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General News Gladiadores do Altar (Altar Gladiators)

Discussion in 'Current Events, World News, & LGBT News' started by Chiroptera, Mar 6, 2015.

  1. Chiroptera

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    In Brazil, a group of young men called Gladiadores do Altar (Altar Gladiators) were organized in the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God. It is clearly a mix of "army discipline" and religion.

    They salute and declare they are "ready for battle".

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9zmcAS_9JA (The video is in portuguese)

    It is still unclear what is their true objective, but, personally, i'm quite worried about it.

    Some people and artists are criticizing them, like here:

    Um Sábado Qualquer | 1486 – Gladiadores do Altar

    (The cartoon says:

    1-"We are a militar power moved by faith,
    2-we don't like those who think differently than us,
    3-we fight for a world under the laws of our God,
    4-and we follow the leaders who represent him,
    5-what our lider says, it will be a order!
    6-Gladiators, what do you want?
    7-The altar! The altar!")
     
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    They do look worrisome, and sound similar to some of the hate groups we have here.

    How has the government responded to their threats? Has any legal action been taken against them? (If possible) Have they committed violent acts, or threatened people?

    It's always scary to see this combination of religion meets guns/militarism.
     
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    As long as i know, nothing has been done for now. They didn't commit any crimes for now, so there is nothing we can do about it.

    There is a chance that they are just a bunch of crazy but pacific group, that just wants to pray in a "extremely disciplined way", but their true intent isn't yet clear.

    That said, we can only wait and hope nothing will happen.
     
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    Couldn't get past the little shield and sword on their backs. Couldn't stop laughing for some reason.