Yigal Mesika for Faith Healers
Ever heard of Yigal Mesika? For most of us this would be nothing more than an interesting trick that we would inquire how one did it or what kind of device they were using. But when it comes to the faithful, particularly the pentecostals, this could be nothing short of the power of God coming thru the hand of the healer or exorcist.
this clip is not very interesting, -it just shows a guy using it on the street for entertainment. I didn't even watch it all. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jX064WTDOY0
GHANA: "Miracle" pastor arrested for magic trick
Written by Ted Olsen Thursday, 12 July 2007 00:00
When Ghanaian pastor Obiri Konjo Yeboah (or Kojo Nana Obiri-Yeboah or Yeboah Nana Kojo, depending on the news source) entered Uganda, officials at the airport seized his luggage. Inside was a machine that they believed was a piece of bomb-making equipment.
It turns out that it was the Yigal Mesika Electric Touch, a gadget sold in magic stores that sends a 12-volt charge into anyone touching the person who's wearing it. The company says it will "create excitement, mystery, curiosity, and supernatural powers all in one forgettable experience."
Ugandan officials are worried about that "supernatural powers" part, and the pastor is now being investigated for fraud.
It's about time, says an editorial in the Ugandan newspaper The Monitor:
Probably, for the very first time our vigilant police may have stumbled upon the explanation to the 'miraculous' falling down that has been going on in many churches. Most of us have either seen in real life or watched on television how pastors touch people who then simply collapse! …
Ugandans are presently caught up in the global billion dollar industry that television evangelism has become. We urge the police to carry out a no-nonsense inquiry into the activities of all pentecostal and other churches known to indulge their faith in this manner. Pastors who practice the falling down brand of 'healing' must subject themselves to police investigation. Whoever objects to this course of action, taken in the public interest, immediately becomes a suspicious character.
The police apparently agree. "Police are investigating the conduct of churches for born-again Christians in the wake of rising cases of pastors' impropriety," a separate Monitor article reports. "The detectives will be interested in the idea of sowing, the term used to describe the generous tithes that pastors manipulate churchgoers into giving in the honest expectation of miracles."
The pastor told the BBC that he didn't use the Electric Touch for religious purposes. "This is a toy. It was sent for my daughters' birthday," he told the BBC.
"...but truth is a point of view, and so it is changeable. And to rule by fettering the mind through fear of punishment in another world is just as base as to use force." -Hypatia