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Physic TV Fined - didn't see it coming ?

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Physic TV Fined - didn't see it coming ?

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Psychic TV has been fined £12,500 for failing to remind viewers that it’s all nonsense, while interactive quiz channel The Big Deal got stung with a 10 grand fine for advertising the service - something neither of them saw coming.

From El Reg (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/06/24/ofcom_fines_psychics_for_claiming_to_be_psychic/)
Too many people willing to believe nonsense these days.
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From El Reg (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/06/24/ofcom_fines_psychics_for_claiming_to_be_psychic/)
Too many people willing to believe nonsense these days.

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Too many people willing to believe nonsense these days.

Some would say the world's religions are based on exactly that Lips are sealed
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And I am one of them  Lips are sealed
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Experience; is something you gain, just after you needed it most.

When faced with two choices, simply toss a coin. It works not because it settles the question for you. But because in that brief moment while the coin is in the air. You suddenly know what you are hoping for.
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The difference is the church is "legal" and the "cons" are not.
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Experience; is something you gain, just after you needed it most.

When faced with two choices, simply toss a coin. It works not because it settles the question for you. But because in that brief moment while the coin is in the air. You suddenly know what you are hoping for.
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I do hope  this thread is not going to turn out to be a Religious Bashing Thread....
(not that I am religious.... just that, some people are.... .... .... .... ...)
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I would also hope not as each individual has their own needs and opinions which others should respect.
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Gulp!! previous comments deleted out of respect for others.
Strat maybe you would like to remove my posts including this one.
Experience; is something you gain, just after you needed it most.

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So respecting someone’s opinion in an open forum like this, when they have a religious faith, is fine but offering the opposite view presumably isn’t because it may ‘offend’?
I don’t mind anyone defending, explaining or just plain talking about their beliefs here; in fact, I defend their right to do so. What I don’t agree with is the view that putting forward the opposite argument is in someway not respecting the ‘needs and opinions’ of others. I do respect them, I just don't agree with them for one moment and should have the right to say so without the chance of being accused of being disrespectful
Wouldn’t let the Secular Society find out


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I think that because Religion is such an emotive subject, threads about it are always a bit of a concern as they can turn very sour, very quickly.
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I have no issues with anybody's religion - as long as they DON'T try to
a) involve me
b) convert me
c) bug me
in it.
However I have specifically stated that I don't want a priest at my cremation.  Wink
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Having an opinion is fine as long as you don't use that opinion to bash others beliefs.
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Then there's the other side of the coin with psychic Sally Morgan being awarded substantial damages after the Daily Mail dared suggest she had "perpetrated a scam" on a theatre audience.
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Re: Physic TV Fined - didn't see it coming ?

Quite agree but how many times throughout History has religion done the bashing ?