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Re: Religion.jpg
« Reply #660 on: December 03, 2019, 05:06:13 AM »
I think the angle here is meant to be the trope "pilgrims went to America to seek out freedom of religion".  They exercised this freedom by denying it to others.

Was there an actual Wiccan killed in the American witch trials? I thought it was basically the equivalent of convicting someone of being possessed.

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« Reply #661 on: December 03, 2019, 05:39:51 AM »
I think the angle here is meant to be the trope "pilgrims went to America to seek out freedom of religion".  They exercised this freedom by denying it to others.

Was there an actual Wiccan killed in the American witch trials? I thought it was basically the equivalent of convicting someone of being possessed.
The little girls were thought to be possessed. The vvitches were in league with the Devil. They put spells on people, including the squealers.
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Re: Religion.jpg
« Reply #662 on: December 03, 2019, 02:38:09 PM »
I think the angle here is meant to be the trope "pilgrims went to America to seek out freedom of religion".  They exercised this freedom by denying it to others.

Was there an actual Wiccan killed in the American witch trials? I thought it was basically the equivalent of convicting someone of being possessed.

I think it's more a commentary about current events than strict historicity.

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« Reply #663 on: December 03, 2019, 05:02:42 PM »
I think the angle here is meant to be the trope "pilgrims went to America to seek out freedom of religion".  They exercised this freedom by denying it to others.

Was there an actual Wiccan killed in the American witch trials? I thought it was basically the equivalent of convicting someone of being possessed.

Wicca didn't exist in 1690.
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« Reply #664 on: December 05, 2019, 10:08:53 AM »
Neither did the United States of America. Massachusetts was a colony of England.
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« Reply #665 on: December 05, 2019, 12:15:40 PM »
"The Americas" existed before "the United States of America".
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« Reply #666 on: December 05, 2019, 12:18:41 PM »


Apparently that was someone's Halloween costume...
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« Reply #667 on: December 05, 2019, 12:38:44 PM »
"The Americas" existed before "the United States of America".

Yes, just noting that Freedom of Religion as a concept wasn't a thing in many colonies. It would have been frowned upon.
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« Reply #668 on: December 05, 2019, 01:04:48 PM »
"The Americas" existed before "the United States of America".

Yes, just noting that Freedom of Religion as a concept wasn't a thing in many colonies. It would have been frowned upon.

This is very much the heart of that meme.

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« Reply #669 on: December 06, 2019, 09:55:43 AM »
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« Reply #671 on: December 06, 2019, 08:32:19 PM »
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« Reply #672 on: December 06, 2019, 08:37:35 PM »
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« Reply #673 on: December 07, 2019, 07:25:53 AM »


Omg...  a Jesus balloon in the Macy's parade would be utmost.
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« Reply #674 on: December 07, 2019, 07:42:54 AM »
"Jesus gets high thanks to Macy's." Yeah, that works.
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