"Christianity constructed the image of the witch as an associate of the Devil in an evil partnership that threatens an ordered and good society.
In this way, notions of witchcraft may be seen to embody a society’s negative values, as in the case of the witches’ Sabbath, which is associated with gatherings in the darkness, female sexuality and animal metamorphosis.
This is in contrast to the Christian emphasis on light, controlled sexuality or chastity and definite boundaries between animal and human (Ginzburg 1992)."
Magic, Witchcraft and the Otherworld:
"Many magicians construct their philosophies in terms of being oppressed by Christianity, as a verse of ‘The Burning Times’, a song composed by the popular Pagan rock band Incubus Succubus, states:
They came to bring the ‘good news’,
to burn Witches, Pagans, Jews.
They said they were the shepherd’s sheep,
they whipped old women through the street.
Then the turning of the tide,
from the truth they could not hide.
Now the darkest age is past,
the Goddess has returned at last!”
A trusted mentor.”