Remember C.S. Lewis on witches?

But surely the reason we do not execute witches is that we do not believe there are such things. If we did — if we really thought that there were people going about who had sold themselves to the devil and received supernatural powers from him in return and were using these powers to kill their neighbors or drive them mad or bring bad weather — surely we would all agree that if anyone deserved the death penalty, then these filthy quislings did?

There is no difference of moral principle here: the difference is simply about matter of fact. It may be a great advance in knowledge not to believe in witches: there is no moral advance in not executing them when you do not think they are there. (Mere Christianity, Book 1, “Some Objections”)

Christine O’Donnell by her own admission “dabbled in witchcraft.” Now she is dabbling in politics, in which one also regularly communes with the devil, only legally, and is in fact pronounced a great statesman if he perverts what is good and true especially wickedly.

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