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Re: Witchcraft

Postby Ian Pegler » Thu Oct 09, 2008 5:32 pm

from ClickOnDetroit.com...

Police: Teacher Attacked Over Witch Claim

FERNDALE, Mich. -- Ferndale police said an adult education student tossed liquid on a teacher because he believed she was a witch who needed to be purified.


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Re: Witchcraft

Postby Satyr » Fri Oct 10, 2008 5:35 am

its horrifying how often stuff like this still happens all over the world. Unfortunately, in my part of the planet, its not usually harmless...
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Re: Witchcraft

Postby Ian Pegler » Fri Oct 24, 2008 4:56 pm

From the Daily Telegraph...

Nursery bans children from broomsticks and devil's forks for Hallowe'en

A nursery in England has banned children from bringing in Hallowe'en broomsticks and pitchforks over health and safety fears.


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Re: Witchcraft

Postby griff » Sat Oct 25, 2008 6:15 pm

As a matter of interest, the three-pronged long handled hay fork in South Devon is known amongst the older generation as an 'evil'. Does anyone know why?.

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Re: Witchcraft

Postby Geoff Stuttaford » Sat Oct 25, 2008 7:51 pm

Griff. Your query re a three pronged fork - evil, eval, hevval or yewl, are various forms of a word that is Cornish dialect for a three pronged fork used mainly for moving horse maure from stables. It would appear, from what you say, that the word is also used in parts of Devon as well,

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Re: Witchcraft

Postby Ian Pegler » Thu Oct 30, 2008 7:56 am

from the Daily Mule...

Outspoken atheist Professor Richard Dawkins is to warn children of the dangers in believing "anti-scientific" fairytales such as Harry Potter.

Prof Dawkins will write a book aimed at youngsters where he will discuss whether stories like the successful JK Rowling series have a "pernicious" effect on children.


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Re: Witchcraft

Postby Kevin » Thu Oct 30, 2008 2:09 pm

"Anti-science"
Is science a religion then?
If so, surely the man is an hypocrit?
Their G-D einstein is nothing but a plonker , as far as I am concerned.
E=MC2,
Energy?, what energy?
Mass, what mass?, what is mass?
Light speed, what is light, what can anything be measured against?
How do they know light is created by the linear line signal they call light, I consider light is released as two sound wave signals meet, and at ninty degrees to that other signals are created, which they have wrongly ascribed and called light.
We dowsers are antennaes, reacting to the actual causes of light, it's time we became more active and voiced ourselves.
This is understandable that dowsers have almost bowed down to the G-d of science, well not Me, I am fed up of scientists declaring themselves aloof , and quoting a library full of garbage.
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Re: Witchcraft

Postby Ian Pegler » Thu Oct 30, 2008 4:10 pm

In Dawkins-world there are/is ...

1) No days of the week named after Pagan deities
2) No planets or constellations named for mythological references.
3) No Xmas, no Easter etc. no "Holy-days" of any kind, not even weekends). No Pagan festivals either, so no Samhain, Imbolc etc, so no May Eve (Walpurgisnacht) no Halloween.
4) So no trick or treat, no ducking apples, no morris dancing, no green men, no Eisteddfodau with their evil druids.
5) No references to religion, mythology, magic or witchcraft in any book whatsoever - you might as well throw all your books away, it's all pernicious and even the slightest reference might lead Dawkins knows where. So no education at all, it's the only way to be sure of staying "pure". Same for movies - no horror films, no Biblical epics, no Life of Brian just in case it gets you thinking...
6) No personal names with religious references. We will all be referred to by our N.I. numbers to be on the safe side.
7) No practicing of any kind of supersition, faith, ritual or anything deemed irrational, pseudo-scientific or "anti-science", so
8) No Churches, temples or other sites of worship. All these things are deemed unfit for Dawkins-world, so
9) No stone circles, no burial monuments with any religious connotations. Stonehenge, the pyramids of Egypt etc. will all have to pulled down.
10) No magical practices or divination of any kind (that includes dowsing), so
11) No alchemy - so no chemistry, because it hasn't evolved yet.
12) No herbalism - so no medicine, again it never evolves in this world
13) No mysticism of any kind so
14) No Cabalism, no sacred geometry, no Astrology so
15) No geometry, no deep understanding of numbers, no astronomy - they have not been allowed to evolve, so
16) No Science.

To summarise, in Dawkins spin-dried, bleached pure vision of "rational" society, kiss goodbye to the last 5000 years.

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Re: Witchcraft

Postby Satyr » Thu Oct 30, 2008 4:19 pm

Poor Dawkins, sounds like he lives in an EXTREMELY boring world....
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Re: Witchcraft

Postby Ian Pegler » Fri Oct 31, 2008 5:44 pm

from the Daily Telegraph...

Halloween plea to pardon British witches presented to Jack Straw

A petition calling for a posthumous pardon for women and men who were executed as British witches will be presented to Jack Straw.

Campaigners hope evidence of eight grave "miscarriages of justice" will persuade the Justice Secretary to take action.


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Re: Witchcraft

Postby Kevin » Fri Oct 31, 2008 8:37 pm

Witch's,
They are everywhere, I just saw a whole troupe of them walking along the road outside, they appear to like sweets?
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Re: Witchcraft

Postby Satyr » Sat Nov 01, 2008 5:31 am

hehehe, thats great. I wish thats one 'holiday' that SA would adopt, its such fun. Here only a few people in some areas get into the spirit of it...
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Re: Witchcraft

Postby Ian Pegler » Tue Feb 24, 2009 4:09 pm

from The TimesOnline...

'Witches' put to death in Papua New Guinea as mob rule takes hold

They are burnt, stoned, slashed, poisoned or hanged. They range from the young to the elderly and more often than not they are women. Often they are killed by mobs of men but sometimes they face kangaroo courts. They are the “sorcerers” of Papua New Guinea — victims of a literal witch-hunt in one the world's poorest and most isolated countries.


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Britain's 'last witch': Campaign to pardon Helen Duncan

Postby simonwheeler » Fri Jun 15, 2012 3:02 pm

Campaigners looking to clear the name of Britain's last convicted witch may apply for a judicial review.
Spiritualist Helen Duncan was convicted in 1944 under the Witchcraft Act for fear she would reveal military secrets during World War II.


Reported here, on the BBC website
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Re: Not in the public interest

Postby Ian Pegler » Fri Jun 15, 2012 3:23 pm

Ian Pegler wrote:I found the link to the Daily Mail article.

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It would be interesting to know why the CCRC thought that the pardoning of this woman would not be in the public interest !! :shock: :shock:

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I STILL don't know whythe CCRC thought that the pardoning of this woman would "not be in the public interest".

Is it in the public interest that outdated, centuries old legislation can be dredged up in this way? In which case we're ALL law-breakers. Hands up anyone who remembered to go to archery practice five times a week last week?

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