'Witches' burnt to death in Kenya

Singapore
May 21, 2008 11:46am CST
Just when we thought that the dark ages are over, news of 11 suspected witches burnt to death comes out of Kenya http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/7413268.stm For those who are informed, you would know that in most witch hunts, it is usually the innocent who are tortured and murdered. To hear of something straight out of the Malleus Maleficarum happening in this day and age, is a grim remember that too often are religious judgments more human then divine. May that which you hold divine, be with you always.
3 responses
@tessah (6621)
• United States
21 May 08
sadly.. regardless of this day and age.. the sposed enlightenment of humanity.. this type of thing goes on hidden from the media every single day. chalk up more senseless deaths and torment of innocent lives because ignorant mindless sheep take the bible as the actual word of god and take the phrase "suffer he that let a witch live" as their justifications for slaughtering people in their fear induced race towards those filthy rewards of heaven. my heart breaks for those who perished in flames.. and for those who loved them.
@twallace (2675)
• United States
21 May 08
I used the link that you have above and when i read the article i thought that it was wrong for them to do that. Just because of what they think they knew; what if they were wrong. The funny thing you will not know; the family fled to keep that from happening to them. That lets you know that the law don't mean ---- in some countries and they really have not control over the people.
@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
21 May 08
OMG that is just HORRIBLE..but unfortunately not THAT uncommon in Africa..I came across a few articles a couple yrs back along these very same lines...Its so terrible ya knwo that ppl in the world are still so very very WAY old world if that makes sense....Just horrid..