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07-11-2008, 08:59 PM
The inspiration for my name came from this book, the Witchfinder General's book of reference for torturing witches. A fascinating insight into the ignorance of people in general as well as the predomination of religion as an excuse for hurting people.
07-11-2008, 10:09 PM
The Hammer of the Witches.
I have an extensive collection of books on the subject. Don't think Hopkins would have liked me very much :lol
07-12-2008, 04:34 PM
I came across a reference to this book while watching a documentary about witches on the History Channel; weren't there two authors? and also, wasn't it written in the 15th century?
I've also read several books about the Salem Witch Trials and how innocent people were persecuted there as well, I'm sure we can all relate.......
07-13-2008, 01:47 AM
I have a hand-printed and bound copy in my library from sacred-texts dot com. It's brutally superstitious using fear and intimidation to keep a populace in line. I think it's literary archetypes are the basis for any fascist organization to keep a top-down government in power.
If someone were to ever distill it down into its component principles and delete any mention of religion, we'd see the new bible of authoritarianism.
It sits right up there with my hand collected works of Robert Cochrane and I'm pretty sure Cotton Mather would happily burn me at the stake to save me soul, heh.
07-13-2008, 02:47 AM
Interesting. Written in 1486 it said.
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