Which Witch is Which?
Much like in South Africa, accusations of witchcraft are a serious problem in India. People are driven from their homes, exiled from their villages, and often brutally killed. This is the result of a continuing country-wide immersion in superstition, and lack of education.
In South Africa, people who do not understand that lightning is a natural phenomenon routinely accuse neighbours of being witches shortly after lightning storms, as witches are thought to call down lightning. HIV/AIDS is also thought to be caused by curses placed on people by witches, so the infected are encouraged to slaughter a goat to appease the spirits, or alternately slaughter the witch responsible. A sane person would naturally expect that the way to avoid this kind of nonsense would be to educate people, to bring them out of their superstitious system of belief and into the real world where people can’t cast spells and curses on each other. You can’t accuse someone of being a witch if you don’t believe in witches, and it’s hard to believe in witches if you know that everything they are accused of doing is perfectly explained by things like science and medicine.
A sane person would not think that the way to convince people not to accuse others of witchcraft is to educate them about the practice of witchcraft, thereby enforcing their belief in its powers! But that’s exactly what a global pagan society is planning to do in India. They seem to think that the way to stop witches from being persecuted is to explain that not all witches are evil, but that some use their powers for the good of the world and nature and the mother goddess blah blah blah witches are real you were right all along!
How in the world can anyone think that this will help? Expect renewed attacks on witches in India in the coming months, including the new foreign imports.