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James Randi on Prophecy[edit]

James Randi has a section on Prophecy in his "An Encyclopedia of Claims, Frauds, and Hoaxes of the Occult and Supernatural" [1], unfortunately the online entry appears to be a dead link and wayback machine does not work either. HealthyGirl (talk) 16:00, 26 April 2016 (UTC)

Extra point of criticism that might be added[edit]

Does anyone know of a reliable source that argues that the very idea of prophecy unwittingly voids the legitimacy of any religion that preaches it? I think this would make an invaluable, logical addition to the article under the Skepticism section. Simply put, if there is a religion that includes prophecies in its corpus that will be (claimed to be) fulfilled in days, weeks, months, years or an indeterminate time in the future then a person should feel compelled to defer accepting that religion until every last prophecy is fulfilled. All it would take to void a religion's legitimacy is one unfulfilled prophecy, so, for example, if a religion falsely claimed that in 1000 years' time the sky would turn green then between that time generations of suckers would have followed a false religion while ignorantly trusting that the prophecy would indeed eventuate. As far as I'm aware, all religions include prophecies among their beliefs, so all — almost paradoxically — voided their own legitimacy in their haste to gain legitamacy (by making pronouncements on the future). (talk) 03:04, 1 February 2017 (UTC)

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