This is what comes from having time on your hands…

This evening while preparing the sermon for tomorrow, I have come across a bevy of different articles and news releases that made me take a second look.  Don’t know what this will mean for the sermon tomorrow, but there we are…  Thought I would share some of them here in case you’d be interested.

BENIN – January 10th is the official Beninese holiday celebrating Voodoo day and there have been a lot of articles about this.  There’s a lot of dead goats in southern Benin today.  If you want to read more about this, check out the articles and photos below.  Take note of the number of foreigners among the Beninese; there are a large number of people who either think African Traditional Religion is nothing more than myth, and there are many others who are hungry for some sort of spiritual experience.  Ask me sometime about the demon possessed German girl I met on a Ghana Airways flight to Italy who found out what African Traditional Religion is about.

A Cheerful, Grisly, Mystical Vodoun Festival in Benin (photos)

Fete de Vaudou (french, but has an interesting video)

ABC News: Mysticism, Modernity Abound in Benin Voodoo Fest

AMERICAN YOUTH – A recent study was released this week and now the news media is picking up on the story, narcissism (inordinate love of self) is surprisingly on the rise among American youth!  Happily for us, narcissistic personality disorder has been removed from the 2013 5th Edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, so at least they won’t be making medical claims upon the Federal budget.

Fox News – We are raising a generation of deluded narcissists

Daily News – Study reveals rocketing sense of entitlement on U.S. campuses

U.S. College Students Feel Super Special About Themselves: American Freshman Survey

 

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