Vietnam Minorities Convert to Christianity Because Jesus Is Cheaper

The Jarai minority of Vietnam is converting to Christianity, but they’renot motivated by eternal salvation? No, they’re choosing Jesus because,well, he’s cheaper:In the village in O’Yadav district’s Som Thom commune,about 80 per cent of the community have given up on spirits and ghostsin favour of Sunday sermons and modern medicine.Sev Chel, 38, said she made the switch because when she used toget sick, it could cost her hundreds of dollars to appease the godswith a sacrificial package that might include a cow or buffalo, a chicken,bananas, incense and rice wine.“So if I sold that buffalo and took the money to pay formedicine, it is about 30,000 riel to 40,000 riel [for them to] get better,so we are strong believers in Jesus,” she said. “If I didnot believe in Jesus, maybe at this time I would still be poor and notknow anything besides my community.May Titthara and David Boyle of the Phnom Penh Post has the story: Link– via Newsof the Weird

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