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Originally appearing in Volume V21, Page 36 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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PECULIAR PEOPLE, a small sect of Christian faith-healers founded in London in 1838 by John Banyard. They consider themselves bound by the literal interpretation of James v. 14, and in cases of sickness seek no medical aid but rely on oil, prayer and nursing. The community is in the main composedof simple working people, who, apart from their peculiarity, have a good reputation; but their avoidance of professional medical attendance has led to severe criticism at inquests on children who have died for want of it.

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my great grandfather was a member of the peculiar people sect.I have precise surgical scars on my left knee and right lower abdomen with visible stitch marks.There are no hospital records.The scars are too precise to be accidental or an assalt.The scar on my knee appeared out of nowhere when I was six.I did not fall over.I remember feeling heat then looking at my knee and saw blood.It was'nt untill I took my trousers off I noticed a gaping clean cut wound on the side of my knee about two inches long.There was no pain and the cut was spotless.At the hospital they did not need to clean it.I got eight stitches.The scar on my abdomen I believe happened before the age of six.The scars appear to me like something was taken from me.I have exhausted all avenues.It seems only god knows.I want god to tell me the truth because no person will.I want god to give my life back.I hold god accountable.Tell me or eye will destroy everything humanity believes in.My anger knows no bounds,I feel no pain,I have no soul.Tell me the truth god or I will destroy you.
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