Sometimes I like to go through gigs in lifestyle section just for my own amusement. Some of those are fun, some are a bit weird. What specifically stands out is spells and witchcraft.
I’m a nonbeliever myself and, if a friend asks for my opinion or it is a general discussion, I would go for critisizing the hell out of that practice. But whatever adult strangers believe in is none of my business. If they want to spend their money on aura cleansing, wealth spells, tarot readings, thick hair chants, good for them, that’s not my concern and not my place to force my opinions on them. Same goes for sellers who geniunely believe they have magic abilities, they can do whatever they want, I have no problem with that, even though I do believe they are mistaken about their powers.
What I wanted to bring up is this kind of spells:
These gigs imply that for a humble sum the sellers can bend other peoples will. Will of the people not involved in the transaction, likely not knowing this is supposedly happening to them at all.
There are two ways to interpret this:
- Magic is real (or both seller and buyer belive it is).
These spells actually work (or seller thinks so) and somewhere out there exists an unfortunate person, whose mind is being controlled to make them live the life they did not want. In this case that sounds very much like a crime is being commited against those people.
- Magic isn’t real (or seller doesn’t believe it is).
In that case this service is literally a scam, since the result promised by the gig can’t be deliverred and the seller is aware of that from the start.
I am in team 2, but regardless both cases seem extremely unethical to me. So I guess my question is how is this allowed? Or is it even allowed? Or is it just me and others see nothing wrong here?
I understand that it’s not easy to moderate a category like this and the line between an “okay” spell and something unethical can be very thin. I understand that sometimes people just go for that stuff for placebo or a confidence boost. Yet I still feel like something is inherently wrong with these services and those sellers are taking advantage of people in a bad emotional place.
Where am I going wit this? I honestly don’t know, that is just a topic for discussion, I don’t have any suggestions along the lines of “Let’s go witchhunt mode and ban them all!”.
P.S. And here’s a slightly unrelated cherry on the cake:
P.P.S. pls don’t hex me