WITCHCRAFT APPEAL FOR COMPENSATION/CHALLENGE TO WITCHDOCTORS
Publicity seeker George Thindwa does it again by making sure that the press are fully informed of ASH's developments and activities. The Malawi News of 2nd April reported that ASH was assisting the 'witch' recently freed on appeal to sue the government for wrongful arrest and imprisonment. They also reported that ASH would be seeking to obtain compensation for all such cases.
Additionally, the newspaper reported that ASH's open challenge to witchdoctors (asing'anga) to demonstrate their powers on him is yet to produce a challenger even thouigh the cash prize has been raised to K 500, 000 ($3,500) - a large sum in Malawi where the annual GDP per person is less than US150!
BIBLE DISCREPANCIES AND THE QUESTION OF FAITH
On 3rd April 2011, the Sunday Times in its regular and light-hearted 'Paparazzi' column highlighted the discrepancies in both the Old and New Testaments. Tongue-in-cheek, the columnist proclaimed himself to be a believer whilst highlighting the problems gaced by believers.
This is the first ocasion on which we have noted any public challenge to biblical authority in the local press. We surmise that the close relationship with the reporting and editorial staff of this newspaper group is helping to widen the debate.
ASH's HAROLD WILLIAMS CHALLENGES FACEBOOK 'FRIENDS'
As an indication of what ASH in Malawi has to contend with here are samples of the material being posted on Facebook by some of Harold's new-found friends:
Benson Nkhoma Somba Your unbelief exposes your emerse lack of knowledge on christian faith. its easy to mock God when u still have life. by the way who provides the air u breath? that little unbelieving heart of yours who sustains it? know that there is no repetance after death! 'The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some men count slackness: but is longsufferng to us-ward, not willing that all should perish, but that all should come to repentance' 2 Peter 3:9Saturday at 18:33 ·
Felix Millowa Drama Conservatory A person needs divine revelation to know God. But one must be extra careful: Lucifer does provide revelation too, a contrast and adversary of God's commandment of love. It is a revelation based on greed and personal aggrandizement. With Lucifer's revelation, anything about God is inconclusive and arguable.