Do religions deserve special treatment?

Commenting on the terrible events in Paris, the Pope said religions should be treated with respect, suggesting there were limits to how far satirists should go in lampooning religions. Now as a Protestant I do not agree with the Pope about certain things, such as...

Why Celebrate a Failed Terrorist?

Every year in Britain we celebrate the Fifth of November as a major festival in the calendar.  Probably our third biggest after Christmas and Easter.  Surely a failed terrorist who died some 400 year ago is hardly someone we want to remember.  So lets look at the...

What’s Missing from the Occult?

Sometimes a thing can be wrong because it is not right.  I have looked at some of the reasons to not like the Occult.  Now I will point out what it lacks and which Christianity offers. Social Concern. If the Church can be accused of failing at times to address social...

Do You Want to Know a Secret?

I have written about various things that Christians tend to lump together as the Occult.  Fortune-telling, Magic and Contacting the Dead.  I want also to mention an element of the Occult generally that many Christians and others object to.  That is Secrecy. The word...

Do You Want to Contact the Dead?

I have written recently about the Occult.  In particular I had dealt with fortune-telling and magic.  The next major category to be considered is: Contacting the Dead. Why do Christians condemn efforts at contacting loved-ones – or anyone else – who has...

Magic and the Occult.

I have written recently about the Occult and specifically about fortune-telling.  Well, the next major category of things you might call the Occult is Magic. I do not mean conjuring, escapology or other similar forms of entertainment.  I am referring to attempts at...