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Superstition: The Fallacy Of Personal Validation

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Male, 50-59, Southern US
 2481 Posts
Saturday, March 16, 2013 1:04:22 AM
Ouija boards are owned by Parker Bros., the boardgame manufacturers. It was just a parlour game

Parker didn't buy the rights to the Ouija board until the mid 60's, but it was patented more than 70 years earlier. Of course it's marketed as a "parlour game," you can't really come out and claim it will "talk to the dead" can you? Yeah, it's called a toy but it's based on ancient beliefs going back thousands of years... so who knows?

I personally have a hard time buying into the whole concept, but I should add that all my life my own mother swore that she and her mom had seen the Ouija board spell out answers on it's own on several occasions, with no one touching it. Regrettably, I never witnessed it myself though.

Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 11734 Posts
Friday, March 15, 2013 10:28:16 PM
I will agree with some of this. But not the ouija board. I've personally seen and heard stories of the marker on the ouija board moving without being touched. Those are some freaky things, in a really bad way.

Female, 50-59, Canada
 6406 Posts
Friday, March 15, 2013 7:15:10 PM
My palm reader says I shouldn't listen to this.

Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 1699 Posts
Friday, March 15, 2013 6:41:09 PM
9+ minutes?! I need another drink.

Male, 50-59, Western US
 34123 Posts
Friday, March 15, 2013 4:05:56 PM

Ouija boards are owned by Parker Bros., the boardgame manufacturers. It was just a parlour game for people getting roostertailed and not a meathod of speaking with the dead. {You knew it was your husband who kept pushing it to spell sex!} But churches denounced it just like they did Harry Potter books. So spiritualists took it up and it's gotten a mythos all it's own.

So, just a factoid for you.

Male, 40-49, Canada
 4682 Posts
Friday, March 15, 2013 3:15:12 PM
This is the exact same path I walked down when I became an Atheist. It's a very freeing thing to be out of that bird box and be able to see clearly.

Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 2554 Posts
Friday, March 15, 2013 2:58:00 PM
yay responsibility!!!!!!!!

Female, 70 & Over, Eastern US
 1558 Posts
Friday, March 15, 2013 2:20:18 PM
Link: Superstition: The Fallacy Of Personal Validation [Rate Link] - Horoscopes, dousing, Ouija boards, mediums & more. Are you superstitious?

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