Eleven "witches" burned to death in Kenya

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by BoyBach, May 21, 2008.

  1. BoyBach macrumors 68040

    BoyBach

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2006
    Location:
    UK
    #1
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/7413268.stm
     
  2. Killyp macrumors 68040

    Killyp

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2006
    #2
    Good. Those witches are more trouble than they're worth. They turned me into a newt...
     
  3. Much Ado macrumors 68000

    Much Ado

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2006
    Location:
    UK
    #3
    Nice that you can laugh about it :rolleyes:
     
  4. bartelby macrumors Core

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2004
    #4
    A newt?
     
  5. psychofreak Retired

    psychofreak

    Joined:
    May 16, 2006
    Location:
    London
    #5
    [​IMG]

    EDIT: Damn! I never get the joke...
     
  6. Kernow macrumors 65816

    Kernow

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2005
    Location:
    Kingston-Upon-Thames
    #6
    He got better.
     
  7. Father Jack macrumors 68020

    Father Jack

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2007
    Location:
    Ireland
    #7
     
  8. Abstract macrumors Penryn

    Abstract

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2002
    Location:
    Location Location Location
    #8
    Different culture, different fears, different reaction, and different notion of right and wrong. I'm not saying that what they did was right, but that's because people in this forum come from a similar enough background that we'd all have a similar sense of morality. It's weird. I'm not defending their acts, but I'm kind of defending their understanding of the situation, as it's probably far different from our own.
     
  9. tomcochrane macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    May 21, 2008
    #9
    Morons in Kenya

    Burning people for witchcraft may be related to a different notion of right and wrong but it is utterly idiotic. That is the KEY and only valid way to view this behaviour. Moronic, ignorant and worthy of pity.

    The earlier posts seem to have the right reaction - laugh at them.

    There is no need to attempt to appreciate their understanding of the situation (other than through forensic psychiatry). This is not some multi-cultural excentricity - this is mass murder by cretins.

    A secure mental hospital is where the murderers should be.
     
  10. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

    gauchogolfer

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2005
    Location:
    American Riviera
    #10
    I hope they at least confirmed that they weighed the same as a duck...
     
  11. Killyp macrumors 68040

    Killyp

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2006
    #11
    Now now, no need to make jokes. I don't think you've quite grasped the weight of the situation...
     
  12. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

    gauchogolfer

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2005
    Location:
    American Riviera
    #12
    Who are you who are so wise in the ways of science?
     
  13. bartelby macrumors Core

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2004
    #13
    I'm glad someone got it. I was beginning to look very stupid there for a while.
     
  14. QuantumLo0p macrumors 6502a

    QuantumLo0p

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2006
    Location:
    U.S.A.
    #14
    Of course but they are one of many countries basically still in the middle ages compared with the modern industrialized world.

    I'm not judging them. Simply making an observation.
     
  15. mcarnes macrumors 68000

    mcarnes

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2004
    Location:
    USA! USA!
    #15
    Burn her anyway!
     
  16. leekohler macrumors G5

    leekohler

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2004
    Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
    #16
    I completely agree. When Iran hanged two gay kids I didn't hear anyone pleading for understanding a different culture.
     
  17. SpookTheHamster macrumors 65816

    SpookTheHamster

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2004
    Location:
    London
    #17
    I was disappointed in the other posters until he/she got it.

    When I skimmed through that I saw "When I hanged two gay kids", slightly different.
     
  18. Everythingisnt macrumors 6502a

    Everythingisnt

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2008
    Location:
    Vancouver
    #18
    Lol @ spookthehampster.

    I don't really get the "newt" joke though.



    As far as culture is concerned though, isn't Kenya predominantly Christian?
     
  19. mcarnes macrumors 68000

    mcarnes

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2004
    Location:
    USA! USA!
    #19
    Time to educate yourself my boy, on all things python.
     
  20. Everythingisnt macrumors 6502a

    Everythingisnt

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2008
    Location:
    Vancouver
    #20
    Ooooooh, the one where the man with shaving cream on his face says "She turned me into a newt"!


    Funny how some things can totally disappear from your mind until your memory is jogged.
     
  21. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

    LethalWolfe

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2002
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    #21
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

    Salem witch trails.


    Lethal
     
  22. ezekielrage_99 macrumors 68040

    ezekielrage_99

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2005
    #22
    I hope Tim the enchanter was involved somehow....

    Ni!
     
  23. Counterfit macrumors G3

    Counterfit

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2003
    Location:
    sitting on your shoulder
    #23
    My brother lives in Salem. ;)


    According to the CIA World Factbook, Kenya is 45% Protestant, 33% Catholic, 10% Muslim, 10% indigenous, and 2% other.
     
  24. mcarnes macrumors 68000

    mcarnes

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2004
    Location:
    USA! USA!
    #24
    So 78% Angels, 22% Devils
     
  25. VenomousSVT macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2007
    Location:
    Charlotte, NC
    #25
    well from what I heard, they were lighter than wood.
     

Share This Page