Going Against God.."Just For Fun"

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    In your opinion are the two related or not?



    By Marsha West (08/22/2006)


    http://americandaily.com/article/15212
     
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    I know and believe that God detests sorcery. But, here's a weird thing... It seems to me that many people's personalities really DO follow their astrological signs. Not that I believe in foretelling the future, but I wonder why it seems like the personality part of astrology seems to fit many times.
     
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    Maybe it's just so generic it could apply to any one of us??
     
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    Certainly possible, although I have read pretty detailed descriptions of personality traits of the astrological signs. (I dated a guy who was into it.) And people I know who have some very similar personalities turn out to have birthdays near each other.

    However, I do not advocate relying on astrology. Just wondering if there actually IS a correlation.
     
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    I think Horoscopes in themselves are pretty harmless, but as with many things, it's important not to get pulled in to getting involved with the more serious stuff.
     
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    So does the Bible acknowledge that sorcery is an actual power that the devil uses?
     
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    I looked it up once. Sorcery just isn't that good of a translation of what they're talking about when the English version says 'sorcery.' However, the word doesn't really translate into English, so they left it as is and some Bibles put in a footnote. When it says 'sorcery' in the Bible, it's talking about either a certain set of pagan rituals or poison making. I can't remember which.
     
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    Do you remember the verses? I would like to look it up. :)
     
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    It is interesting how the Wican's see themselves as benign when they practive witchcraft (sorcery) yet christianity tells us we are not to use witchcraft, because that is replacing prayer and elevating ourselves to the level of God (pride which is the Devils domain). It's very easy to give into temptation and want total control over our own lives by using means other than prayer. I suppose it's a matter of trust, faith, and humility not to give in.
     

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