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Harry Potter: Witchcraft Repackaged (Who's Behind Harry Potter?)
Jeremiah Films ^ | October 2001 | Pat and Carol Matriciana

Posted on 12/12/2001 7:47:07 PM PST by jedediah smith

The following transcript is excerpted from the latest video by Jeremiah Films, concerning the use of the Harry Potter video to brainwash students into experimenting with witchcraft:

Each year, thousands of teens are turning their backs on Christianity, and joining witches' covens, in order to learn spells, so as to pass school exams, attract boyfriends or girlfriends, and get rich. The secretary of the Magic Circle Young Magicians' club, credits the Harry Potter books, as the latest rage, which he says has rekindled the childlike approach to the fact that the impossible may be possible. He gives thanks to Harry, who he says has sparked an interest in pure magic, real magic, strong magic.

Harry Potter, the orphan child wizard, already famous in his own magical world, because he survived the murderous black magic death curse of the evil Lord Voldimore, has now duplicated his fame in the real world. Under the category of children's fantasy literature, sales of Harry Potter books have received phenomenal acceptance worldwide, breaking all records...

A massive global marketing campaign, partnered by Warner Brothers, Mattel and Coca-Cola, guarantees that the Harry Potter image will be kept before the public for years to come... According to a US Consumer Research survey, over half of all children between the ages of six and seventeen, have read at least one Harry Potter book, with thousands reporting multiple readings of all of the books. These volumes range anywhere from 309 to 734 pages. While many parents are thrilled by the prospect of their children taking an interest in reading, other parents and educators view Harry Potter as the latest tool being used to disciple children into the darkest aspects of black magic. Through Harry Potter books and audios, children as young as kindergarten age are being introduced to human sacrifice, the sucking of blood from dead animals, and possession by spirit beings.

Set in England, the Harry Potter story begins on Halloween night, with the murder of Harry's parents by the evil Lord Voldimore. Through the sacrificial goddess magic of his mother's love, baby Harry is saved, and his blood is given magical powers. Unable to kill Harry, in revenge, Voldimore sears a death curse of a lightening bolt on Harry's forehead. In the real world, thousands of young fans demonstrate their allegiance to Harry, by taking the mark of the lightening bolt on their own foreheads...

Harry is magically selected to attend the one thousand-year old Hogwort's school of witchcraft and wizardry. Both Voldimore and Harry's parents attended the prestigious boarding school before him. All of Hogwort's teachers are practicing occultists, and instruct their students in the proper use of magic tools, spells, and rituals.

Headmaster, Aldous Dumbledore, owns a phoenix. The powerful mythological bird, the symbol of resurrection. The magical wands of both Harry and Voldimore, share the same power, which is a tail feather from Dumbledore's phoenix. Therefore, in the world of Harry Potter, the power source of Harry's so-called good magic, and Voldimore's evil magic, is one and the same. The question is, should parents be concerned that the alluring power behind witchcraft is being made to look innocent, and is being targeted towards their children, through the Harry Potter phenomena...

Robert McGee is the author of The Search for Significance and founder of the Ratha Treatment Centers.

McGee: "There are those who defend the Harry Potter books by saying they're just fantasy. And so when people object to these books, they're made to look like fools, because the people say, 'How can you object to these books, they're just fantasy?' But that line of reasoning would tell you, that you could include in fantasy, any violence, pornography, whatever you wanted, and still defend those books by that very same statement."

As an expert in world religions, noted cult and occult researcher Carol Matriciana, has authored the best-selling books, Gods of the New Age, and The Evolution Conspiracy, and has written and produced numerous videos for Jeremiah Films.

Matriciana: Many argue that Harry Potter is just merely children's fantasy, and therefore it's harmless. The lie about this is that witchcraft is reality. J.K. Rawlings, the author of the Harry Potter series, has gone through an awful lot of research. She is very accurate, otherwise we would have witches all over the country and the world saying 'This is not a true representation of our religion.' This is a true representation of witchcraft, and the black arts and black magic, and yet we have people that say this is merely fantasy and harmless reading for our children. Actually what makes this more dangerous is that it is couched in fantasy language, and children's literature, and made to be humorous, and beautifully written, and extremely provocative reading, and it just opens up children to want to have the next one. This is what is so harmful.

"Joann Rawlings majored in mythology in Exeter University in England. She has borrowed not only from pagan religions, Celtic religions, the religions of the Druids, witchcraft, Satanism, a lot of the spells, the incantations, the philosophy behind the mythology and the religion, is being put into Harry Potter's books. Yes, Harry Potter may be fictional, but there is a lot of religious teaching, in symbols that perhaps the reader doesn't always pick out.

"The actual word 'potter,' if you ask a pagan, a witch, any knowledgeable expert in the occult or hidden arts, the potter is the female goddess, the goddess of Babylon, who is considered the potter who created human beings, from clay, and they believe that the patriarchal God of Christianity, the God of Israel, copied that in a very poor imitation, because He cannot give birth. Now listen how to important that is to understand. The feminine- orientated cult of witchcraft sees the woman, and her process of birth, as fundamental in the new life, the transformation, the alchemy, the changing of the inner man, to higher consciousness, which is what Harry Potter is all about. In fact, that's what the first book is called, The Sorcerer's Stone, the alchemy of being transfomed and changed through the inner man, to become a new creature. Which is again, an upside-down reversal of what a Christian believes that when they come into understanding a relationship, a personal relationship with Christ, they are transformed, and take on the mind of Christ.

"The concept of fertility-based cults, feminine-oriented cults, such as witchcraft, is the concept that the new birth can take place, inside, through meditation, you have inner transformation, inner wisdom, inner knowledge. And all this is done through concentration, visualization. All through Harry's books, Armani, and others, say 'Concentrate Harry, if you concentrate hard enough you can have what you want.'

"One of the arguments is that Harry Potter series does not actually teach witchcraft, that it is not teaching the concept of mother goddess, and her consort the horned god, which is essential to the fertility cult, sort of fertility-oriented witchcraft religion. And yes there are the concepts of mother goddess being taught, because Harry's mother gave her life for Harry, the sacrificial death that she gave through love is a symbolism of goddess worship. It's an inversion, if you will, of God the Father, whose Son gave His life, in love, for his people. Now the concept of teaching mother goddess is very, very important. Harry's mother gave her life for Harry so that he should be saved, and through this love sacrifice, Harry was protected from death. Now this concept is brought up several times. In fact, it is so important in witchcraft and pagan thinking, that Voldimore, Harry's arch enemy, takes a vial of blood from Harry in book number 4, in order to have the blood run through his own veins in order that he can be resurrected and have a body..."

McGee: "One of the most disturbing things about the Harry Potter book, is it teaches children that witchcraft is for children. It does this by allowing children to read about other children in a school setting, and watching these children learn how to use spells and all the other elements of witchcraft. It teaches these children that witchcraft is just not for adults, but that children can access this power and use this power also.

"If you say there is no real problem with witchcraft, then you should have no problem with the Harry Potter book, but there are two problems in your line of reasoning. First of all you're denying the experience of hundreds of thousands of people, who've practiced witchcraft, through the ages. Plus, you're saying that God's warning in the Bible about divination, sorcery, and all the elements of witchcraft is actually worthless...Despite God's warning, many youth, including Christian youth, don't see much harm in witchcraft...They do not know that they're opening doors in their life, to spirits which will come in, and create very compulsive behaviors. And this is why many in witchcraft are compulsively into drug usage, into sexual activity, and all manner of conduct which is very destructive. And yet, why should they be concerned when they hear nothing from the adults, that warned them of what's coming...

"I know a nine-year old girl, in a Christian school, who said, "I love Harry Potter. I've always wanted to be a witch. I want to have the same power he has." The daughter of a pastor, [she] wakes up at night, dreaming of being able to use the same powers as Harry. She's grown up in the church. She even witnesses to people who are in Wicca, but does not recognize, what she's dreaming about is to actually use demonic power.

"I had a young youth pastor tell me recently about a girl that came to be part of his youth group. But she was also part of Wicca. She began recruiting children out of his youth group. He wasn't aware that those in Wicca, take great joy out of seducing Christian children into Wicca. But Christian children are usually easy prey, for they don't understand witchcraft or what to look out for..."

Matriciana: "Those who say that Harry Potter's books do not teach witchcraft don't understand that one of the essentials of witchcraft is that there is no good or evil. There is no right or wrong. It is as you perceive it. So there's a sort of relativism, that in your situation if you do one thing or in my situation if I do a different thing, we're both doing the right thing even if it's wrong. There are no absolutes...In fact, throughout the books, Harry is rewarded when he deliberately lies, or deliberately does something wrong, instead of the teachers expelling him, which Harry thinks he's going to be expelled for something he did wrong, he is rewarded...It doesn't matter what this little boy does is wrong, he's rewarded for it...

"The lightening bolt [seen on Harry's forehead] is a mark of power from the god Thor, again the horned god, the god of power. And this lightening bolt was considered so important in occult mythology that Hitler used it on his uniforms, on the collar of his uniforms, and it is part of the swastika, which is the other lightening bolt that goes across..."

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As the largest publisher of children's books in the world, Scholastic Inc., the U.S. publisher of the Harry Potter series, supplies nearly every public school in America with its products, thereby reaching more than 32 million children each year. In the last two decades, Scholastic has been producing more and more materials featuring witchcraft, graphic horror, supernaturalism and spiritism. Scholastic eagerly secured the publishing rights to Harry Potter, which far surpassed the popularity of its predecessor...As a supplier of teaching materials to American schools for over eighty years, Scholastic used its unrivaled position in the educational system to flood classrooms and libraries with Harry Potter books, recommending that teachers read them aloud in class. Scholastic's 35 school-based magazines, published for grades K-12, tirelessly markets the Potter books to students while its award-winning website helps integrate Harry Potter materials into classroom activities...While the reading of Bible-based material is banned in American schools, the religion of witchcraft, repackaged through Harry Potter, is given honorable status and the strategic position.

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McGee: "...In the days to come, there will be many other issues. There will be many other books, there will be many other ways that the pagans and the witches attempt to influence our children...If this were an auto race, the pagans and the witches would have lapped us many times. They've gained this advantage because of the ignorance of Christians. To show an example, there is a book in which a person actually justifies Harry Potter through Scripture. I cannot think of anything more blasphemous. Here we have Harry Potter, a wizard, going to a school to better learn demonic power, and this individual is justifying these books through Scripture."

Matriciana: "We need to be educated and aware about what is the content of the Harry Potter books, what is the phenomenon that is sweeping through the globe at the moment, and what is the purpose of this indoctrination? Where is it coming from? What is behind Harry Potter?..."


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To: jedediah smith
This is brilliantly written and reasoned out. It hits the nail right on the head. It's what I thought, but hadn't been able to put into words. Thanks for posting it.

PS I went to see Harry Potter, having been sufficiently convinced that it was indeed probably "just fantasy." I had to leave about 20 minutes into it. It is heavy witchcraft. The children are adorable, though.

51 posted on 12/12/2001 8:43:16 PM PST by germanshepherd
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To: ThinkDifferent
...who's up for a good old-fashioned book burning?

I am!

52 posted on 12/12/2001 8:46:35 PM PST by germanshepherd
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This is brilliantly written and reasoned out. It hits the nail right on the head. It's what I thought, but hadn't been able to put into words. Thanks for posting it.

The more I read FR, the more I believe that P.T. Barnum deserves his own statue right next to the Lincoln Memorial.

53 posted on 12/12/2001 8:47:41 PM PST by strela
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To: germanshepherd
Are you being sarcastic, or for real ? If this is, in fact true, boy do I have a swell bridge to sell you; CHEAP !
54 posted on 12/12/2001 8:47:44 PM PST by nopardons
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To: jedediah smith
Look, stop it! Now!! No more Harry Potter stuff!
56 posted on 12/12/2001 8:50:45 PM PST by Colonel Jim
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To: El Gato
ROFL you got it exactly correct

I love the Potter series and so does my daughter

and nope we aren't thinking about joining a coven anytime

It is a book fer crying out loud a fantasy

don't these folks read????

57 posted on 12/12/2001 8:51:36 PM PST by jnarcus
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To: Central Scrutiniser
Better watch out ... everyone's favorite self made deity, Rnmomof7 will condemn us all to hell.

Ayup ...

"You go to hell! You go to hell and you DIE!"

58 posted on 12/12/2001 8:51:57 PM PST by strela
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To: strela
The more I read FR the more I wonder why people feel they have to insult those who disagree with them. Can you tell me?
59 posted on 12/12/2001 8:53:00 PM PST by germanshepherd
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To: germanshepherd
We're not insulting you because we disagree with you.

We're insulting you because you're a complete loon.

Hope you understand the difference.

60 posted on 12/12/2001 8:54:25 PM PST by Doctor Doom
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To: nopardons
Because my opinion is not the same as yours, does not make either one of us stupid or gullible. I just happen to believe the Bible when it says that witchcraft of any sort, in any form, is wrong. Does that make me a dupe of frauds? I don't think so.
61 posted on 12/12/2001 8:56:05 PM PST by germanshepherd
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To: Central Scrutiniser
I think that I should spill the beans about how Harry Potter is actually a mind control program that the Bilderbergers have created so that we won't notice the growing influence of the CFR, samething goes for the Trilateralist and Lord of the Rings...

Don't forget the Merovingian line and while we're at it, let's dislodge the bastard, interloping House of Windsor and restore the rightful House of Stuart, next we need an exorcism to rid us of these demons, destroy all the ouija boards, burn Madame Blavatsky's books, whew, I'm out of breath...

62 posted on 12/12/2001 8:56:06 PM PST by my trusty sig
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To: jedediah smith
Each year, thousands of teens are turning their backs on Christianity, and joining witches' covens, in order to learn spells, so as to pass school exams, attract boyfriends or girlfriends, and get rich. The secretary of the Magic Circle Young Magicians' club, credits the Harry Potter books, as the latest rage, which he says has rekindled the childlike approach to the fact that the impossible may be possible. He gives thanks to Harry, who he says has sparked an interest in pure magic, real magic, strong magic.

4 words, give me a break!

63 posted on 12/12/2001 8:57:03 PM PST by Valin
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To: nopardons
Hey nopardons, and after you sell it, "no appeals!" LOL
65 posted on 12/12/2001 8:58:01 PM PST by my trusty sig
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To: germanshepherd
The more I read FR the more I wonder why people feel they have to insult those who disagree with them. Can you tell me?

Insults? On FR? Surely you jest. The only "insult" I've seen in this thread is to the intelligence of any thinking individual, but that particular insult was perpetrated by the author of the article that started this thread.

Do feel free to point out any insults you feel are directed toward you personally and report them quick-as-a-bunny to JR.

66 posted on 12/12/2001 8:59:17 PM PST by strela
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To: my trusty sig
Right you are ! LOL
67 posted on 12/12/2001 8:59:26 PM PST by nopardons
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To: Doctor Doom
The fact remains that you are being insulting, and that's cheap and unworthy, no matter what you perceive your reason to be. It is a cheap, low class substitute for reason.
68 posted on 12/12/2001 9:00:00 PM PST by germanshepherd
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To: jedediah smith
Harry Potter is only dangerous to those who read him.
70 posted on 12/12/2001 9:01:53 PM PST by Miss Mercy Miller
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To: Central Scrutiniser
I agree. Debating is good. Being rude in debate is not. Think W's debating tactics vs. Algore's. I prefer the former, gentlemanly, though not wimpy debate. How about you?
71 posted on 12/12/2001 9:03:32 PM PST by germanshepherd
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To: germanshepherd
Just kind of wondering how you manage to live in the modern world?

most of what goes on here is after all so obviously banned by "The Bible" or as one true believer pointed out "if The King James was good enough for Paul it's good enough for me"

Oh and in case I wasn't clear I am being sarcastic not rude or insulting just flumoxed by certain thought processes

73 posted on 12/12/2001 9:05:25 PM PST by jnarcus
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To: jedediah smith
Thanks for the information.
74 posted on 12/12/2001 9:05:27 PM PST by ~EagleNebula~
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To: strela
Actually, I don't think any herein would qualify for the abuse button. Just wish everyone would be more civil when disagreeing.
75 posted on 12/12/2001 9:06:29 PM PST by germanshepherd
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I wonder if our resident Harry Potter bashers carry a weapon with a shovel attached to it all of the time? After all, doesn't Deuteronomy 23:13 direct the following for anyone having to answer the call of nature?

And thou shalt have a paddle upon thy weapon; and it shall be, when thou wilt ease thyself abroad, thou shalt dig therewith, and shalt turn back and cover that which cometh from thee.

Seems a tad hypocritical to me that some people expect other people to obey every word contained in a book, when they themselves fail to do the same thing.

76 posted on 12/12/2001 9:09:59 PM PST by strela
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To: germanshepherd
It makes you a dupe, gullible beyond words, and utterly ill informed about what witchcraft is , IF what your original reply is what you really did . But hey, be my guest, believe whatever you care to. Just don't expect that everyone will think that you have a shred of knowledge about what you are talking about.

Nobody, ever accused of witchcraft , could fly, work spells, or went to a public ( that PRIVATE, in England ) , English boarding school that was devoted to teaching " magic." That's just for starters. Jesus turned water int wine, and we call that a miracle. Moses turned a staff into a serpent. So did Pharoh's court magician . This is REALLY an ancient magic trick, that is STILL done today , and I've seen it not only done, but explained !

Now, outside of reading the Bible, tell me , and the sources, that you know about witches. I'll try to help you out, as much as I can. : - )

Just a fial question : DO YOU BELIEVE THAT THE QUEEN OF ENGLAND WORSHIPS THE DEVIL ?

78 posted on 12/12/2001 9:10:09 PM PST by nopardons
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To: strela
Check your freepmail
79 posted on 12/12/2001 9:11:06 PM PST by Tennessee_Bob
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To: germanshepherd
Because my opinion is not the same as yours, does not make either one of us stupid or gullible. I just happen to believe the Bible when it says that witchcraft of any sort, in any form, is wrong. Does that make me a dupe of frauds? I don't think so.

Neither do I!! Hang in there, this crowd can get nasty at times.

80 posted on 12/12/2001 9:12:36 PM PST by ~EagleNebula~
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To: jnarcus
..."if The King James was good enough for Paul it's good enough for me"

What?

81 posted on 12/12/2001 9:13:14 PM PST by germanshepherd
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To: Tennessee_Bob
Ayup. Thankee.
82 posted on 12/12/2001 9:14:05 PM PST by strela
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To: germanshepherd
Because my opinion is not the same as yours, does not make either one of us stupid or gullible.

It does not necessarily make you stupid or gullible; but it's certainly possible that you're stupid or gullible. If someone put forth a sincere, passionate defense of the "flat earth" theory, it would not automatically mean that person was stupid or gullible, but the rest of us would certainly not rule out that conclusion.

I think people are more making fun of you than attacking you. If you are going to voice the views that you do, you've got to be prepared for a little derision. As much as Free Republic tries to avoid (and delete) profanity-laced ad hominem attacks, that does not mean it's safe for the thin-skinned.

83 posted on 12/12/2001 9:15:00 PM PST by dpwiener
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To: Central Scrutiniser
Yep ! : - )
84 posted on 12/12/2001 9:16:46 PM PST by nopardons
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To: jedediah smith
It never ceases to amaze me how people of faith seem to show so little faith in their religious doctrine.  Why should something so harmless as a juvenile fantasy story cause someone such angst is quite beyond me.
85 posted on 12/12/2001 9:22:12 PM PST by sinclair
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To: jnarcus
"if The King James was good enough for Paul it's good enough for me"

And did they explain exactly how Paul managed to read the KJV? Kind of throws my theological perspective into a metaphysical loop. Great, you can rock me to sleep tonight.

86 posted on 12/12/2001 9:22:47 PM PST by Tennessee_Bob
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To: sinclair
Why should something so harmless as a juvenile fantasy story cause someone such angst is quite beyond me

Probably for the same reasons that the Taliban banned whistling, pigeons, and kite flying. Because they were fun, and you and I both know where fun leads...

87 posted on 12/12/2001 9:24:16 PM PST by Tennessee_Bob
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To: Tennessee_Bob
Probably for the same reasons that the Taliban banned whistling, pigeons, and kite flying. Because they were fun, and you and I both know where fun leads...

OK, if I were a Talibanner, I could understand banning whistling and kite flying. But, where is the bannable "fun" involved in pigeons? Working in the city as I do, the only "fun" I can think of involving these "rats with wings" would involve a slow fire and a spit.

88 posted on 12/12/2001 9:30:06 PM PST by strela
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To: MSCASEY; constitutiongirl; John O; AppyPappy; EternalVigilance; nmh; joathome; f.Christian...
PING
89 posted on 12/12/2001 9:30:18 PM PST by ~EagleNebula~
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To: jedediah smith
YO!! Go get a fricking life!! This is the most ridiculous and stupid crap that I have heard in a long time!!
90 posted on 12/12/2001 9:32:52 PM PST by Aric2000
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To: jedediah smith
Yawn.
91 posted on 12/12/2001 9:33:35 PM PST by Arkinsaw
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To: sinclair
never ceases to amaze me how people of faith seem to show so little faith in their religious doctrine.

What is your faith?

92 posted on 12/12/2001 9:34:32 PM PST by ~EagleNebula~
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To: nopardons
Pharoah's magicians turning staffs into serpents was a magic trick, and I believe you when you say it is still done today, though admit to not knowing how to perform the trick, nor caring. I suspect it is a form of mental suggestion.

Moses turning his staff into serpent was not a magical trick. Remember that Moses' staff ate all their staffs. Moses' power came directly and only from God.

Outside of reading the Bible, what do I know about witches? That as people, I'm sure some of them are well meaning individuals. You are right, I have not studied witchcraft and am no expert on it. I'm sure you know a lot more about it than I do. I do know enough about it from here and there (sorry, no bibliography will be provided) to know that it is definitely not something I want to study.

Ridicule me if you will, but I am firmly convinced that the Bible is our sufficient guide to life. I appreciate your offer to educate me on witchcraft -- I really do, because obviously it is something that means a lot to you -- but no thank you.

No, I certainly do not believe that Queen Elizabeth worships the devil. Did the article say that? I guess I should have read it more carefully. (Sorry.) I read the first few paragraphs and agreed with them. My apolgies if I've been defending the position that QE is a devil worshiper. I can see how someone would think that position is a bit off.

93 posted on 12/12/2001 9:37:48 PM PST by germanshepherd
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To: sinclair
the above statement is a bit askew! who has faith in their religious doctrine? I would never put faith in a "doctrine".
94 posted on 12/12/2001 9:39:11 PM PST by ~EagleNebula~
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To: strela
"Banned the keeping of pigeons and playing with the birds, describing it as un-Islamic. The violators will be imprisoned and the birds shall be killed."

Apparently, it was fun. They probably raced them as well.

95 posted on 12/12/2001 9:39:26 PM PST by Tennessee_Bob
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To: dpwiener
Yeah, I think you're right. I really do not like personal attacks, and every now and then I have to go away from FR for awhile while my skin heals up! : )
96 posted on 12/12/2001 9:39:29 PM PST by germanshepherd
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To: Tennessee_Bob
Apparently, it was fun. They probably raced them as well.

Or even used them to deliver non-approved messages. Makes sense to me (again, if I were a Talibanner).

97 posted on 12/12/2001 9:41:24 PM PST by strela
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To: ~EagleNebula~
Hang in there, this crowd can get nasty at times.

You have no idea.

98 posted on 12/12/2001 9:42:49 PM PST by Doctor Doom
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To: ~EagleNebula~
The post to sinclair referred to post #92 and its reference....not to germanshepherd
99 posted on 12/12/2001 9:44:31 PM PST by ~EagleNebula~
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To: strela
Immorality - The morality of those having more fun than you.

(Apologies to Ambrose Bierce)

100 posted on 12/12/2001 9:45:10 PM PST by Doctor Doom
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