It's frightening that people in the 21st century really believe in magic, yet it is not any less rational than religion.
7/11/2012 3:44:44 AM
Good grief! Why don't you grow up and stop being a child.
7/11/2012 3:54:36 AM
"A. Self-imposed curse, this is a curse you speak out like it points out in Proverbs 18:21 there is life and death in the power of the tongue. Examples are; I never win, I cant find a job, I am fat, I am worthless, I will never find true love, I am under a curse, I will always be a drug addict or I will always be addicted to sex, God cant love me, my life is meaningless, I should have never been born, I am just stupid or dumb.
Sad to say there are thousands of Christians that think or talk this way. Very few people realize that your actions will follow what you believe."
This is more true than he realises, and not for the reasons he thinks.
7/11/2012 4:07:46 AM
Please... never breed.
7/11/2012 4:15:42 AM
A SPELL TO REMOVE CURSES FROM YOURSELF
light 1 pink candle, 1 green, and a black candle.
Be sure that nobody else can see you (close all curtains, doors, windows, etc.)
Now, get a bowl full of water and put 3 drops of green dye in it.
Now that you've done that, slowly tip the bowl over each candle allowing them to be
extinguished while at the same time chanting:
"Juina Shelt Fonsed."
You must do this very slowly and imagine the spell being lifted from your body and all the
good luck and fortune that will soon come to you and the evil that will go to the person
that placed the hex/curse upon you.
7/11/2012 4:23:12 AM
Parts A and C actually make sense from psychological point of wiew...The whole "self fulfilling prophecy"-thingie.
7/11/2012 4:29:22 AM
A. This is how people feel while in despair. The next day when they are not as down, they feel quite differently.
Oh, and "their" =/= "they're".
B. KKK is a Kristian organization, ya know.
So, everyone with an ancenstor who once read the horoscope is under a curse? That means every single person on the face of the Earth, stupid.
C. It's a good thing then that my parents never did this, they are very loving and supportive. That must be why I have never been clumsy or lazy or stupid...
Oh, wait, we all are, every once in a while.
Why did you mention stupid twice?
7/11/2012 4:41:51 AM
Actually, there's a grain of common sense in the first and last parts of this. It's the common sense a stopped clock has twice a day.
7/11/2012 4:49:57 AM
I can curse myself to be addicted to sex?
WHY WASN'T I TOLD ABOUT THIS BEFORE!?!
7/11/2012 6:02:49 AM
Superstition is the purest form of religion, and Tim Thompson is the purest form of superstition.
7/11/2012 6:05:57 AM
A: When people believe those things they say, it's more likely they're suffering from low self-esteem and are unlikely to be successful if they don't believe in themselves. No magic needed.
B: Beware! If you read your horoscope in the newspaper or have a good luck charm, your great-great-great-grandchildren will be cursed FOREVER!!! MUAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
I thought somewhere in the bible it says that sins of the father will not be passed down to the son, but then God ignores this rule because he subjects everyone to original sin, so God is one F'ed up deity.
C: Calling your children worthless, dumb, fat, stupid, or retarded is not a healthy way to raise children, but most normal people are aware of that.
7/11/2012 6:22:06 AM
@ Mister Spak:
I was taught a similar ritual, only slightly different. The one I know about says to make a hood out of a piece of worn clothing, preferably one worn close to the body like underwear. Also different, the chant goes, "O-WA TA-NA SIAM!" and one must walk to the first turning of the road on which he lives, and back again, while blindfolded by the hood and holding a lit candle without letting it go out, repeating that chant over and over again.
7/11/2012 6:27:51 AM
It's all nonsense but the second one especially bothers me. Mainly the fact that someone completely innocent gets punished just for being born into the wrong family. The generational curses in the Bible never sat well with me and really destroy the idea of a just God.
7/11/2012 7:06:29 AM
If B is true, then pretty much everyone is under a generational curse.
Also, gotta love how racism is enough to put you under a generational curse, but apparently sexism, ageism, ableism, homophobia, and transphobia are all A-OK.
7/11/2012 7:16:26 AM
Raised by Horses
Meh. Christianity 4th Edition rules totally nerfed curses.
7/11/2012 7:57:22 AM
The first one is true, it just isn't magic. The second is bullshit - also, since when was sadomasochism in any way occult?
The third is odd. You see, calling a child names can have many negative effects, and it has nothing to do with magic. On the other hand, I'm not sure that is how he meant it.
7/11/2012 8:06:35 AM
Curses are horseshit and only affect the terminally ignorant. If your god really existed and cursed anything and everything every time someone said "goddamn it," the entire planet would be fucked.
7/11/2012 8:32:02 AM
The only thing that has some validity is the "self curses". Beyond that it's laughable.
7/11/2012 8:38:40 AM
1. They're is the proper contraction for "they are", not "their". Learn the difference.
2. "I never win, I cant find a job, I am fat, I am worthless, I will never find true love, I am under a curse, I will always be a drug addict or I will always be addicted to sex, God cant love me, my life is meaningless, I should have never been born, I am just stupid or dumb."
As someone who has suffered from depression and who has experience many of those feelings, being "under a curse" and worrying that "God cant [sic] love me" are not in the same category. It's not a curse, it has nothing to do with god, it's a sign that you need to ask someone for help, and that you may need some medication to get you through the difficult times.
3. "when you call your child a klutz, stupid, lazy, worthless, accident prone, dumb, fat, stupid, retarded, a waste, a drunk, pot head, good for nothing, etc.: You are speaking death over your own child."
If you call your child half of those things, you are just an asshole who shouldn't have children. I have a niece who is accident prone, and when she was around 3 she earned the nickname "Crash" because she fell down ALL the time running through the neighborhood. It was an odd day if that girl didn't have a skinned knee! Funny thing is, she's 9 now, tall, leggy, and very athletic. Some people ARE klutzes and accident prone. It's not a fucking curse, it's how they were born.
7/11/2012 9:05:49 AM
Oh, I get it. Racial hatred - bad, religous hatred - good.
7/11/2012 9:25:17 AM
My mother used to tell me, every time she got drunk, that I was so unattractive to the opposite sex I was likely to end up queer. It didn't make me any more attractive, and I didn't turn queer.
7/11/2012 9:47:07 AM
This is what following a 2000+ year old middle eastern Harry Potter book does for you!
7/11/2012 9:58:15 AM
For the second one, didn't Jesus SPECIFICALLY say that a child would not be punished by Gawd for the actions of his father?
7/11/2012 9:59:34 AM
Oh, for the love of Pete! We covered this in the Anthropology Department's Magic, Witchcraft and Sorcery class, and it's very simple. People who believe they are under a fatal Voodoo curse die because their bodies shut down psychosomatically. People looking for signs of good luck or bad luck in accordance with their superstitions simply ignore all contradictory evidence and focus on the times when something good or bad does happen. The best way to get rid of curses is to stop believing in the silly things.
I've gotten those "you will die within -- if you don't spread this message around before --" messages more than once, and ignoring them did me no harm.
7/11/2012 10:02:49 AM
A strange mix of self-help therapeutic bullshit and Bible-obsessed Christian bullshit. It had to happen, I spose.
By the way, if everyone who had a grandparent who checked out their horoscope in the newspaper is cursed, then almost everyone is cursed.
7/11/2012 10:03:30 AM