Mudcat Café Message Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafeawe



User Name Thread Name Subject Posted
Peg BS: Pardon granted to executed witches (24) RE: BS: Pardon granted to executed witches 01 Nov 04


The people executed as witches were not victims of religious intolerance, though...they were usually practitioners of the dominant religious tradition (like the Puritans in Salem Village) who were victimized because other community members wanted to ostracize them, often for the purpose of acquiring their property, or for petty revenge over some previous slight...


I have always wondered why modern witches claim some sort of spiritual connection to the Salem witches--because they weren't witches at all, but Puritans!


Post to this Thread -

Back to the Main Forum Page

By clicking on the User Name, you will requery the forum for that user. You will see everything that he or she has posted with that Mudcat name.

By clicking on the Thread Name, you will be sent to the Forum on that thread as if you selected it from the main Mudcat Forum page.

By clicking on the Subject, you will also go to the thread as if you selected it from the original Forum page, but also go directly to that particular message.

By clicking on the Date (Posted), you will dig out every message posted that day.

Try it all, you will see.