Do you believe in fortune-telling?

Philippines
September 10, 2008 12:12am CST
Fortune-telling is the practice of predicting the future, usually of an individual, through mystical or supernatural means. It often conflates with the religious practice known as divination. Common methods used for fortune telling are astromancy, horary astrology, pendulum reading, spirit board reading, tasseography, cartomancy, tarot reading, crystallomancy, etc. Horoscope is a kind of fortune telling. But do you ever believe in fortune-telling? Have you tried any of these types?
8 responses
@rosedust82 (2070)
• Philippines
10 Sep 08
I've tried astrology and tarot reading (I actually own a set of Tarot cards) but honestly, I don't believe in it... It's a good conversation piece among friends. I sometimes "read" the Tarot for my friends. However, I believe that we all make our own destinies.
• Philippines
10 Sep 08
HI rosedust! I am not fond of fortune telling, but I remembered before I got the chance to talk to a psychic over the phone. At first I had doubts of his capacity, but I realized that almost all the things he mentioned about me were true. He even mentioned about my ex-girlfriend, about our relationship, how we broke up...he also told me that we will meet again, but 2 years had passed but I haven't seen her yet. LOL! Of course, I am not basing my life with the things he told me. I waas just amazed.
@alecz23 (486)
• Philippines
10 Sep 08
well basically there are ways which they can know really...if your an open type of person probably they can easily tell you about basic stuff like what you say... sometimes they will make you believe in stuff and always tells us good things like going abroad, having a relationships and stuff so we tend to compliment them...
• Philippines
11 Sep 08
I think that there are people who really have a gift at fortelling the future but I have not been able to actually meet one. There are times yes, when a fortune teller can actually figure out things about you just by looking at you, at your body language and facial features. Sometimes they'd ask questions to see how you'd react and then base it from there. At least you were able to meet someone who was able to give you a "glimpse" into the future. Have you tried consulting again?
@alecz23 (486)
• Philippines
10 Sep 08
well my friend ace, I really don't believe them actually...because have you heard of a fortune-teller won a lottery or sweepstakes? I think there is a scheme regarding fortune telling like they always make a prediction in a obvious month like for example that we know here in the Philippines its always rainy season after summer...most of them are telling us that we will have this super typhoon but its really obvious... but if some say its true I believe it is a form of black magic or something witchcraft...
@alecz23 (486)
• Philippines
10 Sep 08
well I think this might interest you and you will see my point... http://www.bored.com/mysticalball/index.htm that's a simple game actually but if you have logic you will know what I mean
@williamjisir (22885)
• China
10 Sep 08
Hello ace. I cannot say that I believe in fortune-telling completely, but I think that I am half a believer because sometimes when friends and relatives talk about it, it seems that there is something true in the fortune-telling.
@alecz23 (486)
• Philippines
10 Sep 08
it is just because it's always half truth and they always say good things in us and I think they are basing it in surveys and common stuff happening to a person...
@jammyt (2822)
• Philippines
10 Sep 08
Not really. I have an aunt that reads palms. She read mine when I turned 18. I'm about a bit skeptic about these things. I know it is stated in the Bible that we shouldn't listen to these things because it is bad and that only God knows what wioll happen to each and everyone's future.
@alecz23 (486)
• Philippines
10 Sep 08
that's right jammy, I really don't believe in such things because we choose our destiny and I know that is forbidden by God and I think that's in the book of Deuteronomy where it is sited that we must not believe in fortune-tellers, spirit questers etc...
@dong1970 (1573)
• Philippines
12 Sep 08
I've tried once but i don't believe on fortune telling.No one can tell if what will happen in the future.Only God knows,if what life or future we will have.Predictions makes you worry.Just believe in God and always Pray.
@lynnchua (3415)
• Singapore
12 Sep 08
I do kind of believe in fortune-telling, maybe as a Chinese we do believe in that and I had try fortune-telling but not sure whether it really works.
@austere (2814)
• Philippines
10 Sep 08
nope.. because i have not really tried fortune telling yet.. so how can i believe something i havent tried!hahaha well, i would want to try it..but a part of me is sacred to know the future in advance.. it's like i have something i my mind about my future and i would only get devastated if the fortune teller would say other wise! everybody has the tendency to believe in what those fortune teller would say.. and would live in accordance to what the fortune telling has "predicted" unconsciously..they call it in psychology.. self fulfilling prophecy.
• United States
10 Sep 08
I do believe in it. I've had my fortune read a couple times in my life. And I can honestly say that two of the times I've had it done they ended up being correct. The freaky part was that it happened over the internet, lol, and they were oddly correct. I hadn't said anything about my life and yet they knew things I had done or had yet to do in great detail.