Christians Pray Against Psychic Expo

Okay, I find this really amusing. In Saint Mary’s, Pennsylvania, there was a “psychic” expo held at a Moose lodge and a bunch of local Christians decided to take a brave stand against such superstitious fakery by…holding a prayer rally outside the building.

More than a dozen people were prayed outside the Moose Lodge in the heart of Saint Marys Saturday, to protest a psychic and holistic expo.

“As Christians, we read in scripture that it forbids psychics and mediums and so we are offering our side of the story because a lot of these people attending these things are Christians. We want to inform them what the bible teaches us as what our church believes,” Father Ross Miceli with the Saint Boniface Church said.

Members of the Purple Power Relay for Life team organized the expo. They said it was for entertainment purposes and to raise money for the Relay for Life campaign.

“Most of the people coming in support us. They can’t understand and they don’t feel like we are doing anything wrong,” said Betty Polaski with the Purple Power Relay for Life team said.

I say a pox on them both, so I’m going to throw some salt over my shoulder, sprinkle some chicken blood on a map of that town and poke a voodoo doll with some pins. That’ll teach ’em.

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  • oldskoolnyc

    Religion, the opposite side of the same coin as Superstition.

  • janicot

    Be careful what kind of voodoo doll pins you use.

    I saw a Randolph Itch — 2am comic years ago where they used acupuncture needles and accidentally cured the target of their ire.

    Then they used sewing needles and accidentally fixed their clothes.

    Just saying.

  • John Pieret

    So, psychics and mediums claim to make contact with spiritual beings by ineffable means and the best way to counteract them is to make contact with a spiritual being by ineffable means?

  • Reginald Selkirk

    “Most of the people coming in support us. They can’t understand and they don’t feel like we are doing anything wrong,” said Betty Polaski with the Purple Power Relay for Life team said.

    Apparently it does not occur to Betty Polaski that people who disagree with the expo would likely avoid it.

  • raven

    I would have joined the xians but my astrologer said it wasn’t a good day to travel.

  • grendelsfather

    there was a “psychic” expo held at a Moose lodge

    Are you sure this is for real? It sounds like the premise for a hilarious sketch on the “Red Green Show”

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    Back when I was an exotic dancer, my stage name was Purple Power.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    grendelsfather “Are you sure this is for real? It sounds like the premise for a hilarious sketch on the ‘Red Green Show'”

    Now you’re just being ridiculous. There are no hilarious sketches on the Red Green Show.

  • ZugTheMegasaurus

    So when nothing happens, which group is proven right?

  • llewelly

    It is like a contest to see who can reel in the most money from their followers.

  • http://healthvsmedicine.blogspot.com cervantes

    Presumably the psychics knew this was going to happen.

  • anubisprime

    Seems that the melt down in fundy xtian & the woo meisters incarnate IQ approaches zero and the singularity forms just above the event horizon…they must not touch one and other…mutual annihilation is assured…but on the other hand?

  • Pierce R. Butler

    Fr. Miceli just wants to save us all from a lot of trouble, because he knows where this is going.

    Do you feel prepared to face the Purple Panthers, Purple Muslims, #PurpleLivesMatter, and having your daughter marry a Purple Person?

  • dingojack

    No wonder god has lifted his hand from the United States — how else is going to facepalm?

    Dingo

  • Ysidro

    Hmm, that wasn’t too far from the Straub Brewery. They would have been better served heading over there and enjoying the Eternal Tap*.

    *Eternal Tap cut off after 2 beers.

  • http://www.ranum.com Marcus Ranum

    Psychic beatdown!!!!!!

    Christian biscuit-into-jesus converters versus new age spoon-benders!!!

    ONE NIGHT ONLY, UNDER THE BIG TENT!!!

    SUNDAY….. SUNDAY…. unday… (unday…)

    BE THERE! !!11!!

  • http://kamakanui.zenfolio.com Kamaka

    Father Ross Miceli

    The “Father” honorific makes me want to puke. No how, no way does this priest get through his training without knowing the whole RCC thing is a money-making extortion scheme. Take your “Father” and dog-collar and shove it.

  • http://kamakanui.zenfolio.com Kamaka

    Kamaka @ 17

    What say you John Pieret?

  • http://kamakanui.zenfolio.com Kamaka

    Hey, JP, that last post comes off a bit saucy. I really am interested in what you have to say about my point.

    Thnx.

  • carpenterman

    Wouldn’t it be awesome if they could make each other’s heads explode?

  • John Pieret

    Kamaka:

    “Father” always struck me as just another honorific, like “Mister” or “Professor,” though somewhat presumptuous, since I already had one of those. It never bothered me. Neither does it bother me that it makes you want to puke.

  • http://kamakanui.zenfolio.com Kamaka

    John Pieret, have you read “The Jesuits in North America” by Francis Parkman?

    Nice retort, by the way.

  • John Pieret

    John Pieret, have you read “The Jesuits in North America” by Francis Parkman?

    No. I suspect it wasn’t all that happy a history in the 17th century. I certainly don’t endorse the history of the Jesuits; I’ve only reported on my own experience with them in the later half of the 20th, at which point, the ones I knew would have been extremely disdainful of the dishonesty and anti-intellectualism of today’s religious right. Further this deponent sayeth not.

  • tbp1

    I will always remember listening to the local Catholic radio station some years ago and hearing a priest drone on and on and on about the dangers of superstition. I think he was serious. I didn’t get his take on transubstantiation

  • caseloweraz

    Carpenterman: Wouldn’t it be awesome if they could make each other’s heads explode?

    Dog makes man’s head explode.

  • caseloweraz

    Forgot to add: NSFW.

  • busterggi

    Two woos enter, one woo leaves.