I saw a lecture a few days ago (I forget the video name) on youtube for fun from one of those super, super "enthusiatic" fundies that claimed every witch, psychic, etc... is descended from Lilith. Essentially a demon spawn that draws upon dark forces - black magick - and that we should be burned alive (*yawn* what else is new). I've seen this false rumor twice now. This is a hateful, stupid, blatant lie. I have always maintained that anyone can develop psychic abilities if they want to and there's nothing special about me except for my interest in the occult. And if you don't believe me, here's the proof. How long is a generation - not going by standard definitions, I mean the average age a woman gives birth to a child. Let's call it 30, even though we all know it's probably closer to 20. Let's assume Lilith decided to get down and dirty with the ape just a short 2000 years ago. That's ~ 2000/30 = 66.666 generations. Let's call it 70 just to make the math easier. You'll see in a moment that it really doesn't matter. How many people were alive during that time period? According to population trends - roughly 170 to 400 million people. Let's just say 250 million. Let's assume Lilith had a single child. So there was ONE single psychic in the entire human race. So the chances of anyone being psychic when looking at the entire human race was equivalent to winning the mega millions. Not great odds. Now, you have a mother and father, they have mothers and fathers, etc... going back a little over 2000 years, that's 2^70 different combinations - 1.181 X 10^21 that would have had to be filled by 250 million people. Now we KNOW that clearly the vast majority of these combinations were not unique, so here's the problem: What are the chances of winning the lottery if you bought 1181000000000000000000 different lottery tickets? Remember, you only need ONE of these tickets to be a "winner" - aka to be the offspring of hell worthy of eternal fire. Then start factoring in things like adoptions, rape, infidelity, sex parties, horny sailors and the picture gets even murkier. Can you honestly say you know who every single one of your ancestors were back 2000 years ago? Lol. Starting to get how absurd this is? Every single one of you has a witch in your line..somewhere. Every single one has a crazy motherfucker that could see what we seem to have forgotten - that yes, we are not alone in this world. Now excuse me - the church down the block is burning trash on the road again and I'm going to change the winds to blow the smoke back into their building for the 5th time this month.