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Ouija boards are disappointing as fuck.
Well, at least the mainstream Hasbro type shit. Occult stuff is all superstitious bullshit, but of all superstitious bullshit it very evidently has the coolest trinkets.
Did you have even an inkling that such a thing would do...anything...at all?
“Do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?"
"The broad wall of Babylon shall be leveled to the ground, and her high gates shall be burned with fire. The peoples labor for nothing, and the nations weary themselves only for fire."
"It is more blessed to give than to receive."
"For the word of God is living, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart."
"Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear; though war break out against me, even then I will be confident."
"Let us hold fast to the profession of our faith without wavering (for He is faithful who promised), and let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works."
Have Ouija boards ever not been disappointing then?
Honestly, why anyone would actually believe that a bit of cardboard and a plastic pointer has the ability to somehow cross the spans of space/time/dimensions to reach out to the dead (wherever they may be) for a chat is utterly beyond me. If the existence of ghosts or an afterlife was so easily proved, then there'd be more definitive proof of it readily available. Until that point, however, I call shenanigans. (I'd say I'm open to the possibility of there being ghosts, but I wouldn't say that I really believe in them as it stands. I think 99% of things people attribute to the 'paranormal' are very easily explainable through scientific means, but the ignorance of the person experiencing the 'activity' makes them attribute it to the paranormal because they have no other logical explanation at hand. I would, however, be interested in studying situations involving the other genuinely perplexing 1% and seeing if that couldn't be gotten to the bottom of through scientific means.)
Oh no, I understand that they don't do anything at all. I'm aware.
I just figured that it'd at least be more fun to pretend like it does something. Or that they'd at least look more like they did something. I'm into old, suspicious looking antique things.
Turns out it's actually just a board game that people thought was real shit.
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And it's for that reason that occult stuff is cool as fuck. Completely harmless, which makes it fun to pretend.