Sometimes your experiment falls short of proving things and sometimes its on point. But when it goes too far, it’s nothing short of a disaster.
For a priest from a small town in South Africa, his worst nightmare came true when he set out on conducting his experiment of “immortality”.
Priest Light Monyeki from Soshanguve, a town in South Africa, attempted to prove ‘Children of God are immortal’ by feeding them rat poison. As you can imagine or not, the worst happened.
The stunt by the priest cost dearly to the people who attended the congregation. Monyeki kicked off his worship service by saying the worshippers should not fear death and that they’re ‘superhuman’ and ‘immortal’.
He then called upon people to take a swig of water contaminated with rat poison. Most of the people in the service were more than happy to indulge in the experiment.
Monyeki said, “We do not need to proclaim faith because we are believers. Death has no power over us.”
In a bid to get closer to God, the followers, one after another consumed to lethal drink. Monyeki was the first to drink the poison and then poured it down the throats of his devoted congregation.
Within a few minutes, some of the members started complaining of stomach pain. Five of them were declared dead by evening. Another 13 of them were admitted to the hospital soon after the complaint.
Amidst all this, Monyeki plainly denied taking the responsibility of the mishap.
He instead said, “Too much of any good thing could be bad.”
Looks like “poison” wasn’t the “good thing” he was referring to. Clearly!
A police investigation was carried out but so far no one has been arrested. People, not just of the Soshanguve town, but across the world are agitated by the priests’ logic.
Such acts simply highlight the sickening abuse of power by the so-called priests and godman.
Information & image source: unilad
Title image source: metro