Prophets . .
They're not real . . .
I have been absent from voicing my opinion in a while due to vaca and having to learn a musical show in a short time . . . . and work. So, I missed writing about how I feel about Columbus Day and Thanksgiving, and it's too early to justify writing about the jesus birth, so I thought i'd just take a current topic in the skeptic world.
SYLVIA BROWNE . . . SHE GONE!!
Is it moral to have celebration in a persons death? If we look to the Bible, or the Quran, or any other mythological text about man vs man via their god(s) . . . the answer is YES. And, it is usually the god(s) alone that hold responsibility for death and its celebration when we look to religious myth within ancient text.
Sylvia Browne was a charlatan that went on in our culture for far too long. She lied and deceived many people who were mourning their dead and were looking for answers. She offered nothing good with her services. In the end, she was an awful human being that made other peoples lives worse. She had no truth to offer, as "psychic truth" is a truth that does not exist.
The James Randi Educational Foundation challenged her numerous times and she failed to live up to the challenge. The most damning evidence against her is that she was 11 years off her own death prediction. However, the thing that damns her history most is that she lied to countless families about their loved ones and gave them false comforts. She was so inaccurate and vague in her readings, that it is arguable that she never read anyone with truth behind it. Read this article: http://www.csicop.org/si/show/psychic_defective_sylvia_brownes_history_of_failure/
When people claim these extraordinary things, we have every right to hold them to their claims. Whether it be Sylvia Browne or Joel Osteen . . . or anyone. They are people that deserve no respect . . . in life, or after life. These are people that make a living on the misfortune and gullibility of others. These people are not what they say they are and what they say they are has never existed. The more we read in to their lies and the historical claims of these people, then the better educated we are about it.
I do not rejoice in the fact that Sylvia Browne is dead for the sake of her family or those she was actually close to, however, I am enjoying the fact that one of the most absurd and deceitful human beings that we have known is gone and no longer able to make false claims for people to attach to.