i was just wondering because i have come across a lot of things on the net where christians are criticizing popular culture and saying that it “the occult”. i mean things like pokemon, harry potter, star wars, etc. etc. they aren’t occult they are just very popular and adds to imagination. do they think that kids aren’t allowed to have an imagination?
Answer – trauma, mental conditioning from early ages, infectious zealotry.
Anything that is not a verbatim quote or a photocopied imagery from their chosen set of icons and isms becomes subject to suspicion.
“occult” has become a catch word for anything they are indoctrinated to distrust : astrology, astronomy, supernaturalism, spiritualism, any religion that is not accepted in the mainstream.
Example : I know many Buddhists and Jews who practice rather esoteric methods, but I do not know many christians who condemn their practices as “occult”.
A Buddhist sitting in front of a candle humming while burning oils is accepted, but a person who claims the title of “Witch” while doing almost exactly the same thing is somehow “evil”?
Sometimes very simple minded humans label what they do not understand “evil” because they fear what they cannot grasp. Scientists were burned at the stake for heresy and labeled as “devil worshippers” and “occultists” back in the dark ages. Anything successful or created by man on earth must be the work of devil, right?