Do you believe in curses and witchcraft?

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Do you believe in it?
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No? Lol.
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Nonsense, though both my great Grandmother and my Nan were big into curses, luck charms, effigy dolls and all that stuff. This despite being massively religious Catholics, ha. Must be that peculiarly Irish brand of Christianity, eh :laugh:
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Yes. I believe His Holiness The Pope has magical powers as the direct representative of God the Almighty.

I also believe in the saints before us performing miracles.
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Drummond might pop up with some pearls of wisdom.
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If The Holy Father doesn't have any magical powers, in what way is He "holy"?

If the Supreme Pontiff and the saints isn't/weren't gifted with witchcraft, how did any of them perform miracles?

To be made a saint, one needs to perform 3 verified miracles.
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There's His Holiness The Dalai Lama, too. If witchcraft isn't real, how could reincarnation be real?
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(Original post by Little Toy Gun)
There's His Holiness The Dalai Lama, too. If witchcraft isn't real, how could reincarnation be real?
Traditionally it's not - that's a Western imposition adopted for the usual cynical reasons.

Witchraft =/= transmigration, and transmigration =/=reincarnation. very few Buddhists believe in reincarnation because it presupposes an enduring 'me' or 'I'. Most (not all) believe in transmigration, which presupposes mindstreams without an enduring self.
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(Original post by gjd800)
Traditionally it's not - that's a Western imposition adopted for the usual cynical reasons.

Witchraft =/= transmigration, and transmigration =/=reincarnation. very few Buddhists believe in reincarnation because it presupposes an enduring 'me' or 'I'. Most (not all) believe in transmigration, which presupposes mindstreams without an enduring self.
Ahh so now we know that's a fake religion!
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Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) flew to the sky instead of dying, right? If that's not magic, what is?
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(Original post by Little Toy Gun)
Ahh so now we know that's a fake religion!
Haha, sort of (in my view). I enjoy Tibetan Buddhism for its richness of culture, but it is indeed far removed from its Indian ancestor. It has lots and lots of Bon and other shamanic, superstitious, essentialist influence. It is irreconcilable with the Indian stuff.
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Haha, sort of (in my view). I enjoy Tibetan Buddhism for its richness of culture, but it is indeed far removed from its Indian ancestor. It has lots and lots of Bon and other shamanic, superstitious, essentialist influence. It is irreconcilable with the Indian stuff.
But Indians don't follow it so it's probably just a cult.
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(Original post by Little Toy Gun)
But Indians don't follow it so it's probably just a cult.
Some do. Cult/sect/whatever - the differences are often minute.
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They get a planet when they die and their leader speaks directly to God so I think it's real magical
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One of my mates is a Mormon and he listens to Satanic metal acts, I am not sure how he reconciles it! :laugh:

Good lad, though. Can't even have a can of coke in case the caffeine alters his mind-state.
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He used to be a full-on goth, all the family were cool with it and his Dad even used the church minibus to take us/pick us all up from gigs. He liked Abba as well, so maybe that's the part they clung to :laugh:

Ey, they always look well turned out as well the Mormons. Couldn't tell you the last time they stopped me but I look like I'd carve them up and eat them I suppose, so maybe that's why!
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Some do. Cult/sect/whatever - the differences are often minute.
Cults and sects are fake, no magical powers.

Religions are real and magical.
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Cults and sects are fake, no magical powers.

Religions are real and magical.
Which sect of Christianity constitutes the True Religion?
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One of my mates is a Mormon and he listens to Satanic metal acts, I am not sure how he reconciles it! :laugh:

Good lad, though. Can't even have a can of coke in case the caffeine alters his mind-state.
Only Christians believe in Satan so what is there to reconcile?
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Only Christians believe in Satan so what is there to reconcile?
Haha, no true Scotsman etc etc.
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