Friday, November 19, 2010

Pierre Teilhard De Chardin: Father Of The New Age Movement

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
The aim of the article below is to, hopefully, highlight just a few of the connections between the Vatican, the New Age movement, the United Nations and the wider New World Order agenda by taking a look at palaeontologist and French Jesuit, Catholic, priest, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.

In the influential and very successful book "The Aquarian Conspiracy", by Marilyn Ferguson, a survey of new agers showed that the leading influence on their spiritual 'awakening' was Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. The book itself was described as a "handbook for the new age" that "sought a paradigm shift in global consciousness". 

Gary Kah, in his book 'En Route to Global Occupation' (p. 41), said of Chardin:

"[He] is one of the most frequently quoted writers by leading New Age occultists."

A claim further supported by Dave Hunt and T.A. McMahon, in their book 'The Seduction of Christianity: Spiritual Discernment in the Last Days' (p. 80) when they said:

"Teilhard dreamed of humanity merging into 'God' and each realising his own godhood at the Omega point. This belief has inspired many of today's New Age leaders."

From the above quotes it's easy to see how Chardin became known as the 'Father of the New Age'. We also catch an early glimpse of a spiritual belief system that is almost identical to the 'one consciousness' or 'we are all one' beliefs of David Icke and others in the 'truth' and 'new age' movements. A point emphasised by Chardin himself when he said:

"I can be saved only by becoming one with the universe."

Chardin was a keen proponent of the theory of evolution. On his Wikipedia page we learn that:

"In his posthumously published book, The Phenomenon of Man, Teilhard writes of the unfolding of the material cosmos, from primordial particles to the development of life, human beings and the noosphere, and finally to his vision of the Omega Point in the future, which is 'pulling' all creation towards it."

Elsewhere he has written:

"It is the law of the universe that in all things there is prior existence. Before every form there is a prior, but lesser evolved form. Each one of us is evolving towards the godhead."

Here we see more evidence of Chardin's belief in evolution, a doctrine noticeably absent from the Bible he supposedly believes in. This is not just a physical evolution either. It's also a spiritual one where man is evolving, mentally and socially, toward a final spiritual unity that he called the 'Omega Point'. His influence in this regard continues to the present day. Recently the present senior Vatican scientist, Brother Guy Consolmagno said that he:

"… dismissed Creationism and claimed that the revival of 'intelligent design' – the controversial theory that only God can explain gaps in the theory of evolution – was bad theology".

In the 'Roots of Radical Theology', John Charles Cooper says of Chardin:

"[He] taught that the god to be worshipped is the one who will arise out of the evolving human race"

It's worth noting that this 'universal Christ' is not Jesus Christ of the Bible but a 'new age ascended master' that will lead all religions into unity. Teilhard confirmed this when he said:

"...a general convergence of religions upon a universal Christ who satisfies them all: that seems to me the only possible conversion of the world, and the only form in which a religion of the future can be conceived…..I believe that the Messiah whom we await, whom we all without any doubt await, is the universal Christ; that is to say, the Christ of evolution."

Again, very revealing. Not only do we see the idea of a 'One World' religion expressed we again see mention of the 'Universal Christ'. To many this is little more than the antichrist sometimes referred to as the Maitreya or World Teacher that is said to be awaited by Christians, Jews, Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus and others.

In order to bring about this convergence of all religions Chardin proposed to "narrow that gap between pantheism and Christianity by bringing out what one might call the Christian soul of Pantheism or the pantheist aspect of Christianity."

This is a very revealing quote for several reasons. As mentioned in a previous post, the author of the essay 'Lucifer Rising', Philip Jones, suggests that there is an:

"Hegelian Dialectic to combine a form of Christianity as thesis, with a pagan spiritualism as antithesis, resulting in a synthesis very akin to the Babylonian Mystery Religions."

This seems to be extremely close to what Chardin was trying to do. On the subject of pantheism Jones quotes Fritz Springmeier from his book, `Be Wise As Serpents`:

"When you worship the sun, moon, stars, a statue, or even yourself, Lucifer is leading you astray. You are not to worship things that were created; instead you are to worship the creator. To worship anything other than the creator is giving heed to Lucifer".

Jones expands further on this when he writes:

"Since 'God' in the pantheistic metaphysical system is not the almighty God of the Bible, but an impersonal, immanent force that occupies all things, then all things; the universe itself, every rock, every tree, everything, every man, every woman are 'God'. In this pagan world view, man is not a special creation of the one, true God, to whom, ultimately, he is answerable to. Nor is he endowed by his Creator with intrinsic, inalienable rights and duties. Thus pantheism functions as an effective device in the undermining of a God-centred religion by transforming religion into a man-centred belief system, and thereby giving a religious sanction to the doctrines and programs of political collectivism. Pantheism can be also be utilised as a step towards bringing humanity from theism to atheistic materialism. In religion, pantheism is most often expressed as Naturalism; the doctrine that religious truth is derived from nature, not revelation.

Jones further quotes a Father Clarence Kelly, who manages to sum this up in a sentence when he says:

"Pantheism is a favourite doctrine of collectivists, because it offers a concept of man which, on religious grounds, subordinates the individual to the collective."

Perhaps we can begin to see why the 'oneness' meme is so important to the New World Order agenda.

In 'On Love and Happiness', Teilhard writes the following:

"..…we human beings are already forming but one single body…our thoughts are tending more and more to function like the cells of one and the same brain. This must inevitably mean that as the transformation follows its natural line of progress we can foresee the time when men will understand what it is, animated by one single heart, to be united together in wanting, hoping for, and loving the same things at the same time."

"The mankind of tomorrow is emerging from the mists of the future, and we can actually see it taking shape: a 'super-mankind' much more conscious, much more powerful and much more unanimous than our own...what life ultimately calls upon us to do in order that we may be, is to incorporate ourselves into, and to subordinate ourselves to, an organic totality of which, cosmically speaking, we are no more than conscious particles."

Returning to Wikipedia we learn that:

"Teilhard points to the societal problems of isolation and marginalization as huge inhibitors of evolution, especially since evolution requires a unification of consciousness .... no evolutionary future awaits anyone except in association with everyone else…..Teilhard argued that the human condition necessarily leads to the psychic unity of humankind, though he stressed that this unity can only be voluntary….."

Barbara Marx Hubbard
It seems we have to voluntarily agree that 'we are all one' in order for us to 'evolve'. This is the exact same philosophy that is being pushed so heavily by the likes of David Icke and others in the New Age, 2012 'awakening' and 'consciousness shift' movements. More worryingly we see from New Age leaders such as Barbara Marx Hubbard that anyone who resists this manipulative attempt to create a hive-minded conformity needs to "either change or die" because "that is the choice." She states that dealing with those who refuse to 'change' would merely be "as horrible as killing a cancer cell". She continues: 

"It must be done [so] be prepared for the selection process which is now beginning. We, the elders, have been patiently waiting until the very last moment before the quantum transformation, to take action to cut out this corrupted and corrupting element in the body of humanity. It is like watching a cancer grow; something must be done before the whole body is destroyed.... The destructive one fourth must be eliminated from the social body."

So there we have it, a keen insight into the 'spirituality' of the New Age. It's becoming increasingly obvious that this drive for 'unity' or 'oneness' is a key element of the proposed Luciferian, one world religion and anyone who doesn't go along with it is, it seems, to be eliminated.  If any sort of unity naturally arose that would be fine but this false unity that the 'elites' are attempting to create is being done through a variety of brainwashing and mind control techniques.  The subtle deception at play in the 'oneness' agenda is to undermine our sense of being unique, sovereign, individuals born with God given, inalienable, rights so as to more easily subsume us into the 'Communitarian' (a Communist/Fascist synthesis), New World Order. 

Recognising your unique individuality and asserting your God given, inalienable, rights doesn't automatically mean you become a selfish, self-centred, ego maniac who only cares about himself and neither does it rule out voluntary collective action. It does, however, form an essential bulwark against the sort of tyrannical NWO that the elites of this world wish to impose upon humanity. It's the Luciferian elites that intend to make the decisions and guide the thoughts of the 'organic totality' we are being encouraged to 'incorporate' and 'subordinate' ourselves into.

Robert Muller
Chardin was also an important influence on the United Nations. Dr. Robert Muller, the former Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations, is sometimes described as the 'philosopher' of the UN. He was a keen proponent of world government and is cited as being responsible for the increased representation of religions in the UN, especially that of the New Age movement.

In his book 'Most of All They Taught Me Happiness' (Pg. 116-117), Robert Muller notes that:

"...Teilhard de Chardin influenced his companion  [Father de Breuvery], who inspired his colleagues, who started a rich process of global and long-term thinking in the UN, which affected many nations and people around the world. I have myself been deeply influenced by Teilhard."

In 'The Desire to be Human: A Global Reconnaissance of Human Perspective in an Age of Transformation', (p. 304.) he also said

"Teilhard [de Chardin] had always viewed the United Nations as the progressive institutional embodiment of his philosophy"

Teilhard himself wrote, in 'The Future of Man', (p. 182):

"Although the form is not yet discernible, mankind tomorrow will awaken to a 'pan-organized' world".

In other words a New World Order.

Muller is responsible for the creation of the 'World Core Curriculum' that seeks to:

"… steer our children towards global citizenship, earth-centred beliefs, socialist values and collective mindset which is becoming a requirement for the 21st century workforce." New Man Magazine, (p. 85-86).

In the preface to the Curriculum we find that:

"The underlying philosophy upon which the Robert Muller School is based will be found in the teachings set forth in the books of Alice A. Bailey ..."

Lucis Trust logo complete with obligatory rising sun
Alice A. Bailey was the third leader of the Theosophist movement that was founded by self confessed Luciferian, Helena Blavatsky. Bailey also set up the Lucifer publishing company (along with her 32nd degree Freemason husband Foster), that is now known as the Lucis publishing company and which is closely connected to the Lucis trust. The Lucis trust and its affiliate organisations have many connections to the UN. It is recognised as a Non Governmental Organisation by the UN and allowed to be present at its regular briefing sessions.

The impression given by some is that Chardin was considered a maverick by the Church who in turn disowned him and yet in 'God and Science', Charles Henderson talks of how Chardin:

"… became a hero and a role model for a whole generation of younger priests and theologians."

The Jesuits certainly didn't disavow him. He was buried in the cemetery for the New York Province of the Jesuits at the Jesuit Novitiate, St. Andrew's-on-the-Hudson in Poughkeepsie, New York. Neither did the Papacy. On May 12, 1981, on the occasion of the centennial of the birth of Teilhard de Chardin, the Pope praised:

"… the wonderful repercussions of his [Teilhard's] research and investigations as well as the marked influence of his personality and the richness of his thought."

One of the repercussions was reported by the New York Times on October 25, 1996:

"Nearly a century and a half after Darwin's 'Origin of Species' Pope John Paul II has put the teaching authority of the Roman Catholic Church firmly behind the view that the human body may not have been the immediate creation of God, but is the product of a gradual process of evolution. With a formal statement sent to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences on Wednesday, the Pope said, ''Fresh knowledge leads to recognition of the theory of evolution as more than just a hypothesis.''"

The striking thing about the above statement is that the Catholic church is very clearly distancing itself from Bible teaching. It also adds more weight to the charge that the Vatican is the driving force behind the ecumenical movement to unite the religions of the world into something akin to the New Age movement. A 'one world' religion that will be covertly controlled by the same Luciferian forces that aim to control the 'one world' government.

This essay has really been an exercise in 'dot connecting'. Something that I'll try and continue in the next article that will look a little closer at the Luciferian nature of the United Nations.


mico said...

"All information will come in by super-realistic television and other electronic devices as yet in the planning stage or barely imagined. In one way this will enable the individual to extend himself anywhere without moving his body—even to distant regions of space. But this will be a new kind of individual—an individual with a colossal external nervous system reaching out and out into infinity. And this electronic nervous system will be so interconnected that all individuals plugged in will tend to share the same thoughts, the same feelings, and the same experiences. There may be specialized types, just as there are specialized cells and organs in our bodies. For the tendency will be for all individuals to coalesce into a single bio-electronic body."

"As resources dwindle, population must dwindle in proportion. If, by this time, the race feels itself to be a single mind-body, this super-individual will see itself getting smaller and smaller until the last mouth eats the last morsel. Yet it may also be that, long before that, people will be highly durable plastic replicas of people with no further need to eat. But won't this be the same thing as the death of the race, with nothing but empty plastic echoes of ourselves reverberating on through time? [...] In short, is the next step in evolution to be the transformation of man into nothing more than electronic patterns?"

"If the human race develops an electronic nervous system, outside the bodies of individual people, thus giving us all one mind and one global body, this is almost precisely what has happened in the organization of cells which compose our own bodies. We have already done it. [...] If all this ends with the human race leaving no more trace of itself in the universe than a system of electronic patterns, why should that trouble us? For that is exactly what we are now!"

Alan Watts, 'The Book', 1966

Revolution Harry said...

Scary stuff Mico. Good spot. Just to be clear the quote is from Alan Watts the Zen Buddhist 'philosopher' and writer and not Alan Watt the of Cutting Through The Matrix.

mico said...

Yes, but I was surprised to see how much Watts had written about Hinduism. And I think your Teilhard quotes

"..…we human beings are already forming but one single body…our thoughts are tending more and more to function like the cells of one and the same brain."

"Although the form is not yet discernible, mankind tomorrow will awaken to a 'pan-organized' world".

help a little to ideologically contextualize Watts' extraordinary prescience ~ 1966 being rather pre (public) internet.

But then, the scientific ideology of progress runs deep:

‎"While war, slavery and religion had once been necessary, they would not always be so; in the future only science could guarantee human progress" - Winwood Reade, The Martyrdom of Man, 1872

Quite an appropriate title.

Anonymous said...

Related, from

"How many of you got online today and interacted in a cybernetic way in some form or another, either by browsing the world-wide-web, checking email, chatting live with others on a chat program, or corresponding with others on an internet social network, like Myspace? If you did, then you were partaking of the awakening noosphere, the thought envelope surrounding the planet that is now coming to fruition. Transpersonal psychologists have known since CG Jung that individual man partakes of and gives back to a collective unconscious, a global, shared field of mind full of archetypes that impel us into certain behaviors and involve particular thought forms. An interface is now forming between this morphogenetic thought field, this collective unconscious, and the now burgeoning cyber-technological, globe-girding internet.

Many philosophers, including myself, promulgate the notion that the internet is the hardwiring for the now forming noosphere. The concept of the noosphere was an idea put forth by the French, Jesuit Priest and Paleontologist, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. The supposition that Teilhard put forth was the novel insight that the biosphere of our planet, the complete kingdom of nature in the air, in the oceans, and on the land surrounding our Earth, will soon extrude a global layer of synced and connected thought, the Noosphere. Upon crystallization of the noosphere, a field of global telepathic connectivity will have formed, and the Omega Point will dawn, ushering in a new paradigm and lifting man to a new level of transcendence. Teilhard had his sentiment of networked thought in the noosphere nearly fifty years before the internet came into being, and he came to his assumptions after studying Darwinian evolution and the course of biology."

Revolution Harry said...

Mico, I can only speculate but I'd assume that when Chardin is said to be a leading influence on 'new agers' this would have in turn led to the likes of Watts being similarly influenced by him, even if not directly.

Funny you should mention Hinduism but I was only watching a video about it the other day. I'm not sure it's quite as benign as it seems. Both it and other 'eastern' religions lead to the sort of conclusions that Watts reached. Namely that we are evolving into 'nothing more than electronic patterns'. Compare and contrast with the Christian idea that we are created in God's image and as such of some value.

Revolution Harry said...

Another good spot Anon. I don't doubt that it is the long term intention to mould the internet into a sort of noosphere. Of course central to that is the idea of evolution. I've looked into this an awful lot over recent months and it's staggering how deeply flawed the evolution theory is. I'll have a closer look at the site you linked to later. Cheers.

chris said...

the Christ Teilhard speaks of is exactly, precisely and only.....the Jesus Christ found in the Gospel. PERIOD.

Please do not distort and twist his words.

Revolution Harry said...

"...a general convergence of religions upon a universal Christ who satisfies them all: that seems to me the only possible conversion of the world, and the only form in which a religion of the future can be conceived…..I believe that the Messiah whom we await, whom we all without any doubt await, is the universal Christ; that is to say, the Christ of evolution."

That is most definitely not Jesus Christ. There is no reason whatsoever to 'twist his words'.

chris said...

What Teilhard is talking about in his Omega point is:

The Catholic Church (the Kingdom of God) having been transfigured (through the Grace of God)to perfection at the end of time.

Revolution Harry said...

If that was what he was trying to say he didn't express it in those terms. Besides the Bible teaches no such thing. It may be Catholic doctrine but it isn't Biblical.

Anonymous said...

"That is most definitely not Jesus Christ." - how did you work that one out? Christ is in everything.

Revolution Harry said...

Quite easily. The 'universal Christ' that satisfies all the religions, 'the Christ of evolution' is not Jesus Christ.

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Anonymous said...

This article makes it painfully, painfully obvious you've never read Teilhard in your life and relied only on the shittiest of the shitty secondary sources. One thing I've observed in my time is that the critics of Teilhard are often as fucking stupid as his fanclub.

Harry J said...

Anonymous 11.36, your comment inspired me to read the article again. It was an interesting exercise in tracing my thoughts from nearly six years ago. Whilst there are a few things I'd either change or qualify it seems to have largely stood the test of time. I'll be intrigued to read your detailed critique of it. As well as your use of primary sources.

Thomas Dahlheimer said...

Helena Blavatsky, the Mother of the New Age movement, wrote: “It is quite true that the origin of every religion is based on the dual powers, male and female, of abstract Nature, but these in their turn were the radiations or emanations of the sexless, infinite, absolute Principle, the only One to be worshipped in spirit and not with rites;...'' (HPB, “Buddhism, Christianity and Phallicism” from “H.P. Blavatsky Theosophical Articles” Vol. 3, p. 33 and HPB Pamphlet #34 “Theosophy and the Western Mind”)

Blavatsky also wrote: “The infinite cannot associate with the finite; the unconditioned ignores the conditioned and the limited. The absolute “Intelligence-Wisdom” cannot act in the restricted space of a small globe." (HPB, “Misconceptions” from “Theosophy: Some Rare Perspectives” p. 21)

Blavatsky also wrote:“That which is infinite and unconditioned can have no form,.." [The cosmos and earth have form.] ... [New Agers do not worship the earth nor do they worship the cosmos (or the creation).] (HPB, “The Key to Theosophy” p. 107)

Blavatsky and Bailey believed that Lucifer was not the devil or Satan and that the Christians who claim that Lucifer is the devil actually have no Biblical basis or authority for such a belief. For more on this topic go to:

Thomas Dahlheimer said...

When writing about the New Age, Pope John Paul II wrote: "It is only a new way of practicing Gnosticism..."

Stephan A. Hoeller, a Gnostic Bishop wrote: In the Gnostic view, there is a true, ultimate and transcendent God, who is beyond all created universes and who never created anything in the sense in which the word “create” is ordinarily understood. While this True God did not fashion or create anything, He (or, It) “emanated” or brought forth from within Himself the substance of all there is in all the worlds, visible and invisible. In a certain sense, it may therefore be true to say that all is God, for all consists of the substance of God. By the same token, it must also be recognized that many portions of the original divine essence have been projected so far from their source that they underwent unwholesome changes in the process. To worship the cosmos, or nature, or embodied creatures is thus tantamount to worshipping alienated and corrupt portions of the emanated divine essence.

Chardin proposed to "narrow that gap between pantheism and Christianity by bringing out what one might call the Christian soul of Pantheism or the pantheist aspect of Christianity." [Chardin's "Pantheist aspect of Christianity" is similar to, or the same as, Gnostic Bishop Hoeleir's Pantheist aspect of Gnosticism.

David Spangler, a leading figure of the New Age movement. wrote: This world soul is usually conceived as a "formative force," an active, intelligent, purposeful spiritual presence at work in the material world to guide and guard the course of planetary evolution. It is generally not accorded the status of being the ultimate source or Creator [the transcendent God beyond the universe], but might be looked upon as a great angelic or archangelic being presiding over the well being of the world, or as the gestalt, the wholeness of all the lives and patterns that manifest upon, and as, the earth. [That which is in the material world and manifesting as the material world is not worshipped.]

I believe in Sri Yukteswar's teaching - as presented in Paramahansa Yogananda's book, Autobiography of a Yogi: "Jesus meant, never that he was the sole Son of God, but that no man can attain the unqualified Absolute, the transcendent Father beyond creation, until he has first manifested the 'Son' or activating Christ Consciousness within creation.

Chardin wrote: "I can be saved only by becoming one with the universe."

We have to first become one with the finite universe, or, go through the universe, before we can become one with the "transcendent Father beyond creation."

The New Age website Lusis Trust says: Religion in the new age must be based on truths which are universally accepted. These are: 1. The fact of God, both transcendent and immanent. Today we have a rapidly growing emphasis upon God immanent in every human being and in every created form. Today, we should have the churches presenting a synthesis of these two ideas...God transcendent, out side His creation, an Onlooker and God immanent.

Anonymous said...

Former New Age Astrologer Finds New Purpose, Warns Against the Occult

As Halloween approaches and the public’s attention turns toward the world of the paranormal and “spirits,” one SES (Southern Evangelical Seminary) graduate (class of 2011), a former astrologer, uses what she learned at SES to help Christians defend against New Age beliefs and to educate those flirting with the paranormal.

"I had no interest in being a Christian at all, and no one witnessed to me," Marcia said, thinking back a few decades to the height of her spiritual quest.

Marcia studied Eastern religion in college where she began researching the life of Gandhi. Hinduism intrigued her, and with no firm faith foundation—her dad was agnostic, her mother a nominal Christian—she found herself wanting to practice something. She was also developing an interest in the paranormal.

After college, Marcia got involved in a couple of Buddhist groups that taught her meditation, marking her entrance into the New Age. It wasn't long before she enrolled in classes on psychic development and astrology.

"Those courses really pulled me into it, big time," she said.

Marcia became a certified astrologer and served as president of the Metropolitan Atlanta Astrological Society. Marcia would collect birth data and plug it into a chart calculating the position of the sun, moon and planets relative to a person's birth place and time. Marcia then interpreted the chart, advising the client on job goals, relationship issues, strengths and past influences.

After a while, Marcia started feeling compelled to go to church again, but ignored it—for months.

"I wanted to get rid of it," she said, and even wondered if the feeling had to do with unfinished business from a past life. Eventually, she visited a church, but with plans to leave early. When the service began, everyone stood as a boy carried a cross down the aisle.

Anonymous said...

"As he passed me, I felt this love falling down on me," Marcia said. "It was like there was a personal God who was telling me He loved me."

Moved to tears, she stayed through the whole service, then went back the next Sunday, and the next. She joined a Sunday school class, but didn't see any conflict with retaining her Buddhist beliefs. Just a few weeks after stepping foot in church, "I started getting this impression that God did not like astrology." A few weeks after that, Marcia felt God was telling her to give it up. But two more events reinforced her discomfort.

Marcia visited her chiropractor, who was into witchcraft. As Marcia lay on the table, the woman said she was starting a coven and wanted Marcia to be the astrologer. Marcia suddenly felt a weight on her and graciously declined.

Shortly after, at an Astrological Society open house, Marsha was lecturing on zodiac signs. "While I was talking, I felt this very strong urge to say, 'We shouldn't be here.' ... I had to stifle it."

Finally, the night before Thanksgiving, Marcia told her rector what was happening. He took out a Bible and shared God's warnings against practicing divination. But without astrology, Marcia thought, "What was my life about?"

Marcia started reading the Bible every night, beginning in Matthew 1. "As I read, I started sensing that there was something very pure about the words." By Dec. 21, she was in Matthew 8, reading how Jesus calmed the storm. "Where is your faith?" Jesus asks the disciples.
The story grabbed her. "God just opened my eyes. I suddenly realized who Jesus was. ... I had to have Him as a Savior." She asked Him to be part of her life right then, and "as soon as I did that, I knew I was a different person." Marcia remembers telling a co-worker about it and found out later that he and his young adult group at church had been praying for her for a year.
When she heard there was a seminary that focused on answering objections like those she encountered in the New Age and in the occult, she enrolled.
"My ministry is mainly how do you respond to the New Age?" That's what drew her to SES—its emphasis on how to defend biblical Christianity.

Anonymous said...

From the very first course, she began using what she was learning at SES as she talked to Christians curious about New Age ideas or to people who were already enmeshed in it. She's able to share why those ideas don't align with the Bible.

“With so many people mixing religions and leaving the church, you're bound to come across someone who's not a Christian, and you need to be ready,” Marcia said. She recalls reading the paper on the subway once when a woman nearby asked to borrow the horoscope section. Marcia took the opportunity to tell her why it wasn't a good idea to read them, and then shared the Gospel with her.

"The fact that it doesn't appear to be evil is the very danger of it," she said.
"The evil of the occult shouldn't be sensationalized, but not underplayed or dismissed either," she said. In the Bible, talk of the occult is linked to worship of false gods. "God has very strong words on it; therefore, it's not something to play around with (Deuteronomy 18:10-12; Galatians 5:20)."

“What about Halloween?” is a question she is often asked. She tells people that Halloween tends to “glorify darkness” and to nurture fascination with evil. She also points out, however, that “Christians should follow their consciences.”


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