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06-02-2014, 09:28 PM
What woo do you do.
I'm guilty of reading karma into coincidences and causality that fulfills my expectations.

I'm 100% sure that ghosts are not real yet I still get scared in spooky situations.

What is your Crime of woo ?

Woo = http://www.skepdic.com/woowoo.html

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06-02-2014, 09:31 PM
RE: What woo do you do.
If I participated in any woo, it's just for tongue in cheek/fun.

On a regular basis, I often act like the deities of Greek Mythology had a role to play in everyday situations. Hephaestus found a screw that my laptop is missing, Asclepius is helping my mom feel better from sickness, Dionysus allowed such root beer variety in a small store, Aphrodite helps me find porn, and Athena helps me with my college assignments.
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06-02-2014, 09:34 PM
RE: What woo do you do.
(06-02-2014 09:31 PM)DemonicLemon Wrote:  If I participated in any woo, it's just for tongue in cheek/fun.

On a regular basis, I often act like the deities of Greek Mythology had a role to play in everyday situations. Hephaestus found a screw that my laptop is missing, Asclepius is helping my mom feel better from sickness, Dionysus allowed such root beer variety in a small store, Aphrodite helps me find porn, and Athena helps me with my college assignments.

Such a shame Jesus is only good for locating car keys, not missing laptops screws or kidnapped children.

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06-02-2014, 09:34 PM
RE: What woo do you do.
I'm pretty sure I already mentioned this in another thread, but I do yoga, meditate, and still have a passing fondness for astrology. I am also guilty of the gambler's fallacy as is everyone else I am related to. (Note: I am the only person in my family who *doesn't* do this with *actual* gambling.)

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06-02-2014, 09:37 PM
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(06-02-2014 09:31 PM)DemonicLemon Wrote:  On a regular basis, I often act like the deities of Greek Mythology had a role to play in everyday situations. Hephaestus found a screw that my laptop is missing, Asclepius is helping my mom feel better from sickness, Dionysus allowed such root beer variety in a small store, Aphrodite helps me find porn, and Athena helps me with my college assignments.

Oh MAN. This takes me back. When I was a teenager I used to do this with Egyptian deities. Nowadays when I catch myself having a fleeting thought along these lines, it almost feels bittersweet to think I was so gullible *so* recently.

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06-02-2014, 09:37 PM
RE: What woo do you do.
Took years to get over astrology, it just kept sneaking back in.

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06-02-2014, 09:39 PM
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I kicked astrology around the same time I kicked Christianity. I became a deist at the time so it took me baby steps to enlightenment.
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06-02-2014, 10:17 PM
RE: What woo do you do.
Well it's difficult to accept the only 2 certainties in life are death and taxes ... so I'm going for ESP - *could* be true????

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06-02-2014, 10:34 PM
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(06-02-2014 09:34 PM)Cephalotus Wrote:  I'm pretty sure I already mentioned this in another thread, but I do yoga, meditate, and still have a passing fondness for astrology. I am also guilty of the gambler's fallacy as is everyone else I am related to. (Note: I am the only person in my family who *doesn't* do this with *actual* gambling.)

I'm right there with you. But I use yoga to help rid myself of thought ruminations. It's pretty easy forget about your worries when your trying desperately to hold your balance in some ridiculous pose. Meditation is also good to feel some emotion and for learning to let it go. Is that woo or self improvement?

Love astrology... it's fun but I don't follow it other than to look up friends and loved ones and see if they fit.

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06-02-2014, 10:38 PM (This post was last modified: 06-02-2014 10:59 PM by DLJ.)
RE: What woo do you do.
In our KL office, the director has been doing new year coaching sessions using tarot cards.

I don't know if the staff actually believe the woo (I suspect they do) but some certainly go for the "law of attaction" nonsense.

I didn't get invited 'cause she (the director) knew I'd break the spell.

Thing is, I'm not going to gainsay it because it has achieved it's purpose of getting them (the staff) focused on goals (personal and business goals).

Some people like magic so (sigh) what can you do.

Actually I'm sure that one or two are deliberately suspending disbelief just because it's fun and gives them a feeling of belonging.

Sound familiar KC?

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