Date: Sat, Apr 10, 2010 at 3:07 PM
Subject: PROPHETS: How it work.
Let's consider this: The Councilor of Earth and the Incarnated Mantis announce
a Big Earthquake, specifying place and date.
The Natural phenomenon becomes now a cleansing activity of Gaia, the Earth,
Of course, the members of the Cult must decide if it is good to stop the Earthquake with their miraculous Psychic Power.
CONSEQUENTLY: If there is an Earthquake as "predicted", the self-proclaimed councilors were right.
On the Contrary, if there is no Earthquake, this shows the psychic power of the group.
Also, if there is some minor Earthquake, the Councilor will tell the believers that Gaia was softened by the psychic exercise.
IN ALL CASES, the trivial trick works.
Of course, it works only when credulity is absolute, and when RATIONAL THINKING is dead because the mind of the "believer" is totally under the control of the "guru".