View Full Version : An opportunity to discuss John Edward with his believers
27th November 2003, 11:21 AM
This is the link (http://www.beliefnet.com/story/136/story_13605_1.html) to an interview with Edward on Beliefnet. It doesn't really say anything new.
More interesting is the sidebar discussion. Right now, it is about Gary Schwartz' methodology.
I thought some here might be interested in jumping in.
27th November 2003, 03:45 PM
Are you able to turn off your psychic ability when you want to? Is it like turning off your cell phone to get some peace and quiet, like when you're having dinner?
Yes, I have to be able to turn it off. But sometimes an energy tries to get through to me when I’m “off duty.” I feel a buzzing at the base of my neck. It’s like I’m on eternal “vibrate” in case of an emergency.
Errr, what particular kind of emergencies do dead people have ?
27th November 2003, 03:53 PM
One thing I learned from the article:
Atheists have the loudest energy.
27th November 2003, 05:13 PM
Truthseeker---I wonder why some of the believers...especially those who have been read...especially those who have been read in private...to come forward...to step into a skeptics forum like this one...and tell us ALLLLL about how great JE is...and to "save" JE from slipping tv show ratings. Why doesn't anybody come forth?
I was up till like 3 in the morning last night, and lo and behold...guess what came on? Crossing-Over with John Edward. I looked at it for a minute and simply said, "Ya. Right. Why am I considering wasting my time when the entire show could be a put-on...like a David Blaine 'real' levitation show, or something." I mean...the shows own disclaimer repeatedly (at least twice) says it is for entertainment only, and that third parties have been relied HEAVILY upon...and that it is not a factual statement in any way whatsoever! Why even deBATE him, when the disclaimer TELLS you it ain't real!!!! It's foolish. It's a waste of time.
They did NOT!!! have to word that disclaimer like that to keep from having lawsuits from grieving people. They COULD have said something to the effect that what JE does is controversial and that they cannot be held responsible for the interpretations of the readings. At least with a disclaimer like THAT they aren't coming right OUT and saying it's not factual in anyway! Duh! What are these producers and/or their legal dept. thinking of? Were they hoping nobody would ever read the disclaimer that flashes on the screen as some quick blurp?
It's to that point with me now...consider the disclaimer...that even if believers who got read posted here and made JE out to be the next thing to Jesus...I would probably more likely believe these people are are being paid to do so.
27th November 2003, 05:56 PM
Some people believe what they want to, regardless of all the evidence to the contrary.
Just look at the number of people who believe that the WWE is "real".
27th November 2003, 06:08 PM
Cecil---It *IS*...to some degree.:hit: They do pound on each other pretty good. It blows my mind how they can take getting thrown out of the ring in weird positions, landing on or being head-whipped into bike racks...having metal chairs slammed at them, etc. Who *WINS* is rigged, and their moves are choreographed, but...as I was saying. I do watch it sometimes just to look at their physiques and try to figure out if those metal chairs are "fake" too. But they sure don't look like it or sound like it. I think those guys are such bruisers, that they can take it.
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