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funsway
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Paraphrasing 'Lawence O' --

It doesn't matter if you believe in magic. A belief means someone else is doing the thinking.
With magic you must think for yourself!
"the more one pretends at magic, the more awe and wonder will be found in real life." Arnold Furst

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Only a charlatan would want his audience to actually believe in magic or any superstitious nonsense, except for their amusement.
If there is a single truth about Magic, it is that nothing on earth so efficiently evades it.

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On Oct 4, 2020, tommy wrote:
Only a charlatan would want his audience to actually believe in magic or any superstitious nonsense, except for their amusement.


Then what do you think about Santa Claus?
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Well, Santa Claus is real: I have his address and I write to him every Christmas.

I think adults who tell children that Santa Claus is not real are charlatans.
If there is a single truth about Magic, it is that nothing on earth so efficiently evades it.

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"superstitious nonsense" - are you talking about politics or religion?

I do not "beleive in magic" as that relies on the experiences of others.

I "know of magic" from personal experience, i.e. I accept that there are things I do not understand and have no need to "figure them out."

I like the fact that there is inexplicable phenomenon in the universe. I can pretend at magic in a theatrical way
so that observers can have a real-time experience of impossible things as a diversion from "believed things."

No believing or superstitious causality is required - just a real experience of astonishment, awe&wonder and joy.

I do not even care what they believe. I am interested in the story they might tell 40 years from now.
"the more one pretends at magic, the more awe and wonder will be found in real life." Arnold Furst

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No! Talking about politics or religion is against the rules. If you mention politics or religion again I will tell Santa.
If there is a single truth about Magic, it is that nothing on earth so efficiently evades it.

Tommy
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