What do you think about mediums and psychics in general?

scottishbhoy22 Asked: What do you think about mediums and psychics in general?

Good evening
I always get into heated debates with friends and family on the general subject of psychics and mediums in particular. Most of them say to me that I should never think about dabbling in the occult and stuff like that. They say it's demonic and nobody should know their future. I disagree with the demonic part but I do wonder whether we should know our future or not, I'm still undecided on that one. Anyway my counter argument to the demonic statements is this example I always use –

Say for instance somebody has lost someone dear to them, they are feeling seriously depressed, decide to phone a medium (people do all sorts of things when times are tough) and receive positive and soothing messages over the phone through this medium. They then feel a little more accepting of the situation and decide to gain strength from their loved one's memory and from the medium's message. They never see a medium ever again. Therefore their experience was therapeutic. –

How can that be so wrong? Also I know someone will be thinking "They charge a lot of money and it's from vulnerable people" This is true, I think they do overcharge to be honest but they are also using their time to give readings so I can see the argument from both perspectives. Ultimately the reason I'm asking this is that I am contemplating meeting a medium and don't really know if it's the right thing to do. It's a strange dilemma I have. I've had psychic readings quite recently. Mixed experiences I have to say. They (Psychics) don't bother me but one of my phobias in life is paranormal disturbances and mediumship is kind of in that category. I'm confused. I really could do with guidance and hope right now though in my life. I want answers for these uncertain times I'm going through.

What is your feelings and experiences on the subject?

Answers:

Raven2099 Answered:
if they are wrong even once then they are false and not to be trusted



I should be doing something else Answered:
I do believe that people CAN have this gift, but the majority of 'psychics' out there are complete and utter charlatans.

Twice I've had a 'reading' – just for fun, and both times I've been told complete and utter claptrap!



GUNTER Answered:
Hello,
Stay away (Deut. 18). Best advice from Almighty God Jehovah Himself, He should know! Look what happened to king Saul with the witch of Endor.
Kind regards, Gnter



R T Answered:
Excuse me ,l need to sneeze,Bahlsheets. What was your question again?



Dianne Answered:
They pray on the unhappy and the bereaved. They should be arrested for fraud if they take money for their 'services'



Vincent G Answered:
You'd get the same sympathy from the barman at your local pub. And you have access to a drink.

Mediums and psychics are crooks. They are either delusional, or dishonest; but usually they should know enough to realize that they do NOT have any kind of occult power, so they are most likely dishonest.



shonei Answered:
I think they are charlatans who prey on the feelings of weak people(I don't mean that in a bad way,I mean people who have lost family members etc etc)



Papanda1995 Answered:
I wouldn't say there's necessarily any harm in dabbling in the occult, because to me, as an atheist, I don't believe that the occult actually does anything.That being said, there are a number of swindlers out there who do rip people off by pretending to tell their futures, etc.But even those who genuinely believe that they have some sort of psychic powers are no less swindling people because, in reality, they have no such power.

Look up "Forer Effect" sometime and you'll get a good idea of how psychic powers really work — the alleged accuracy of psychics are mostly an effect of people's tendency to remember "hits" and overlook "misses."



J C Answered:
i feel it is possible for one to by psychic but i do not believe that there are many true psychics in that most persons tend not to exercise that part of their brain…

i absolutely do not believe in mediums and their so called ability to contact the dead…
1) if one dies and goes to heaven, then their soul would be gone, ergo how would you contact a person who is in heaven?
2) if there is no heaven, the body becomes something else, be it maggots, another life form etc… so how could one contact the soul of something that has become something else? that would interfere with its progress of evolution to another life form…
3) if people were able to contact each other after 'death' then they should be able to have found a way to prevent their death, or make themselves able to be reborn again as another human…



Deja Vu Answered:
theyre swindlers.they make money off of selling happy lies to the desperate and detached. they string em along too



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