Rowling and religion in CL (was DWJ in Israeli newspaper)
ottertee at silverwinggraphics.com
Fri Feb 20 13:46:33 EST 2004
On Friday, February 20, 2004, at 10:28 AM, Rowland, Jennifer A B wrote:
> In Witch Week, I don't think any reference is made to religion-
> witches are supposed to be evil, but I don't think "servants of the
> devil" comes into it- although that must have been the idea
> originally, since the split in the worlds was in 1605, at which point
> King James was frothing at the mouth about witches.
Yes, he was. But, as Charles Williams points out in _Witchcraft_,
although he believed
in witchcraft, he never believed that any individual case he was
presented with _was_
witchcraft. Deluded old women, yes. Despised old women, yes.
[The Spanish Inquisition, whatever its other faults, had a good record
witchcraft, too. It was Protestant Northern Europe that did most of
> If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate.
Oooooh. This is one of my _favorites_. I have a button that says this.
- If you're living like there's no global warming,
you'd better be right.
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