Trial by Ordeal

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    In the Middle Ages the powers used a simple method to to tell who was lying or telling the truth, it was called trial by ordeal. Arkin is simply using a similar method. Arkins method: if the woman gets pregnant she was not raped, if she doesn't get pregnant, she was raped. It sure beats shoving one's arm into boiing water for a period of time, and if the arm doesn't heal right, the person was obviously telling a lie.
    They had a number of these tests and they sound pretty simple, and perhaps we are now see the wisdom of Arkin's methods. Sure the methods are from the past, but no one can label them progressive.
     
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    Did you decide to start a new rape thread because you didn't figure you had enough to say to be relevant in the 12 others?
     
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    Can't outsmart you. So now there's thirteen.
     
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    V: There are ways of telling whether she is a witch.
    P1: Are there? Well then tell us! (tell us)
    V: Tell me... what do you do with witches?
    P3: Burn'em! Burn them up! (burn burn burn)
    V: What do you burn apart from witches?
    P1: More witches! (P2 nudge P1)
    (pause)
    P3: Wood!
    V: So, why do witches burn?
    (long pause)
    P2: Cuz they're made of... wood?
    V: Gooood.
    (crowd congratulates P2)
    V: So, how do we tell if she is made of wood?
    P1: Build a bridge out of her!
    V: Ahh, but can you not also make bridges out of stone?
    P1: Oh yeah...
    V: Does wood sink in water?
    P1: No
    P3: No. It floats!
    P1: Let's throw her into the bog! (yeah yeah ya!)
    V: What also floats in water?
    P1: Bread
    P3: Apples
    P2: Very small rocks
    (V looks annoyed)
    P1: Cider
    P3: Grape gravy
    P1: Cherries
    P3: Mud
    King: A Duck!
    (all look and stare at king)
    V: Exactly! So, logically...
    P1(thinking): If she ways the same as a duck... she's made of wood!
    V: And therefore,
    (pause & think)
    P3: A witch!
     
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    he's one step away from stoning them to death like the taliban do.
     
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    Libs taking Akin out of context.

    Proceless
     

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