(CNN) -- Around 1,000 people accused of being witches in Gambia have been locked up in secret detention centers and forced to drink a dangerous hallucinogenic potion, according to human rights organization Amnesty International.
At least two people have died after drinking the liquid while many more have suffered serious kidney problems. Others suffered injuries as a result of being severely beaten, Amnesty said Wednesday as it called on authorities to "put an immediate stop to the witch-hunting campaign."
So, belief in witches still goes on in the consciousness of humans. Bad 'spirits' roaming the earth, inhabiting the bodies of people. Evil people. Unseen beings zooming here, there and everywhere!
Gosh, seems that the people of Senegal are back in the Dark ages with all of that hocus-pocus stuff. Reminds me of the Salem Witch Hunts here in the colonies 300 years ago. Our homegrown Puritans, thankfully, killed-off the American witches. It was great to have those church magistrates in the Massachussets Colony rid out nation of those evil people.
As a point of historical reference, we recall that the Puritans believed in the existence of an invisible world inhabited by God and the angels, including the Devil, who was seen as a fallen angel, and his fellow demons. To Puritans, this invisible world was as real as the visible one around them. Therefore, these Godly people were able to ferret out the evil spirits and separate them from the good spirits.
What ever happened to these oh-so holy Puritans? What if, just speculating here, not all of the evil spirits back then were done in? What if a few of them escaped, jumped out of the bodies of those evil witches just before the hanging? Escaped to haunt America! To live again in the bodies of godless men and women in our nation today!
Oh the fear, the fright, the agony to imagine that once again, we may have to summon the oh-so holy Puritans once again to perform their magic and rid this nation of the evil witches. The thought of evil spirits all across this nation depresses the hell out of me. Where are they? Whose bodies have they inhabited? Are these godless people living in my town, my neighborhood?
Where are today's Puritans? Surely there must be a few of them scattered somewhere in America. If you know of any, please let me know so that we can organize a 21st century witch hunt. This evil must be stopped once and for all! God bless America.