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'Witch' tweets reflect society's fear of older women

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  • Originally posted by Hypatia_Alexandria View Post

    People are often drawn to religions because of trauma in their personal lives and those beliefs provide them with solace and comfort.
    ... Likewise, some people are repulsed by religions because of similar traumatic events, and rabid rejection of their beliefs can also provide solace and comfort.
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    • Originally posted by tabibito View Post

      I'm fairly sure that the dunking chair was the penalty for being convicted as a "common scold."
      * Yeah, I know that wasn't what they used them for, and that they simply bound them and tossed them into the river or lake to see if they floated -- but that shouldn't stop a good old fashioned rant



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      • Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
        How many dealings have you had with "Frau Cavil"?
        One brief one, maybe, a year or two ago. Mustn't have been all that memorable, if I still have more vivid memories of the one-off troglodytes we used to get back in the day.
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        • Originally posted by rogue06 View Post

          * Yeah, I know that wasn't what they used them for, and that they simply bound them and tossed them into the river or lake to see if they floated -- but that shouldn't stop a good old fashioned rant


          Maybe the lighter than a duck test would also be useful?
          1Cor 15:34 εκνηψατε δικαιως και μη αμαρτανετε αγνωσιαν γαρ θεου τινες εχουσιν προς εντροπην υμιν λεγω
          Come to your senses as you ought and stop sinning; for I say to your shame, there are some who know not God.
          .
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          • Originally posted by tabibito View Post

            Maybe the lighter than a duck test would also be useful?
            That would be the simply bound them and tossed them into the river or lake to see if they floated part

            I'm always still in trouble again

            "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
            "Overall I would rate the withdrawal from Afghanistan as by far the best thing Biden's done" --Starlight
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            • Originally posted by Chaotic Void View Post

              ... Likewise, some people are repulsed by religions because of similar traumatic events,
              Often as a result of what they have experienced in their religious upbringing.

              Originally posted by Chaotic Void View Post
              and rabid rejection of their beliefs can also provide solace and comfort.
              I would consider the word "rabid" somewhat emotive. However, your initial comment was about those who are religious. Not those who have rejected religion.

              "It ain't necessarily so
              The things that you're liable
              To read in the Bible
              It ain't necessarily so
              ."

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              • Originally posted by Hypatia_Alexandria View Post
                Often as a result of what they have experienced in their religious upbringing.
                Yes, And?

                I would consider the word "rabid" somewhat emotive. However, your initial comment was about those who are religious. Not those who have rejected religion.
                And terms like 'solace' and 'comfort,' aren't emotive?
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                • Originally posted by Chaotic Void View Post

                  Yes, And?



                  And terms like 'solace' and 'comfort,' aren't emotive?
                  Rabid - irrationally extreme in opinion or practice.

                  I would not consider the terms solace and comfort to be overly emotive.

                  Solace - comfort in sorrow, misfortune, or trouble; alleviation of distress or discomfort.

                  Comfort - soothe, console reassure.
                  "It ain't necessarily so
                  The things that you're liable
                  To read in the Bible
                  It ain't necessarily so
                  ."

                  Sportin' Life
                  Porgy & Bess, DuBose Heyward, George & Ira Gershwin

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                  • I object to the reference " 'Witch' tweets reflect society's fear of older women, " as the view of witches today. This is a common ancient view where older women often lived in reclusive lives, which made them highly suspect due to superstitious views of the time. Even in the past the reasons for being accused of being witches varied and not all were elderly women.

                    The contemporary view of witches varies greatly from belief, and entertainment, to ridicule. In the third-world regions of the world, witchcraft is widely believed and practiced.
                    Glendower: I can call spirits from the vasty deep.
                    Hotspur: Why, so can I, or so can any man;
                    But will they come when you do call for them? Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Part 1, Act III:

                    go with the flow the river knows . . .

                    Frank

                    I do not know, therefore everything is in pencil.

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