The Difference Between Christian & Occult-Based Fantasy

As all regular readers of this blog know, we receive many questions about children’s books in which the characters use sorcery in one way or another. In an effort to help Christian parents and educators learn how to discern whether or not this content is suitable for children, I would like to post insights from Michael O’Brien’s book, Harry Potter and the Paganization of Culture and other useful sources which I hope they will find useful.

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Why is COVID-19 Leading More People to Psychics Than to God?

It was only a year ago, just before COVID-19 was unleashed upon the world, when Pope Francis warned the faithful not to trust in magic and psychics for guidance – so why are so many people turning to psychics in record numbers during this frightening time when they should be turning to God instead?

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Witchcraft Viewed Unfavorably by Most Americans

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
Staff Writer

In spite of efforts by practitioners and the media to improve the image of modern witchcraft in movies and popular books such as Harry Potter, a recent poll found that a majority of Americans, including youth, have an unfavorable view of these practices.

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