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400-year-old witchcraft trial resumes


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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 09:34 PM

www.telegraph.co.uk said:

The trial of a woman burnt at the stake 400 years ago for witchcraft resumed in Germany on Monday in an effort to clear the woman's name.

Katharina Henot suffered her fiery fate in Cologne in 1627 after being found guilty of practicing black magic. Arrested, and tortured to such an extent that the right-handed woman had to scrawl her last letter of defence with her left hand, she was eventually paraded through the city in an open cart before being tied to a stake and burnt.

Now the panel on the city council whose predecessors found her guilty of witchcraft hundreds of years ago will review the evidence.

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 09:49 PM

Simply amazing this is going on. I hope her name is cleared. All witch trials were a farce society should be ashamed of. The only real witch I ever met was my ex-wife--lol, Sorry.

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 09:56 PM

View PostRobbie333, on 13 February 2012 - 09:49 PM, said:

The only real witch I ever met was my ex-wife--lol, Sorry.

HA!

But in all seriousness...this is a really good thing! Hopefully her descendants will be able to see her name venerated.


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Posted 13 February 2012 - 10:22 PM

Just see if she wieghs the same as a duck, if so........WITCH!


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Posted 14 February 2012 - 12:53 PM

I understand that this was done because the catholic church wanted control of the people. If a woman cured your warts then she was a witch . Only Jesus cured the sick .Only he could work such miraclesAnd of course there was the Spanish inquesition


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Posted 14 February 2012 - 01:23 PM

View Postangi chiesa, on 14 February 2012 - 12:53 PM, said:

I understand that this was done because the catholic church wanted control of the people. If a woman cured your warts then she was a witch . Only Jesus cured the sick .Only he could work such miraclesAnd of course there was the Spanish inquesition
Then that would just defy the churches logic. My appologies if I'm mixing up 2 completely different parts of Christianity (I've never quite learned the difference between them); but if the Catholic church murdered people for being able to cure the sick, then why arent the priests who have supposedly removed demons from men and women, and cleansed babies from being tainted even glanced at?

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 01:38 PM

View PostSkeptic Chicken, on 14 February 2012 - 01:23 PM, said:

Then that would just defy the churches logic. My appologies if I'm mixing up 2 completely different parts of Christianity (I've never quite learned the difference between them); but if the Catholic church murdered people for being able to cure the sick, then why arent the priests who have supposedly removed demons from men and women, and cleansed babies from being tainted even glanced at?


because they were priests. This was WOMEN curing people. One fundamental element of Christianity (especially Catholicism is that women are inferior and the source of evil) I personally think the hole thing was just eliminating the competition. Most old religions had a strong matriarchal aspect.

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 02:27 PM

Would be cool if she was found guilty... again.

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 02:32 PM

This is only a publicity stunt, a poor one at that. Unfortunately, their posturing won't bring this poor woman back to life.

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 03:06 PM

Better yet, lets put the Kardashian sisters on trial. A more demonic bunch of witches has never walked the earth.
Fire up the stake!


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Posted 14 February 2012 - 03:14 PM

rqandym23, hogwash - way too many female saints in the catholic religion for women to be "inferior".  And let's  not for gete The Blessed Mother.  

Stop blaming the Catholic church for everything.  They aren't infallible, but please.


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Posted 14 February 2012 - 03:15 PM

View PostEldorado, on 14 February 2012 - 02:27 PM, said:

Would be cool if she was found guilty... again.

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LMAO - let's hope not! :)


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Posted 14 February 2012 - 03:33 PM

I agree with Jen this is a good thing. We should correct our past mistakes if for no other reason than to remember them and not repeat. And angi the disciples went out and healed also. It's well chronicled. Jesus said to them of His miracles "you will do these things and more" ...


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Posted 14 February 2012 - 03:37 PM

View Postangi chiesa, on 14 February 2012 - 12:53 PM, said:

I understand that this was done because the catholic church wanted control of the people. If a woman cured your warts then she was a witch . Only Jesus cured the sick .Only he could work such miraclesAnd of course there was the Spanish inquesition

          Yes, us Catholics are horrible people. We should all be done away with.

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 04:57 PM

the only reason it was mostly the catholics was the catholic church was the predominant church of the time.  All religions have their idiots, but the catholic church did start the crusades which was the attempt at Genocide of the pagan communities





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