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    Re: Impact of Christianity on Witchcraft and vice versa

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    I don't disagree. Not a huge fan of the duplicity OT God sometimes displays. The argument for some is that Christ changed a lot and this type of bargaining is basically gone. Still, there are some American Christians that seem to live in a grand fantasy epic.
    I'm inclined to think it's more a case of Christianity being more dualist than Judaism so the Devil is less inclined to make bets with the LoH when you're dealing with a Christian narrative (he'd just attack Job outright until he was stopped) than a heavenly prosecutor in a Judaic tale would. As the OT is largely* inherited from Judaism, OT LoH doesn't have the convenient scapegoat already written in that he's got in the NT.

    * I know enough Christians who'd tell me that the OT is effectively the Torah. I'm relatively sure that while the two books are similar, there will be a number of distinctions of varying subtlety but I haven't read either in enough detail to say this with certainty.
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    Re: Impact of Christianity on Witchcraft and vice versa

    Quote Originally Posted by MaskedOne View Post
    I'm inclined to think it's more a case of Christianity being more dualist than Judaism so the Devil is less inclined to make bets with the LoH when you're dealing with a Christian narrative (he'd just attack Job outright until he was stopped) than a heavenly prosecutor in a Judaic tale would. As the OT is largely* inherited from Judaism, OT LoH doesn't have the convenient scapegoat already written in that he's got in the NT.

    * I know enough Christians who'd tell me that the OT is effectively the Torah. I'm relatively sure that while the two books are similar, there will be a number of distinctions of varying subtlety but I haven't read either in enough detail to say this with certainty.
    The Torah is the OT, but not the KJV. The British edited out a lot of books. The Torah contains the books of Macabees, etc. which are in the LV OT but not the KJV.

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    Re: Impact of Christianity on Witchcraft and vice versa

    Witchcrafts effect on christianity being that, today, six in ten self identifying christians (on average) hold to what they know are heretical "new age" beliefs. The number is higher for catholics and lower for protestants. Higher for the young and lower for the old. The issue has been a pet peeve of christian religious leaders, of which there are fewer and fewer, as seemingly no one wants to carry the torch forward when these other obviously appealing alternatives to a traditional faith exist.

    Ironically, the demographic you'll find the most de jure contemporary pagans in, is the christian demographic.
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