“Witchcraft is an act of resistance.” Nonsense. Witchcraft is an act of madness. Either witchcraft doesn’t work at all in which case the madness is merely cognitive, believing in fantasies which have no basis in reality. If it is real, and witches do exist, then the madness is more extreme: Miracles come from God, but witchcraft only from the Devil. The Good Book is very clear on that.
“Do not turn to mediums or seek out spiritists, for you will be defiled by them.”
“A man or woman who is a medium or spiritist among you must be put to death. You are to stone them; their blood will be on their own heads.”
“those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars — they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.”
“I will destroy your witchcraft and you will no longer cast spells.”
“ Let no one be found among you who sacrifices their son or daughter in the fire, who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft, or casts spells, or who is a medium or spiritist or who consults the dead. Anyone who does these things is detestable to the LORD”
So if you engage in witchcraft, either you are a foolish person mumbling meaningless words without any effect, or you are consigning your soul to an eternity in Hell, having really been given power from Satan.
Either way witchcraft is a retreat from sanity by addled former hippies, or a crime against God himself. In this permissive age where anything and everything is deemed to be OK, we are supposed to tolerate any behaviour or belief or be branded intolerant and closed of mind. I think there are some things we should close our mind against and witchcraft is one of them.