A Texas couple who was exposed to public contempt and ridicule during a media frenzy kicked off by a psychic who falsely claimed that they had a mass grave in their backyard won a $6.8 million judgment against her for defamation.
If your son or daughter comes home from school one day sporting a little macrame-style bracelet with bright colored beads called a “Shamballa bracelet”, it might be time for a heart-to-heart talk on how not to throw money away on worthless baubles.
LL writes: “What are your views on Paramhansa Yogananda’s ‘Autobiography of a Yogi’, which is something about self realization?”
MT writes: “Every time I go to a AA meeting I hear another fallen-away Catholic say how they suffered and hate the Church now. If I share my good experience of real Catholic faith, they make sure they shoot it down .I pray in reparation for these bigoted actions but I’m tired of it. I go to gain strength and I go out feeling alone and ridiculed. If I dare challenge what they say, all of the people in the room say ‘why are you being so sensitive we’re only joking around’. I don’t know what to do.”
RR writes: “Greetings from New Zealand: the current pope has gotten a lot of press lately in certain circles as you would know, especially as he is supposed to be the last pope before the rise of the anti-christ, according to a dubious 900 year old, so called prophecy from an Irish monk, known as Malachy. . . . Read the rest…
LR writes: “A First Nation person told me that, although a lot of native Christian people use native art (totem poles, dances to the spirit world, symbols of eagles, ravens, whales, wolf) etc., these are not of God, not sanctioned by God and should be avoided (and burned if you have them). She said these represent old pagan beliefs (God is all creation, when a raven speaks to you it is sharing of creation). Is there a problem wearing a sweater with a large eagle native form on the clothes, and such?”
JR writes: “I was on QVC looking for a comfortable pair of ballet flats. Wouldn’t ya’ know? I landed on what appeared to be a very cute, comfortable shoe that was being featured on air. Oh – it was soooo cute – sooo comfortable. It was a new design by Kalso also known for the “Earth Shoe.” The Kalso Rep spoke about how Kelso was a “yogi” and designed one of the “poses” right into the shoe; the body would be in alignment. Is it okay to buy these?”
AC writes: “I have a question about Frequency Machines or Rife Machines. I don’t know much about them but I don’t have a good feeling about them so I am wondering if you could put my mind at ease It seems that they are becoming widely used and just curious if it is tied into the New Age.”
A Philadelphia couple who belong to a religious sect that scorns all use of medicine has been charged with the murder of a second child.