Did you hear about the weird religious cult in a land to the east, whose members were convinced that one of their initiates was possessed by a demon? In a bizarre ritual, they bound the young woman to a religious totem pole, and left her gagged in a cold room without food or water for three days. They were, they said, trying to drive out evil spirits.
The young woman died from asphyxiation.
No, this wasn't something that happened centuries ago, before people knew any better. It happened last week in Romania. The young woman suffered from schizophrenia. The cult was the Romanian Orthodox Church.
When questioned, the priest responsible stated:
God has performed a miracle for her, finally Irina is delivered from evil… I don't understand why journalists are making such a fuss about this.