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Oct142007

(Southern) African Christianity - Christian Theologian and his family engage in the African ritual of animal sacrifice.

They said it couldn't be done, but here's the evidence, Southern African Christian Theologian, Dr Dion Forster, engaged in an act of ritual sacrifice today. When asked for comment he replied "This is our culture... Our people are known for it. Particularly on special days like today - we wouldn't have it any other way!"

Pictured here, Dr Forster, burning the flesh of a dead cow (commonly referred to as 'steak, chops, and wors (sausage)'. What makes the act even more of a scandal is the fact that Dr Forster, an ordained Methodist Ministers, is wearing the traditional vestments of the Springbok Rugby team! His wife said "I tried to talk him out of it, but he is just so committed to the Springboks! He said that he had been praying all night, and that God was surely going to support his team [God's team] the Springboks in tonight's semifinal match against the Pumas".

When asked if Dr Forster would be preaching at the Bryanston Methodist Church this evening, he replied "Yes, my people expect it, and after all, that's where we belong... However, tonight's sermon will be kort en kragtig [short and powerful]"

This one's for you Sifiso and Samke! Don't be sad in the US my friends! You're a Africans, no matter where you go we are one - simunye (and other favourite South Africanisms!! umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu!. We miss you guys, but you will be back soon!

OK, now for the Benediction.... Go Bokkkkkkeeeee!!!!!

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Reader Comments (5)

I'm preaching this morning- 2 services down, 3 to go- and stopped into my office for a moment's rest, clicked on your blog for some prophetic inspiration...and this is what I found. ;)

October 14, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterEmily Oliver

Sondaaaaaaaaaarrrr!!!!

October 14, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterWessel Bentley

Vrystaaat....

October 14, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterSteve Hayes

Well done bokke!!! Now, we just have to beat England on Saturday!

Wohoooooo!

October 14, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterdigitaldion (Dion Forster)

Its looking to be a most excellent evening! What better than being in England when we beat them! The gloating will be most enjoyable... although I've been warned not to wear my springbok shirt should we win... might be dangerous!

Go BOKKKKKKEEEEEE!

October 16, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterMurray & Gina UK

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