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Lawyer seeks to pardon 2,500 Scottish witches

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seanjo

I've been to Scotland, there's more than that...

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keithisco

James 1st took a particular delight as the "Royal Witchfinder" and Scotland pursued a policy of burning at the stake. Oddly, this form of execution was almost unheard of in England where Hanging was the preferred option.

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seanjo
3 hours ago, keithisco said:

James 1st took a particular delight as the "Royal Witchfinder" and Scotland pursued a policy of burning at the stake. Oddly, this form of execution was almost unheard of in England where Hanging was the preferred option.

Catholics...

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razman

Honestly , What the hell good does pardoning them do, its already far too late.

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Orphalesion
5 hours ago, seanjo said:

Catholics...

Eh, the Puritans were rather burn-happy too. And across Europa enough witches were persecuted and burnt in protestant areas. In fact witch craft was a convenient thing the followers of Catholicism and the various Protestant movements could accuse each other of. 

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Festina
14 hours ago, seanjo said:

Catholics...

Protestants as well.

It seems the trials, tortures, burnings and hangings of innocent citizens for the most part were all part of a Holy War between the two Christian rivals ; Catholics and Protestants.  

And.....there was “money to be made” as both sides confiscated the property of the accused and divided up the “spoils of war”  amongst themselves. This practice still occurs albeit it wears a coat of a different color. 

What a world we live in.  

The book is a history on the subject, not a “how to” book.  It’s useful on the subject —  albeit poorly titled.  

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seanjo
19 minutes ago, Festina said:

Protestants as well.

It seems the trials, tortures, burnings and hangings of innocent citizens for the most part were all part of a Holy War between the two Christian rivals ; Catholics and Protestants.  

And.....there was “money to be made” as both sides confiscated the property of the accused and divided up the “spoils of war”  amongst themselves. This practice still occurs albeit it wears a coat of a different color. 

What a world we live in.  

The book is a history on the subject, not a “how to” book.  It’s useful on the subject —  albeit poorly titled.  

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I'd take a wild guess and say that Catholics murdered the most women for witchcraft...

 

This isn't an anti-catholic thing either, I was brought up as a Roman Catholic my parents are practicing RC's

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Festina
8 minutes ago, seanjo said:

I'd take a wild guess and say that Catholics murdered the most women for witchcraft...

 

This isn't an anti-catholic thing either, I was brought up as a Roman Catholic my parents are practicing RC's

Yes.  The Catholics, by their own admission were mostly responsible.  

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Jon the frog
12 hours ago, razman said:

Honestly , What the hell good does pardoning them do, its already far too late.

Probably that the lawyers involved was in desperate need of attention....

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Festina
On 9/13/2020 at 1:20 PM, keithisco said:

James 1st took a particular delight as the "Royal Witchfinder" and Scotland pursued a policy of burning at the stake. Oddly, this form of execution was almost unheard of in England where Hanging was the preferred option.

The Catholics were into burning as punishment.  Thousands of Cathars and Giordano Bruno were victims of this method. 

But it was the jews who did it before the Catholics as it listed in  613 Mitzvahs under “administering justice” as a method of punishment along with stoning, suffocation and decapitation by the sword.

https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/the-613-mitzvot-commandments

545 The courts must carry out the death penalty of stoning Deut. 22:24
546 The courts must carry out the death penalty of burning Lev. 20:14
547 The courts must carry out the death penalty of the sword Ex. 21:20
548 The courts must carry out the death penalty of strangulation Lev. 20:10
549 The courts must hang those stoned for blasphemy or idolatry

 

 

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