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Old 26th Oct 2018, 21:33
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Woman charged with witchcraft

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/201...irit-scam.html
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Old 26th Oct 2018, 22:13
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Didn't know Theresa May was visiting Toronto.
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Old 27th Oct 2018, 05:31
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Interesting. Pretending to practise witchcraft was supposed to have been removed as an offence from the Canadian statutes last year. I am not aware that being an actual witch is proscribed by law.

But I guess "Fraudster poses as witch", although more accurate, doesn't cut it as a headline.
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Old 27th Oct 2018, 07:08
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Did she float?
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Old 27th Oct 2018, 07:15
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N707ZS - lol - my wife will love that as she hates Theresa!

Criminal Code of Canada:


365 Every one who fraudulently
  • (a) pretends to exercise or to use any kind of witchcraft, sorcery, enchantment or conjuration,
  • (b) undertakes, for a consideration, to tell fortunes, or
  • (c) pretends from his skill in or knowledge of an occult or crafty science to discover where or in what manner anything that is supposed to have been stolen or lost may be found,
is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction.
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Old 27th Oct 2018, 07:45
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Originally Posted by rotornut View Post
[*](a) pretends to exercise or to use any kind of witchcraft, sorcery, enchantment or conjuration.
Does that include turning bread and wine into flesh and blood ?
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Old 27th Oct 2018, 08:07
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The offence would have to be independently transubstantiated.....
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Old 27th Oct 2018, 09:35
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"Crafty science" - love it!

That would be all of it, then!
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Old 27th Oct 2018, 09:45
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Originally Posted by sitigeltfel View Post
Does that include turning bread and wine into flesh and blood ?
Only if one 'fraudulently' turned the bread and wine into flesh and blood.

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Old 27th Oct 2018, 11:19
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The last recorded case of witchcraft in the UK was between 1979-1990

Sadly, Pendle Hill was never included in her travel itinerary.

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Old 27th Oct 2018, 19:02
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Burning at the stake ??

So are all the locals coming out with their pitchforks lol

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Old 27th Oct 2018, 23:37
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No only the media. They'll take the ball and run with this one!
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Old 28th Oct 2018, 10:28
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Sorry to darken the mood of a so far light-hearted thread but a belief in witchcraft is still widespread in certain parts of Africa and other parts of the world, and it can lead to tragic results. In the trial reported here the couple were not convicted of witchcraft, but murder, plain and simple, but their beliefs obviously lead to their actions. Incidentally contrary to popular belief witches were not burned at the stake in England but hanged. Burning was the punishment for treason in England, although I believe that they burned witches in Scotland.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2012/mar/01/couple-guilty-boy-murder-witchcr
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Old 28th Oct 2018, 23:36
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A Scottish woman Helen Duncan was imprisoned in 1944 for pretending to be a witch.

There was a 1951 Fraudulent Mediums Act which produced several prosecutions.
In 2008 it was replaced by general consumer protection laws.
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Old 29th Oct 2018, 06:42
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Presumably they are now prosecuted for not operating within the spirit of the law?
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Old 29th Oct 2018, 12:50
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If they are then prosecuted, jailed but escape we could see the headline "Small Medium at Large".
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Old 29th Oct 2018, 18:02
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Wot? No mother in law jokes?
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Old 30th Oct 2018, 06:42
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I presume those convicted are sentenced to a spell inside?
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Old 30th Oct 2018, 08:18
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I have known a couple.
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Old 30th Oct 2018, 09:01
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Originally Posted by Tankertrashnav View Post
Incidentally contrary to popular belief witches were not burned at the stake in England but hanged. Burning was the punishment for treason in England, although I believe that they burned witches in Scotland.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2012/mar/01/couple-guilty-boy-murder-witchcr
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