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originally posted by: mOjOm
a reply to: Klassified
After just over a minute of watching that first video and the authors claim that something supernatural must be involved, I can say with absolute confidence that he's wrong and he knows little to nothing about magic.
Even the tricks he uses as his examples of tricks requiring supernatural powers don't require anything supernatural at all. I know this for a fact because I happen to know some of those tricks and how they work. Not all of them, but many of them.
People like the author of that video want to believe that magic must be supernatural. Which is good for magicians. They put a lot of work and training in learning how to make their tricks look magical. That's the point. People like this author just happen to really believe that it is supernatural Magic.
The goal seems to be to associate any hint of spirituality or enquiry into the paranormal as ridiculous and bordering on insane. The vast majority of people prefer not to be labelled as insane, therefore are discouraged from pursuing an interest in the spiritual or paranormal.
Not a grand conspiracy, but still pretty plausible when you think about it.
originally posted by: TechniXcality
a reply to: Klassified
I liked the magic tricks, but man the guys really bags on Dynamo, and India I had to stop listening, it was just bigotry and making light of a poor guys health conditions. Alas, I am an atheist on bad days and and agnostic on good days, however I'm reminded daily why dogma has to go, anyway thanks for the thread star and flag..
Read through the OP and the posts in this thread. It appears that the OP was created to actually troll and make fun of people who believe in the spiritual. And obviously people who mock and ridicule those who believe in the spiritual came to help the troll post mock and ridicule.
That's a pretty good summation of this thread.
But I've been reading through some of Klassified's other posts and threads for awhile and he seems to be very good and mockery when it comes to spiritual things. So that is all I will add to this thread.
Bet you didn't know gays are in league with the Devil.
originally posted by: ColdWisdom
a reply to: wtbengineer
You are correct, I did not watch any of the videos. But I did read the entire OP and thread before posting. I can only hope that the OP's words were meant as something tongue in cheek. I'd still like to hear him clarify, though.
...whom he also notes is openly homosexual, as well as a German magician. Bet you didn't know gays are in league with the Devil.