Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Thou Shalt Not Suffer A Witch To Live

"Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live"

The statement resulted in a cull and persecution of thousands or more herbalists, wisdom keepers, spiritualists; many of whom transmigrated to more liberal times. It gave an excuse to the sadists to do atrocious things in the name of a god who preaches Love. I contemplated today that they had mistook the life guide for a mandate, they had mistook the original intent for a rightous absolute.

Let's break it down into easy components;

'Thou shalt not suffer.' I like the sound of that.
'Thou shalt not suffer, to live.' by the same way as 'thou shalt not (do anything negative), to live.'
The addition and placement of a comma is important; it phrases the original intent more properly.

'Thou shalt not suffer a witch, to live'. In this example, a 'witch' is assumed as being a negative entity likely to cause suffering. If the writer was using contemporary English he could perhaps rephrase it; 'you should not have to put up with her nasty bullshit, to get by.' Do not accept employment from somebody abusive.

That is what this blog is about; to explore original intent verses mis-interpretation / mis-translation and the abysmal consequences. While discussing matters related to the famously murderous slavery system that is the catholic church, it is not too far a distraction to add another related thought that has been succinctly expressed during the past few days by a known witch from a large family of known witches;

"Either you know that there is a god, in which case you are a fundamentalist, or you know that there is no god, in which case you are a fundamentalist, or else you are undecided, in which case you cannot be taken seriously in the debate because you have no opinion worthy of debating ... other than to raise questions, or to anecdote about non-ordinary experiences mistakenly defined within a particular religious context, which is not necessarily going to explain such experiences, and more likely to distract from truly understanding them. In any case you are either wasting your time in supposition, or crazy in the obsessive, closed mind, absolutist way that cannot create good community. The whole issue is bogus, close of issue."

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