Tag Archive for belief

Practitioner treating spirit possession stabbed to death

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A faith “healer” was stabbed to death at a spiritual centre for treating black magic and demonic possession in East London. Father-of-three Zakariyya Islam was killed at the Ruqya Therapy Centre’s base in Whitechapel. Source: Whitechapel murder: Faith ‘healer’ stabbed to death at black magic treatment centre A 43-year-old man was arrested at the scene. Mr…

Sorry Charlie: Nobody DIED from the demon-summoning challenge

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Fake news sites are a menace. They hide their disclaimers well, but even if they had disclaimers right up front, you could bet many readers would not notice them and still believe the crazy stories and pass them on as real. Especially if the stories appear shocking and fit with the person’s personal beliefs. The…

Fear of voodoo magic used to control Nigerian women in Spain

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To eradicate superstition, a fine start would be to educate the women of the country and give them greater opportunities. This is a guarantee of improvement. Spanish National Police announced on Monday that they broke up a ring of human traffickers who used juju voodoo and animal sacrifices to coerce women into prostitution. Source: Busted: Gang…

Criminal house guest faked haunting and owners believed it

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Take a look at this piece and notice that the family who was duped appears to be overly superstitious in that they believed that the ghost was really a threat. The “ghost” caused $30,000 in damage and they paid this joker, Jason Sumey, to get rid of it. House guest claimed Fall City home was…

Obama aide regrets not getting full disclosure of UFO files

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Weird and confusing take by an political official on the UFO issue. Obama aide John Podesta says ‘biggest failure’ was not securing the disclosure of UFO files – The Washington Post. It seems he is a big fan of science fiction and perhaps thinks the X-Files was a documentary. Outgoing Obama counselor John Podesta remains a…

Utah family bought into apocalypse claim, dead from suicide

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When parents believe insane things… the kids suffer. A mysterious death of an entire family last year has been investigated and explained. Utah family found dead last fall died from ‘drug toxicity’. Five members of a Utah family found dead in their home last fall overdosed on a mixture of drugs, and an investigation revealed…

There shall be no mocking of astrology in India!

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I disagree fully. Therefore… commence mocking. Astrology is like astronomy, says BJP MP Ramesh Pokhariyal Astrology is like astronomy, claimed a BJP member in the Lok Sabha, drawing protests from some opposition members. While making references to traditional practices such as astrology and ayurveda, Ramesh Pokhariyal Nishank said that among others, concept of atom, was…

Kaitlyn Grispi defends abuse with haunting excuse

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What looks like a very depressing story about domestic abuse has turned a bit weird. Kaitlyn Grispi Defends Josh Grispi’s Abuse on ‘Dr. Phil’ [VIDEO]. [A]t 13:56, Dr. Phil drops the bombshell: “Next, we’re gonna talk about why Kaitlyn says her house is haunted, and that may explain Josh’s behavior.” The audience laughs at her.…

Healer’s belief may have killed hundreds in Sierra Leone

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Herbalist began inviting clients across the border with promises of salvation. Sierra Leone’s 365 Ebola deaths traced back to traditional healer – Times LIVE. The outbreak need never have spread from Guinea, health officials revealed to AFP, except for a herbalist in the remote eastern border village of Sokoma. “She was claiming to have powers…

 Bullet in a “Bible” story was faked

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There is an interesting update to a story we posted last February about a man who claimed he was saved via the Bible he carried:Bullet in a Bible. It turns out, he lied. Case into shooting of RTA bus driver closed as ‘unfounded’ | www.daytondailynews.com. An RTA bus driver’s claim that three black teenagers shot…

Alexander Imich, paranormal advocate, dies at 111

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Imich’s motto was “always pursue what one loves and is passionate about.” He was interesting in the paranormal and tried to convince the scientific community that there is life after death. Now he knows if that is true. Alexander Imich Dead: Oldest Living Man & Paranormal Expert Dies At 111. Alexander Imich, who was recently…

U.S. young-earth creation views steady but evolution acceptance growing!

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While there is little movement in percentages of conservative belief, there is much to be encouraged about in the latest Gallop poll on evolution versus Creationism. In U.S., 42% Believe Creationist View of Human Origins. More than four in 10 Americans continue to believe that God created humans in their present form 10,000 years ago,…

Nice to think we have paranormal ‘abilities’ but that doesn’t make it true

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The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette prints a rosy, comforting, credulous story about paranormal and psychic beliefs and people’s search for answers. Paranormal connections: seeking answers from the other side in Pennsylvania. From the famous and the infamous to the conventional and the kooky, many people seek to be enriched, entertained, improved or comforted by those who claim to…

Come get your holy oil in New Zealand, says church

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Holy oil or false claims? Church pushes oil cure-all An evangelical church is marketing olive oil as a part of a religious cure-all treatment for everything from tumours and schizophrenia to relationship problems. The Universal Church of the Kingdom of God says its “holy oil” — olive oil purported to have been blessed at the…

Bullet in a Bible

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What if he was reading the Satanic Bible instead? Yep, that might have worked just as well. It’s physics, not a miracle. Dayton RTA driver saved by religious text Rickey Wagoner, 49, of Trotwood, was assaulted by three men in the 1900 block of Lakeview Avenue, while standing outside of his bus. Three shots were…

Silly article on Australian belief in the paranormal

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I’d call this poll biased promotion. It seems half of Australia believes in the supernatural. Last month the Syfy Supernatural Study was commissioned to celebrate the launch of the new channel, in conjunction with the world premiere of Haunting: Australia, and the results were spooky. Almost nine out of 10 Australians (88 per cent) surveyed…

WA legislature moves to remove Christian Science faith healing exemption

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More news on religious exemptions for children’s health care. Remember we told you about a new law in Idaho proposed to address a religious shield law that protects parents when kids are treated only with faith-based healing. Now, the Washingon legistlature is taken steps to fix their laws. Faith Healing Exemption Gets Scrutiny In Washington…

God of the evolutionary gap in science understanding

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While the overall percentage belief in evolution has stayed nearly the same since 2009, more people who characterize themselves as Republican reject evolution. Public’s Views on Human Evolution | Pew Research Center’s Religion & Public Life Project. According to a new Pew Research Center analysis, six-in-ten Americans (60%) say that “humans and other living things…

Virgin America Part 2: Celebrating Christmas

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Interesting results are out in a new poll from Pew Research about Christmas. Celebrating Christmas and the Holidays, Then and Now | Pew Research Center’s Religion & Public Life Project. Nine-in-ten Americans say they celebrate Christmas, and three-quarters say they believe in the virgin birth of Jesus. But only about half see Christmas mostly as…

Concerned Bahrain MP tells government to stamp out sorcery

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It’s not just the U.S. government that spends their time freaking out about ridiculous nonsense. Men in Bahrain are nervous that their wives may kill them with witchcraft. Government failed to curb sorcery says MP. A BAHRAINI MP has accused the government of failing to stamp out “sorcery” and “witchcraft” – claiming a woman used…

Unholy spirits and paranormal investigation

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Paranormal investigation (noncredit) classes at local colleges and community centers are fairly ubiquitous. It’s given mainly as a hobby class but what is problematic is that ghosts are assumed to be real and behind some of the phenomena. It’s also presented as a “science.” This one in Wisconsin, however, has attracted the ire of a…

Art Bell returns Sept. 16

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Great. More craziness. Even crazier than before because it will be uncensored. Paranormal expert Art Bell returning to radio Sept. 16 | The Town Talk | thetowntalk.com. Art Bell, radio’s master of the paranormal and outward edges of science, will return to the microphone Sept. 16 with a new nighttime show on Sirius XM Radio.…