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This Priest Fed His Followers Rat Poison to Ensure Their Faith

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Down the hatch...

If your trusted religious leader asked you to jump off of a bridge to prove your love and devotion to God, would you do it? Probably not because it’s dangerous. And you also wouldn’t necessarily believe that it’s truly the way to prove that you have faith. But the parishioners at one church were more than happy to ingest deadly poison just because their minister said that it was the only way to show their devotion. Is he a direct line to God, or is he a false prophet putting people in extreme danger?

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Would you drink poison if you thought it'd bring you closer to God?