth Horne was just as funny. After a stroke in the late fifties he went full time into comedy but developed very high blood pressure in the late sixties. This was kept under control by drugs but he was persuaded to give them up and try an alternative medicine instead. Weeks later he dropped dead of a heart attack coming up to his 62nd birthday.
Shaft2101

Sprocket wrote:
Obviously he's wrong, and harmfully so, but at his age I'm sure he's sincere.


This pretty much encapsulates how I feel about it - I'd find it quite a fitting irony (though still, I don't think one can wish ill health on someone who is sincerely wrong, no matter how harmful the nonsense they are peddling is) were it not for the fact that you can't really harbour any ill will towards a child, no matter how delusional or pernicious the lies which are propagated on their behalf are.
bigfrankus

hi

it is most likely adults using the child to make some cash

happens all the time
Silver

Re: hi

bigfrankus wrote:
it is most likely adults using the child to make some cash

happens all the time



It certainly worked in Lourdes.

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