Cybargs wrote:btw i find it funny how papua new guinea is somehow "western" because it used to be part of Australia.
I think that has more to do with religion. Lots of Christian missionaries have gone there over the years.
Which didn't help much, as there are still a lot of superstition and witch hunts.
And stupid politicians who not only declared witch hunting illegal, but also evil witchcraft, thereby de facto confirming that witches exist, which the dim witted tribal plebs want to hunt.
There probably are/have been people who practiced some sort of witchcraft, whether or not it was actually efficacious sorcery is unknown. By witchcraft, I mean utilizing what they believe to be real science/magic to cause the illness or death of another individual. The witches "do" exist, but the revenge killings are based in what appears to be superficial superstition.
PNG is hardly part of the christian world though. The bastardized versions of christian dogma that are preached and practiced couldn't be further from a typical European understanding of Christian cosmology.
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