Other Scripture

Excerpt from an October 23, 2007 Smithsonian article, ‘A Brief History of the Salem Witch Trials’:1

“A “witchcraft craze” rippled through Europe from the 1300s to the end of the 1600s. Tens of thousands of supposed witches—mostly women—were executed.”

Exodus 22:18: 2

“Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.”

Sam Harris, in a 2010 TruthDig Debate: 3

“All I’m arguing for is, that beliefs have consequences, and that religious beliefs should be subject to the same conversational pressures that we subject all other beliefs to. This taboo that gives beliefs in the name of ‘God’ a free ride in our discourse has to be lifted.”


1 A Brief History of the Salem Witch Trials –
2 Exodus 22:18 –
3 Debate: Chris Hedges vs. Sam Harris – Religion, Politics and the End of the World –