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Are tarot cards considered Satanism in Christianity?

Honest question, because most say yes, while others (mostly witches) say no. I’m just curious because I use them, but some people pull away when they are used.

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  1. No. They have nothing to do with the devil.
    They don’t tell the future or assess your personality, either. They’re just a card game. Card games aren’t satanic.

  2. I wouldn’t call it satanism per se. I’d call it spiritism. And that is something a person who believes in God should not be doing. The bible tells us to shun all things of the occult.

  3. When I was a fundie, we were taught very clearly that Tarot carts, Ouija boards, palmistry, astrology, psychics, and all other non-Biblical supernatural tools/systems are used by the devil to lure unsuspecting people away from possible salvation.
    So not directly “Satanic,” but indirectly from Satan.
    This is a very U.S. extreme fundie-type belief, though (at my church they also believed dancing, beer and playing cards were from Satan).

  4. Tarot cards and Ouija boards are a means of contacting the spirit world, In islam we refer to them as Jinn (demons). Playing around with these creatures will only bring unwanted attention from them and at some point a hoard of trouble. There is absolutely no correlation between following heavenly revealed guidance (ie.Islam) and dabbling with with demon realm. Anyone saying anything else either doesn’t know what they’re talking about or they’re lying.Please take heed and get rid of them (the Cards).

  5. all forms of spititistic and occult practices are to be shunned. they are tools of satan yes.
    At 1 Corinthians 10:20, the apostle Paul warned Christians: “I do not want you to become sharers with the demons.” Just who are the demons, and why is it so dangerous to get involved with them? Simply put, the demons are former angels, who have chosen to follow Satan the Devil. Satan means “Resister” and Devil means “Slanderer.” According to the Bible, this former angelic son of God made himself a resister and a slanderer by choosing to rebel against God. In time, he enticed other angels to join him in his rebellious course. These allies thus became demons.–Genesis 3:1-15; 6:1-4; Jude 6.
    Jesus called Satan “the ruler of this world.” (John 12:31) Satan and his demons have “great anger” over their impending destruction. (Revelation 12:9-12) Not surprisingly, those who have become involved with the demons have found them to be vicious. One woman in Suriname who grew up in a family that practiced spiritism saw firsthand how the demons “enjoy torturing their unwilling victims.”# Getting involved with these cruel spirit creatures in any way is thus extremely dangerous!
    Beware of Web sites that
    promote spiritism
    For this reason, God commanded his ancient people, the Israelites, to avoid all occult practices. “Everybody doing these things is something detestable to Jehovah,” warns Deuteronomy 18:10-12. Christians were likewise warned that “those practicing spiritism” would meet destruction at God’s hand. (Revelation 21:8) Even dabbling in the occult is condemned by God. “Quit touching the unclean thing,” commands the Bible.–2 Corinthians 6:17.
    Breaking Free From Occult Practices
    Have you made the mistake of dabbling in the occult? Then consider what happened in the first-century city of Ephesus. Many there “practiced magical arts.” But some were moved by the powerful works the apostle Paul performed with the aid of holy spirit. The results? “Quite a number of those who practiced magical arts brought their books together and burned them up before everybody. And they calculated together the prices of them and found them worth fifty thousand pieces of silver. Thus in a mighty way the word of Jehovah kept growing and prevailing.”–Acts 19:11-20.

  6. Yes the Demons are the original Pagan God/esses of humanity. And the tarot deck is their’s infact several of the Gods are shown in the tarot deck.
    The purpose of the tarot is the initiates travel throught the deck to the Godhead. Its a pictoral instruction on the alchemy of the human soul. Which is the major purpose of Satanism.
    http://www.freewebs.com/eridu666/Origins.html

  7. Well, yes and no – it depends on how you want to use them.
    Tarot cards were created in the mid 15th century for the Milanese court. The consist of a standard pack of Latin suited playing cards with 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 that is what they were created for, a family of card games that continues to be played throughout continental Europe to this day.
    Contrary to popular myth, the church has never objected to tarot cards per se. In fact, there are instances where the Church had banned playing cards in some regions but specifically excluded tarot from the ban! If some of the cards look mysterious or heretical, it is because we are not looking at them in the context of when and where they were created. For example, The Female Pope is often held up as a reason that they Church objected to tarot (which it didn’t). However, if we look at 15th century Italian art, we find that The Female Pope was an established figure in religious art of the time, being used by Christian artists to represent such things as The New Covenant or the Virtue of Faith.
    It was not until the end of the 18th century that a Parisian occultist, Antoine Court de Gebelin, picked up the cards and, ignorant of their true origin, invented his own, claiming that they came from Ancient Egypt and had a use for divination. It is for this use that the Church has attacked tarot cards, just as it has attacked the use of tea leaves for divination – without suggesting that anyone should stop drinking tea. As I’ve mentioned, the games continue to be played in Europe without any opposition from the Church.

  8. If you have to question it, it’s probably a good idea to stay away from it.
    And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. Ephesians 5:11 (KJV)

  9. Hello Sammi
    As a psychic, not a witch! I can say with an open mind & heart that they are most definitely nothing to do with Satanism. They are directly linked to no religion what so ever.
    Evil is a state of mind & can be found where ever someone who wishes to find it looks, so it lies within the person not within 78 pieces of laminated card.
    Those who say they are evil are either religiously conditioned or talking from a fear of the unknown.
    Sadhara

  10. Divination is forbidden, why? Because its bad for you. You grow dependent on it, instead of trusting in God and living your life, enjoying creation, friends and family like god intended. Also a good way to waste your money…
    Also, it used for path working in hermetic qabbalah which reeks suspiciously of the original lie the serpent told eve. The great work as they call it is to merge with your higher self and become a god. In reality, you are setting your soul up for destruction.
    I used to do this chaos magik, qabalah, tarot, was working in my dreams/astral and I realized very quickly what game was being played. I repented quick, it sucks your life away, truly. Not worth the short term benefits of energy and power.
    In the name of God, his Son and his Spirit, peace and blessings to all who may read this.

  11. By most yes, but that is a misconception on their part. Divination is prohibited in the bible due to the potential for dependence so simplistic reading for the future is prohibited but even then calling it satanic is jumping to conclusions. Another argument Christians give is interpreting biblical prohibition of witchcraft as deeming the occult satanic. Witchcraft in the biblical sense actually refers to deception and thus it would include con artists pretending to be tarot readers but exclude legitimate tarot readers. In the end tarot cards are just that, cards, and could be used for good or evil. Although most likely not what you meant the bible does prohibit gambling and thus may also prohibit the card game if there is betting involved,

  12. Depends on how we see it. I’m going to buy a deck in the near future and I say: “If God bless my plan, I will buy a tarot deck and I will NOT use it to read FUTURE.”
    Yes, if God allows me, I will never use it to read any future. Just present, obstacle, advice, past, and message.

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