Skip to comments.Woman burnt alive for allegedly practising witchcraft
Posted on 02/10/2012 2:39:53 PM PST by BlackVeil
GUWAHATI: A woman was burnt alive for allegedly practising witchcraft in Assam's Sibsagar district, police said here today.
Phuleswari Halua (45), a mother of five children, was burnt alive by some residents of Jolah village of the district last night.
A massive hunt has been launched to nab the culprits.
ignorant blood thirsty savages.
All cultures are equally moral doncha know...
were they using the “if she’s a witch, she won’t burn” logic?
You don’t know, she might have BEEN a witch.
They are pretty crafty, I’ve been under their
spell, it wasn’t a pretty sight.
I’m better now though, well all except for
Didn’t they first check to see whether she floats?
Nope, I think they compared her weight to that of a duck.
People wind up dead when they are not liked, others need someone to blame or they covet their possessions that is the standard rationalist explanation. The existence of witchcraft is interesting in the West, if a person believes in God the question arises how people of power would exist except through the existence of demons. Modern fuzzy bunny liberal Christianity doesn’t like to talk about demons which is a problem for them. The Bible does clearly state that witches can exist which is another problem for the above mentioned liberal enlightened Christians. Even given a vague belief in divine power the existence of witches is theoretically possible as a person being able to bend the energy of the universe. The skepticism brought about by our educations makes a person doubt the sanity of anybody claiming to be a witch however and the rationalist explanation for events expressed in the first sentence is reassuring. The only reason I brought this up was that it is easy to judge ignorant people in stories like this, but to play devil’s advocate who is really the ignorant person the believer in witches or the unbeliever?
>> Phuleswari Halua (45), a mother of five children, was burnt alive by some residents of Jolah village of the district last night.
So again, who are the practitioners of witchcraft?
Very misleading headline. Here I thought we were going to have a state funeral for the Secretary of State.
Brian Levack (The Witch Hunt in Early Modern Europe) multiplied the number of known European witch trials by the average rate of conviction and execution, to arrive at a figure of around 60,000 deaths. Anne Lewellyn Barstow (Witchcraze) adjusted Levack's estimate to account for lost records, estimating 100,000 deaths. Ronald Hutton (Triumph of the Moon) argues that Levack's estimate had already been adjusted for these, and revises the figure to approximately 40,000.
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