The Rage Against Women Continues

When is the last time you had a WTF? moment? For me it was just a little while ago when I saw this on my Iphone. I know Mak had just done a post on X-ian love, well here you go Mak, a great example.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/australiaandthepacific/papuanewguinea/11623788/Woman-accused-of-sorcery-axed-to-death-in-Papua-New-Guinea.html

It pains me to see women continually demonized by slack jawed fundamentalists. Clearly the bible is a good book in this case. Right? It does appear to be their justification for brutal murder. I would urge everyone to read the whole story, but the short of it is, people thought that certain women were responsible for a measles outbreak. Because they were witches. Of course we all know the babble says we should not suffer any witches. So the good x-ians they are, they went about not suffering witches, in a most brutal barbaric fashion. That’s what I call some good x-ians there… You don’t have to be religious to hate women, but it sure seems to help.

Oh, apparently they paid a witch finder to seek out these witches. Wait, what? Yep a witch finder. How does one become a witch finder exactly? What is wrong with people? I swear every day goes by I think more and more we are all doomed to the ignorance of the many.

P.S. If you are not much of a fan of WTF stoopid, do not read the comments there. Because many of them are just that.

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29 thoughts on “The Rage Against Women Continues

  1. Unreal. You simply can’t make shit like this up. Fuck religion. I respect the misogynists who are honest and say they hate women just cause their dicks are tiny and they hate women. They’re still despicable shit-bags but they’re at least honest about their hate and take ownership of it. They don’t feel the need to hide behind a piece of shit holy book to justify it like christians. Witches who brought measles?! Jeebus Hubris Fuckin’ Christ! Idjits!

    • Some irony in the fact that if I was just making this shit up, few would believe it. But this is for real. 2015, the age of information, most anyone can Google measles and see it is not caused by sorcery. Maybe they don’t have books or internet there? Maybe all they know is what their pastors/witch doctors tell them. (Much like the fundamentalists we see here)

      Yes, the people who use their magic books to justify horrid acts are despicable.

      “Jeebus Hubris Fuckin’ Christ! Idjits!” I must admit I lol’d a little when I saw that. I really feel the same way, almost conveyed that in the piece, but I am trying to clean up the rough edges just a little. 🙂

      • I’m lettin’ mine rust and get more jagged as I age. 🙂

      • Aw hell, I’ll be back to my rough edged cussin ways afore ya know it. 😉

        I got censored the other day @ The Sensuous Curmudgeon for saying the word shit. Yeah I called KlinkleTinkle a disgusting sack of shit and it was censored. I think perhaps I am over reacting a little.

        SHIT! SHIT! SHIT! SHIT! There, I feel better.

      • Fuck, yes, you are! Is that the the “Too Sensitive” or the “Sensuous” Curmudgeon? Hell, if you’re gonna be a self-labeled curmudgeon, ya gotta lighten up and let folks cuss a bit. It’s good fer the soul. 🙂

      • Ah well, he is a great blogger and he can run his blog the way he sees fit. I am not complaining, too much. I just thought, “wow I got censored for the word shit?” Then I was like “maybe I ought to do some serious soul searching.” I think maybe I have gotten over it. 🙂

        I am aware that swearing is a turn off to some, I know I will swear here and there, but even so there are some I can’t stand to be around for every other word being a cuss word. There is a line there somewhere where swearing goes from sentence enhancer, to just too much carrying on with it.

        One of my boys has taken up swearing, and I don’t mind a little (he is 18 and just graduated), but when he gets to pushing it I tell him to clean it up. He got the don’t be swearing in front of your mother, women in general, or loudly and blatantly in public places talk recently. Hanging out with you buddies having a beer at the bonfire is another story. Have a swearing contest for all I care. 🙂

      • I used to fart all the time when pissed off. Now I just swear. Now is better than then, I’ve been told. 🙂

      • Yeah, I’m gonna agree with that 😉

      • 🙂

      • SC’s blog is a family blog, so we don’t cuss.

      • That’s odd, I haven’t seen any women and children while I’m there. 😉 But again, I’m not complaining.

      • B-)

  2. My shelldigger friend, I thought I could quote a passage from the book I just finished on how to identify witches

    []One of the most famous of these witch-finders was the celebrated Mathew Hopkins before referred to. He was appointed to the work by Parliament during the time of the Commonwealth, and styled himself ‘witch-finder general.’ Hopkins travelled round the country, much like an assize judge, putting up at the principal inns, and at the expense of the local authorities. His charge was twenty shillings a visit, whether he found witches or not. If he discovered any, there was a further charge of twenty shillings for every witch brought to execution. His favourite method of detection was that of floating. But another of Hopkins’s tests was the following: The suspected witch was placed cross-legged on a stool in the centre of the room. She was closely watched and kept without food for four-and-twenty hours. Doors and windows remained open to watch for the entrance of some of the devil’s imps. These might come in the form of a fly, a wasp, a moth, or some other insect. The work of the watchers was to kill every insect that came into the room. But if one escaped, it was clear proof that this was one of the witch’s familiars.

    Yes, there are witch finders and some of them were commissioned by parliaments.

    I hope you known John Wesley, he founded the Methodist church in the US of A. He wrote

    It is true likewise that the English in general, and indeed most of the men of learning in Europe, have given up all accounts of witches and apparitions as mere old wives’ fables. I am sorry for it, and I willingly take this opportunity of entering my solemn protest against this violent compliment which so many who believe the Bible pay to those who do not believe it. I owe them[260] no such service. I take knowledge that these are at the bottom of the outcry which has been raised and with such insolence spread through the land in direct opposition, not only to the Bible, but to the suffrage of the wisest and best of men in all ages and nations. They well know (whether Christians know it or not) that the giving up of witchcraft is in effect giving up the Bible

    • I can’t even begin to comprehend what kind of sick ass self sanctified S.O.B. it takes to gleefully accept such a position. That Matthew Hopkins was one sick puppy. So the accused witch had to rely upon the fly/moth swatters to do their jobs efficiently? Who sees this as rational? What sees this as rational? Certainly no one blessed with the ability to reason. I feel like you just walked up and smacked me with a 20 lb mackerel, while dressed in a clown suit.

      John Wesley had no notion of giving up his witches apparently.

      Superstitious nonsense has no place in the 20th century. Certainly not to the point of justifiable homicide.

      • And as fate would have it, it is believed he too was accused of being in communication with the underworld and if tradition is to be believed, his fate wasn’t any better than the people he had caused to be killed.
        John Wesley understood the bigger picture. If you deny witchcraft how do you support the belief in the holy spirit? The two are twins

  3. I was going through the comments and I got pissed of at how ignorant some people are. Some fellow by the name Joe wrote

    What is the one thing all of these atrocities have in common? It is that they were all committed by people of the tribes of Africa. Is it because of their lack of education? Rural tribe mentality? It seems curious that people everywhere cannot understand the language of being good to others? They have bought the same actins here. It is a shame.

    and I felt the need to tell him

    oe, I am afraid your knowledge of history seems to be very scant. Europe and the USA till late in the 1800s had legislation against witchcraft and if there is one place where most people have been killed for being witches, it is Christian Europe.
    So if anyone is to be blamed for this barbarity, it must be the Europeans and their bibles. It is in the bible where it is written you shall not suffer a witch to live. There is no such thing in African traditions.
    Some people are really thick as soup.

    • I tried to warn you Mak!

      Nice reply to an obvious dumbass. I thought about responding to a comment as well, then I figured that might take up half of my day once I got started, so I just left…

      • I was pissed off.
        That was such a stupid comment to make. I think he is the type of person who thinks in Africa we still live on trees

      • There are a lot of those people out there Mak.

        There are a lot of those people right here where I live in rural W. Tn. I’d estimate around a half a dozen per 5 acres. The farther we come as a species the farther we need to go.

      • That level of stupid should be criminal

  4. It’s important to note that it is “missionary work” that brought religion and “civilized” the natives of Papua New Guinea. Many of the tribes native to there are actually quite interesting and egalitarian, at least those that have remained untouched by religion. There were cannibal tribes in Papua New Guinea too and I know missionaries aggressively tried to pacify them. The point is that religion hasn’t seemed to be the answer to improving their quality of life. I know you are not surprised, just I as I am not. There is a great quote by Mark Twain on the subject of witches and the bible which I think sums up the problem with religions in general. Unlike science, they don’t change, they don’t adjust as we understand the world differently.

    “During many ages there were witches. The Bible said so. The Bible commanded that they should not be allowed to live. Therefore the Church, after eight hundred years, gathered up its halters, thumb-screws, and firebrands, and set about its holy work in earnest. She worked hard at it night and day during nine centuries and imprisoned, tortured, hanged, and burned whole hordes and armies of witches, and washed the Christian world clean with their foul blood.
    Then it was discovered that there was no such thing as witches, and never had been. One does not know whether to laugh or to cry…..There are no witches. The witch text remains; only the practice has changed. Hell fire is gone, but the text remains. Infant damnation is gone, but the text remains. More than two hundred death penalties are gone from the law books, but the texts that authorized them remain.” – From “Bible Teaching and Religious Practice”, Europe and Elsewhere

    • Absolutely brilliant comment Swarn. Consider yourself on the payroll. You take checks…right?

      Your point being that these people had no witches until they had x-ianity has mildly blown my mind. No I am not that surprised, there is some sort of sick “I should have known” irony there. Discouraging really. I’ve no idea to the number of deaths that can be directly attributed to religion, I only know it is astronomical. What I can’t understand is so few can actually see that.

      There are people still looking for, finding (!) and killing witches in 2015. We know there is no such thing as magic, yet we still have witches. We know there is no such thing as magic, yet we still have religion. If the gods were so damn great could they not kill the witches, or infidels without human interference?

      That quote by Twain is gold.

      • I second that. Superb.

      • Lol…for you Shell I work pro bono. Now if you give me specific commenting assignments I may expect compensation. 🙂

        Mark Twain has some extremely clever and on point criticisms of religion. He was certainly a man beyond his times and I’m sure none too popular in the south where he was from.

      • Whew! Good thing you will work pro bono, I can’t guarantee the rubber content of my checks anyway 🙂

        That’s funny, I’m not all that popular where I’m from either! Coincidentally I’m in the south too. Too bad I don’t have the street cred of Twain.

      • I went to reply to this comment, granted I’m still having my morning coffee, but this reply got moved to the trash somehow. I swear I didn’t do it? I did manage to dig it up and restore it. Either WP is wonky this morn, or I am.

    • Mark Twain had great insights. I think he was a keen observer. I like hos books

      • You know Mak, I have seen a few Twain quotes here and there (not as good as this one) but I haven’t read any of his books. I suppose I should remedy that. I seem to recall maybe having read a MT book way back in grade school for a report, but can’t remember what it was. So I guess it doesn’t count.

        No doubt on his insights and observations.

      • I love his books.
        I would recommend you start with letters from the earth and eve’s diary. They are very short. Then read what is man. It has some philosophical bent.
        You can read the famous huckleberry finn and the adventures of Tom sawyer.

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