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Millions were caught up in the Christian maelstrom over the centuries, tortured and murdered with full papal precedent and sanction. The reason for all this, along the centuries, lies primarily in Exodus 22:1 8, "Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live."


Exodus is not the only biblical authority promoting hatred of the fictional entity called the "witch" (or wizard, or sorcerer, depending upon which of the many Bible versions you might choose). You will find the same malignant beliefs promoted in Deuteronomy 18:10-12, Leviticus 20:27, 2 Chronicles 33:6, Micah 5:12, and 1 Samuel 28:3.

 

Why does the bible believe in actual magic?

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On 5/12/2022 at 9:31 AM, Sexton Blake said:

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Why does the bible believe in actual magic?

Because the humans who wrote the books of the Bible believed in actual magic, along with other nonsense.

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On 5/14/2022 at 2:48 AM, mwc said:

     I hate to break it to everyone but people still believe in actual magic.

 

          mwc

 

 

Does that mean that witches aren't fictional entities? 

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8 hours ago, midniterider said:

 

Does that mean that witches aren't fictional entities? 

     In what way?  That people who believe that magic is real also believe that some people who we'll call witches possess this real magic?  Then yes.

 

          mwc

 

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53 minutes ago, mwc said:

     In what way?  That people who believe that magic is real also believe that some people who we'll call witches possess this real magic?  Then yes.

 

          mwc

 

 

Right, whether someone believes in magic or not, there are people who call themselves witches in 2022. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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21 hours ago, midniterider said:

 

Does that mean that witches aren't fictional entities? 

 

Belief can be a world away from reality, as we all here know. About 500 years ago now, Christian inquisitions were burning woman at the stake as witches all over the world. Some of these women were only  practicing homeopathic medicine.

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2 hours ago, pantheory said:

 

As we know, belief can be a world away from reality, as we all here know. About 500 years ago now, Christian inquisitions were burning woman at the stake as witches all over the world Some of these women were only  practicing homeopathic medicine.

 

For sure. :) 

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On 5/12/2022 at 4:31 PM, Sexton Blake said:

Millions were caught up in the Christian maelstrom over the centuries, tortured and murdered with full papal precedent and sanction. The reason for all this, along the centuries, lies primarily in Exodus 22:1 8, "Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live."


Exodus is not the only biblical authority promoting hatred of the fictional entity called the "witch" (or wizard, or sorcerer, depending upon which of the many Bible versions you might choose). You will find the same malignant beliefs promoted in Deuteronomy 18:10-12, Leviticus 20:27, 2 Chronicles 33:6, Micah 5:12, and 1 Samuel 28:3.

 

Why does the bible believe in actual magic?

 

According to Goetic magic, the one third of angels who sided with Satan and fell from heaven became demons.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_demons_in_the_Ars_Goetia

 

Therefore, magic existed even in biblical times because those demons were on Earth immediately after it's 6-day creation.

 

And so these demons could be called by witches to do their bidding.

 

This is another reason why thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.

 

Because they are fraternising with demons.

 

Thank you,

 

Walter.

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21 minutes ago, walterpthefirst said:

 

According to Goetic magic, the one third of angels who sided with Satan and fell from heaven became demons.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_demons_in_the_Ars_Goetia

 

Therefore, magic existed even in biblical times because those demons were on Earth immediately after it's 6-day creation.

 

And so these demons could be called by witches to do their bidding.

 

This is another reason why thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.

 

Because they are fraternising with demons.

 

Thank you,

 

Walter.

 

I'm sorry to hear all that. I was hoping for different stuff :(

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5 hours ago, pantheory said:

 

I'm sorry to hear all that. I was hoping for different stuff :(

 

I wouldn't worry about it, Pantheory.

 

There's no more objective evidence for demons than there is for angels.  This is just another case of ALL things believed by faith (good or evil) falling short of our standard of objective evidence.  Just Hitchslap it and consign it to the bin.

 

Thank you.

 

Walter.

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