Rich Preacher Sends 4,000 Bottles of Holy Water to Sierra Leone to Cure Ebola

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Normally, when a story involves a rich Nigerian person sending money, you can safely ignore it. But in the case of millionaire preacher Temitope (T.B.) Joshua (right), his efforts to cure Ebola are completely misguided and it’s important to understand why:

By Hemant MehtaFriendly Atheist

To help the West African country [of Sierra Leone] fight the escalating Ebola crisis… Joshua says he has sent the Sierra Leone government 4,000 bottles of his patented holy anointed water and $50,000 in cash in a private jet, which also cost $50,000 to charter.

So he spent $100,000 to deliver $50,000… for the purpose of… well, I have no idea. Cash is great, but paper currency itself doesn’t cure anything, and there’s no telling if the money is being donated somewhere useful. Still, at worst, it’s just a waste.

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