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Evil spirit cleansing scam rakes in millions


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#16    redhen

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 01:58 AM

View PostTimonthy, on 07 July 2013 - 07:23 PM, said:

I still can't work out how they're allowed to operate off baseless claims/nothing proven in the history of mankind etc.

Yes, I thought that's the role of government, to protect it's citizens. Fortune telling, curse removals, astrology, and many other scams should be illegal. Consumer fraud comes to mind, and it should not be difficult to argue that case.


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Posted 08 July 2013 - 02:29 AM

View PostJMPD1, on 07 July 2013 - 11:25 PM, said:

A psychic license?  Is it written on psychic paper?

Oh, and how come these folk never win the lottery, or the Belmont stakes?  Hmmmmm, one wonders.


Thse sort f scams have been going on as long as there have been people.  Oracles, seers, witches, psychics, roughly 99% of them are shills and cons.  The remainder are genuine, and usually keep a low profile.

That is what it says on the paper, psychic license.  I wish he would win the lottery then he would move away.

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 04:12 AM

Eh, could have seen that one coming.


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Posted 09 July 2013 - 07:48 AM

i can't see what the problem is to be honest? if people want their evil spirits cleansed, why shouldn't they?
i mean, no-one wants a dirty evil spirit hanging around, funking up the place do they....?
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Posted 06 September 2013 - 11:50 PM

As long as there are people to believe them, there will be such scams. It's a shame.

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Posted 07 September 2013 - 04:59 AM

View PostJMPD1, on 07 July 2013 - 11:25 PM, said:



Oh, and how come these folk never win the lottery, or the Belmont stakes?  Hmmmmm, one wonders.


According to the "psychics" here on UM, they wouldn't ever DARE use their "gifts" for personal gain. Makes perfect sense.....

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Posted 07 September 2013 - 10:25 AM

I can do that. Give me your moneys.

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 01:31 AM

Why can't we redefine 'demon' as a dark but natural part of human psyche? Why do we still have to believe that it is an actual supernatural entity?

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 01:52 AM

Same reason we cant redefine business casual to mean shorts and sandals.

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 04:57 AM

View PostJMPD1, on 07 July 2013 - 11:25 PM, said:

These sort of scams have been going on as long as there have been people.

Sad but true.

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Oracles, seers, witches, psychics, roughly 99% of them are shills and cons.  The remainder are genuine, and usually keep a low profile.

In my experience, only 5% (usually the ones charging the most and getting the most attention) are shills and cons, and the rest are sincere.  Of course, sincerity doesn't guarantee talent...nor does it guarantee a person can actually judge how much talent they, themselves, have.

I think we all have moments of psychic awareness at times.  I think we also all have moments of keen insight based on normal perception (that we're not consciously aware of) at times.  And I think we all have moments of thinking we have genuine insight (whether natural or super-natural) when we don't.  (And occasional moments when we think we don't, but we do.)


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Oh, and how come these folk never win the lottery, or the Belmont stakes?  Hmmmmm, one wonders.

Probably (as with most matters of spirituality) the more awareness you achieve, the less interest you have in things like winning the lottery.  I've noticed that moments of genuine psychic talent seem to come more often the less fear you have...I've also noticed that a lot of people (me included) want money to allay their fears--fear of failure, of uncertainty, of the future, etc.  So perhaps by the time you've conquered your fears enough to achieve true psychic insight, you've just stopped caring that much about being rich.

A new Murphy's Law corollary: The ability to clairvoyantly see future lottery numbers is inversely proportional to one's desire to do so.


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Posted 12 September 2013 - 08:34 AM

I believe all species already have a built in internet that psychics merely tap into.
As for evil spirits could they not be perceived as a form of computer virus or glitch.

True Scientists consider all possibilities until they have evidence stating otherwise.
the others are idiots simply waiting for proof of existence.

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 09:30 PM

So basically, a group of bandits pretend to be psychics and literally steal jewelry/money as well as scam some away.. This must mean that all psychics ever are scammers and frauds.. great logic UM, you never cease to amaze me.


I hope the bandits get every single day in jail they deserve, but sitting there and discriminating against an entire belief system is no better than discriminating over a skin color or a gender. There are people with different beliefs than your own, get over it..

PS-Maybe it's time to stop discriminating against other groups all together as opposed to finding new groups to discriminate against?

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 11:52 PM

I think there's a distinction to be made between "discriminating against" and "taking advantage of."  Not that they aren't both capable of doing terrible damage, of course...but they're still not exactly the same thing.


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Posted 20 September 2013 - 08:34 PM

Two people engaging in commerce over a perceived good, with a voluntary exchange of money. This benefits both parties and the economy. Regulating something simply because you don't believe in it is wrong on so many levels. Cars kill more people than just about everything including children, so lets ban them, big pharm the same thing.

Stay out people's lives please.

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