It always cracks me up when Christians freak out about “witches” casting “spells” and “curses” on people. Charisma magazine, a big supporter of Trump, promoted an article from Breaking Israel News about the sales of tarot cards going up after Trump took office, which of course means “spiritual warfare” — or what we atheists call pointlessly muttering to non-existent entities.
Sales of tarot cards have risen sharply in the last year as self-proclaimed witches claim that divination and dark-magic are effective in opposing President Trump. One end-of-days expert cites this as an illogical yet divinely guided step in setting the stage for the Messianic showdown in which the two sides, Good and Evil, are clearly defined.
The BBC published an article last week noting a 30-percent increase in sales in tarot cards last year, citing data collected by US Games Systems, a publisher of tarot games…Rabbi Daniel Asore, a member of the Sanhedrin, noted that the anti-divine aspect of divination is precisely the reason why the practice is proscribed and considered one of the more egregious forms of evil.
“Diviners and witches both try to take God out of heaven, out of the world, and replace him with ‘self’,’” Rabbi Asore told Breaking Israel News. “They assign the power to nature and try to control it using esoteric methods that do not include God. This has ancient roots but in our era, it has taken on the appearance of New Age. Even if it looks modern, it is exactly the same as the idol worship we read about in the Bible.”
I say it’s all idol — and idle — worship, as there is no evidence that any such things exist. But I love it when Christians get all upset about this and counter it by throwing more prayers at it. Because yep, that oughta do it. “Witches” are muttering absurdities to no one and Christians must defeat them by uttering more absurdities to no one. Whoever incoherently babbles the longest “wins,” I guess. It’s like two blind people in a staring contest.