Alfredo wrote:This kind of talk reminds me of neo-Pagan rhetoric to the effect that curses rebound on the sender threefold. They say this, in part, because nobody wants to admit that it's all just make-believe.
I'm not sure which "this kind of talk" you are referring to,
but I think the Buddha would be the first to agree that it's all just make-believe
...and that fact is the reason why problems can arise.