Alright! Got some discussion going on my previous entry concerning Ouija boards, from two very different religious perspectives. Which is cool. I’m not above using a little bit of religious controversy as a cynical ploy to generate readership. (Stay tuned for my upcoming post titled: “The Dalai Lama. What a Dick.”)
As an added bonus, the people weighing in happen to be two of my favorite bloggers. Ray Ladouceur’s “Dogwood Tales” incorporates woodworking advice and entertaining videos.
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And Carlette Norwood Ritter’s “Lette’s Chat” is a blog talk radio show that features thought-provoking and fun discussions with an array of fascinating guests.
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As I say, they approach the subject from very different perspectives and you can see their original comments in the previous post.
Carlette maintains that the Ouija board does have powers, and that treating it as a toy is playing with fire.
Ray maintains that the Ouija board may be bogus, but that its presence at a church sale (it wasn’t actually a Catholic church, but that’s hair-splitting because it was a Christian church and the objections are the same) was inappropriate because of the church’s prohibition against summoning the dead.
As a personal aside to Carlette — I didn’t intend disrespect toward believers in spirit communication in general, any more than I’d intend a dig at phony faith healers to be a condemnation of all Christians.
Like I said in the post, there have always been people who claimed to be able to communicate with spirits. The spiritualists I was referring to were a specific subset of admitted frauds. I don’t believe you’re working any scams. If I did, I would have tried to get in on them.
As a personal aside to Ray – You’re ugly. I just never get tired of pointing that out.
So, any more thoughts from readers on the subject of Ouija boards? Harmless? More-or-less harmless, but still inappropriate for church sales? Dangerous devices for those who don’t understand them?
And the Dalai Lama – what the f**k’s his problem anyway?