posted on Oct, 23 2010 @ 09:25 PM
We aren't as far away from it as you'd think.
One of my German ancestors was put to the fire, but her husband paid for the fire to be botched. The rest of her family was burnt alive. There are
no people of that last name who live in that area of Germany, so apparently it is very effective as a means of extermination.
It is not just Christians who are promoting this in Africa (and yes, some of them are) but there is a previous cultural taboo about witches in Africa.
And frankly, it is too bad that often they target the wrong people because there are people who fit the "witchdoctor" epitaph in Africa who do and
promote things which are horrifying to contemplate. Such as hunting down certain people, like Albinos, to use their body parts in stupid ceremonies
or "potions." If was one of the people living in fear of those guys, I'd probably want to hunt them down too.
Of course, they are more likely to just do it to the woman they don't like or the kids they find annoying because actually doing something useful is
way too much work apparently.