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Do you believe that Tarot Cards are more evil than a regular deck of playing cards or ?

Do you think that it depends on how they are used and by whom?

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  1. Actually, an interesting fact about playing cards, is that there is even more mysticism behind them than Tarot cards. I personally don’t perceive either as evil, but throughout history, many have.

  2. If I throw match sticks down on the ground or a handful of money and say I can tell your future, are the match sticks and money evil and do we go house to house taking everyone’s matches and money away?

  3. Divination can be dangerous in that the answers received depend more on the spiritual state of the asker than any objective voice “out there.” Tarot cards are only understood by the interpretation of the seeker. They seem to “speak” but it’s a little bit like a psychedelic drug experience. It only tells you what is already within you. Therefore, an “evil” person gets “evil” answers. He can’t get anything but. Jesus Christ taught, “Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.” It’s something like that. A person whose heart is clean, gets clean answers. God can speak through an infinite variety of ways. To me the question is how to be sure that your heart is clean. Only God can forgive sin. I believe that’s why he sent his son Jesus to earth.
    I do also believe there is a devil, some embodiment of evil that tempts us and lies to us. It is possible that he has access to us through the use of occult sources. Again, I believe this depends more on the intent of the seeker than anything. Those who go seeking evil find it. Those who truly seek the light always come to it.
    Your friend in Christ, Nick

  4. Tarot is a pack of playing cards created in mid 15th century Italy for the Milanese court. It consists of two parts: a standard pack of Latin suited playing cards (with the suits of cups, coins, swords, and batons) and a fifth suit of picture cards. These extra cards took as their theme a triumph procession, hence their early name of trionfi, meaning Triumph and from which we get our word trump. And that is what they are, a suit of fixed trump cards for a family of card games that continues to be played throughout continental Europe today.
    Contrary to popular myth, the church did not try to suppress tarot – the games were played openly and with great popularity, spreading quickly through the continent all through the Counter-Reformation. If the cards were really seen as heresy, then that simply could not have happened. Of course, some of the images are often taken to be obviously either unchristian or occult – however, to see the error of this, we have to look at the cards in the context of when and where they were created. A good example of this is The Female Pope, a cards often cited as a reason for the Church’s opposition. Yet in Italy of the time (and through to the 19th century) the figure of a Female Pope was well established in Christian art, being used to represent such things as the New Covenant and the Virtue of Faith.
    The standard pack consists of 78 cards, being four regular suits each with 10 pip cards and four court cards, there are then 21 trump cards and an extra card usually known as the Fool, which can be a wild card or the highest trump, depended upon the game played. However, there are a number of variations. Many packs have just 54 cards (which may be further shortened to just 40 cards for some of the games played in Hungary), There are further variations in Sicily and in Bologna. A Florentine pack, called the Minchiate and no longer in use, added trumps to make a total of 91 cards!
    Further variation came about with more recent occult associations. At the end of the 18th century a Parisian occultist, ignorant of their actual origin, published a fanciful account of their coming from ancient Egypt, encoding their lost wisdom and having a use in divination. For about 100 years these ideas were limited to just France, however, at the end of the 19th century, British occultists began to introduce the cards and occult writings to the English speaking world. In the early 20th century, occultists began to produce heavily redesigned packs to better suit their beliefs and fortune tellers. It is designs of this kind that most English speakers associate as being tarot.
    Today’s tarot cards can fall into three groups – the modern French suited packs (these began to appear in Germany at the start of the 18th century and seldom used for anything but the games), the modern occult packs (which adapt and redesign the original suits and images – such as making coins into pentacles), and the traditional packs still used for game play but also by some occultists.
    The traditional tarot is a family of what we call point-trick games (sometimes complex-trick games). This means that like Bridge, Whist, and Spades, cards are won in tricks – but unlike those games, different cards carry different point values and so it is not the number of tricks taken that wins a hand but the number of card points in them. Over nearly 600 years, the games have developed a great deal of variation within and between different countries and so if you wish to know more, you might like to check these sites…
    http://www.pagat.com
    http://www.tarocchino.com
    In the English speaking world, the best known use for tarot cards is for divination (popularly called fortune telling). For this, the tarot reader will deal the cards into a pattern which is called a spread. Each position in the spread is believed to govern some aspect of the question asked. Each card is assigned a range of possible meanings and the tarot reader uses these meanings in conjunction with the position of the cards in the spread to create a narrative answer. You must decide for yourself if you think there is anything to that.
    The position of the Anglican and Catholic Churches is that tarot is just a card game and they do not consider the cards to be intrinsically evil – they do object to their use in divination and within an occult context, just as they object to the use of tea leaves in that way but don’t object to your drinking tea. So, to answer you question, tarot cards are playing cards and no more evil than a regular pack of Poker cards but if you belong to one of the established monotheistic faiths (Christianity, Islam, or Judaism), then you should consider their use in the occult as evil – new age religions find no such objections and embrace the cards in that context. A skeptic of course, will consider their occult use and promotion as fraudulent and thus also evil in that context. So, it all depnds upon your religious perspective.

  5. I don’t believe any cards are good or evil. People can do good or bad with either of them depending on how they are used.
    Regular cards:
    – play fun family games amusing, entertaining and educational (good).
    – gamble away hard-earned wages (bad).
    Tarot cards:
    – personal insight and guidance (good).
    – abdicate personal responsibility for decision making (bad).

  6. No, not at all. It is the forces around or within anything or anyone that is either good or bad.
    Yes. Who uses them and for what purpose has much to do with this practice.
    But, if we were meant to know the future, we would. At one time, I used tarot cards for many years. All that I read in them may have come true but, none of it was ever ‘positive’.

  7. no, i’ve heard of some who do use regular cards like tarot. to me any item can be used for either good or bad. just depends on the intent of the person using it

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