Sunday Screed – I’ll sue you for something I knew you were going to do!

Here’s  a recent story out of Germany – that I’m sure was lost in the fervour over the evil atheist  plot to destroy Christmas billboards stating the Christian Christmas story is a myth – A clairvoyant in Germany has sued her client:

A clairvoyant sued a client for 7,000 euros (9,200 dollars) in unpaid fees in Germany’s highest court on Thursday on top of 35,000 euros he had already handed over.

I’m not familiar with German law and the purpose of this post isn’t to comment on whether or not such action is justified though there is this gem of a quote:

The judge in his opening remarks signalled doubts that the plaintiff had a leg to stand on, since magic was not a proper basis for a contract. A verdict is not expected for several weeks.

Glad to see the judge calling out clairvoyancy for what it is.

I want to ask a simple question – to which I already have an answer – shouldn’t the clairvoyant have seen this coming?  Well no, of course not.  The power of clairvoyance is complete and utter bullshit and I can’t think of a better way in which to dismiss such claims than with a case such as this.  Asides from maybe asking why we never see the headline “Psychic wins lottery”.

As far as I can tell no other clairvoyant has ever sued a client and why would they?  Call them what you want but I don’t think they’re idiots.  They know that a case like this will only bring unwanted attention from sceptics who will pounce on them and call them out for what they are: Charlatans.



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