Let’s hit the biggest issue here first.  Pink?  Why?  It’s like taking a Jeep and lowering it to the point where it can’t even scale a speed bump.  It defeats the entire purpose.  You’re taking something that is supposed to be inherently spooky and made it the next Hello Kitty accessory.  No self respecting man would put his hands on one of these, nor would he be able to take it seriously.  If you can take Ouija’s seriously at all, but you know what I mean.  I can’t imagine most spirits would want anything to do with it either.  It’s pink for Christ’s sake.  And it comes with a pink carrying case.  So until Reese Witherspoon dies I don’t think you’re going to be talking to any spirits any time soon.  Do they really think girls are going to buy this?

Now lets take a look at the really crazy stuff.  A vocal group of people, most notably of the religious crowd, has balked at the marketing of this “non-game” item.  Obviously aimed at the younger female demographic, opponents complain about this “dangerous spiritual game” and it’s potential to open up it’s players to attacks on their soul!  OK, seriously people, back away from your TV.  Log off from the internet.  I can remember countless times we played with a Ouija board growing up.  At no point did the devil or any of his cohorts decide to crash the party and haunt anyone.  These things were huge, what…20-30 years ago?  Was there some huge spike in hauntings/possessions during that time?

“It’s not Monopoly. It really is a dangerous spiritual game and for [Hasbro] to treat it as just another game is quite dishonest.” remarked Stephen Phelan, communications director for Human Life International.  “………..”  It’s not quite dishonest.  It IS a game.  The patent for the “Ouija” board was submitted in 1891, specifically to market as a game.  Despite what Hollywood or occult crazies have made it out to be, that’s what it is….that’s all it will ever be.

I realize that the perception of this game is to contact the spirits, and that’s frowned upon by aspects of some religions.  But c’mon, it IS a game.  The same aspects can be tied to using a voice recorder to catch an EVP.  Ghost Hunters must be #1 most wanted on these guys hit list!  I’ll agree that paint the thing pink is stupid, and the demographic they are aiming for is stupid, but let’s not go crazy.  People need to stop using what the see on TV, Movies, youtube, or random-guy-at-work nonsense and assuming it’s all fact.  Please, do some research on a subject before you automatically decide how evil it is.  Stop trying to ruin the fun for everyone else.


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