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Superstition: The Fallacy Of Personal Validation

Hits: 4753 | Rating: (3.1) | Category: Community & Lifestyle | Added by: kitteh9lives
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chalket
Male, 50-59, Southern US
 2357 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.

freddyferret
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 11167 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.

carmium
Female, 50-59, Canada
 5617 Posts
Friday, March 15, 2013 7:15:10 PM
My palm reader says I shouldn't listen to this.

DromEd
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 1391 Posts
Friday, March 15, 2013 6:41:09 PM
9+ minutes?! I need another drink.

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33696 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.

patchouly
Male, 40-49, Canada
 4078 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.

HalfPintRoo
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 2475 Posts
Friday, March 15, 2013 2:58:00 PM
yay responsibility!!!!!!!!

kitteh9lives
Female, 70 & Over, Eastern US
 1279 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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