I believe the power of the witches is real that they can blast humans with venomous demonic energies and harm them seriously. Babylon the Great is first and foremost a demon protected, driven and directed witch.
Oh for the love of mike... are you joking or what?
Please give me one piece of evidence you are not falling for superstitious rubbish.
Witchcraft was rejected as nonsense long ago by the early church;
The Church and European society was not always obsessed with hunting witches and blaming them for bad occurrences. Saint Boniface declared in the 8th century that belief in the existence of witches was un-Christian. The emperor Charlemagne decreed that the burning of supposed witches was a pagan custom that would be punished by the death penalty. In 820 the Bishop of Lyon and others repudiated the belief that witches could make bad weather, fly in the night, and change their shape. This denial was accepted into Canon law until it was reversed in later centuries as the witch-hunt gained force. Other rulers such as King Coloman of Hungary declared that witch-hunts should cease because witches do not exist.
A later resurgence was down to a mixed bag of issues, it had nothing to do with witches being proven real.
Not once, not ever.
Fear, greed and misogyny were main drivers;
This is what people who believed in witchcraft believed; this is about WOMEN, not just about witches and comes from Malleus maleficarum the classic witch hunting manual;
All wickedness is but little to the wickedness of a woman. ... What else is woman but a foe to friendship, an unescapable punishment, a necessary evil, a natural temptation, a desirable calamity, domestic danger, a delectable detriment, an evil nature, painted with fair colours. ... Women are by nature instruments of Satan -- they are by nature carnal, a structural defect rooted in the original creation.
By believing in witchcraft you unknowingly subscribe to the same ignorant rhetoric that drove the murders of thousands of inocent women.
It's a bit like believers in a world Zionist conspiracy unknowing subscribe to anti-semitism, as just as witchcraft was largely based on misogyny, so too is a belief in a Zionist conspiracy largely based on anti-semitism.
Be careful what you believe in greendawn... it can say a lot about you...
the atheists have no option after all but to believe this
They actually have no evidence that would lead them to believe otherwise, but if misrepresenting issues is necessary for your own beliefs...
I have a copy of a letter allegedly written by self-proclaimed "dark lords" who've infiltrated Bethel. It could very well be a hoax,
You don't say...
And do you often believe in extraordinary claims without extraordinary evidence? If so I have a magic wallet I can sell you...
witches, atheists, the Islamists, the homosexuals, the anarchists, the leftists, transvestites What are they doing on a jw discussion board?
Hanging around with a JW apologist like you who is conflicted enough to ignore the guidance of the soceity and knowingly associate with apostates so you can self-rightously condemn them. You lecture us when you lack the honesty to confess your own 'sins' to the local elders so you can be 'corrected'.I think that earns you a big fat PHARASEE badge!