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    One common type of Chinese deity is the "place god" or T'u-ti (Pinyin: Tudi). The primary characteristic of a place god is the limitation of his jurisdiction to a specific location, like a bridge, home, street, or field. A T'u-ti is always subject to the Ch'eng Huang, the spiritual magistrate of the city.

    Do you get sick when you go to a certain city or state every time you go there?

    People that believe in place gods still. If I travel a little , say to a different city, just say 20 miles or something, and I get in pain when I'm riding in the car as I am in that city. Then the pain ceases when I get back home. Could you say that there was a god over say.... Huntington, WV that doesnt like me.

    Or, Maybe millions of little gods travel and switch places. If these gods do not travel and the one that rules over Huntington wv always rules over Huntington wv from here to eternity then the way I would know if he hates me is if I get sick every time I go to huntington wv.

    Understand?

    Disprove this how?


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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulMichael View Post
    Disprove this how?
    Take a large sample of people, take them to various places in a sealed van with no windows and ask them how they feel (note the researcher in the van must also not know where they are). Look for correlations between how they feel and the location.

    I would guess that, as with people that think they are sensitive to wi-fi signals etc., any effect would disappear on investigation.


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    • I am ill. I have been for years.... Im trying to get healed. I might believe in place gods.

      I've traveled before though. I traveled to alabama, pittsburgh, cambelsville, kentucky which you have to go through lexington and louisville to get there i think. Ive traveled to the beach and I was sick there too in nags head .
      So Im thinking that I have traveled and even when i've changed my location i've still been sick.
    • though is it possible that, it takes time for that god to heal u when u get to a different town?
    • How long is the question, if that were the case? Since i've been ill, the only other state that ive been in is NC, for 8 days.

      It brings me to the thought about finding your balance and Eat pray and love
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulMichael View Post
    Strange,
    If you get the results and some of them but not all of them are sick while in say Huntington wv, then
    Suppose some of them are pleasing that god (note that NONE OF US KNOW what each god wants as a sacrifice or what pleases them) Suppose some of them are good parents and others are not. And that god over huntington wv, is a god that loves when people love their children? I know this isnt a good example but still

    Obviously there are no gods over each state. Each city? Maybe some of them. Even smaller areas? Maybe?
    I'm not suggesting that all the people must feel sick in the same place (if that were the case, you might want to look for a physical cause). But if person X always feels ill in place A and person Y alwys feels ill in place B, etc. then you might have something worth looking into. The important point about the experiment is that the subjects (and the researcher recording their feelings) do not know where they are.
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    So is this a logical experiment? OR am i missing something and am i dumb?

    What was eat pray love about?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulMichael View Post
    So is this a logical experiment? OR am i missing something and am i dumb?
    Well, it is an experiment. I hope it is logical. You asked how to disprove the hypothesis. An experiment seemed the obvious method. This has disproved similar beliefs about, for example, the effects of electronic devices.

    What was eat pray love about?
    I have no idea.

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    A married woman realizes how unhappy her marriage really is, and that her life needs to go in a different direction. After a painful divorce, she takes off on a round-the-world journey
    I don't mind the occasional rom-com but Julia Roberts? Pass. Although she was good in Erin Brokovich.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strange View Post
    Take a large sample of people, take them to various places in a sealed van with no windows and ask them how they feel (note the researcher in the van must also not know where they are). Look for correlations between how they feel and the location.
    That would work. Also my wife could readily handle the not knowing where she was. I volunteer her as the van driver.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulMichael View Post
    I am ill. I have been for years....
    I would assume that is the reason you feel sick, rather than any mythical place gods.
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    Can you talk a little more about that Strange. About me being sick because that I am human, rather than blaming it on mythical gods.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulMichael View Post
    Can you talk a little more about that Strange. About me being sick because that I am human, rather than blaming it on mythical gods.
    You started off saying you get sick sometimes.

    Later you said you have been ill for years.

    I would have though there was an obvious connection between being ill and getting sick. That's all. Why bring mythology into it. Are you getting treatment for whatever ails you?
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    Dont worry. I was half asleep when i was writing this anyways. END
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