(The only witch I believe in)
Some of you probably saw that boring video thingee where Sarah Palin is getting totally protected from witchcraft or whatever. Oh, how we laughed! Right down to our culturally elite loafers! But the Catholic League, in a spirited defense of Ms. Palin, has some sobering news for us:
Witchcraft is a sad reality in many parts of Africa, resulting in scores of deaths in Kenya over the past two decades. Bishop Muthee’s blessing, then, was simply a reflection of his cultural understanding of evil. While others are not obliged to accept his interpretation, all can be expected to respect it.
Is that right? For reals? How were these deaths caused? Was it the Avada Kedavra curse? Or are there other magical means of killing not documented in JK Rowling's authoritative work on the subject? So many questions! We totally need to bring back squassation.
OMG, just in Kenya, though, right? Heck, I'm never going there. Spooky!
And I'm "expected to respect" this why?
UPDATE: A long, lonnnnng post in the comment section (the kind I usually delete) points out that maybe the Catholic League is referring to all the many, many people who die during the course of being accused of practicing witchcraft. So witchcraft in Africa isn't the problem, but belief in witchcraft is. OMG, shades of gray, whatever!