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A pastor and his wife are in custody accused of killing three of their children by starving them to ward off evil spirits, police in South Korea said Wednesday.

The couple told police the children -- aged nine, seven and three -- had been ill, which they believed was a sign they were invaded by evil spirits after eating too much on Lunar New Year.

They then cut the children's hair to chase the spirits out and starved them from January 24 until February 2, only allowing them to drink water. Local media reports said the parents had beaten the children with a belt and a fly swatter numerous times.

The pastor, named only by his surname Park, and his wife, Cho, told police they tied the children's arms and legs with stockings. All three died on February 2, the first around 2am, the second at 5am and the third at 7am, according to police in the town of Boseong, more than 186 miles (300 kilometers) south of Seoul.

The bodies were found nine days later by Park's brother-in-law. Police said the couple was praying in the hope of resurrecting the children. Their eight-month-old daughter who survived has been taken into care, police said.

Mr. and Mrs. Park, CNN 84 Comments [2/21/2012 4:02:32 AM]
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The Jamo

There's nothing to say. I weep for humanity.

2/21/2012 4:13:14 AM

atheist

And folks actually ask my why I am an atheist...

2/21/2012 4:45:02 AM

Adey

So sad.
That religion's claim to be moral has to be challenged wherever it rears its ugly head.

2/21/2012 5:03:31 AM

Percy Q. Shunn

jesus fucking christ

2/21/2012 5:24:08 AM

Mister Spak

Now try praying yourself out of prison.

2/21/2012 5:57:24 AM

chechmate

Oh, that poor persecuted pastor.

Praise the Lord our God, for He hath shown us His strength and His grace. Amen and Hallelujah!

Fucking religion.

2/21/2012 6:27:46 AM

Reynardine

There is no humor at all in this situation. I have stated before that one fundamental all fundamentalists seem to have in common is keeping women down, but another, still more disturbing, is cruelty to children.

2/21/2012 6:34:57 AM

Doubting Thomas

OK explain again to me how religious belief is a good thing?

2/21/2012 6:43:03 AM

dionysus

No snarky comments this time, just sadness at the fact that stupid beliefs killed these poor children.

2/21/2012 6:46:23 AM

The_L

WHAT.

2/21/2012 6:46:54 AM



I weep for the three children this pair indirectly murdered.

2/21/2012 6:47:00 AM



And fyi, the Christianity in South Korea, while it has some good spots, has unfortunately been far too influenced by the worst in American Christianity, namely the conspiracy theories, theocratic crap, and the "God wants you to be rich!" gospel. I live here, and umm, I can't tell you how many times I've seen street preachers here with the whole 666, veri-chip, anti-Christ conspiracy crap. You could find a hell of a lot on S. Korea for FSTDT XD

2/21/2012 6:53:08 AM

rebel

Ok, what the flying fuck!? These monsters have the audacity to call themselves people?!
May you burn forever, you sick sick freaks.
PS Jesus is now weeping for humanity and I'm joining him.

2/21/2012 7:07:31 AM

Hakar

The second-worst thing about this is that the parents will insist that they have no idea what they did wrong.

The worst thing is that many people (well ok, fundies) will agree with them.

2/21/2012 7:39:37 AM

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2/21/2012 7:51:07 AM

Justanotheratheist

Shoot the cunts.

Sorry, but I can't think of anything else to say.

2/21/2012 8:01:16 AM

Brendan Rizzo

Where do fundies get these ideas? I'm at a loss for words.

2/21/2012 8:16:03 AM

TB Tabby

We need to archive stories like this when they pop up. That way, when theists say "What's the harm in letting us believe?", we have a ready answer.

2/21/2012 8:30:57 AM

Pioneer

How the everloving fuck does someone become this fucking insane? Oh, what does it matter, people will probably demand that they be released for "religious freedom".
On that note, did they do the same to the baby? How did she survive that?

2/21/2012 8:31:03 AM

Prager

I have yet to hear about any atheist anywhere doing this to a child.

2/21/2012 8:39:17 AM

J. James

Those poor children. Murdered by crazy. This is why these people cannot be allowed to have children in the first place.

2/21/2012 8:41:59 AM

breakerslion

Let the punishment fit the crime - but it probably won't.

"The bodies were found nine days later by Park's brother-in-law. Police said the couple was praying in the hope of resurrecting the children."

And that's a clear example of the inmates running the asylum. THIS IS WHY superstition and magical thinking needs to be actively discouraged in spite of bleats of persecution to the contrary!

2/21/2012 9:14:09 AM

Reynardine

I wonder if the brand of "Christianity" in question had something to do with Sung Myung Moon.

2/21/2012 9:22:23 AM

Passerby

I think I'm going to be sick.

2/21/2012 9:31:39 AM

Anon-e-moose

The next time Troll/Poe/Nuts4Life deigns to show her face round here again, I'm going to simply link this quote to the page she dares to emerge from under her bridge and molest more goats on.

As a prime example of why I have a more than infinite hatred of all religious Fundamentalists, why their so-called 'beliefs' can never justify their existence, and why fundies should never be allowed to breed, never mind vote or run for political office. As they are all worse than Al-Qaeda. Without Exception.* From Rush Limburger to Fred Phelps & the WBC. Q.E. and D.

And why the likes of her - and their unjustifiable 'beliefs' - are & always will be inferior to Quakers, Unitarian Universalists, Buddhists, Sufi Muslims, Wiccans et al. Non-fundie beliefs.

*- 'People just do the strangest things, when they believe that they're entitled. But they do even stranger things when they just plain believe.'

-Agent Keenan (John Goodman), "Red State"

2/21/2012 9:39:18 AM
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