Friday, November 30, 2012

voodoo's needs suspected in grave robberies

Religion has its needs, and in Benin, tomb raiders have dug up more than 100 graves as a suspected means of providing voodoo with its necessary implements.

The incident is the most serious case of grave-robbing in the West African state, the world capital of voodoo where most of the country's 9 million residents practice a benign form of the official religion.

The incident may conjure up notions of an outlandish backwardness, but it is hard to think of a religion that doesn't seek donations in one way or another.

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