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Unformatted text preview: "Witches are Satan's Puppets, they must be killed for the "good" of all." Women defined as "witches" were purged for the "good" of society and burned for "consorting with the devil". Demonic Perspective Why scapegoating? o Threats to traditional social and moral order. o The absolute domination of the Catholic Church was being challenged. Reformation - the separation of the sacred from the profane. o These threats called for the creation of a scapegoat, witches, who could be vilified and persecuted in order to firm up the moral boundaries of the society. o Rule by fear was an attempt by the Catholic Church to re-establish its former power, dominance and ascendancy....
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
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