Excuse me gentlemen, but the bible clearly states witchcraft is an art that shall not be practiced....the bible clearly states that...well read for yourself...
Duetreronomy 18, 10-12
"Don't let anyone use magic or witchcraft, or try to explain the meaning of signs. Don't let anyone try to control others with magic, and don't let them be mediums or try to talk with the spirits of dead people. The Lord hates anyone who does these things, Because the other nations do these things, the Lord your God will force them out of the land ahead of you."
Now...is there anything you two gentlemen didn't understand about that verse?
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And am struck by the use of the word 'hate'...to express how God feels towards those who practice magic, talks to mediums, spirits, ect ect.
To me that reveals a lot...it tells me that, as with humans, 'God' only fears, hates, that which really exists, or that which is a threat to his own power and or existence.
In other words, the fact that 'God' would even take time to address such an issue, reveals, at least to me, that the forces behind witchcraft are real...forces, spirits whatever, but the fact that Israel's God at the time, was so opposed to these forces being tapped into, tells me that by tapping into them, you're tapping into something real...be it they sweet or sour in nature, but for God to address it, these forces must be real...at least that's how I see it.
In the old testament, God, or Israel's God seemed to hate and detest all who were not Israelis...
I mean why couldn't God talk to everyone...all those people who got wiped out by Israel's God...were they not human? did they not matter?
I'm sure my own ancestor's would of been hated by Israel's god, wiped out, and massacred, just so they could have land.
And even though Israel justified violence through their 'god'...it seems they still kept rebelling...I mean every other chapter of old Testament is of Israel falling away from then coming back to god...they were a rebellious lot.
Seems to me a true god would talk to everyone, and not just one tiny tribe of people existing on the planet at the time...