All Blog Posts Tagged 'magic' (5)

Medicine, Spiritual Healing and Reality

Giving praise to God for saving a person’s life is one of the most irrational responses to recovery by a seriously ill or injured patient. Not only is it irrational, it is surely insulting and blasphemous to an all-knowing and all-powerful god. The idea that a person can petition God to perform special favors denies that God knows of his children’s needs and by default indicts him for failure to respond to the incantations and the prayers of his…

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Added by Donald R Barbera on February 17, 2014 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

What do magic and magic have in common?

Magic and magic, what do they have in common? Perhaps I should clarify. What do prolific supernatural beliefs have in common with conjuring tricks?



In between study, I work as a close-up magician, performing at weddings, coorporate dinners, birthday parties and other such events. My passion for creating illusion has led me to perform for thousands of people, and to spend countless hours in front of the mirror, fiddling with cards, and studying the techniques and psychology of magic.…

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Added by Joe Williamson on September 25, 2012 at 11:20pm — 1 Comment

Chewin' the fat over how religion gets started with Tony.

I was chatting earlier with a fellow atheist Tony and we got talking about the origins of religion. We covered quite a swathe of topics, and I thought I'd like to preserve this exchange. It starts with him reply to someone else comment about atheism, communism and Marx.





Travis:

Karl Marx called religion "the opiate…
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Added by Richard Healy on August 12, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Blood Moon Chapters 5-7

Chapter 5

“This is the largest institute for science and sorcery in the world” Yosef said as he, the old man, Wafai, Iosef and two guards walked though a large hallway, Yosef leading the way.

“It is impressive.” Wafai said.

“It certainly is Wafai.”

“How do you know my name? We hadn’t been introduced.”

“Iosif informed me.”

“My hearing is better that humans, I herd the whole massage he… Continue

Added by Lone Wolf on January 31, 2010 at 6:30pm — No Comments

On miracles, magic and supernatural physics

I set aside an hour and a half and watched the Thunderf00t/Ray Comfort discussion, and it got me thinking about the relationship between magic and miracles. I've never, as an adult, believed in either magic or miracles, but for some reason, I'd never really thought about comparing and contrasting them until I saw it.



Here's my consideration of the relations between magic, miracles, gods and physics:…



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Added by Paul Tourville on July 29, 2009 at 6:30am — 3 Comments

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