Except for the first sentence, this is the first time that I actually AGREE with a fundie.
2/17/2007 7:27:23 PM
Jane the Bane
What few people seem to realize, though, is that the Catholics don't have a monopoly on witch hunts.
Contrary to popular opinion, the witch hysteria is not to be placed within the middle ages: the Malleus Maleficarum was written in the late 1400s, and the fires kept on burning up to the 1700s.
Both catholics AND protestants were guilty of that, by the way:
John Calvin burned \"heretics\" at the stake.
Martin Luther thought that children with a birth defect were fathered by the devil.
And the Puritans of Salem weren't exactly catholic, either.
2/17/2007 7:55:02 PM
I Read About The Afterlife
You know what's funny about that? Protestants used to burn witches at the stake in the Salem Witch Trials.
Quit your holier-than-thou attitude.
3/8/2010 10:19:30 AM
Fundies' blindness to the illogical and immoral aspects of their own religions, alongside their awareness of those of other religions, never ceases to amaze me.
12/20/2010 8:51:10 AM
Oh, come now. Let's not forget that the early reformers, like John Calvin and Martin Luther, were fond of burning their enemies and having them tortured. And the Salem witch trials? Protestants, not Catholics, perpetrated that atrocity.
12/20/2010 9:00:18 AM
Isn't Sarah Palins preacher a witchhunter? He is, there's even video with him speaking "protection from evil" prayers over her. Should have tried for "protection from stupidity" but had it worked she may have disappeared
12/21/2010 11:45:55 AM
Oh fuck! My irony meter's going critical! Everybody take cover!
7/31/2011 11:35:58 PM
But you have no problem with the notion that your god would send people to an everlasting fire for not worshipping him.
8/1/2011 4:28:23 AM
King James was a famous witch burner.
Now die in a fire.
8/16/2011 9:50:12 AM
Shiny mirror is shiny...
8/16/2011 10:48:09 AM
What a fantastically Stupid doctrine! To think that masturbating over burning people alive can ever be a good thing? These people [Right-wing Fundamentalist Christians] are seriously sick and twisted! As if a burning person amounted to anything more than unjustifiable revenge fantasies for them. What a sick, sick belief system.
8/16/2011 11:17:05 AM
N. De Plume
@Salem Witch Trials Comments: Weren’t accused witches in Salem hanged rather than burned?
I’d rather like to see the context to this, but the link goes to the wrong thread. I just want to know if he’s saying this because he thinks the Catholic Church is still actively burning people.
8/16/2011 1:01:40 PM
Most "witches" were hanged, or drowned or tortured to death by accusers demanding a confession. In America and Europe. Hanging is quicker, cheaper and a reusable resourse.
That's it, simpler to hang, especially when you're taking out ten "witches" at a time.
They burnt some for sheer theatre, a spectacle, an event to fire up and test the resolve of followers.
8/16/2011 4:12:26 PM
dumb as fuck
@ I Read About The Afterlife.
You should definitely take a bite of your own medicine. Quit your own holier-than-thou attitude.
and get your facts right, because there were no burnings at the salem witch trials.
I'm 100% secular btw. if you want to take a jab.
8/18/2011 10:57:51 AM
I gay-ron-tee you this person supports "enhanced interrogation".
1/24/2012 7:04:36 AM
Actually witches were not usually burnt alive but strangled by the executioner as the fires were lit. However, while 'witches' were executed in Protestant countries, it was at a much lower rate than in Catholic ones. The reason why Salem is so iconic in US culture is because it was so unusual in the New World. In Catholic Europe such episodes were routine.
1/25/2012 7:56:46 PM