Talk:Joseph Kony

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Fix small typo[edit]

I found a small typo in the "Religious Beliefs" section. The sentence beginning with "He is thought of have had many wives" should be changed to "He is thought to have had many wives". — Preceding unsigned comment added by Rohr22 (talkcontribs) 21:14, 9 January 2014 (UTC)

Another small typo was "culmunated" instead of "culminated" in the section titled "Rebel leader". Skulla (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 17:27, 13 September 2015 (UTC)

Kony a Protestant?[edit]

This article lists Joseph Kony's cult as 'Protestant'. 'Protestant' refers to the churches which separated from Rome over her heresies in the 16th century, and those which descend from the same, along with (albeit inaccurately) the Baptists/Anabaptists. - These 'denominations', movements and churches generally believe in the inspiration of the 66 books of the holy scriptures, that these 66 scriptures, (39 of the Old Testament, 27 of the New) are the Christian's ONLY authority for faith and practice, that the believer is saved and justified by grace through faith in the blood of the Lamb, wholly separated from the works of his hands.

Joseph Kony's cult is not based upon the bible, and it's doctrine in the vaguest sense of the term, it certainly is not 'protestant'. I would propose that this slur be removed. -Eli. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:49, 26 February 2015 (UTC)

The Cult, which some may consider a derogatory naming of it, is described as syncretic in the article, sort of multicultural. I'd consider that another set of Negro beliefs emerging after the period of Africa's "colonization", which should rather be called hegemony of European powers in Africa.-- (talk) 19:29, 21 September 2016 (UTC)
This is getting a bit too specific Eli. All that is required to be a protestant is to be of the Christian faith and to formally reject papal authority over the church. Specifically, this would take the form of an absolute rejection of Paragraph 937 of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. And that is about it - in fact, there is virtually no other completely common ground to be found between *all* of the groups which could make a claim to Protestantism, well, beyond the interpretation of the sacrament of the Eucharist that is... (so two requirements - or maybe one requirement and one universality? - rejection of Para. 937 and transubstantiation) Anyway, being a protestant is not like getting ISO certified, it is rather abstract. :S. So yeah, in the strictest sense of the word, Kony would be a protestant, although it really is a pointless distinction since I am reasonably certainly that his rejection of Rome has very little bearing on the day to day operations of his organisation. And I can assure you that there are just as many murderers, thugs and rapists in Africa who defer to Vatican authority as there are those who reject it, perhaps more.
In the end, dogmatism and the rejection of reason are arguably the most wicked agents of destruction and mayhem in the history of man. As we find ourselves hurling headlong into the 21st century, we would do well to finally put aside all of this archaic mysticism, magic and superstition. It is about time that we as a species get up off of our knees and in the light of science and reason, embrace a future where we reach out for the stars. (talk) 02:10, 3 November 2016 (UTC)


The usage and topic of Kony is under discussion, see talk:Kony, Inc. -- (talk) 05:54, 4 December 2015 (UTC)

Kony in Kafia Kingi?[edit]

See (talk) 13:28, 6 September 2016 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 23 December 2016[edit]

Change his age to 55. (talk) 18:29, 23 December 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done! Thanks for pointing that out. regards, DRAGON BOOSTER 05:50, 24 December 2016 (UTC).

"be unable to evade capture for much longer"[edit]

11 months later....I think it's time to change that to "it was thought he'd be unable to evade capture for an extended period in early 2016."- (talk) 01:01, 22 February 2017 (UTC)