Wednesday, October 31, 2007

as if religion were not bad enough

When It Takes a Miracle To Sell Your House
Owners, Realtors Bury Statues Of St. Joseph to Attract Buyers;
October 30, 2007;

Cari Luna is Jewish by heritage and Buddhist by religion. She meditates regularly. Yet when she and her husband put their Brooklyn, N.Y., house on the market this year and offers kept falling through, Ms. Luna turned to an unlikely source for help: St. Joseph.

Some Realtors, too, swear by the practice. Ardell DellaLoggia, a Seattle-area Realtor, buried a statue beneath the "For Sale" sign on a property that she thought was overpriced. She didn't tell the owner until after it had sold. "He was an atheist," she explains. "But he thanked me."

...the rest of the story is here.

I'm not even going to point out all of the logical fallacies in the article. But if some people want to believe a 6 inch tall statue solves all of their problems so be it from me to talk them out of absurd thinking. The funny part is the statues are made in China, a heavy Buddhist country. Life is ironic.

It amazes me what people will believe and do in the name of religion.

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