You may be right, but what is more important is how that Scripture was used to murder innocents and enemies, especially women. That it can be so broadly interpreted and misused points to its flaws and could potentially be described as nothing more than drivel.<quoted text>
I canít agree that the above view is a fair one personally. Looks to me like you are looking for all the bad in religion, and all the good in science. Everything that religion has done in this world is not bad, and everything science has done is not good.
By the way, while I may be incorrect here (I am sure I will be corrected if I am wrong) I think that the translation of witch is under dispute. I have read where it is thought to represent a person that poisons the local well. If a person was going around adding poison to wellís to kill off the locals, I could understand the command to not let someone kill off entire communities.