reply to post by ProtoplasmicTraveler
"They certainly didn't seem to plan out burning some one alive well."
Thats because your thinking europe or america, and there witch hunts. This is africa were they dont plan ahead as much as in those places, and they
probably cant aford to waste the rope to tie someone up to burn them. So they beat them and throw them in a ditch and set fire to it, and if they try
to crawl out, well just hit them with sticks or kick them back in, and as to the guy that's just sitting there with his shirt on fire and getting
kicked and wacked with a stick now and then. He is in shock, and is in la la land, its a physical response to trauma, all kinds of chemicals are
pumping through his body and brain, to hide the pain, and fact of what is happening. It aint no raging inferno, but fire and flesh dont mix, infact he
might be better of if it was a giant fire, that way it would burn through the flesh fast and kill all the nerves faster, once the nerves are gone, the
brain wont receive pain signals, so less pain then.
"No one was burned to death in those videos and I seriously doubt the way they were going about it anyone was burned to death."
From that vid there is no way to know but judging by the size of the fires, it would take over 30 min to get the body so damaged that they would die.
And the vid is only 2:11 min long...they didn't film the whole thing, but most likely they try to burn them for a while, then they probably killed
them by way of rocks to the head, or a knife. And one thing is sure from that clip...Even if it didn't end in death, it was definitely begun in pain
and ended in pain. Witch burning's are more of a way of shock control, for the masses then actual witches, or crimes, in more civilised places, there
is usually holding cages and trials, "to see if witches float in water"..... In backwards primitive place its still about that, only less ordered
and more superstitious/mobs going around dragging people from there house and killing them.
"This might actually have been some kind of trial by fire, similiar to fire walking, where people walk on hot coals, it might have been some kind of
gauntlet or rite of passage, but these just were really not executions."
Your not thinking clearly, its no right of passage, or hot coal walking. In both of those things, if you dont want to do it, you dont have to, and you
certainly dont have a mob drop kicking you when you try to get away from the fires.