"She turned me into a NEWT! [pause] I got better."
"The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference
The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference
The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference
And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference"
- Eli Wiesel
This is, after all, a demon haunted world (reference to Dr.Sagan). I think the key to changing this kind of thinking is education. I'm fairly sure that this group of people have embraced this 'magical thinking' for a very, very long time. Old ways may die hard, but in this case great effort needs to be made.
I wouldn't put it pass the fact that the accused one with the magical anatomy was just a bit too popular with the ladies of the vicinity.
"What right has a man to say he has a soul if he does not feel it, or that there is a God if he does not see Him? If there is a God we must see Him, if there is a soul we must perceive it; otherwise it is better not to believe. It is better to be an outspoken atheist than a hypocrite."~ Swami Vivekananda
Sad to say but in MANY areas of the world where superstitious and ignorant describe a large portion of the citizens, murder for imagined magical crimes is rampant. Not to say that our own brands of educated, enlightened religions are a whole lot better. (or worse depending on your outlook)It has not been that long since the Christians killed people for being witches. And we see the world struggle everyday because some Muslims believe thier book commands them to kill. Is it any different really.
Qur'an 9:005: So when the sacred months have passed away, then slay the idolaters wherever you find them, and take them captives and besiege them and lie in wait for them in every ambush, then if they repent and keep up prayer and pay the poor-rate, leave their way free to them; surely Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
Actually the Muslims have it right. Their book does teach/command them to kill
You guys keep going on about how harmless a snail is, but you have to remember that the snail used to be a man. That knowledge is a little creepy.
"Anything less than a human is a monster," said the first man.
"What about something that's more than a human?" said the second.
"An alien," the first replied. "Anything more than a human is an alien."
"Who decides if something is more or less than a human?" the second asked.
"Why, humans do, of course!"
Things are what they are. - Me Reality can't be debunked. That's the beauty of it. - Capeo 'If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.' - Sir Isaac Newton. "Let me repeat the lesson learned from the Sturrock scientific review panel: Pack up your old data and forget it. Ufology needs new data, new cases, new rigorous and scientific methodologies if it hopes ever to get out of its pit." Ed Stewart. Youtube is the last refuge of the ignorant and is more often used for disinformation than genuine research. There is a REASON for PEER REVIEW... - Chrlzs. Nothing is inexplicable, just unexplained. - Sir Wearer of Hats.
i wish they wait before they burned him so he can teach me how to do that
by the name of Allah the Gracious the Merciful
Say, "I seek refuge in the Lord of daybreak From the evil of that which He created
And from the evil of darkness when it settles And from the evil of the blowers in knots
And from the evil of an envier when he envies"
truthful was Allah The Most High And Great