The one and only time I dabbled with a Ouija board, it claimed the spirit of President Johnson was in my house. Ironically, LBJ had died weeks before. It then spelled out what looked like a Texas phone number but I never had the guts to call it. There's more to the story and quite incredibly spooky. Needless to say, I've left Ouija boards alone ever since.
Even if it did work, it would be a very long session indeed to interrogate, say, Ismay and Barrett as to the veracity of their Inquiry testimonies. I'm not sure I'd have the attention span. Also, you'd hope the spirits had better things to do really .... Someone gave me a Tarot pack and book of instructions for Xmas once, and what an exhausting business that was - trundling around the book for explanations; all different, depending on whether the card was upside down, in among various others etc. It became quite apparent that, due to the multiplicity of possibilities, it was always going to be 'right' in many senses. Made me rather popular at parties, for a bit though! Perhaps I should dig the cards out and bring them to BTS ......
Paul,I don't intend to get into a religious argument about where one goes when one "kicks the bucket" Nowhere in the Holy Bible does it mention anyone going to hell.We go into a hole in the ground ,if that is your preference,I prefer to burn above ground.
One doesn't need a ouija board to call up God,but some people try to call up satan on it, much to their horror.As I said let it slide.
>>Frankly, it never occurred to me that anyone on this thread was taking it seriously ....<<
Unfortunately, when you start discussing the wide veriaty of religious creeds and beliefs, the conversation tends to move off in some decidedly unpleasant directions. It's not really surprising when one understands that what's at stake is eternity itself...assuming it exists...and one's place in it. People tend to get defensive to the point of hostile when that's threatened.
Yes, Michael, you are probably quite right. What I meant was, I don't think that a ouija board has much connection to any mainstream belief, so I don't think Paul is at fault for asking a (not very serious) question. Still, look on the bright side - at least nobody has taken me up on my offer of (totally incompetent and fortuitous) psychic analysis, via the Tarot, at BTS. And, in case anyone is still in any doubt, no, I personally don't believe it.