I am noticing that in recent times there is big movement towards a kind of non religious, ‘supernatural’ beleif system. Things such as horoscopes, tarot card reading, chrystal healing etc are becoming increasingly part of everyday life, rather than a fringe thing. They can almost be hard to avoid! In some ways they have grown beyond being a beleif, but are now a form of entertainment. So I am interested in your views on them.
I find horoscopes have become so umbiquitous that I know what charactaristics are associated eith my ‘sign’, even though I don’t beleive in them. Often I find my friends ask my horoscope an read it to me, if they have a paper or magazine.
I know people who do tarot cards and like to do readings, even offering them to me. It seems impolite to refuse, and I like to seem interested in their hobbies. But I do worry about how this conflicts with my faith. I do not beleive in these things, but they seem to enter into my life even so! Is it wrong to do these things, in the spirit of ‘a bit of fun’, or to please others?
I think feel this is important to know, as things like horoscope, new age healing, fortune telling, ‘the secret’, etc, become part of everyday culture, parlence and the shared cultural values.
Thank you x