Exorcism, one would think, is a task for strong adult. Not so. You can exploit an 8 yr old to do it. It’s more impressive that way.
In the slums of San Gonzalo, people flock to a small church where Alani Santos claims to exorcise demons and cure the sick.
“When the little missionary touches you, something will happen. You will be cured,” says her pastor father.
Exorcism in the poorer parts of Brazil has always formed part of Christian life, but Pentecostalism is on the rise with more churches promising a direct experience of the presence of God. In some ways, Alani is becoming the face of God to those seeking her help.
Members of her congregation claim that she helped cure a man of HIV after seven years. In the video we also see her touch the forehead of a man who then collapses to the ground crying.
Alani Santos has Youtube channel. In the video below she supposedly cures an old woman with a bad leg.
There is never any evidence that these faith healers or exorcists cure anyone who is sick. We don’t know their official diagnoses. It’s often quite clear, as in this case, that circumstances are right for this girl to get lots of positive attention.
We thought the Bob Larson’s teenage exorcists were young. This takes the prize. Color my cynical but I don’t think it’s healthy to grow up believing you can cast the devil out of people. Just my opinion. She’ll be a diva by the time she’s 14. And delusional.