As someone who is involved in the metaphysical world, I have known many people from many walks of life. Witches, Druids, Polytheists of many kinds, generic “occulty” type people, and every single one – without exception – warns against the Ouija board.
Tarot? Fine. Crystal balls? If that’s your thing, sure. Palmestry, tea leaves, numerology, astrology? Classics with a long tradition. Ouija boards? Stay away.
I’ve never really heard of good theories as to why this is exactly, but everyone I’ve talked to about them who has used them always ends up with some kind of bad experience.
Strangely, other forms of automatic writing (the Ouija board is a form of automatic writing) don’t seem to have the same nasty aura about them. Just this one thing.
January 10, 2014 at 1:57pm
Dear The Blaze: This kind of article is not news. It is not now, it is not fresh, it is not even interesting. Surely you can do a better job than this?
But it caters to its uber-religeous paranoid simpleton base. Therefore, stories like this will always be posted on this site as long as Beck owns it.
Another drunk Irishman.
January 6, 2014 at 10:14pm
> That is like study of a ducks willy, WHO CARES
I care because I swing that way. Quack Quack! At least most ducks mate for life, they’re more faithful and loyal than humans these days.
January 6, 2014 at 9:46pm
> Eighteen senators did not vote Monday.
> Of the 18 who didn’t vote, most of them [...]
> were reportedly unable to return to the nation’s
> capital due to inclement weather.
Why do they need to be in the capital in order to vote? Do we not have telephones? I can with a mobile phone in the middle of Lake Erie stream a video hosted on a server in Japan! I didn’t realize that saying “YES” or “NO” was such a difficult thing.
August 20, 2013 at 6:34pm
You actually do not need to provide the key – or the entire key – to your recipient.
Public Key Cryptography allows you to encrypt information with one key, but then it must be decrypted with another. So you have a public and a private key. When people want to send information to you, they encrypt it with the public key. The information can then only be decrypted by people who have access to your private key – which would be you, and you alone, unless you choose to distribute it.
When you use keys in the range of 4096 or especially 8192 bits, you have a very, very strong way to encrypt data that would take decades – even with today’s most powerful computers – to brute force.
The problem is that Public Key Cryptography isn’t very easy for the non-tech people to use. There’s public key distribution issues, keeping your own private key safe, integration with existing mail platforms, etc., etc. It’s just difficult.
However, if you’re willing to jump through the hoops and learn how to do it, then it can be done. You just need to get all of your friends doing it, too…
Anyway, there’s your crypto-education for the day.
June 13, 2013 at 3:35pm
“You can _red_ what he said in our follow-up story.”
Dear The Blaze editors: You can do better. These kinds of errors are not uncommon on your site.
June 12, 2013 at 4:47pm
The Democrats are not vulnerable and these scandals will do absolutely nothing to stem their rise to power. Too many people in America are asleep. They only care about Facebook, American Idol, and whatever trash Hollywood is spewing at the moment. Then there’s the people who are voting themselves a paycheck every two years. America, we are DOOMED, the fact that Obama is STILL in the Whitehouse with those ridiculous approval numbers is proof.
June 12, 2013 at 4:38pm
Worse, why is The Blaze putzing round Reddit for stories?
I know you’re capable of more, guys.
June 12, 2013 at 4:34pm
Yawn. Boring content, boring books. They’ll sell like crazy due to the built-in audience, but let’s not kid ourselves here: This is not going to be great cinema. Anyone remember “The Bible” from a few months ago? Terrible production. Awful acting, bad scripts, special effects that could have been done by a few high school kids in their spare time.
Maybe someday Christian stories will get a good treatment, but this is not going to be it.
April 17, 2013 at 12:33pm
If the home owner is allowed to discriminate based on this, then there’s no reason that I couldn’t deny blacks, latinos, Christians, or men between the ages of 32 and 67 from entering my place of business either.
Do you understand why this is a problem?
March 27, 2013 at 3:15pm
This is the important part to remember; SnowLeopard nailed it. The left doesn’t care about what kind of secondary impact, economic or otherwise, these laws have. They only care about the end result: Disarmament of the populace and the criminalization of those who don’t disarm.
DHS bought those 3.1 billion rounds and the armored vehicles for a reason: to fight us.
March 20, 2013 at 10:01am
This is all kinds of awesome. I have a lot of respect for this guy – not only for standing up for what he believes, but for doing it in such an amusing way. I just hope the Westboro guys don’t get violent.
March 20, 2013 at 9:42am
As much as I love Mr. Carson, this is a very old story. Blaze, you can do better than this for above-the-fold, in-the-slideshow-spotlight content.
March 20, 2013 at 9:32am
@M4-A1: I believe that your keyboard is broken. You might want to look into that. If you cannot afford a new keyboard please contact me and I’ll send you one.
As for Dr. Ben Carson, the man has my deepest respects. I loved his performance at the Prayer Breakfast and every time I have seen him since then, I have seen a man that is articulate, calm, and incredibly bright.
In modern times I have yet to see a man that is his equal in the realm of political speech. He just makes sense.
March 19, 2013 at 5:11pm
Holding feet to the fire.
As an aside, $122 for four inmates for a year (365.25 days) comes out to $178,242, or $44,560 per inmate for the year. It costs more than I make in a year to keep one of those bums in prison? I can pay for a (small) house, groceries, gas money, insurance, food and veterinary care for my dogs, and has some left over to save on less than that.
Insanity. Inexcusable. I cannot conceive how it would cost so much money on a daily basis.
March 19, 2013 at 1:31pm
I’m not Christian; I follow a different path to relate to God. Still, I’m happy to hear what others have to say about their own faith. I’m always willing to listen. What I have a hard time understanding is the people who have complete, burning loathing towards anyone with faith in a higher power. It simply baffles me. Don’t believe? That’s fine. But to be abusive and hateful? No good comes out of that.
March 8, 2013 at 9:15pm
Wow, a paper airplane with a sharp point… My goodness… What can we call this brilliant, innovative invention? I propose that we call it a “Dart”.
February 6, 2013 at 9:48am
I hope the ban is lifted. It’s rather ridiculous to prohibit anyone from joining an organization that promotes honestly, love of country, responsibility, the rewards of hard work, etc.
The real issue is, it's an open betrayal of part of the Scout Oath "To keep myself physically strong,
mentally awake, and morally straight." Homosexuality is an immoral activity, even if it's no worse a "sin" than drinking, adultery, lying, or gossip.
Arguments about predilections towards immoral behavior are meaningless because once you start down that "the Devil made me do it" path then you're claiming people cannot rise above their animal nature.
The intention of the Progressive Left is to destroy traditional moral institutions of America - otherwise they would just start their own 'Youth Pioneers' and have whatever rules they desired.
Why is homosexuality immoral? I see nothing immoral about being gay. However, it seems pretty clear that discriminating against a certain group based on how they are born is pretty immoral. And if you're going by the Bible, then you have to keep out those who eat shellfish and wear nylon as well.
January 14, 2013 at 1:21pm
Sadly, Colin Powell continues to disappoint me. I, like many others, used to look up to him (and his book, “It Worked For Me” is an excellent read), but ever since Obama got elected Colin has revealed himself to be yet another hateful, spiteful person. I hope that someday he realizes how backwards he has things.
January 14, 2013 at 1:18pm
God reveals himself in different ways to different people. Christianity is a wonderful philosophy, and the churches that have developed around it have created wonderful religions, but the one thing they have wrong is the “I’m the only way” part. A truly loving god won’t damn someone on the other side of the world who hasn’t even heard of Jesus Christ. A god who would isn’t a loving god.