Ebay has officially banned the sale of prayers, spells, charms, tarot card readings, etc, saying it's the only way to prevent people from being scammed. As it stands now, they aren't banning physical items - meaning you can sell prayer beads, but you can't sell a blessing.
This doesn't impact me directly - in my faith, the materials used are not supposed to be purchased anyway. The idea is that you should create them yourself so they mean something to you. However, there are a lot of other faiths that are equipment intensive and pretty much rely on outside providers (I don't think I know of anyone who has made their own rosary or hand written a copy of their bible). The concern is that this is a first step to preventing the sale of physical items that are spiritual in nature, and that the ban is going to extend to PayPal, meaning people who provide both physical things and offer card readings or prayers, will be banned from doing business via PayPal.
Is this really something that should be regulated? If you are willing to pay someone to pray for you or chant over a picture of your lost loved ones, isn't that your own choice? If there is no tangible result, how is that any different than someone praying on their own for free?
Answer by SpiritedWitch at 12:22 PM on Aug. 21, 2012
I do not see this as something that should be regulated. If a person is willing to pay for something or a service it should be up to them to do it. I do not see what they are really helping in banning something like this, even if it helps a person's peace of mind that is a help.
This is ridiculous, I say this across the board in relation too all religions/practices affiliated.
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