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Are tarot cards against the catholic religion?

I want a set and learn how to read them, and i heard that it’s against the catholic religion. I don’t care if it is, i just want to know.

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  1. why waste your time and money—–?? only God can see into the future—–not a stack of peculiar colored cards—please refrain from wicca practice—-

  2. Probably. You’re not supposed to know the future.
    Of course, this is OK, because tarot cards can’t really predict the future. You could use a pack of Old Maid cards and be just as “accurate.”

  3. tarot cards are not satanic at all. And I know several hispanics that are devout Catholics that have tarot cards. Don’t let other people influence your decisions.

  4. 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. 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.

  5. Yes, it would be sinful to use tarot cards.
    Any other Christian denomination would also discourage/ forbid it and say the same.

  6. It is my understanding it is:
    “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. 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.” — Catechism of the Catholic Church 2116
    http://www.vatican.va/archive/catechism/p3s2c1a1.htm

  7. Deuteronomy 18; 10 There should not be found in you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, anyone who employs divination, a practicer of magic or anyone who looks for omens or a sorcerer, 11 or one who binds others with a spell or anyone who consults a spirit medium or a professional foreteller of events or anyone who inquires of the dead. 12 For everybody doing these things is something detestable to Jehovah, and on account of these detestable things Jehovah your God is driving them away from before you.

  8. probably. Whatever. If you get some email me and I’ll teach you everything I know about tarot cards. I learned from my dad who does astrology and astronomy and reads tarot cards. He’s very good.
    I’m protestant congregationalist and i read them. So far, God hasn’t smited me so I think I’m good. They aren’t satanic or anything so whatever 🙂

  9. Tarot cards per se are not against Catholicism, it is the use to which they are put that may be. Historically, the Church did not object to tarot cards until they began to be appropriated by occultists and fortune tellers – but their origin was rather innocent.
    Tarot cards were created in mid 15th century Italy for the Milanese court. They consist of two parts: a standard pack of Latin suited playing cards and a fifth suit of picture cards. These extra cards took as their theme, not an occult philosophy or magical symbols, but a Christian triumph procession – hence their early name of trionfi, meaning triumphs and from which we get our word trump. It was the invention of tarot that marked the invention of trumps in card games and this is what they were invented for, a family of card games that continues to be played throughout continental Europe today!
    Contrary to popular myth, the Church did not attack the cards at all, and images often cited as heretical, such as The Female Pope, were, in fact, established figures in Christian art of that time.
    It was not until the end of the 18th century that a Parisian occultist, ignorant of the cards’ true origin, invented and published a fanciful account of his own, declaring them to be from ancient Egypt and having a use in divination. For about 100 years these odd notions were limited to just France but at the end of the 19th century, some British occultists imported them to the English speaking world where a whole industry has been built on selling them for fortune telling.
    Quite often, the bible is cited as telling us that divination is a sin, and strictly speaking this is what it does say. However, it is worth noting that Popes of the past have employed astrology! I don’t believe any of it myself but as they say: sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander. If divination is good for a Pope, then its its fine for the rest to try it if that’s what pleases them.

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