Saturday, July 5, 2008

Divination and christians - What you did not know

We tarot readers often face a lot of opposition from bible-lovers quoting the ever popular

you enter the land which the Lord your God gives you, you shall not learn
to imitate the detestable things of those nations. There shall not
be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through
the fire, one who uses divination, one who practices witchcraft, or one
who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, or one who casts a spell, or a medium
or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead"
(Deuteronomy 18:9-11).

Oh man we cannot divine then right? Wrong! Here is something you might have noticed. Christians DO NOT have to follow the rules of the old testament. Like this one from Deuteronomy. Why? The old testament is the Jewish Toarh, and is their rules not the Christians. We follow the teachings of Jesus and to my knowledge Jesus does not bring the issue up. In fact I would say he is pro divination. Here is a quote from Luke,

"And so I tell you, keep on asking, and you will receive what
you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and
the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives.
Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be
Luke 11:9-10

The seeking and looking is that of asking for help and guidance from God, "everyone who asks, receives, everyone who seeks, finds" means that what you are asking for will be answered.

Jesus was a revolutionist in the religious sense, he taught a different message then of the Jewish faith. In the Jewish faith you cannot eat pork, Jesus said that what goes in your mouth will not defile you, what comes out of your mouth will. Meaning what you speak will defile you not what you eat. I dont want to go into a deep debate but I wanted to point this fact out.

I also feel divination is a word that should not be applied to tarot readers anymore, I feel most modern readers have evolved and we have become seekers of enlightenment and guides to those who need help. Everything good comes from God, and we as readers are doing so much good in the word.

So the next time someone says "Its forbidden in the bible" tell them we are exempt from the old laws, and if they wish to follow them they need to follow every single law, and there are a lot of them and by modern standards no one can follow each one of them.

Plain and simple