Sarahi asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 month ago

 Is it important that we, as a society, learn about the events that happened during the Salem witch trials? Why or why not? ?

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  • 1 month ago

    It's a human tendency at certain times to single out a group and blame them for something unfairly. That behavior has to be guarded against, so first step is to teach some gross example of it, such as the witch trials.

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  • Tina
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    1 month ago

    Yes. It's not going to take very long is it? and a provides a useful warning about what can happen when perfectly innocent people are demonised by hysterical accusations:

    'witches' yesterday,  'illegal aliens' next week ...

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  • 1 month ago

    Not really.  I visited Salem, and beyond one museum, and a few signs, the main thing in Salem was their nautical history.  If it isn't a big deal in Salem, why should it be out of that place?

    • Marli
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      1 month agoReport

      Did you go to Danvers as well as Salem? Apparently there was a "Salem town" and an offshoot "Salem village" neighborhood nearby.  Danvers was Salem village, and there was where the witchcraft accusations began.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    no it is not important -  all it shows is hysteria what's the point of that 

    also it is set in a Christian setting thereby showing Christianity in a bad light 

    anti Christianity atheists would want to promote this on an educational curriculum to degrade Christianity 

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  • Poppy
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    1 month ago

    Yeah, I think it teaches an important lesson about pointing fingers amd innocent until proven guilty vs guilty until proven innocent

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  • 1 month ago

    yea so we don't do it again

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