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Thais flock to pray to a lump of wood after policeman wins 114 million on the lottery

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22 hours ago, rooster59 said:

Pol Sgt-Maj Sutthipong Khanana, 62, - a former border patrol policeman -  prayed to the spirit before scooping 114 million thanks to 19 winning tickets. He even gave one to a friend.

I though that the maximum you could win on the lottery was 90 million, 15 tickets at 6 million each?

 

So has this policeman won the first prize on two seperate occasions?

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5 hours ago, Radar501 said:

Very newsworthy!!!    Lowly-paid government official who can explain his sudden wealth.

One of only a few.

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This must be where they took that super poll of idiots who think the government is doing a good job. Brain dead sheep

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So much hatred spewed over folk's superstitions or beliefs, my my. I'm so glad I'm an sophisticated educated westerner who eschews such silliness myself. My lucky underwear was getting stanky anyway.

 

 

 

 

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9 hours ago, xylophone said:

They believe they can get the numbers they need from the spirit of a bit of wood housed at the temple of Wat Ban Non Jik. 

 

The wood is believed to be inhabited by a spirit called "Jao Mae Takhian Hin".

 

No different from Christianity when you look at it objectively!

QUOTE: No different from Christianity when you look at it objectively!

 

Different centuries though.

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56 minutes ago, Nyezhov said:

So much hatred spewed over folk's superstitions or beliefs, my my. I'm so glad I'm an sophisticated educated westerner who eschews such silliness myself. My lucky underwear was getting stanky anyway.

 

 

 

 

Why superstition?? everytime my wife touches my wood I get lucky.

sadly not much luck lately :sad:

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11 minutes ago, faraday said:

No, many people kiss a Rosary, genuflect before the Cross, or "Touch Wood" - which translates as touching the Holy Cross for luck.

 

Others kiss the "Blarney Stone", have a "lucky rabbits foot", "wish upon a star", or many other iterations of symbolism, which some believe, helps them.

 

But then these things are ignored, just so people can denigrate Thailand.

I can't believe that I - a fundamentalist atheist - am defending christianity, albeit against a thai apologist.

 

Yes there still are religious (and other) nutters in Farangland - but it's all about percentages......

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On 11/16/2019 at 5:23 PM, rooster59 said:

the cop had become a multi-millionaire in the blink of an eye. 

But on closer scrutiny it had nothing to do with the lottery. Nevertheless it was a great excuse.

 

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1 hour ago, oldhippy said:

I can't believe that I - a fundamentalist atheist - am defending christianity, albeit against a thai apologist.

 

Yes there still are religious (and other) nutters in Farangland - but it's all about percentages......

Who's the 'thai apologist'?

 

Are you one of those Dawkins disciples...?

 

Clearly, you have failed to understand my post #37.

 

Never mind.

 

 

 

 

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Should give the old bit of wood to Thai Airways chairman. He needs all the money he can get !

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10 hours ago, faraday said:

No, many people kiss a Rosary, genuflect before the Cross, or "Touch Wood" - which translates as touching the Holy Cross for luck.

 

Others kiss the "Blarney Stone", have a "lucky rabbits foot", "wish upon a star", or many other iterations of symbolism, which some believe, helps them.

 

But then these things are ignored, just so people can denigrate Thailand.

Indeed. Selective criticism from the ever present thai bashers. Billions of Christians worship lumps of wood.

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11 hours ago, oldhippy said:

I can't believe that I - a fundamentalist atheist - am defending christianity, albeit against a thai apologist.

 

Yes there still are religious (and other) nutters in Farangland - but it's all about percentages......

And that is the key word; 'percentages'.  I've been married to four ladies; a catholic, a muslim, a seven day adventist (christian) and the present wife, a devout buddhist. The percentages have not worked in my favour at all. Or am I simply attracted to nutters. Perhaps next time.

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