Toymaker Hasbro is now making a pink Ouija board, targeted at girls. The ads say, "It has always been mysterious. It has always been mystifying. And now the OUIJA Board is just for you, girl." They even updated it with a pack of questions for modern adolescent girls, like, "Who will call/text me next?"
Good marketing, if you ask me!
But wait! Didn't Hasbro realize that Ouija boards use real demons to answer your question?
Here's what Susan Brinkmann of Living His Life Abundantly International has to say:
Brinkmann points to the testimony of New York City policeman Ralph Sarchie, who has routinely assisted at exorcisms, and who says "innocent" board games like the Ouija board are immensely dangerous.Seriously, people.
"There ought to be a law against these evil, occult 'toys,'" wrote Sarchie in his book "Beware the Night." "I can hear some of you out there saying, "Hey, I used a Ouija board and nothing happened." Consider yourself lucky, then. It's like playing Russian roulette. When you put the gun to your head, if you don't hear a loud noise, you made it. Same thing with the board: The more times you pull the trigger, the more likely that on the next shot, your entire world will go black."
It's just a game, and every adult knows how it works. Did you ever try to ask the Ouija board just one question that nobody in the room could possibly answer? Funny thing, the Ouija board doesn't know the answer either.
I guess for people who believe that there is a God and a bunch of saints and angels and such who listen to their prayers and alter the laws of physics of the universe to make those prayers come true, it's not a very big leap of faith to believe in evil demons and spirits too. But I still wonder, why is it always evil demons and spirits who infect an Ouija board? Don't good spirits have any power? Did God create some funny twist in the laws of the universe that only lets the bad guys infect Ouija boards?