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Has anybody added argumentative smart-ass hairsplitters and nitpickers to the list of people who believe in magic (or at any rate believe in a certain specific and limited sense provided that there's an argument to be had by doing so)? Because i fall into that category.

Many practices which are commonly labeled as "magic" actually DO work, albeit not necessarily by the supernatural means that the sorceror claims them to work by. For example, it is a widely accepted fact that a Voodoo Curse CAN indeed kill you (provided that you sincerely believe that it can kill you). The actual mechanism by which death is caused, however, is not the intervention of vengeful spirits, but rather through psychological manipulation of the victim, resulting a combination of illness induced by the physiological symptoms of extreme stress and potentially self-destructive changes in emotion and behavior.
(see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voodoo_death and http://ajph.aphapublications.org/cgi/content/full/92/10/1593)

THAT IS NOT MAGIC

THAT IS BEING A GULLIBLE NOOB

AND IF BEING A GULLIBLE NOOB MAKES YOU A DEAD NOOB

GOOD

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Or Kill Me / Re: A rant : Magic (possibly Spirituality to)
« on: January 05, 2010, 11:57:09 pm »
                                       WITH ENOUGH CONCENTRATION
                                       AND THIS MAGICAL INCHANTED GLOVE
                                       I CAN MAKE THIS INSTRUMENT FLOAT !!!
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Or Kill Me / Re: A rant : Magic (possibly Spirituality to)
« on: January 05, 2010, 11:54:36 pm »



OH HARRY, IF ONLY MY SIGILS WERE POWERFUL ENOUGH, WE COULD BE TOGETHER  :cry:

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Or Kill Me / Re: A rant : Magic (possibly Spirituality to)
« on: January 05, 2010, 11:53:55 pm »
I actually formulated a law about that.

"On any Pagan board, the hotness of a woman's avatar is inversely proportional to the hotness of the actual woman."
- Roger's Third Law of Paganism.

for the men:

"A male pagan's commitment to paganism is directly proportional to their conservativism."
- Roger's Fourth Law of Paganism.

[/bombardment]

I can agree on the 3rd law, but i dont have empirical evidence to agree with you on the 4th one... it kind of seems counterintuitive to me... dw, ill take your word for it.

[bombardment]

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Or Kill Me / Re: A rant : Magic (possibly Spirituality to)
« on: January 05, 2010, 11:50:03 pm »
                                                                       
                                         OH WOE, NOT ENOUGH PIXIE DUST!
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Or Kill Me / Re: A rant : Magic (possibly Spirituality to)
« on: January 05, 2010, 11:47:42 pm »



<Image speaks telephatically> I THANK YOU TOO HUMAN, FOR ADDING ME TO YOUR FANTASIES ABOUT WHAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE (BUT ARENT BECAUSE YOURE OVERCOMPENSATING YOU FAAAAAAAAAT LARRRRDOOOO1!!!111)

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Or Kill Me / Re: A rant : Magic (possibly Spirituality to)
« on: January 05, 2010, 11:44:59 pm »

I PUT INCANTATIONS TO THESE IMAGES, SO THAT I CAN BANISH THIS THREAD TO MOTHER GAIAS DEEPEST BOWELS !1!!

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Or Kill Me / Re: A rant : Magic (possibly Spirituality to)
« on: January 05, 2010, 11:43:13 pm »
                                                                       WITH THIS ENCHANTED PENTAGRAM
                                                                       I MAKE WOMEN DESIRE ME
                                                                       AND MEN TO FEAR ME
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Or Kill Me / Re: A rant : Magic (possibly Spirituality to)
« on: January 05, 2010, 11:39:10 pm »
                                                                     Moonwolf Ravenaether, notice how the love                                                                                                                         potion reacted to the spell incantations
                                                                  we made during last months crescent moon?
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Or Kill Me / Re: A rant : Magic (possibly Spirituality to)
« on: January 05, 2010, 11:33:07 pm »
                                                                      I DO THIShhh FOR SChhhIENChhhEEEEE !1!!!
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Or Kill Me / Re: A rant : Magic (possibly Spirituality to)
« on: January 05, 2010, 11:30:07 pm »

Your definition of magic is too broad.

Science is NOT magic.

No, but according to Clarke's Third Law, sufficiently advanced technology becomes functionally indistinguishable from magic. At least superficially...

I refuse to get involved in debating in this shitstorm of a thread.

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http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&source=hp&q=where%20did%20you%20leave%20your%20bike&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=iw&tbo=0

The top result brings back here.

Is this a meme i missed out on? Or are you guys making a sort of retarded competition to make the phrase "where did you leave your bike" lead here?

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High Weirdness / Re: Hookers for Jesus
« on: January 05, 2010, 11:16:30 pm »

I dont see why you are making fun of her, she obviously made some mistakes (just like everyone does), and now that she finally understands it, she is trying to help others that have strayed from the pack; she should be praised for what shes doing. Dont you think people deserve second chances?

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Bristol Palin is now a political consultant
« on: January 05, 2010, 10:49:23 pm »
Surely Sarah is compassionate and a good woman that takes care of her home, and bears the cross that God gave her (Trig); but also having a promiscous daughter, just comes to show that she has bad blood in her, and makes for a bad leader. Althought Bristol is making an effort with the foundation, so that other girls dont make the same mistake as her, and stay abstinent until marriage (and even do her pregnancy was unexpected, she did the moral action of having it.)



Edit: this is something im trying to be good at, bear with me.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Small Scale Utopia
« on: January 05, 2010, 03:45:26 pm »

5 people sharing a house is hell.

I cant imagine all the complications of just doubling that.

And im not sure what benefits moving to the middle of nowhere would give, other than having constant interaction with whom you like.

humans lived in tribal units for literally millions of years before we caught the city virus.

The advantage to moving to the middle of nowhere? That you can start your own little country.



without getting into a big diatribe about what I dislike about Shit These Days....

From where I'm sitting, I'm extremely frustrated with how I live, and it's not something I'm doing wrong, it's just a growing disenchantment regarding large scale capitalist democracy. I gotta get a job to earn money to pay rent and taxes, even if I build my own house and shoot my own food. To me, that is not freedom.

Also, I'm sick of how the capitalist aether commodifies everything. You have to put a dollar value on everything - how much money is it worth for you to ditch your friends and family and move into a city you hate? Financial transactions are the real mode of expressions for love, hate, sympathy, and desire. Sometimes it feels like money is the only thing happening in America, and we're just the interchangable red blood cells which carry it.

but anyway, I want to get away from all that, and my only choices are living in a kind of dangerous country.

so can we just build our own world inside the cracks of this one?



If I had to guess, I’d put decent money on the idea that there are already many ‘Galts Gulches’ out there operating without any of us knowing it…

see yeah, that's pointing in the right direction. I've never read Atlas Shrugged, is this Galt's Gulch thing basically what I'm describing?

If it ever is possible, id be glad to join in.

I just think you cannot escape the system.

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