It's meant to be ironic. There is no interpretation that is not barbaric. The bible is full of barbarism but this one line sums it up succinctly without any possible explanation or ambiguity. Everyone should know that line and encourage their christian friends to look it up.
Witchcraft is pretty much like any of your myth-based delusions, only a lot more hippie than most. I don't believe in any of the supernatural stuff anymore, mostly because the NATURAL stuff is just so much more interesting. Magic is in the unknown, and in order to use it, you have to understand it. Thus, the magic is no longer magic to you, only to those around you. Maybe that was the biggest lesson Witchcraft taught me =^.^=
Hi Earther - i am soooooo glad to run into you. i feel like an outsider in the science section as far as this is concerned. there is a Naturalism group, but is there an 'earther' group? i love that word, 'earther'.
Thanks again for the comment. No need to change. I don't talk that much either. I'm the quiet type person. I really enjoy science and try to keep up with all the recent findings. When I'm not in class I still try to learn by reading. When I'm not exercising my brainpower I am hiking or biking or at the gym. You have a nice 4th! : )
Ahhh, that is the question, isn't it? I'm not a scientist and know very little about alternative energies outside of electricity (which in this country requires significant coal usage, not a very ideal option), oils such as vegetable oils (i.e. diesels converted to run on left over fry oil), solar. Utilizing the sun is an option that appeals to me. Improving mass transportation, altering cities to be walker/biker friendly and safe. Keeping communities organized and self sufficient so long forays into metro areas are not necessary on a daily basis. In Third World countries, we have an opportunity to start from the ground up, encouraging wise energy usage from the start, but it is the job of each nation to do this as best they can. Perhaps the best answer to your question is education. Through education and example maybe we can improve our situation, support each other, and help prolong our survival on this planet.