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Would You Like to Have Your Fortune Told?

Some people seem to have an unquenchable thirst to know what the future will bring. They read the horoscope column in the newspaper, call psychic hotlines, and take advantage of every opportunity to have a live reading. I have even met people who described themselves as addicted to having readings done. They felt it was unwise to make any move without first consulting a psychic for a reading. Are you the type who wants to know the future? Have you ever had a reading done? Do you have a favourite type of reading - palmistry, Tarot cards, numerology, aura, past lives?

I am addicted to fortunetelling I take every opportunity to learn my future.

0 votes / 0% 0 votes

I have readings done fairly often, but only when I have a specific question or need.

0 votes / 0% 0 votes

I have had a handful of readings done over the years, but I never go out of my way to have it done.

1 votes / 10% 1 votes / 10 %

I have had one or two readings done, mostly for fun. I never really believed in it.

2 votes / 20% 2 votes / 20 %

I think fortunetelling is a load of hogwash. I would never waste money on that.

2 votes / 20% 2 votes / 20 %

I have never had a reading done, but was always curious about it.

0 votes / 0% 0 votes

My religion forbids fortunetelling.

1 votes / 10% 1 votes / 10 %

Other please answer in the comments section

4 votes / 40% 4 votes / 40 %
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MegL wrote on June 11, 2015, 12:46 PM

The gypsies called at my door one time many years ago. I felt sorry for them so agreed to have my hand read. But I would not give them any hints, so they were not able to do it! emoticon :grin:

Ruby3881 wrote on June 11, 2015, 1:49 PM

Yes, I find a lot of people who give readings rely on those hints. Without them, there isn't much to say...

Ruby3881 wrote on June 11, 2015, 1:51 PM

She must have been very talented! What kind of reading was it? Did she read cards or do palmistry, or was is some other sort of reading?

Kasman wrote on June 11, 2015, 1:54 PM

I have never had my fortune told but my ex-wife did - and the fortuneteller foretold the break up of that marriage and its exact circumstances which happened two years later! Weird.

LeaPea2417 wrote on June 11, 2015, 2:13 PM

No, it is against the Bible , so as a Christian, I could never do that.

Ruby3881 wrote on June 11, 2015, 2:27 PM

Sometimes it can be uncanny! I had a friend who was a talented astrologer, and he predicted a serious change in my health just a few months before it happened. He was dead-on with the cause, and couldn't have known. It took a CAT scan to discover what was going on, and even my doctors were taken by surprise.

Ruby3881 wrote on June 11, 2015, 2:35 PM

I'm not wanting to appear disrespectful, but I'm curious as to where you draw the line when it comes to the commandments of the Bible. For example, I imagine that as a Christian you don't keep Kosher. And I don't know of any Christian who rejects the wearing of gold or pearls, or the braiding of one's hair as per 1 Timothy 2:9-10 and 1 Peter 3:3-4.

So I'm just curious, how do you personally decide which of the Bible's commandments are valid and must be followed, and which ones don't apply to you?

oneoveralpha wrote on June 11, 2015, 3:21 PM

There was a girl in college interested in Tarot and she gave me a reading once. I don't believe in it and her flipping through a book to see what each card meant didn't inspire any confidence.

Mommyjen wrote on June 12, 2015, 1:54 AM

My mom brought me to a fortune teller before. But I did not believe what the fortune teller had said. I would never try it again.

Ruby3881 wrote on June 12, 2015, 3:45 AM

If she was flipping through a book, she was just learning. Getting a reading that way would be on par with getting your car serviced by a guy who needed to Google instructions for changing the oil.

Ruby3881 wrote on June 12, 2015, 3:47 AM

I imagine it wasn't the most satisfying experience, being dragged to a fortuneteller if you didn't really believe in it or want to go.

Bensen32 wrote on June 12, 2015, 7:48 AM

I went many years ago, just as something to do on a Saturday night and she didn't get anything right but it was a fun and entertaining time.

nitsbubb wrote on June 12, 2015, 12:53 PM

May be yes, I will surely like someone to my future. Sounds very interesting. Yes I had one experience from one person and I really do not know whether it was a coincidence or the reality. May be I will write about it.

OnlyErin6 wrote on June 12, 2015, 6:33 PM

I'm not "kosher" either... but I'm a Christian. I have studied astrology to a point, but not for fortune telling... although I'm not saying I wouldn't ever have a reading done. Just to analyze the situation from a subjective viewpoint, I think that the New Testament allows those old testament rules to be more subject to common sense analysis. Is wearing gold and braids bad? If you are doing it for vanity. If you want to be a narcissist and glorify yourself instead of God. Is fortune telling bad? The reasoning for it being "bad" is that you're looking for direction from a source other than God and putting your faith in the fortune teller. Are you going to hell because you saw a fortune teller? I don't think so. Doing it for fun sometimes seems harmless enough. Doing it so you can base your life decisions from it is something else. The old testament was written for a pretty rough and tumble group of people who needed some strict rules. Just my 2 cents.

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CalmGemini wrote on June 13, 2015, 2:30 AM

I have heard that many fortune tellers predict our future correctly.While I don't know about that,I do not want to be told of my future in advance.

CoralLevang wrote on June 13, 2015, 4:57 PM

I have been a skeptic for years. I also have found myself equally skeptical in my more recent adult years about religion, and I grew up as a Christian.

I did have a situation last week with some oracle cards that left me feeling odd. Will have to write something about it. Weird stuff.