Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Spiritualism in the Smartphone Age

Given that the Catholic Church in Poland has just been again riding every teens’ ass over their “occult” Halloween practices, shouldn’t we have the right to freely practice spiritualism that pre-dates Organized Christianity by thousands of years?

By: Ringo Bones

Just like clockwork, every Organized Christian Demagogue is again blaming Halloween for the ills of the world every last week of October, but where are these so-called demagogues when such practices were the norm thousands of years ago? Well, here’s something that might not be older than Queen Victoria but at least it is enough to rouse up every Organized Christian Demagogue who are up in arms since the Y2K Scare, the date May 5, 2000 was found out to be scrolled on Albert Einstein’s diary and the coming Mayan December 21, 2012 Apocalypse – a Ouija Board app for your Smartphone. But what is a Ouija Board you may ask?

A Ouija Board is an occult board / paraphernalia often used by spiritual mediums. The board consists of letters and numbers, including the words “yes” and ”no” printed on it that is used with a planchette to seek spiritualistic or telepathic messages. The origin of the name Ouija comes from the French word “oui” and the German word “ja” – both of which translates to “yes” in English. Whether or not it was in use before the Victorian era, Ouija Boards had been a traditional symbol for Halloween for centuries – right up there with carved likeness of Samhain using pumpkins.  

Given that the layout and use of a typical Ouija Board easily translates to use into the screens of every Smartphone – and even touch-screen capable tablet computers currently made by leading manufacturers, it could be quite fun for this Halloween to check out if a newfangled app version of the Ouija Board is as effective as it’s traditional “wooden” counterpart. At least Ouija Board Apps can be a good way to contact the dearly departed that made our internet age possible. Just post it here if Nikola Tesla or Steve Jobs had any new to say for the 2012 Halloween. 

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