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Are Ouija Boards Satanic?
Aggie Catholic ^ | 6/9/2010 | Marcel LeJeune

Posted on 06/09/2010 1:32:38 PM PDT by markomalley

Q - Is using a Ouija Board ok, if just for fun? Also, what do you think of the comments at the bottom of this websiteI can't believe that Hasbro makes this and Toys 'R Us sells them!


A - Thanks for the questions. I think my answers might just surprise some of our readers.

The origin of these boards is not from a game. Rather, they come from a practice of "channeling" or "divination". Channeling is asking the dead to give us answers to questions or power and is an ancient - and dangerous - practice. Thus, the word "occult" = "hidden". The Bible speaks directly to this practice:

Let there not be found among you anyone who immolates his son or daughter in the fire, nor a fortune-teller, soothsayer, charmer, diviner, or caster of spells, nor one who consults ghosts and spirits or seeks oracles from the dead. Anyone who does such things is an abomination to the LORD, and because of such abominations the LORD, your God, is driving these nations out of your way. - Deuteronomy 18: 10-12
He practiced soothsaying and divination, and reintroduced the consulting of ghosts and spirits. He did much evil in the LORD'S sight and provoked him to anger. - 2 Kings 21:6
And when they say to you, "Inquire of mediums and fortune-tellers (who chirp and mutter!); should not a people inquire of their gods, apply to the dead on behalf of the living?" - Is 8:19
So, the history of divination and channeling is ancient, but it has some more modern forms, which have become popular again from various sources, including - New Age practices, the Occult, fortune-telling, Wicca, astrology, and "games" such as the Ouija Board. All of these have Pagan spiritual origins and should never be practiced by Christians.


Ultimately, this is a dangerous practice because it is an attempt to seek spiritual power from somewhere other than God. If this is the case, then demons or evil spirits are most likely the ones supplying it. We open ourselves up to demonic influence if we do so - to the point of having possession being possible down the line.

Some might think this is an overreaction and that it is just fun. I have heard some say - at most, it is a spooky time for kids to pretend they can talk to the dead. But, demons can work through this kind of attitude to quietly induce someone to their way of thinking and acting.

A personal disbelief in the power of Satan, does not make his power go away. Just ask an exorcist who has had to fight with such demons. They will not beat around the bush in regards to such practices.

The danger is very real.

Thus, the Catechism states:

2116 All forms of divination are to be rejected: recourse to Satan or demons, conjuring up the dead or other practices falsely supposed to "unveil" the future.48 Consulting horoscopes, astrology, palm reading, interpretation of omens and lots, the phenomena of clairvoyance, and recourse to mediums all conceal a desire for power over time, history, and, in the last analysis, other human beings, as well as a wish to conciliate hidden powers. They contradict the honor, respect, and loving fear that we owe to God alone.


2117 All practices of magic or sorcery, by which one attempts to tame occult powers, so as to place them at one's service and have a supernatural power over others - even if this were for the sake of restoring their health - are gravely contrary to the virtue of religion. These practices are even more to be condemned when accompanied by the intention of harming someone, or when they have recourse to the intervention of demons. Wearing charms is also reprehensible. Spiritism often implies divination or magical practices; the Church for her part warns the faithful against it. Recourse to so-called traditional cures does not justify either the invocation of evil powers or the exploitation of another's credulity.

So, in answer to your question - I believe the Ouija Board and other kinds of New Age practices to be very dangerous. I also think it is scandalous that they are marketing it as a "game" and so many people accept such things uncritically.


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1 posted on 06/09/2010 1:32:38 PM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

I’m not surprised toy stores sell these now. I’ve seen garden/hardware store sell pottery buddhas.


2 posted on 06/09/2010 1:34:38 PM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out ( <<< click my name: now featuring Freeper classifieds)
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To: markomalley

100% satanic.


3 posted on 06/09/2010 1:35:11 PM PDT by buffyt (Abortion is the ultimate CHILD ABUSE!)
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To: markomalley

Not unless they spew out of the depths of hell and land in your lap. They are no more “of Satan” than rock-and-roll music was “the devil’s music” back in the 50s. They are inanimate objects, made by man.


4 posted on 06/09/2010 1:37:07 PM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: markomalley

I think we should outlaw Magic 8 Balls while we’re at it. Clearly the Devil’s work.


5 posted on 06/09/2010 1:37:15 PM PDT by blowfish
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To: markomalley

had one as a kid. weird things happened. had to burn it, only worked with kerosene. Flames up to 10 feet high, very scary.


6 posted on 06/09/2010 1:37:49 PM PDT by GeronL (Political Correctness Kills)
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To: markomalley

Actually, so is meteorology. Divination of any sort is a no-no. The Almighty has His line, man chooses his own.


7 posted on 06/09/2010 1:38:55 PM PDT by j.argese (Liberal thought process = oxymoron)
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To: markomalley

I have heard stories about what people have been able to do with those boards, including summoning demons and placing hexes on people. If used wrong, they can also be extremely harmful to the user.


8 posted on 06/09/2010 1:39:20 PM PDT by Thunder90 (Fighting for truth and the American way... http://citizensfortruthandtheamericanway.blogspot.com/)
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To: buffyt

Funny, we were just talking about this a couple days ago. My refusal to ever allow one in the house was judged by wife and kids as a proof of my being very superstitious. Too bad, I still won’t allow it and could not care less if they think (rightly so, anyway) that I’m slightly “off”.


9 posted on 06/09/2010 1:39:56 PM PDT by katana (For what is an Irishman ? But a .......)
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To: markomalley

It is wise to avoid summoning demons. Demons, once invited, may be disinclined to leave.


10 posted on 06/09/2010 1:40:30 PM PDT by olepap (God help us)
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To: buffyt

It sure is Satanic. God forbid someone pushes that pointer to the answer you want. Wow! I tried this with friends before and it is so lame. I can’t imagine giving this game credence. Sad!!!!


11 posted on 06/09/2010 1:40:39 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: chuck_the_tv_out
I’m not surprised toy stores sell these now.

Actually, Ouija has been sold as a game for decades (first by Parker Brothers, I believe). I remember seeing commercials for it when I was a young'un (I'm in my late 40s now).

12 posted on 06/09/2010 1:41:02 PM PDT by Constitutionalist Conservative (Two blogs for the price of none!)
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To: markomalley

I wouldn’t touch one with a 10-foot pole. They scare the beejeebeez out of me.


13 posted on 06/09/2010 1:41:31 PM PDT by ninergold3 (Danny Tarkanian for US Senate (NV) - www.tark2010.org)
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To: j.argese

Did you mean to say Astrology?


14 posted on 06/09/2010 1:41:38 PM PDT by deks (So will Obama sign a bill that requires native Hawaiians to show a birth certificate?)
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To: markomalley
The board, or any item, can be used for satanic purposes. Had one as a kid but tossed it...creepy.
15 posted on 06/09/2010 1:41:54 PM PDT by sweet_diane (For Gulf Coasters: If you see oily or injured wildlife call 1-866-557-1401)
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To: markomalley

I saw all the Harry Potter movies. Never saw a Ouija Board in any of them. However, my grandparents used to tell us to stay away from the Italian kids because they were...Catholic.


16 posted on 06/09/2010 1:42:56 PM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: markomalley
Ouija Pictures, Images and Photos
17 posted on 06/09/2010 1:43:56 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: Dixie Yooper

What about the Irish kids? :)


18 posted on 06/09/2010 1:44:00 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: deks

No. Meteorology, weather forecasting.


19 posted on 06/09/2010 1:45:12 PM PDT by j.argese (Liberal thought process = oxymoron)
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To: markomalley

What about my talking Donald Trump doll? Should I no longer consult him for guidance?


20 posted on 06/09/2010 1:45:13 PM PDT by Huck (Q: How can you tell a party is in the majority? A: They're complaining about the fillibuster.)
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To: markomalley
Compared to the movies, games, and literature available to people today, the Ouija Boards are pretty harmless. Much worse is the blood, guts, and gore in all the vampire and related garbage.

Whatever people feed their minds daily becomes part of their programming.

21 posted on 06/09/2010 1:45:15 PM PDT by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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To: markomalley
I have one. It glows in the dark. I'm going to use it tonight to put a hex on everyone on this thread. ;-)

Grow up people. It's just a board.

22 posted on 06/09/2010 1:46:02 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (III, Alarm and Muster)
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To: trisham

Not too many Irish in Upper Michigan, but I have been to several Irish/Italian weddings.


23 posted on 06/09/2010 1:46:23 PM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: blowfish

24 posted on 06/09/2010 1:46:50 PM PDT by the_devils_advocate_666
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To: markomalley

I had one in the early sixties.

Tossed it for lack of interest.


25 posted on 06/09/2010 1:47:15 PM PDT by texmexis best (My)
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To: Huck
What about my talking Donald Trump doll? Should I no longer consult him for guidance?

Donald Trump doll is phony mojo. Instead consult with a Skin-head Barbie.

26 posted on 06/09/2010 1:48:35 PM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: Dixie Yooper

It’s difficult to beat the Irish and Italians for a fun wedding. I must confess that I may harbor some prejudice, however.


27 posted on 06/09/2010 1:48:36 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Dead Corpse

Leave it to a dead corpse to defend the devils work!!!! arghhhhhhhh


28 posted on 06/09/2010 1:48:44 PM PDT by linn37 ( "The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: Thunder90

I’ve heard stories about LOTS of things. That doesn’t make any single one of those stories true.


29 posted on 06/09/2010 1:48:50 PM PDT by Xenalyte (Yes, Chef!)
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To: Dixie Yooper
Donald Trump doll is phony mojo

Says you!

30 posted on 06/09/2010 1:49:05 PM PDT by Huck (Q: How can you tell a party is in the majority? A: They're complaining about the fillibuster.)
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To: linn37

LOLOLOL!


31 posted on 06/09/2010 1:49:33 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: markomalley
In my younger days I had some interesting "conversations" with the other side, and my friends witnessing it got spooked and left. I put it away for decades and finally threw it out.

Those things would not continue to exist if they didn't "do" something interesting, but what exactly they do is subject to all kinds of speculation.

I satisfied my curiosity about them and am 100% positive that what happens is not self delusion of some kind. Finding that out was enough to not drag the thing out and use it again.

32 posted on 06/09/2010 1:49:48 PM PDT by Dumpster Baby (Truth is called hate by those who hate the truth.)
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To: napscoordinator

If by “Satanic” we mean “$25 at Target, which is way too much for a stupid board game that doesn’t even come with a little thimble or a miniature car,” then yes, TOTALLY Satanic.


33 posted on 06/09/2010 1:50:17 PM PDT by Xenalyte (Yes, Chef!)
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To: markomalley

YES, they are.... avoid them.


34 posted on 06/09/2010 1:50:39 PM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: linn37

Well... You know. I’m under contract. ;-)


35 posted on 06/09/2010 1:50:42 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (III, Alarm and Muster)
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To: RJS1950


Births to unmarried
women
——————————— Birth
Rate Ratio of rate
(per nonmarital for
Year 1,000 births to married
Number unwed all births women
women (aged
aged 15- 15-44)
44)

1998......................... 1,292,534 NA 32.8 NA
1997......................... 1,257,444 44.0 32.4 84.3
1996......................... 1,260,306 44.8 32.4 83.7
1995......................... 1,253,976 45.1 32.2 83.7
1994......................... 1,289,592 46.9 32.6 83.8
1993......................... 1,240,172 45.3 31.0 86.8
1992......................... 1,224,876 45.2 30.1 89.0
1991......................... 1,213,769 45.2 29.5 89.9
1990......................... 1,165,384 43.8 28.0 93.2
1989......................... 1,094,169 41.6 27.1 91.9
1988......................... 1,005,299 38.5 25.7 90.8
1987......................... 933,013 36.0 24.5 90.0
1986......................... 878,477 34.2 23.4 90.7
1985......................... 828,174 32.8 22.0 93.3
1980......................... 665,747 29.4 18.4 97.0
1970......................... 398,700 26.4 10.7 121.1
1960......................... 224,300 21.6 5.3 156.6
1950......................... 141,600 14.1 3.9 141.0
Illegitimate birth rate in America 1950 3.9 % vs 1998 32.8%.
It wasn’t the water that changed us.


36 posted on 06/09/2010 1:51:12 PM PDT by Doulos1 (Bitter Clinger Forever)
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To: markomalley

This is NO game and you are NOT superstitious to avoid them. If people think Satan is not real and can’t/won’t use this as a tool to further his plans they are naive and foolish.


37 posted on 06/09/2010 1:51:30 PM PDT by BubbaBasher ("Liberty will not long survive the total extinction of morals" - Sam Adams)
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To: Snickering Hound
I hear Keynesian Monopoly is just as bad.
38 posted on 06/09/2010 1:51:32 PM PDT by wolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
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To: Dumpster Baby
It's a pipe right back into your own imagination. Like self-imposed hypnosis, it only works if you believe it does.

That is all. Period. End of story.

39 posted on 06/09/2010 1:52:06 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (III, Alarm and Muster)
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To: BubbaBasher

Satan may be real, but I’m pretty sure he doesn’t live in a Ouija board.


40 posted on 06/09/2010 1:52:46 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (III, Alarm and Muster)
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To: markomalley

Catholic school girl here. Sister Mary Helen said it was a sin to “play” with one. She was scary but hell has to be worse than her. Never touched it!


41 posted on 06/09/2010 1:54:29 PM PDT by ScoopAmma
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To: Dead Corpse

Chutes and Ladders. That’s where the Dark One resides.


42 posted on 06/09/2010 1:55:53 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: Dead Corpse
Satan may be real, but I’m pretty sure he doesn’t live in a Ouija board.

At least not since the creation of the SUV.

43 posted on 06/09/2010 1:56:22 PM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
Crap. Now I'm gonna have to get that Exorcist back out to have another go at my daughter. She loves Chutes and Ladders.

I assume Silent Hill 3 is still ok for the kids to play though? ;-)

44 posted on 06/09/2010 1:57:08 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (III, Alarm and Muster)
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To: Dead Corpse
The Ouija board is merely Satan's Blackberry.

You'd do well to ignore his texts.

45 posted on 06/09/2010 1:57:16 PM PDT by I Buried My Guns (Novare Res!)
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To: Dixie Yooper

Ok... Now that was funny right there. :-)


46 posted on 06/09/2010 1:57:59 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (III, Alarm and Muster)
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To: markomalley

Apparently so.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNkrpkk5Gwg


47 posted on 06/09/2010 1:58:37 PM PDT by Dayman
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To: fieldmarshaldj
Chutes and Ladders. That’s where the Dark One resides.

A fun game until someone looses. Then you see a real posessed soul go on a rant.

48 posted on 06/09/2010 1:58:45 PM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: markomalley

My belief is if you play with the board you open yourself up to evil. I don’t advise “playing” with evil.

And since I believe in Christ, I believe in “evil” .... it’s mentioned in the Lord’s prayer.


49 posted on 06/09/2010 1:58:46 PM PDT by Terry Mross
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To: I Buried My Guns
No, MY Blackberry is Satan's Blackberry and I really wish you'd stop sending pictures to me...

Sorry. I just can't take topics like this seriously.

50 posted on 06/09/2010 1:59:22 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (III, Alarm and Muster)
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