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Old 09-29-2008, 10:26 AM
 
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Mind if I ask a question? Does anyone know the religion of those in Salem being burned as witches, and that of those who did the burning of humans? I think the fear tactics of burning people as witches had alot to do with the conquering of a particular place by a particular people who rewrote history to steal the historic truth and write themselves in as heros. It was a way to damage the reputations of good people so that the evil ones could take over under false pretenses. A woman like me would have been drowned as "a free thinking woman" long ago, simply for pointing out the truth !
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I believe they were hanged, not burned. Ironic that people with magical powers could be killed by conventional means i.e. no stake through the heart.

I think they were all Puritans?
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Old 09-29-2008, 12:20 PM
 
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Nineteen were hung, one was crushed, and at least four died in prison (as many as thirteen more may have died in prison- sources vary as to the actual number.) From the reading I have done the majority of executions in the New World were by hanging, with dying in prison coming in second. Puritans and Quakers seem to be the religions most often involved either as accusers or the accused.
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Old 09-29-2008, 12:59 PM
 
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Quakers? Those nice chaps?
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Old 10-15-2008, 07:10 AM
 
Location: Southern Maine, Greater Portland
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This is interesting stuff. I never heard of the theory of the bad grain.
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Old 10-16-2008, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Indy
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I never heard of the theory of the bad grain.
I remember hearing about this theory maybe 10, 15 years ago. More or less, the grain became moldy due to the high level of rain they had that year and they were not able to dry it out before storing it. As such, (and I am not 100% sure of the science behind this), the mold contained the main ingredient for LSD. So, in other words, the girls could have been on a strange, long trip
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Old 10-16-2008, 03:56 PM
 
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My English 3 teacher from high school said that there were scientific proof that the grains were infected, causing them to trip out like that.
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Old 10-19-2008, 06:15 PM
 
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SECRETS OF THE DEAD . The Witches Curse . Clues & Evidence | PBS

I found the information on the grains.
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Old 10-21-2008, 01:07 AM
 
Location: Santa Monica
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There are plenty of historians and sociologists who believe that the witch trial phenomenon was an exercise in "socially acceptable" appropriate of the property of the victims by jealous or otherwise unscrupulous locals.
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Old 10-21-2008, 01:12 AM
 
Location: southern california
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i love these black magic posts. the great accomplishment of satan in this age has been to convince people he does not exist.
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Old 10-21-2008, 01:31 AM
 
Location: Santa Monica
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i love these black magic posts. the great accomplishment of satan in this age has been to convince people he does not exist.

If you're going to quote C.S. Lewis (The Screwtape Letters), please give him credit.
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