Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Is This the 21st Century or the 12th?

This disturbing article comes from the Huffington Post. I don't usually write about modern day witch hunts here, even though they can and do still occur in a great many countries where taboo, superstition and folk beliefs reign supreme over rational thinking. Having just recently discussed the pros and cons of staying in the broom closet here in the (supposedly progressive) western world, reading about violent witch hunts, led by the pastors of fundamentalist Christian churches, and aimed at helpless, innocent children is unspeakable. I know that the vast majority of non-pagan, non-craft practicing folk simply don't understand what being a "witch" means, but for any Christian church to perpetuate the mindset of the Dark Ages under the guise that the bible "says so" is reprehensible. Please be forewarned that this is a rather unsettling article.

Why can't we all just be kind to one another and respect one another, children and adults both, and let everyone live their lives peacefully and with love? Why must there always be such pain, misery and violence? Only the man-made god is a god of hatred.

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