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Witches:   It is, nowadays, a thing most fashionable and cool to be a witch. Witness Willow and Tara in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"; "Sabrina the Teenage Witch"; and any number of trendy young new-age types. Why, even as I type, Lisa the "white" witch has been voted off Big Brother..

God is not, in general, so keen on witchcraft, forbidding it and calling witches objects of horror and disgust [Deuteronomy 18:9-14].

Jezebel was a witch and ended up dead, with parts of her skeleton missing. Mannaseh, twelve year old King of Israel was a witch (even though he was a boy) and he ended up a prisoner of war, with a ring through his nose and in bronze chains, before finally realising that the Lord alone is God (duh!).

Mannaseh was a pretty evil guy, and even burned his own sons to death (also frowned upon), but God forgave him of his evil and can forgive even me and even you. Just ask nicely ...

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