Witchcraft Trials in the 20th Century!

@Riptide (2762)
United States
August 25, 2007 1:48am CST
You might think the witchcraft hunts stopped in the middle ages, but imagine my surprise when I found out that they were still ongoing in the 20th century. A couple of women were put on trial in 1944 for witchcraft and even as recent as 2000, a girl was suspended from school for being a wiccan. Read the full story here for yourself. http://www.theparanormalreport.com/The-last-witchcraft-trial.html You would think, that in this day and age, people would know better and have learned from the past.
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@ivyoon (675)
• United States
25 Aug 07
Wow! Whatever happened to freedom of religion? I mean, most wiccans practice wicca as a religion and don't go around casting spells on people for their own purposes. That's the golden rule of wicca! (Three times three) You know, whatever you do unto others will come back on you threefold. I practiced wicca for awhile but haven't been for years, and I used to hear a lot of mixed reactions to this, but for people to let their fear take over and take action against someone in that way is ludicrous! Even if the girl did "cast a spell" to make the teacher sick, it only worked because the teacher believed it did! It's a shame to see our country moving backwards and disregarding the Constitution on so many levels... right up to the White House! When did people stop paying attention to the Bill Of Rights?
@Riptide (2762)
• United States
26 Aug 07
This country does seem to be moving backwards.It seems as if freedom of speech and freedom of religion and other things are slowly being taken away from us. Paganism is the oldest religion in the world, yet it seems as if it is the least accepted.
@ivyoon (675)
• United States
27 Aug 07
Our freedoms are being taken away from us faster than you think. I've been keeping up on politics lately, and if you haven't noticed, President Bush doesn't seem to hold our Constitution in high regard. On the paganism thing: Oddly enough, if you do some research (Jordan Maxwell, Michael Tsarion) there are people exposing truths that are beyond belief for some people. Paganism is practiced by people of all walks of life... both the light side and dark side of the religion... and some of those on the "dark side" are in very high places in our world. It's scary when you start to do research. I've been researching many things for a few years such as the Illuminati, New World Order, Freemasons, just to name a few, and the results of my research are beyond disturbing. Think of it this way; the definition of "occult" is "hidden", and often times, things are "hidden" from us in plain sight. It's a long discussion, but something worth looking into if you're interested in these things.
• Canada
25 Aug 07
That was an interesting piece you posted the link for, Riptide. I should not have read that so late at night! Now I am agitated and disturbed (once again) by the ridiculous and heinous acts that people will commit over things that they misunderstand. Our present world is, possibly, no less littered with these kinds of incidents than our past is. I believe that we are, quite likely, still under the influence of 'fear,' which causes stupid actions and decisions, based as far back as the First World War. Do you think we have ever recovered from the PTSD experiences and influences of the world's first global war? I think that we all need to LEARN MORE and ACT LESS, especially where understanding individuals is concerned. I am glad I read that piece, Riptide, but I guess I decided to allow my thoughts to take a very serious and agitated turn after reading the material. More than feeling this way, what does one DO - after reading something like that? How does one make a difference so that things like that don't occur again? Other events in more recent years have been quite as bad as what was in the Paranormal Report site article, too. Again, atrocious action taken against misunderstood people, whereby the result is PERMANENT. People assigned to jail cells who are innocent, people executed who are later found out to be blameless for crimes... I think I will go find a comic book to read before I turn in tonight lol
@Riptide (2762)
• United States
25 Aug 07
I think the only way we can make a difference is by informing people. Make sure it's a non violent comic book. Do they have those? lol
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26 Aug 07
That is a very strange thing in the new millenium
@Eskimo (2329)
25 Aug 07
1944 was in the middle of the second world war, and one of these women was a medium who was found to be releasing military secrets before the were ready to be released, one was about the sinking of a ship. Later on whe was arrested and tried as a witch because it was suspected that she was releasing secrets about the 'D-Day Landings' which again could have been very useful to an enemy. One of the reasons for the trial was to try and discredit her, otherwise she would have been tried (and probably hanged) for treason, but this would have given legitamacy to what she was saying. Sometimes in the middle of a war it is necessary to revert to extreme measures for the good of the country and help prevent unnecessary loss of life. I hadn't heard ot the recent trial, but from looking at the story it is difficult to decide if the trial was necessary or not.
@herrbaggs (1308)
• United States
25 Aug 07
No the witch hunts have not stopped or even slowed down. Example, the witch hunt for the real perpatrators of 911 and who planted the demolitions. Nothing has changed in the history of man, stupidity reigns supreme.
@peaceful (3286)
• United States
25 Aug 07
This and other awful occurrances is a sign that tolerance and understanding are in need of a serious makeover... along with a dose of neighborly love.