Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Is Religion To Blame For Belief In 'Witches'?

Uganda, like many places in Africa, has a witchcraft problem. Could religion be the blame for the belief in witches and witchcraft? Belief in witches has existed for millennia and can be found in just about every culture. The real question is, how does a religion that has as it's core tenet a being of pure evil who with his demonic helpers attempt to destroy the lives of good Christians, effect such beliefs? Could Christianity itself be an enabling factor for the belief in witches? I think so and I believe that the belief in and fear of witches, let alone witch hunts or episodes of 'satanic panic' will continue to occur as long as religion exists.

Religious teachings reinforce belief in witchcraft

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