Posts Tagged ‘SatW’
Nedavno sam otkrio poprilično zabavni i poučni strip “Scandinavia and the World” u kojem se autorica poigrava sa stereotipima raznih nacija (pretežno skandinavskih, no ima i drugih), često uz detaljna objašnjenja o čemu je u stripu riječ.
Za ovu priču, interesantan je strip “What comes around goes around“:
Objašnjenje ispod stripa kaže:
I did a report on the history of witches as my final project for my religious studies, and I learned some very interesting things.
If you go back before the big Christian witch hunts you’ll see a lot of reports of people getting burned for accusing others of being witches. The explanation was because the church believed that only through God could you perform “magic” so even if someone tried to cast spells and what not it would be ineffective. Therefore the belief that others could perform magic was seen as just as pagan as people attempting it.
So if you accused someone of being a witch there was no grantee the “witch” would get killed, but you sure as hell would just for thinking witches existed.
As we all know the church eventually gave in to the people’s demand for “justice” and the big witch hunts started.
Meni je ovo novost, pa sam išao malo više pročitati o povijesti spaljivanja vještica. Na Wikipediji ima detaljan članak koji potvrđuje navode, a — između ostalog — navodi i sljedeći zanimljivi detalj:
Although it has been proposed that the witch-hunt developed in Europe from the early 14th century, after the Cathars and the Templar Knights were suppressed, this hypothesis has been rejected independently by two historians (Cohn 1975; Kieckhefer 1976).
They contend that the early witch-hunts originated among common people in the Switzerland and in the Croatia, who pressed the civil courts to support them.
Eto, uz kravatu, kemijsku olovku, i stravično ružnu “naivnu” umjestnost, Hrvati imaju još jedan “izum” kojim se mogu hvaliti po cijelom svijetu (iako, treba Švicarcima priznati da su nam malo pomogli)! U Afganistanu bi vjerojatno bili ponosni na naše pretke i naš doprinos “religiji ljubavi” (potpuno u skladu s njihovom “religijom mira”).
Kad malo razmislim, nisu današnji Hrvati odmakli daleko od svojih časnih, izumiteljski predaka…