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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.


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27th February 2014
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4 years ago #9420027        
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Dat smug look on Queen Europe's face, though... Haha :-)

4 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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2 years ago #9602351        
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Backfired


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3 years 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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11 months ago #9784684        
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BURN IT WITH FIRE

1 year ago #9733288        
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Awesome comic, saying that from a Christian point of view.

Hinoron

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2 years ago #9725295        
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I wish Queen Europe was holding a Harry Potter style magic wand behind her back in the last panel. :P


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2 years ago #9624141        
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First time seeing Queen Europe.


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Dev


2 years ago #9611114        
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The witch crusades were also about the church losing power as people were going to see herbalists (often women) to cure illnesses rather than going to church to pray so the church was losing power and money (through tithing).

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You brought this on yourself, King of Europe.

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