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Question by Pork Daddy: When Christians roasted pagans to death, did God send them to Hell only to be roasted a second time?
The Salem witches comes to mind as a good example …

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Answer by Shirley PhelpsRoper
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13 Responses to When Christians roasted pagans to death, did God send them to Hell only to be roasted a second time?

  • eaglemyrick says:

    i dont pretend to know what God did, but i bet he was less than pleased with those who did the roasting.

    -eaglemyrick

  • Jim says:

    Just because some people went overboard in centuries past is no reason for you to spend eternity in the pit.

  • CRAZY says:

    I see your logic, I like kids, well done………..

  • Pastor Art (((SFECU))) says:

    The Christians stopped the Salem witch trials, they did not start them or support them.

  • Burnt_Toast says:

    Actually they mostly hung witches in the Salem witch trials. Burning witches and other Heretics seemed more popular in Europe. Anyways maybe the Church back then was made up of Pyros or something.

  • Ms. Narwhal says:

    As a Pagan, I have no fear of being roasted.

  • Mfh H says:

    First, most of the poor women in salem witch trials were not witches but many were just healers or just women the local priests did not like.

    In fact many were probably even christian so it kind of makes even sadder.

    Secondly as a atheist I do not believe in either hell or god so do not think any one goes to there.

  • HU(bert)_is_behind_the_name says:

    http://etext.virginia.edu/salem/witchcraft/

    Yes, something evil done there but not unlike the scientists who hurt as many as badly
    The Tuskegee Syphilis Study, cited as “arguably the most infamous biomedical research study in U.S. history,”
    “The Tuskegee syphilis experiment[1] (also known as the Tuskegee syphilis study or Public Health Service syphilis study) was a clinical study conducted between 1932 and 1972 in Tuskegee, Alabama, by the U.S. Public Health Service. Investigators recruited 399 impoverished African-American sharecroppers with syphilis for research related to the natural progression of the untreated disease”

    You are just a stupid hater, who cares nothing for anybody. Whatever bludgeoning incident is at hand you use. Despicable.

  • Chaya? says:

    Those executed in Salem were hanged not burned at the stake. I believe the story goes that the ones accused of witchcraft included devout Christians after the usual suspects of independent unmarried women or women of other ethnic groups were rounded up. A young woman who coveted/was having an affair with the husband of one of the accused falsely incriminated people she didn’t like to get them out of the way. The locals say she, the witness for the prosecution, had been playing at witchcraft herself. Whether or not that’s true, it’s a sad ugly story of false witness, slander and libel.

    This incident occurred after a Guidebook for witch hunting and persecution in Europe was brought to Massachusetts. It targeted women who were practicing home remedies as medicine (allegedly witches, emphasis on women) and Jews. The sloppy inquisition-type guidance was easily turned on its head and used against Christians themselves by a teenage girl. There is some suspicion that land disputes and religious prejudice had a part in who got accused and who didn’t.

    The victims refused to plead guilty or innocent or incriminate loved ones, and were unjustly hanged for bogus charges and equally unjust religious lawlessness in the first place.

    The founders of the US, many living near the Salem area townships, hopefully learned from this tragedy and tried to minimize such injustice by not allowing hearsay evidence and by separating church and state to ensure freedom of religion.

  • Native Spirit says:

    Some would say that Christians didn’t start the witch trials, or Christians didn’t kill Pagans…but they would be wrong, ignorant or simply in denial. (History lesson required?)

    I love the many people in my life who are Christians. But to say that Christians have NEVER killed for their religion, would be a lie.

    And, No! Those innocent people who were killed by Christians in the past were not sent to hell just because a Christian establishment said they should be. They met God on their own merit, just like everyone else…and I’m sure God/Goddess was compassionate toward them….

    …much more compassionate than their Christian accusers were…Blessings!

  • Chase Cole says:

    No, because the whole “Christian” religion is copied from earlier pagan religions, so God would have no reason to send them to an imaginary lake of fire. I do believe in God, just not the one dished out by the loons tearing down other religions, which in fact is where their religion stems from.

  • Nature Lover says:

    Absolutely, unless they were already well done to perfection.
    Christians, and there are a lot of them, can be affected by stupidity, which has nothing to do with God or the Bible. Salem is an example.
    Even nowadays, one can still observe very pious persons getting interpretations from the Bible, which are not truly there. It is called ignorance. That is possibly one of the reasons why it takes a catholic priest 12 years of intensive study before becoming a priest, so a congregation can learn from him. Even then, after 12 years, there are some priests who never quite get it, thus the example of sexual abuse. It is similar to good (top of the class) and bad (bottom) doctors who all become physicians. One just needs to chose the right ones.

  • philosophyangel says:

    Christians did not roast “pagans” in Salem or elsewhere. Christians tortured and executed other Christians, midwives, and intellectuals in a huge, paranoid, mass hysteria. Those accused of witchcraft were generally hung or drowned although burnings did occur. Heretics (mostly intellectuals whose views challenged church doctrine) were hung or garroted and then burned although some were burned alive. Contrary to popular belief, most tortures and executions for witchcraft were conducted by civil courts or rogue posses in Protestant Swiss and Germanic lands.

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