Anonymous said: I'm going to have to butt in here. Summoning demons is just stupid. It NEVER works out. I'm not criticizing evil, but don't summon up something that just wants your soul.
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I feel that a rebuttal is necessary to our anonymous friend here. If demon summoning never worked out it would have gone out of fashion long ago.
The problem is that all you ever hear about our the unsuccessful summoning stories. The truth is that a successful summoning doesn’t make for good press, but a bad one is full of lurid details and are custom made for cautionary tales.
In most cases a bad summoning is due to the summoner not taking the time to fully research what they are doing, much less set up all the needed precautions. You also have people overreaching on their first summoning. Like anything else it is a skill and needs to be practiced safely before you can really master it.
See, I’m inherently suspicious of pretty much anyone who argues in favour of demon summoning. You can say that it would have gone out of style, but there’s a very motivated, well connected organization that’s going to spread the idea that demon summoning is a good idea. That would be demons themselves.
Any argument in favour of summoning such beings needs to be carefully examined to ensure that the motives and ideas behind it come from a truly impartial source. In my mind though, elemental creatures are a much safer rout. They may not pack the punch of demons, but the risks are far less.
Precisely. Demons are actively malign. They’re out to screw pretty much everything up, and if they can screw up YOUR shit while staying within their rules, they’re going to do it UNLESS they decide that your plans are going to cause the brand of evil they favor.
Someone who doesn’t care is far better for your purposes… they won’t go above and beyond, but they also won’t actively mess you up.
When non-spoonies are like “oh have a shower, it’ll make you feel better”. Do you have any idea of the effort it takes to get in the shower? One does not simply bathe
I had not appreciated the truth of this until I broke my ankle.
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'Crack baby' study ends with unexpected but clear result -
[…]Hurt organized a study of 224 near-term or full-term babies born at Einstein between 1989 and 1992 - half with mothers who used cocaine during pregnancy and half who were not exposed to the drug in utero. All the babies came from low-income families, and nearly all were African Americans.
"We went looking for the effects of cocaine," Hurt said. But after a time "we began to ask, ‘Was there something else going on?’ "
While the cocaine-exposed children and a group of nonexposed controls performed about the same on tests, both groups lagged on developmental and intellectual measures compared to the norm. Hurt and her team began to think the “something else” was poverty.
The years of tracking kids have led Hurt to a conclusion she didn’t see coming.
"Poverty is a more powerful influence on the outcome of inner-city children than gestational exposure to cocaine," Hurt said at her May lecture.
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"when women wear makeup they’re basically lying to us" well i don’t see why i’m being blamed for a man stupid enough to really think i have red and gold eyelids