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Why did Witchcraft become a serious crime?
Legally speaking, the crime that carries the harshest of punishments is murder, especially first degree (premeditated) murder. The U.S. Supreme Court just ruled that thi…s is the only crime that may warrant the death penalty.
Death penalty is also known as capital punishment; a crime that may be punished by capital punishment is a capital offense.
Witchcraft is still considered a crime in many countries. In others, its an accepted form of tradition. In the U.S.A. we have the religious right "to peaceably assemble" irreg…ardless of our religious affiliation. The U.S.A's constitution First Admentment provides citizens with Religious Freedom. The anti-Witchcraft law of Great Britain was repealed in 1951. While, as a whole, Witchcraft religions are making a breakthrough in the U.S., Great Britain, and Canada, culturally, it has not come without a struggle.
There is no such thing as witchcraft being practised in Fiji. People who tend to do so will face serious consequence from the comunity elders and village priest.
Because people saw witchcraft as working with the devil in a way and back then if you weren't seen as following god you were imprisoned or even worse, killed...
You spend enough time with one another that you are comfortable doing most anything together and have fun even while doing otherwise boring activities or chores. You are not s…eeking other relationships and have trouble seeing yourself without the other person. "I love you" becomes appropriate at this point
In some areas, witchcraft is against the dominant religion. In others, it could be justified that some applications of witchcraft would be against the rights of another person…, and hence illegal by that definition.
This is a rather complex question. In all the world, in every culture, there has been some type of witchcraft. The most basic answer to you question would be that authority is… uneasy with the egalitarian streak the is inevitably a part of the craft. Anyone anywhere can cast a spell if they choose to. This removes the power play evident in many conservative cultures. It levels the playing field for those who have been robbed of their authority over themselves or their daily lives. Take divination for example. Would Nero have wanted anyone to know he was going to sit atop the highest tower and play the lyre while Rome burned before it actually happened? Witchcraft is not reserved for the rich and powerful. It makes them uneasy, because they don't need it to accomplish their goals. Why would one complete a spell that takes energy and cooperation with the divine when they can just fork over some cash and buy whatever or whoever they want? This is why many magical traditions stress secrecy, not because its bad or wrong, but because those who hold power will inevitably strive to crush any kind of rebellion that may occur. In our history books, magicians, shamans, etc., are often painted as blocks against progress. this is because those who had written history were inevitably the winners. The Native American shamans were at the forefront of the resistance against white encroachment. they warned their tribes against the white men, knowing they would inevitably take their land and their freedom. Yet they are shown in our texts as people causing strife against the pacts (which were almost always disregarded later, take a look at Oklahoma's history) made between whites and natives. They were seen a s common trouble makers and were forced to abandon their former cultures and submit to the strict dogma of Christianity, better to keep them in line with the majority power.
Witchcraft being a capital crime, goes back thousands of years, by people afraid of black magic.
Since the theoretical mandatory death penalty was abolished for treason and piracy in 1998, then murder is arguably the most serious crime in English law since it has the high…est penalty, i.e. a mandatory life sentence (usually with the possibility of parole though). In contrast, all other comparable serious crimes (including treason), only have a maximum life sentence - it is not mandatory. However, unless I am mistaken, there is still a law that bars bail to those charged with treason, whilst those charged with murder could get bail (though that's rare). Also, it's a crime not to report to the authorities an act of treason or terrorist offences, but there's no offence relating to not reporting (non-political) murders.
It is hard to know exactly when witchcraft became illegal in England, because our records are incomplete. King Athelstan had a law against them; he ruled from 923 or 924 to 93…9, but the fact that we do not even know the precise date he became king speaks to our lack of records. His laws had to do with the use of witchcraft to commit murder, and not merely to witchcraft itself. Witchcraft was not much of an issue in most of Europe during the Middle Ages, and England was not exceptional in this respect. There were laws passed under King Edward VI and later, but this was after the Middle Ages ended. The extensive witch hunts and trials in English history began in the 16th century. There is a link to an article on witch hunts below.
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Witchcraft is not a crime, it is a spiritual path. There have been times and places throughout history where following any spiritual path that was not "the one in power", w…as very dangerous. Persecution of any and all non-conformists, has been, is currently, and will continue to be one of the most insidious and despicable "crimes against humankind."
To me and to the show I watch rape murder and any crime is considered serious really
Witchcraft has moved from the favoured "boogie-man" of the Dogmatic religions into the light as what it really is. Witchcraft is a spiritual path that has been around since …humankind first became self aware. Many of the recognised pagan paths use witchcraft, and/or magic as part of their everyday lives, celebrations, rituals and observances. As I understand it, in most civilized, free-thinking countries, freedom of religion is a right.