Ouija Boards and Tarot Cards


#1

Even though I view such things as foolishness and nonsense, is it morally acceptable to use these games?


#2

Regardless of intention, they do still open you to evil influences. They are not harmless fun. I’d recommend staying away from them.


#3

sacredheartparish.org/flyers/pdf/What%20Does%20the%20Church%20Teach%20About%20the%20Occult.pdf#search=‘catechism%20ouija’

Nope. See above link.


#4

Don’t view those things as fun and games, catholiceducation.org/articles/religion/re0137.html


#5

Not acceptable at all, in any way. VERY DANGEROUS!
It is opening a door that, for the sake of your soul must stay always closed.
Though these things are presented as harmless by today’s “standards”, they are occult related.
Isa 8:19,20
Acts 16:16-18


#6

Fortunately, I don’t mess with those things, however I was on another web site and a Methodist Sunday school teacher advised her youth class NOT to mess with that stuff. Can you believe there were upset parents over such a lesson???


#7

Here is the post with the link:

When I spoke one Sunday morn to my 13-year-old methodist sunday school class about ouiji boards and seances and why they should not participate in these activities, I actually had parents call the church and complain. They couldn’t believe such teachings were coming from the ‘Methodist’ church! People don’t want to hear about such things…they aren’t taught about spiritual warfare…if the church isn’t equipping them for battle, then it’s best they just don’t hear about the war

christianforums.com/t1273406-why-does-satan-pick-on-charismatic-christians-more.html


#8

Ouija boards are bad news. I used them when I was younger and lots of crazy things happened for at least 4 years after that. Things that some may call “demonic activity”, I just call it plain spooky. It’s true that with ouija boards, you open yourself up evil things.

Tarot cards, on the other hand, seem harmless. I’ve used them before too and they made absolutely no sense to me whatsoever. I read in a book (sorry, can’t tell you which one cause my husband made me throw it out…he’s very superstitious) that tarot cards were created as a substitute for regular cards in the 16th C. (?) when gambling in all forms was outlawed and punishable by death. How accurate this is, I’m not sure.

That’s just my opinion but DEFINETLY stay away from ouija boards!!!


#9

I know that things of this nature might seem like harmless fun, or at least seem to have a neutral nature, but I have heard far too many personal stories about the consequences. I feel there is a good reason why there are so many creepy stories about the aftereffects of messing with this sort of stuff. Besides, they are considered divination, which is forbidden by the Church. I can tell you first hand that if any spiritual attention or contact is directed toward anyone outside the Trinity and Communion of Saints, you are a sitting duck for indescribable and unpredictable troubles.

In other words, follow Church teachings on these things.


#10

People always talk about their experiences with the paranormal. I don’t know if they have a wild imagination or if they have true experiences. I never had these, because I just tell them I never entertain such ideas.


#11

People always talk about their experiences with the paranormal. I don’t know if they have a wild imagination or if they have true experiences. I never had these, because I just tell them I never entertain such ideas.

No wild imagination here…these things really do happen ( ibelieve anyway). It’s hard to believe it when it has never happened to you but believe me you don’t want it to happen to you. It’s very scary. For example, I awoke one night ( i was on the couch, DH was in the bedroom) with this feeling as though something was sitting on my chest, whispering my name and breathing in my ear. I said a hail mary and an our father, bundled up all my courage and ran into the bedroom but I didnt’ tell my husband cause stuff like that scares him. In the middle of the night, he grabbed me and told me to hold him the rest of the night and not to let go. He never explained until the morning when he told me the same thing had happened to him. He’s never touched a ouija board. It’s scary, don’t ever wish for something like that to happen.


#12

I just went to a talk last night about spiritual warfare. Don’t open yourself up to the occult, because no good and much evil can come from it. It was a really good talk because the priest discussed things we are more likely to see and didn’t focus too much on exorcism and other things that we might have been curious about but that would not benefit us to know. He really emphasized that the idea of spiritual warfare is not about being entertained by creepy stories, because these are things that affect people’s souls. It was an awesome talk.


#13

All forms of occult are skirting with demons to say the least.

If one gives their concent ( as you would with a Ouigi Board) then by giving your concent you open your soul to the demons. Concent is required.

Individuals and parants who act as if there is not spiritual warfare occuring right now become tempting targets for demons.


#14

[quote=Lilyofthevalley]Even though I view such things as foolishness and nonsense, is it morally acceptable to use these games?
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If they are used with any pretense to answer questions by some means, I would avoid them. If you are using them to prop up a chair, well, who knows. I’d still get rid of them so a child doesn’t find them on accident. Here is the CCC

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.


#15

[quote=sarcophagus]No wild imagination here…these things really do happen ( ibelieve anyway). It’s hard to believe it when it has never happened to you but believe me you don’t want it to happen to you. It’s very scary. For example, I awoke one night ( i was on the couch, DH was in the bedroom) with this feeling as though something was sitting on my chest, whispering my name and breathing in my ear. I said a hail mary and an our father, bundled up all my courage and ran into the bedroom but I didnt’ tell my husband cause stuff like that scares him. In the middle of the night, he grabbed me and told me to hold him the rest of the night and not to let go. He never explained until the morning when he told me the same thing had happened to him. He’s never touched a ouija board. It’s scary, don’t ever wish for something like that to happen.
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My uncle once described something very similiar happening to him. From what I remember he was in bed and he thought it was his wife, but looked up to see a (hairy?) figure leave the room that wasn’t his wife. Very scary.


#16

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