There are a number of popular cynics that condemn life after death and/or mediumship. One of them has a $1 million dollar challenge around it, which has been in place for years.
Personally, I don’t give a hoot about proving anything to anybody, least of all to someone who is cynical to begin with. As far as I’m concerned, they can stand on their soap box and say it’s fakery all day long.
This kind of fight is old, boring stuff to me, and it’s been this way forever. But here’s something new and interesting. There’s actually someone in our corner who is willing to take the cynics on. He is matching them with a $1 million dollar challenge to rebut evidence of life after death.
Victor also wrote an article about the technical reasons that cynics are so stubborn. Not bad. I hadn’t thought of them in quite that way before.
How about that?
By the way, in the text above, the usage of “cynic” is mine, not Victor’s. He uses “close-minded skeptic”. My working definition of the difference between a skeptic and a cynic is that a cynic has a closed mind, so for me at least, the term fits.
Lastly, thanks to the anonymous person who gave me the link to Victor’s site as part of a survey I’m running. Much appreciated 🙂
I previously blogged about the UK’s television medium Derek Acorah, who was going to hold a televised séance to try to reach Michael Jackson. It aired on November 9th. The feedback I found around and about the Internet was less than positive, and here’s a short segment of the show on youtube. Acorah responded to his critics, saying he conducted the séance “in the most honest, truthful way.”
My view is that I have little to say about it. I know I wouldn’t have done the séance, at least not on television. And I won’t judge Acorah’s authenticity or lack thereof.
But I will say that nothing outrages a medium more than a faker. I absolutely hate it. Fakery brings down the legitimacy of what everyone else in the mediumship community is doing. It’s vile and unethical. It’s playing dangerous mind games with people. It’s an open opportunity for the cynics to rip mediumship apart, and do so legitimately. It’s many things, all of which are bad.
But no matter. The Law of Cause and Effect is a good bookkeeper. If you acquire credits on your books through unethical means, you will receive a corresponding debit to your account. It may happen sooner, or maybe later, but either way, the books will be balanced.
I hope that Acorah is legitmate, for his sake, and the sake of anyone else he has affected through his mediumship.
Here’s an excellent article about skepticism and cynicism in the context of mediumship, written by a medium. Says it, and says it well. It’s a bit lengthy, but well worth the time to read it.
As Andrew Jackson Davis would say, above all else, keep an even mind.