Tag Archives: superstition

“The Turtle Moves…”

I can’t resist a Terry Pratchett quote when the opportunity arises. This is really about the senseless killing of a tortoise by a Uganda police officer, however. After Onegiu had killed the tortoise, a group of people belonging to the … Continue reading

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I wanted one more day off but this is too appalling to ignore

Parents in the Uganda capital are freaking out right now because of fears that witch doctors will steal their children away and kill them for sacrificial luck. People who pay these guys to do this think the sacrifices will make … Continue reading

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Instead of asking for God’s help, get lucky crystals?

It seems weird not to see a god getting credit for this one. Zoe Sievwright, a Scottish skydiver, plummeted a thousand meters after her parachutes failed to open properly and all she suffered from the fall was a broken ankle. … Continue reading

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Random crap and one thing serious

I’m amused by the Noah’s Ark replica Johan Huibers hopes to show off in London during the 2012 Olympics. His ambition to get pairs of animals into it might be a hell of a lot more fun to watch than … Continue reading

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Chaplain denounces gambling. Give that money to your church instead

Okay, not at all what he said, but Crown Casino in Australia has a resident Chaplain and Father James Grant is concerned about all those gamblers putting their faith in luck. Speaking yesterday at an event to raise awareness around … Continue reading

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Ghana and the “so-called men of god”

This was an interesting find. It’s a bit of a diatribe, but the author’s writing about “false” prophets and the gullibility of those who follow them. Such bizarre scenario is the case in Ghanaian Communities in this day and age, … Continue reading

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I hate to say it, but why didn’t they see it coming?

It’s such a cliché phrase when talking about something bad happening to psychics etc. but it’s still a good question when the the whole point of fortune telling is being able to predict the future. I found an article updating … Continue reading

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