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Opening this weekend is Paranorman which I am highly concerned about.
The premise of the story is that there is a witch who is going to raise the dead and take over the world and Norman has to stop her; on the grave stone where she is buried, is the date 1712 when the Protestant Reformation was going on against the Catholic Church and Christendom was breaking apart. What's "unusual" about this witch is that she was "hung," not burned at the stake: usually, witches were burned for two reasons, first to give them a taste of the hell fire that were about to experience eternally if they didn't repent (even as they were burning they could still repent in their hearts) and secondly because fire burns away anomalies and impurities, so the heat and pain of the fire would "aid" the accused to repent of their mortal sins. Not this witch.
|Signs, Signs, everywhere there are signs,... this sign reads, "The Blithe Hollow Witch Hanged 1712." The sign invokes two things: first, what was happening in 1712 (discussed above and below) and The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow because of the name of the place "Hollow." As I articulate in my post The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow and the Battle For America, the purpose of the story is to steer the future America (symbolized by Katrina) away from the superstitious past culminating in the Salem Witch Trials (symbolized by Ichabod Crane) and towards a healthy, balanced future symbolized by Brom Bones ("Brom" is a nickname for "Abraham," which means father of the people).|
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