Can anyone explain what the witch trials and punishment of witches was all about? Was it based on beliefs/prejudices presented in the Bible?
- gillieLv 79 months agoFavourite answer
They were based on "Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live."
- VeschengroLv 69 months ago
the lies attached to catholicism mainly
- Anonymous9 months ago
It was not based in Biblical truth or Christian teaching.
- Anonymous9 months ago
There are no prejudices in the Bible. The Bible comes from the knowledge of God. You know, the ALL KNOWING God? How can there be prejudice if he knows everything? Can someone explain that to me? That's number one. Number two, the Bible says that you shall not suffer a witch to live, period. That's where it comes from. That is why anyone who even just so much as tried that horseshit was put on trial.
Do you even know what witchcraft is? It's quite contrary to the stereotypical hollywood depiction. It's far more sinister and always shares one element. Witchcraft is the act of dealing with Satan in exchange for power, influence, money, and things of that nature. That's witchcraft. Typically, in order for you to get said power, because he's not just going to hand it over to you, you have to do horrible evil disgusting dark things. Hello Hollywood, many major world leaders, many founders of false religions... "I will give you all of this if you will just x, y, and z." Sound familiar? That's pretty much what Satan said to Christ, verbatim.
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- 9 months ago
There have always been religious atrocities. It will never end until the last god-soaked moron drops dead.
- That Orange GuyLv 69 months ago
They were based on a poor translation of the word "poisoner" in the King James Bible into the word "witch".
Good Christians were only too willing to burn people alive for their religion, which is ironic since the passage is in the Old Testament and the point of the New Testament that they claim to follow is to treat other people decently.
- tentofieldLv 79 months ago
It was particularly the King James version of the Bible. James I had a huge intolerance and fear of witches so he wanted his Bible to reflect that. The verse “Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live”, Exodus 22:18, has been used to burn and hang witches through Britain and America although modern scholars consider the word "mekhashepha" to mean "poisoner", not "witch".
- BobLv 59 months ago
Fear and superstition caused by religion and ignorance. When these four factors come into play, the outcome is never going to be good.