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The Human Temple

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Hiba Bou Nasr

on 9 November 2015

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Transcript of The Human Temple

The Human Temple
Jack Khalil
Child Marriage
Amazon Rain-Forest: Bullet Ant Ritual
Egypt: Female Genital Mutilation
The reason behind this is poverty & ignorance.
Not materialistic poverty but spiritual poverty.
If these societies had someone that would preach & transfer God's messages, they wouldn't sell their bodies or distort them.
Our bodies are God's temple.
We should protect our bodies and find ways to improve our well-being.
Conclusion:
Around 120-140 million women have been subject to FGM.
Three million girls are at risk each year.
Abuse of human rights.
Causes serious health complications.
Causes chronic pain.
Results in fatal blood infections.
Destroys sexual pleasure.
Causes increased child birth mortality.
Leads to fatal bleeding.


Painful ritual to prove man-hood.
Withstand being stung in the hands by a swarm of Bullet Ants.
Pain starts once the gloves come off & the venom starts to take effect.
Hands become paralyzed & look like stumps.
Must go through this ritual many times until he doesn't cry.
Definition:
Definition:
The partial or total removal of female genitalia.
Very painful & traumatic for girls.
Purpose:
To control female sexuality & lessen a woman’s humanity.
Statistics:
Egypt: Female Genital Mutilation
Consequences:
Bullet Ant
Amazon Rain-Forest: Bullet Ant Ritual
Mechanism:
Elders drug the ants to collect them.
Drugged ants are placed in large gloves.
When awakened, they become vicious.
Boy puts on gloves for 10 minutes.
"It's the same as having your hands on fire."
An old person marrying a child under the age of 18.
Human rights violation.
Against the law.
Due to persistent poverty and gender inequality.
Statistics:
1 in 3 girls is married before reaching 18.
1 in 9 girls is married under age of 15.
1 Corinthians 6:19
"Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body."
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