Thursday, November 26, 2009

Facilitated Communication

Recently there's been a story regarding a man who was in a coma for 23 years. The video shows the man making astonishing claims with the aid of facilitated communications (FC). FC is a hoax. Here is the Frontline episode that debunks FC:

The facilitators are charlatans. They exploit vulnerable people. They sell lies. They are despicable.

The clergy/priest class are a lot like the FC facilitators. Their business is also based on lies. They lie to vulnerable people thinking these lies provide some form of sustenance. They even believe the lies themselves, improving their appearance of sincerity. Just as with FC, there is no real communication, just the belief that there is communication.

For more on the man in the coma, I recommend this post.

/Note: the Google video takes a while to get started.

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