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originally posted by: Qumulys
a reply to: Aelfrede
Ok, I was going to say how bizarre it is that people can believe in this type of nonsense. I mean honestly, in all of human history with 6 billion of us making a mess of things, has there ever been one instance that scientifically shows anything mystic can happen with a inanimate ball? It is pure fantasy, a thing of fairy tales and movies.
originally posted by: Staroth
Never leave one setting on a antique table where the sun beams in, it will start smoking!
True story: my cat kept coming to me meowing like crazy (something he never does) and running toward the sun porch trying to get me to go out there, and when I did my crystal ball was literally smoking and actually burnt a black ring into the 100+ year old table. The wood being so old would have went up in flames if my cat didn't warn me in time.
originally posted by: Klassified
a reply to: Qumulys
I am a lover of all things science. I can't imagine a world without that group of people we call academia. Look what they have accomplished in just the last 50 years. On the other hand, I have witnessed and experienced things in my life I can't explain away with rational, scientific thinking. Things I still struggle with.
It is those experiences that have opened my mind to things that may, or may not lack a scientific foundation. Our sciences are geared toward the natural, and the observable. Not the supernatural, and the sometimes invisible. I may be an atheist, but there is more to existence than what i can see with my eyes, and what I have experienced with my 5 senses. I don't believe it. I know it.
In reality, everything we need to "divine" is already in us, but some find tools, such as the crystal ball, tarot, pendulum, and others very helpful.
originally posted by: nukedog
a reply to: the owlbear
How do you know the crystals didn't make the lightning???