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We have found a witch. May we burn her?

  1. Feb 15, 2008 #1

    siddharth

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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/7244579.stm

    Really sad that some parts of the world still live in the dark ages.

    Especially shocking is this bit.

    Public interest!?
     
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  3. Feb 15, 2008 #2

    FredGarvin

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    Does she weigh as much as a duck? If so, she's made of wood.
     
  4. Feb 15, 2008 #3
    Heck yes, if you make me impotent I'm going to burn you too. Maybe burning is too kind of a punishment.
     
  5. Feb 15, 2008 #4
    Whose side are you on! Siddharth is a witch!

    Witch!






    WITCH!!
     
  6. Feb 15, 2008 #5
    This same woman turned ME into a NEWT!

    Okay, totally serious now, I agree it is too bad that some societies will still do this to someone...... But it does make for some fun, now, doesn't it?

    BTW, I got better.......
     
  7. Feb 15, 2008 #6

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    I rather suspect that he began that way.
    Shouldn't she get some sort of reward for saving a goat?
     
  8. Feb 15, 2008 #7
    Why am I not surprised that this event is motivated by religion?
     
  9. Feb 15, 2008 #8

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    It's not religion. Same as the Jesus freaks in the USA. It's politics trying to disguise itself as religion. No established religion on the planet condones the kind of **** that people try to pull off under its umbrella.
     
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  10. Feb 15, 2008 #9

    Hurkyl

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    Religion turned you into a newt, did it?
     
  11. Feb 15, 2008 #10

    Moonbear

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    Well, darn, just because she's ugly is no reason to burn her at the stake! :uhh: (I'm actually rather glad that someone who would accuse a woman of being a witch and want to execute her for it is impotent...we don't need any more of his prodigy running around.)
     
  12. Feb 15, 2008 #11

    Danger

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    Damned straight! Evolution in action.
     
  13. Feb 15, 2008 #12

    Art

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    Really ugly women can have that effect, can we burn them too??
     
  14. Feb 15, 2008 #13

    Danger

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    Art, have you never heard of double-bagging? That's when she's so ugly that you put a paper bag over your own head in case hers falls off.
     
  15. Feb 15, 2008 #14

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    :rofl: Not QUITE what came to mind when I read double-bagging, but that should work too.
     
  16. Feb 15, 2008 #15

    Art

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    So that's where I went wrong! I thought it was a paper bag for you and a plastic bag for her. Oops!!
     
  17. Feb 15, 2008 #16

    Danger

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    Well, if you're a necrophile, that would work out for you quite nicely.
     
  18. Feb 15, 2008 #17

    siddharth

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    Seems like there's legal precedent for this case.

    http://hrw.org/english/docs/2008/02/14/saudia18051.htm

    In a way, it is partly religion too. This is what can happen when you base a judicial system on an interpretation of a religious text.

    Oh, just to make it clear, I'm obviously not suggesting that she be burnt. If you've seen Monty Python, you'd recognize the title.
     
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  19. Feb 15, 2008 #18

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    Point taken, and it's a good one. How about a compromise that I think sums it up properly (although anyone is welcome to disagree)? Regardless of it being based upon religion or politics, it's about power.
     
  20. Feb 15, 2008 #19

    siddharth

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    Well, that's what I think politics and religion are primarily about anyway.
     
  21. Feb 15, 2008 #20

    lisab

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    About power...yes, that's it. And how can a society disempower half its population -- the female half -- and think it can be equal with other societies on Earth?
     
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