I heard a report on National Public Radio about how Saudi Arabia is executing “sorcerers”. Here is the link to their report; they have an audio version as well.
Sorcery Charges On The Rise In Saudi Arabia
The article discusses a Lebanese man who had a television show seen around the Middle East, where he would offer advice and pretty much acted like the typical psychic (real or fake) we see in the West. He went to Saudi Arabia on his pilgrimage to Mecca, a duty for all Muslims. Someone recognized him from his television show and he was arrested and charged with sorcery, and was sentenced to death.
I like this quote from the article:
“You will never know on any given day whether the book you are reading or the words you are saying are going to be interpreted or used against you deliberately as a form of witchcraft,” Whitson says.
WOAH! HOLY MACKEREL! I sure the heck won’t visit Saudi Arabia anytime soon! What a dumbass backward law. Over there someone could get executed for simply owning a deck of tarot cards. Now, whomever their society wants to execute is their own holy business. Thank goodness I don’t live there. Yet, even someone living outside of Saudi Arabia and just visiting can get arrested and executed for having performed “sorcery” outside their nation. That is downright inhospitable. I have to wonder how any society can prosper when they adhere to such nonsense.
It makes me very happy to live in America, a nation where the separation between Church and State is written into our constitution. We don’t have live in fear of religious differences. God bless America!
Then again, America executes sorcerers too. Or at least they do in the great state of Texas. Cameron Todd Willingham was convicted and executed for the deaths of his three children by using arson against them. However, arson experts agree there was no evidence for arson, just an unintentional fire. Mr. Willingham was an innocent man executed for a crime that didn’t even exist. So if there was no evidence of a crime or real motive, why was Todd Willingham murdered by the state of Texas?
Because Mr. Willingham had an Iron Maiden and a Led Zeppelin poster on his wall, and had a skull and serpent tattoo on his arm. He obviously liked heavy metal, so therefore he must have been a child-abusing sociopathic Satanist. Any and all appeals were casually disregarded, and he was executed Feb. 17 2004.
Cameron Todd Willingham was executed because the state of Texas believed Cameron Todd Willingham was a Satanist, a cultist, a “sorcerer”. Check out this shocking video below:
Hmm. Perhaps America, or at least Texas, and Saudi Arabia are not quite so far apart. Right around the corner the howling madness of fundamentalism lurks, waiting for its chance to strike. Hide your tarot cards!