Google Says Ouija Boards Popular After 'Ouija" Movie, Catholic Priests Warn of Possible Evil Possessions


#1

Catholic priests are disturbed by the fact that ouija boards, which are designed to contact spirits, are among the top-selling Christmas gifts following the top-grossing movie, “Ouija.” “Its easy to open up to evil spirits, but hard to get rid of them” said one Catholic priest of these Christmas gifts. People who like to experiment with them on a whim are naive in thinking they are contacting departed souls of loved ones, when they attempt to communicate with the dead with these boards, another priest warned.
see au.ibtimes.com/articles/574591/20141202/ouija-boards-popular-christmas-gifts-movie-catholic.htm


#2

Ugh. I wish they would have found a priest willing to go on record rather than some anonymous priest trying hard to confirm popular stereotypes of Catholics. Heck, even a layperson with a catechism would have been better:

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.


#3

Back in 1955 when I was in 8th grade, the nun told us to never use a Ouija board because an evil spirit could be contacted. Don’t people realize this, today?
I avoid these things like the ebola virus! :eek:


#4

I’ve even heard of people involed in the occult telling others not to use ouija boards ! ! ! :eek: :stuck_out_tongue: :eek:


#5

Hi Everyone,

Just the thought of one creeps me out.

I can’t believe that they are sold in some toy stores, in the board games section! :eek:

I remember being in a toy store with my husband.

We were just looking around the store at all of the different toys, and I went down the board game isle, because we like to play board games, so I was looking to see if there was any board game there that we might be interested in. Well what did I see, but a stack of Ouija boards. Yikes!

I couldn’t get out of that isle fast enough.

I remember that those Ouija boards gave off some negative energy, from just being near their boxes. I felt really unsettled. I told my husband that we needed to leave that store then, so we did.


#6

Scary.


#7

I have too.


#8

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