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I did a report on the history of witches as my final project for my religious studies, and I learned some very interesting things.

If you go back before the big Christian witch hunts you'll see a lot of reports of people getting burned for accusing others of being witches. The explanation was because the church believed that only through God could you perform "magic" so even if someone tried to cast spells and what not it would be ineffective. Therefore the belief that others could perform magic was seen as just as pagan as people attempting it.

So if you accused someone of being a witch there was no grantee the "witch" would get killed, but you sure as hell would just for thinking witches existed.

As we all know the church eventually gave in to the people's demand for "justice" and the big witch hunts started.


27th February 2014

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2 years ago #9420027        
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Dat smug look on Queen Europe's face, though... Haha :-)

3 years ago #9342198        
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The start of the big witch hunts were less "we will give the people what they want," and more "hey, we can take their stuff."

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8 months ago #9602351        
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Backfired

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1 year ago #9488985        
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Correct me if I'm wrong but I heard that women could be accused of being a witch just because she was too intelligent because back in those days a woman wasn't allowed to study or learn how to read or write so if a woman had a lot of knowledge she was a witch 'cause "she was worshipping Satan and he gave her that knowledge"
Just stupid, and it didn't happen just with women but with men too. Religions gain power while they keep people stupid and with fear. That's thw way they work since prehistoric times

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6 months ago #9624141        
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First time seeing Queen Europe.

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Mikhails

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9 months ago #9588209        
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You brought this on yourself, King of Europe.

2 years ago #9382701        
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Queen Europe is very pretty yet she kinda looks like a child (in a cute way)

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6ArTrA6

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3 years ago #9301559        
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Good! I never liked him anyway! I'd rather deal with Denmark for a year than King Europe for a day!

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3 years ago #9175076        
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I've got to say Queen Europe looks really cute

1 month ago #9678779        
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I can't speak much for before the Reformation, but during and After the Protestant Reformation areas that were predominately Catholic, such as Spain and Italy, were largely unaffected during the Early Modern Period Witch Trials. While there were witch trials in Italy and Spain they were rare, especially as the Inquisition rose to Power. Which is another thing, while the Inquisitions were bad, they were not as bad as they are often made out to be. The Protestants used the existence of the inquisition and their liberal use of torture and execution as a propaganda gold mine. They also greatly exaggerated the frequency of the executions. Do not get me wrong, the Inquisition was bad, just not as bad as many may think and it's important to correct misconceptions about other people, especially when those misconceptions came from out right lies to demonize a large group of people.

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