First of all, I don't want you to accept what I say - learn for yourself and come to your own conclusions. I would like for you to understand what constitutes evidence and data and to understand how to evaluate it.
Since the majority of my blogs covered psychics for a while, I seem to get a lot of email from people who "want (me) to know something" or to "get the facts".
Explain to me how he
This is a common statement that I hear from people who disagree. There are a number of things that I think need to be addressed when statements like this are made. Asking for a copy of the "reading" (ie. video or audio) might help in ruling in/out some approaches. (I've NEVER been given a copy of a reading by someone who firmly believes in psychics - I have asked numerous times.)
First of all, I'm skeptical to the suggestion that it is as it is stated. I am fairly certain that the "psychic" didn't say "So, let's first talk about your uncle Jack Smith who died on August 12, 1984." The "psychic" likely approached it as most cold reading is done - "I'm getting contact from a person, their name starts with a "J" or an "R" or a "S"". To which the person probably responded "Maybe my uncle Jack?" "And it seems to me that he died possibly in the summer." "Yeah, he died in August."
Another thing to consider is that the "psychic" may have been able to get the information another way. Since appointments are often made, the "psychic" could have searched genealogy sites, newspapers, facebook, etc. for information on the clients before they attended.
The reality is that stories are often exaggerated, details are left out and new information is added. If your psychic could really do what you're claiming, send him to http://www.randi.org/ to collect his million bucks or shut up.
Real psychics don't charge for their services and they don't profit from it. (In response to my "collect the million bucks")
Right! Errr. Wrong. I would suggest, then, that psychics don't exist simply because I've never met a self-claimed psychic who offers their services and doesn't charge for it. By your statement, Robbie Thomas, Sylvia Browne, John Edwards and others are not psychic. The evidence of their claims would also support your statement.
Pick on the people who are doing the real harm like drug companies.
I've talked about the REAL harm that psychics do - check back through my blog you lazy (or information ignoring) baffoon. Or check out http://www.whatstheharm.net/. If it were true that drug companies were causing real harm and offering no benefit, it does not make psychics, all of a sudden, less wrong. It doesn't make them smaller liars or more honest. (I do disagree with the suggestion that drug companies are "all bad" - though I'd be the last to suggest that they couldn't be better but that's not the point of this blog entry.)
(If) you're so certain that god doesn't exist, present your evidence.
This is a tired claim - I'm not the one making the suggestion of existence so the burden lies on YOU (the god believer) to proof that he/she does, in fact, exist. Until then, god almost certainly does not exist.
May god have mercy on you.
And may my invisible purple unicorn treat you fairly. Ridiculous statement answered with the ridiculous. It is like threatening someone who doesn't believe in hell with eternal suffering in hell. I'm not worried about your god because I'm not concerned about smurfs, fairies, gods or anything else that doesn't exist.