Air Force Academy adapts to pagans, druids, witches and Wiccans
United States Air Force Academy Cadet Chapel
In the still of a cold November evening, a small gathering of pagans, led by two witches, begins preparations for the coming winter solstice. But these are not just any pagans, and this is not just any setting. They are future officers of the United States Air Force practicing their faith in the basement of the Air Force Academy's cadet chapel.
Their ranks are slim. According to the academy's enrollment records, only three of 4,300 cadets identified themselves as pagans, followers of an ancient religion that generally does not worship a single god and considers all things in nature interconnected....
Perhaps modern would-be witches are, like many fearful Christians, too influenced by what the Dominican Inquisitor Heinrich Kramer said it was, in his bestselling "Malleus Maleficarum." It was this notorious treatise which energized the witch hysteria which swept thru Europe & New England like a plague. Before this, few clergy took witchcraft seriously.
Ironically, Kramer was himself denounced by the Inquisition for this work, but the damage was done. Countless women & even children were executed on the flimsiest of evidence, a travesty of justice. This still goes on in certain poor countries. I think fear of witchcraft is more dangerous than witchcraft itself. Today, it is just one of many irrational stupidities in circulation.