Tag Archives: fortune telling

Nothing But a Pack of Cards

I’ve written before about the origin of playing cards, including Tarot decks containing trump cards, as well as why I take issue with the adjustable rules of fortune telling. While I don’t know of any evidence connecting Tarot decks with … Continue reading

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Cats in Black

An old game that I was interested in finding out about is the Black Cat Fortune Telling Game, which appears to have been first released in 1897. Part of the Victorian obsession with fortune-telling, this game consists of twenty-four cards, … Continue reading

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In Stereotypes, Where Available

I was checking Jack Chick’s website the other day for his utterly ridiculous comic about how Catholics invented Islam, and I noticed there were two new featured tracts! Well, I hesitate to say they’re actually “new,” as a lot of … Continue reading

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