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2005-11-03 06:19:19 PM  
320 people and not one of them had a spell of protection?
I suspect they may be fakes.
 
2005-11-03 06:34:25 PM  
magic your way out of this jail cell there potter
 
2005-11-03 06:35:49 PM  
I'M WEARING BOOTS OF ESCAPING! I'M WEARING BOOTS OF ESCAPING!
 
2005-11-03 06:41:22 PM  
I'd just Plane Shift myself out.
 
2005-11-03 06:59:24 PM  
They were just in line for the new Harry Potter movie.
If anything, arrest them for being nerds.

/loosens handcuffs
 
2005-11-03 07:06:58 PM  
Yeah, the rest of the world is doing juuuust fiiine. They don't need ANYONE to help them enter this century at all.

Acutally, Im not sure who's more ignorant - the sorcerers or the people arresting the sorcerers? I mean they both believe in sorcery... oh hell I don't know.
 
2005-11-03 07:34:03 PM  
Thank you rcf for stealing the line I immediately thought of.
 
2005-11-03 07:58:32 PM  
I'd like to point out that their god hasn't ordered any crusades, inquisitions, or jihads lately. That's more than can be said for most in the Deity department.
 
2005-11-03 09:52:20 PM  
Goody Proctor is a witch!!!
 
2005-11-03 09:52:33 PM  
Hear what ZIPBEEP says to you, O house of Fark. This is what ZIPBEEP says:

How is this any different than the changing of Jebus' body and blood into bread and wine for communion???
 
2005-11-03 09:53:35 PM  
bloodninja: I put on my robe and wizard hat
 
2005-11-03 09:55:41 PM  
I like vgss (even though I don't know how to put his(?) name in bold)
 
2005-11-03 09:56:14 PM  
ummmm since when has sorcery been illegal? and why arent Penn and Teller behind bars yet?
 
2005-11-03 09:56:45 PM  


Did they get better?
 
2005-11-03 09:57:59 PM  
Is it sad that in this day and age I have to RTFA to learn that it wasn't some fundy PD in Kentucky doing this crap?
 
2005-11-03 09:59:09 PM  

Hey, I'm no sorcerer! i uhhhuhh'm a wizard! wait'll man-at-arms hear's about this!
 
2005-11-03 09:59:19 PM  
I cast magic missle at the darkness.
 
2005-11-03 09:59:19 PM  
maxthepolarbear <b>vgss</b> like that to make it bold
 
2005-11-03 10:00:16 PM  
I cast magic missle at the darkness.



I put on my robe and wizard hat...
 
2005-11-03 10:00:46 PM  
Isn't arresting wizards a good way to get Meteor Swarmed?
 
2005-11-03 10:01:09 PM  


I PUT A SPELL ON YOU!!!....

BECAUSE YOU'RE MII-IIIIIINE!"
 
2005-11-03 10:01:31 PM  
Damn you, Marzipanic!!!!!

I mean, uh....wanna cyber?
 
2005-11-03 10:02:26 PM  
Holy shiat this isn't even an article about American terrorists... I'm shocked.
 
2005-11-03 10:02:43 PM  
Cargo cults believe that Western goods or cargo, first encountered through missionaries and explorers, are created by ancestral spirits. They have been known to build airstrips in the jungles in the belief that planes would land with cargo.


What a classic!
 
2005-11-03 10:02:43 PM  
One group led by two women used menstrual blood as "sacred water" to enable them to see "invisible things,"

ummm....ewww...
 
2005-11-03 10:02:56 PM  
Wow, a Cargo Cult, didn't think those things still existed. Kind of amusing how we can accidentally create a religion in the middle of the 20th century!
 
2005-11-03 10:03:22 PM  
That's certainly an eclectic mix of sorcerers, necromancers, wannabe cult leaders, and general nutters.

GIS for "sorcerer" may be inaccurate in this case:

 
2005-11-03 10:03:26 PM  
Why is this "strange"?

It's New Guinea, for crying out loud...
 
2005-11-03 10:03:47 PM  
Rats, I thought the FBI had made a massive sweep of the West Wing.
 
2005-11-03 10:04:49 PM  
alto_reed_on_a_tenor_sax: I put on my robe and wizard hat...


South. South. West. West. You see a chest.

What do you want to do with the chest?
 
2005-11-03 10:05:38 PM  
One group led by two women used menstrual blood as "sacred water" to enable them to see "invisible things," said the newspaper in the capital, Port Moresby

Ok, eew. EEW.
 
2005-11-03 10:06:11 PM  
Jesus H Crist, a red state and it isn't even one of ours.
<snarky>
Heh.
</snarky>
 
2005-11-03 10:06:33 PM  
God wants a cargo plane.

Yea, though I walk upon the airstrip of cargo, I shall fear no plane, for I am the baddest motherfarker in the jungle.
 
2005-11-03 10:06:57 PM  
Teach me to preview, I misspelled H.
 
2005-11-03 10:07:07 PM  
No Such Agency: GIS for "sorcerer" may be inaccurate in this case


Wow, are those all magic buckles?

/that's a lot of buckles...
 
2005-11-03 10:07:19 PM  
Hughlander: Wow, a Cargo Cult, didn't think those things still existed. Kind of amusing how we can accidentally create a religion in the middle of the 20th century!


Could be worse. Could be a PK cult, based on PK gum, from PK Wrigley Co.
 
2005-11-03 10:08:30 PM  
I wasn't practicing Sorcery officer!

/I'm already very good at it
 
2005-11-03 10:08:44 PM  
submitter is a sorcerer. He magically was able to get a headline that ends with a period greenlighted.
 
2005-11-03 10:10:48 PM  
I like how they appropriated the implied power of menstrual blood in Leviticus
 
2005-11-03 10:11:39 PM  
...and none of the idiots had memorized a protection from law spell.

/figured it was someplace down in Jesusland too until I RTFA
 
2005-11-03 10:11:49 PM  

Seen shortly after the arrests......
 
2005-11-03 10:13:42 PM  
I wonder if there's a market for menstrual blood over there?

/thinking I could make some quick money...
 
2005-11-03 10:15:37 PM  
RTFA. Not in the USA. Granted, I don't know what the laws in Papua New Guinea are like, but it could be against the laws there.

2005-11-03 09:52:33 PM ZipBeep

How is this any different than the changing of Jebus' body and blood into bread and wine for communion???

Ok, as a Christian, I'll admit there are plenty of things you could have taken from the Bible and called "sorcery", but communion is not one of them.

It isn't literally the transformed blood and body of Christ, it's symbolic.
 
2005-11-03 10:15:43 PM  
Can we assume that the 320 were the really crappy ones who can get caught by regular-everyday-cops?

That's actually not a bad defense: "Your Honor, I ask you, would a real sorcerer stand for this shiat?"

/rests his case
 
2005-11-03 10:16:58 PM  
Aurric
Ok, as a Christian, I'll admit there are plenty of things you could have taken from the Bible and called "sorcery", but communion is not one of them.

It isn't literally the transformed blood and body of Christ, it's symbolic.


Obviously someone isn't Catholic.
 
2005-11-03 10:17:20 PM  
Original Aeryn
I wonder if there's a market for menstrual blood over there?

/thinking I could make some quick money...


Not sure about over there, but there are some newsgroups I could direct you to...
 
2005-11-03 10:18:02 PM  
What do you want to do with the chest?

Bloodninja: Ummm...I want to rub my schlong on it?
 
2005-11-03 10:18:28 PM  
LIGHTNING BOLT! LIGHTNING BOLT!
 
2005-11-03 10:19:27 PM  
DEATH!
 
2005-11-03 10:20:13 PM  
No Such Agency: GIS for "sorcerer" may be inaccurate in this case:

hennet or what ever his name is from D&D players hand book...

/hella nerd
 
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