Help a Nigerian Humanist Study Witch Camps

Leo Igwe is one of the good guys. He lives in Nigeria and he’s studying the “witch camps” of Northern Ghana. Basically, women who are accused of being witches are expelled from their villages — and if they’re not lynched, they may end up in these camps. But how do these camps operate? How are [Read More…]

A Psychic Comes Clean About His Trickery in New Book

Mark Oppenheimer of the New York Times has the story of a psychic who is finally admitting that he was faking it all along. The subject, Mark Edward (no relation to John Edward), has written a new book — with a foreword by James Randi — titled Psychic Blues: Confessions of a Conflicted Medium. In [Read More…]

How Do Exorcists Operate?

For some reason, Pastor Michael Mohr and University of Kentucky adjunct professor Kenneth D. Royal surveyed 170 self-professed exorcists (PDF) to get an idea of what they believe. (Had they asked me, I could’ve just said “in bullshit” and saved them all this trouble…) Anyway, here’s what they found: … today’s self-professed exorcists don’t see [Read More…]

My Night at a Faith Healing Service

This is a guest post by Michelle. Michelle was raised Lutheran, attended a Christian college, and graduated as an agnostic. She now lives in Oswego, IL. … Andrew Wommack is a Southern pastor with a worldwide ministry based in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Like other televangelists, he preaches the “health and wealth” prosperity gospel. He doesn’t [Read More…]

To Anyone Who Plans to Sell Their Soul on eBay…

Too bad. As of August 30th, eBay’s putting the kibosh on sales of anything that’s not quite tangible, including a lot of things that probably should’ve been prohibited a long time ago because they’re just scamming gullible people: The following items are also being added to the prohibited items list: advice; spells; curses; hexing; conjuring; [Read More…]