Beware, fake witches, beware!

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Beware, fake witches, beware!

Postby Gord » Fri Mar 31, 2017 3:20 am

http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/psychic-hi ... -1.3347483

Police in Toronto say a psychic has been charged with pretending to practise witchcraft after a customer allegedly paid more than $100,000 to have an "evil spirit" removed.

Yes indeed, it is in fact a crime to pretend to practice witchcraft in Canada: http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts ... n-365.html

Every one who fraudulently

(a) pretends to exercise or to use any kind of witchcraft, sorcery, enchantment or conjuration,

(b) undertakes, for a consideration, to tell fortunes, or

(c) pretends from his skill in or knowledge of an occult or crafty science to discover where or in what manner anything that is supposed to have been stolen or lost may be found,

is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction.

:lol: "Undertakes, for a consideration, to tell fortunes"? Aren't all financial advisers witches according to that definition?
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Re: Beware, fake witches, beware!

Postby KevinLevites » Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:01 am

I think all priests, rabbis, ministers, imans, etc. should qualify as witch doctors.

All clergy! All of them!

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Postby KevinLevites » Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:05 am

On second thought, perhaps I misspoke.

I wonder how much money I could make if I started my own religion...like L. Ron Hubbard.

I could become the Ascended Master of the Cosmic Heavens or some such. I could even peddle my own holy water!

Somebody stop me...

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Postby Gord » Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:45 am

I'll let you do it if I get 1% of the profits.
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Postby bobbo_the_Pragmatist » Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:00 am

But what if they aren't pretending? You know....... they really believe.......and any contribution is just for unrelated good will? Like a good massage????
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Postby gorgeous » Thu Aug 31, 2017 12:10 pm

(b) undertakes, for a consideration, to tell fortunes, or

(c) pretends from his skill in or knowledge of an occult or crafty science to discover where or in what manner anything that is supposed to have been stolen or lost may be found,
--------I have told my own fortune in my precognitive dreams that come true..........and some future news events.............remote viewers have been proven accurate finding people, objects....the govt does it...police use psychics....and I have enchanted many guys and animals...so there...
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Re: Beware, fake witches, beware!

Postby Poodle » Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:26 pm

I'm fascinated. How is it possible to PROVE that someone is pretending to practise witchcraft?
(Careful what you say. The entire Roman Catholic world is holding its breath).
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Re: Beware, fake witches, beware!

Postby gorgeous » Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:26 pm

indeed
Science Fundamentalism...is exactly what happens when there’s a significant, perceived ideological threat to one’s traditions and identity.

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Postby Poodle » Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:28 pm

It wasn't an endorsement, gorgeous.

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Postby gorgeous » Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:29 pm

doesn't matter....they still can't prove it...
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Postby Poodle » Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:38 pm

Can't prove what?

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Postby gorgeous » Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:02 pm

pretending to practise witchcraft
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Re: Beware, fake witches, beware!

Postby scrmbldggs » Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:06 pm

Poodle wrote:Can't prove what?

That georgie's men-enchanting potions are just cheap sleeping pill-enhanced liquor.
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Postby KevinLevites » Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:15 pm

bobbo_the_Pragmatist wrote:But what if they aren't pretending? You know....... they really believe.......and any contribution is just for unrelated good will? Like a good massage????

A good massage with a..ahem...happy ending?

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Re: Beware, fake witches, beware!

Postby Nikki Nyx » Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:36 am

(font="Monty_Python")
"She's NOT a witch! Burn her!"
(/font)
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Re: Beware, fake witches, beware!

Postby AmeliaMichelle » Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:58 pm

illegal religious practices, tempting to almost want to stand up for. but can you imagine? the claiming of others' accident, coincidence image voice and narrative and dilemma to essentially say they were doing things they were never doing, saying things they were never saying and trying to procure power from others by tricking them into believing an illusion that is dangerous. imagine, the power of collective belief and the power of hypnosis in collective understanding: placebo in the madness of crowds and popular dilutions (Mackay). convince enough people of anything, it can carry for centuries. ((fabricative coincidence is a guessing game for similar instancing))

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Re: Beware, fake witches, beware!

Postby Poodle » Sat May 19, 2018 2:48 pm

AmeliaMichelle wrote:... fabricative coincidence is a guessing game for similar instancing ...

I couldn't have said that better myself. Not even with a buzzphrase generator.

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Re: Beware, fake witches, beware!

Postby JO 753 » Sat May 19, 2018 5:04 pm

How about starting a rating ajensy? Like Moody'z, exept for the occult.

It woud be secretly crooked and fortune tellerz, wichez, exorsists etc woud haf to pay to get a good rating.
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Re: Beware, fake witches, beware!

Postby Matthew Ellard » Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:02 am

AmeliaMichelle wrote:.".. fabricative coincidence is a guessing game for similar instancing ..."

Poodle wrote:I couldn't have said that better myself. Not even with a buzzphrase generator.


Hmmmmm..........the entire paper on Metaphysics, this sentence appears in, seems to be composed by a random sentence generator.
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Re: Beware, fake witches, beware!

Postby AmeliaMichelle » Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:15 pm

geez, thanks. you've gone to some lengths, huh?

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Postby JO 753 » Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:13 pm

Gord, do you still hav that Chandra Burnmeup* random sentens jenerator link?





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Re: Beware, fake witches, beware!

Postby Matthew Ellard » Tue Jun 26, 2018 1:02 am

AmeliaMichelle wrote:geez, thanks. you've gone to some lengths, huh?
It's what we do here. We quickly see through bull-shit. :lol:

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Re: Beware, fake witches, beware!

Postby Gord » Tue Jun 26, 2018 1:41 am

JO 753 wrote:Gord, do you still hav that Chandra Burnmeup* random sentens jenerator link?





*kant rekol hiz nam at xu moment.

Yes?
"Knowledge grows through infinite timelessness" -- the random fictional Deepak Chopra quote site
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