The Evolution of Witchcraft?

Believers in universal common descent postulate that everything evolved, including religions. Some say that cavemen heard thunder and attributed it to gods, thus religion began. (Still waiting for empirical data to support this assertion.) Secularists have some interesting ideas about witchcraft as well.

Misotheists frequently ridicule Christians for believing the Bible, or creationists for believing in Noah's Ark, because we are modern and educated people. They hate the truth and suppress it (Rom. 1:18), and their ridicule does not override the truth. Interestingly, their argument fails to take into account the number of witches in educated and technologically advanced countries.

Some folks believe everything evolved, including religion. This also includes witchcraft. Researchers are guilty of hypocrisy in their claims.
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Like so many other words, witch as various connotations. Some self-identified witches are essentially nature-worshiping pagans that claim magick is neutral. I have seen "scary" video collections that supposedly show witches supposedly with evil powers and are more in keeping with the characters of Halloween. No, I do not believe that there are people who have powers in and of themselves.

Although modern witches raise their hackles when their religion is compared to Satanism (another religion with diverse beliefs), any power they have comes from Satan. There are only two ways to go: You are either on the side of God through Jesus Christ, or you are against him.

Secularists who claim to be enlightened and believe in science actually very religious. The Big Bang, evolution, and other things are supernatural in nature and accepted by blind faith (see "Five Atheist miracles"). The idea that witchcraft can be lumped in with Christianity really takes the rag off the bush, especially when researchers are irrational and make up their own definitions to excuse their own hypocrisy.

. . . a paper on witchcraft . . . claims that belief in witchcraft is widespread around the world, and is correlated with religiosity but not with science. Some definitions and distinctions are in order.

. . . An economist at American University, Boris Gershman, defines witchcraft as “an ability of certain people to intentionally cause harm via supernatural means.” His broad definition of witchcraft allows him to lump all religions, including Christianity, Islam, animism and Hinduism into proponents of this superstition.

To read and learn, see "Witchcraft Evolves, Says New Study."