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Suspected witch killed in Papua New Guinea


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#1    Myles

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 12:10 PM

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 01:09 PM

Its Papua New Guinea, they are not exactly living in the 21st century.
This reminds me of a programme I watched where the husband set fire to his wife believing she was a fairy...in those days autism was not known about, so many people were suspected of having been replaced with the souls of the fairies while the fairies. It is not known how many babies, children or adults had been killed because of this belief. Thankfully, we have moved on since then with what we know about certain illnesses.
Also people who ate things like magic mushrooms which drove them mad  were also believed to have been possessed by a demon.

In an ideal World a law would be passed were NO guns were allowed and all those out there destroyed, trouble is the law makers are not going to take a risk of trying to pass that without making sure they are armed first.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 01:52 PM

This is why common sense (whatever the group thinks is true) should not always be trusted.

The witch burnings, then and now, have on mechanism in common: the group attempting to control the individual and anyone who is different than the group will be attacked.

This worked well when we as humans lived in the jungles and needed everyone to be on the same page or everyone would die. This is no longer true but the evolutionary strategy is with us still even if we don't need to destroy what is different anymore.


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Posted 08 February 2013 - 06:17 PM

Just the torcher of this woman is what gets to me.   It'd be one thing if she was just hanged (still horrible), but this woman was stripped, beaten, tortured with a hot iron rod, bound, soaked in gas and lit on fire on a stack of tires.
What a bunch or morons.


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Posted 08 February 2013 - 10:23 PM

View PostMyles, on 08 February 2013 - 06:17 PM, said:

Just the torcher of this woman is what gets to me.   It'd be one thing if she was just hanged (still horrible), but this woman was stripped, beaten, tortured with a hot iron rod, bound, soaked in gas and lit on fire on a stack of tires.
What a bunch or morons.
Its part of their barbaric ritual to get at the demon inside here. What gets me is people are still doing these things today!

In an ideal World a law would be passed were NO guns were allowed and all those out there destroyed, trouble is the law makers are not going to take a risk of trying to pass that without making sure they are armed first.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 03:23 AM

View Postfreetoroam, on 08 February 2013 - 10:23 PM, said:

Its part of their barbaric ritual to get at the demon inside here. What gets me is people are still doing these things today!
I didn't know they had gasoline and car tyres in their rich traditional history :hmm:

"I warn you, whoever you are, oh you who wish to probe the arcanes of nature, if you do not find within yourself that which you seek, neither shall you find it outside.
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Posted 09 February 2013 - 12:45 PM

View PostlibstaK, on 09 February 2013 - 03:23 AM, said:

I didn't know they had gasoline and car tyres in their rich traditional history :hmm:

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Ok, so what they are using is not the same, but the end result and the purpose is.

Edited by freetoroam, 09 February 2013 - 12:46 PM.

In an ideal World a law would be passed were NO guns were allowed and all those out there destroyed, trouble is the law makers are not going to take a risk of trying to pass that without making sure they are armed first.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 12:53 PM

View Postfreetoroam, on 09 February 2013 - 12:45 PM, said:

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Ok, so what they are using is not the same, but the end result and the purpose is.
I really gave you a like because that version of the emoticon is a crack up.

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 01:03 PM

View PostlibstaK, on 09 February 2013 - 12:53 PM, said:

I really gave you a like because that version of the emoticon is a crack up.
I gave you a smilie cos I never knew they were called emoticons. Will put this in the "what did i learn today thread"

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In an ideal World a law would be passed were NO guns were allowed and all those out there destroyed, trouble is the law makers are not going to take a risk of trying to pass that without making sure they are armed first.




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