Why Do Christians say That All Forms Of Magick are evil and yet light Birthday Candles?
Lighting Birthday Candles is a form of Magick called Candle Magick. Christians have taken Pagan Rituals and incorporated them in their beliefs.
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
I guess, I don't care what you think about my lighting candles on a birthday cake. It is trivial tradition. Get over yourself.
- Deirdre HLv 71 decade ago
Birthday candles and "candle magick" are not at all the same thing.
Magick involves intent and concentration and specific raising of energy. Birthday cakes are celebratory rituals marking the passing of time.
Please note that the word "ritual" is not a religious term, but one which simply means a "repeated act".
The fact that one "makes a wish" while blowing out the candles does not mean that one expects that wish to come true. One is not "praying" to candles.
As a Pagan, with experience in candle magick, I recognize the difference between what I practice and the celebrations of birthdays. If you are denouncing birthday candles, you ought then to reconsider having those "fireplaces" in homes as they are not used to heat homes anymore, but to create moods "fire magick" with close ties to "yule logs". Definitely skip the pagan act of the "honeymoon" (which was a ritual to insure fertility). Most holidays, except for the purely secular are out. Never cross your fingers for luck, knock on wood or throw salt over your shoulder.
If you're going to spend your time worrying about everything that may or may not have pagan origins, you're likely to avoid doing anything at all... Even breathing has pagan significance.
- 1 decade ago
Haha thats freaking awsome. I love it when Christians acidentally use pagan things. It makes me laugh. Like these things for example:
The Christian holiday of Easter commemorates the crucifixion of Christ, and his rise from the dead into heaven. Then where do all the symbolism of bunnies, and eggs come from? It's more than coincedence that the early Pagans had a holiday to mark the Spring Equinox, called Ostara, usually celebrated around March 21st. With the return of spring, came the birthing of the farm animals for the year. Which is why we see bunnies, chicks, eggs and little lambs as symbols for this holiday. Part of the Ostara mythology involved the return of various deities from the underworld (symbolic of the end of winter). So it's not surprising that this holiday got enmeshed with the Christian story of the ressurection of Christ.
Even non-Pagans use the term "Yule" around the Christmas holidays. Yule is celebrated on the Winter Solstice (December 22nd), on the shortest day of the year. Since the days get longer from this point in the year, Yule is a celebration of the returning sun and the rebirth of the God who died at Hallowe'en. As with Easter, the Christian story of the birth of Jesus fits nicely with the Pagan mythology of a God reborn. Traditions such as wreaths and Yule logs are remnants of the original beliefs. Gifts were exchanged at Yule long before the Wise Men offered their gifts to the baby Jesus.
The pagans in Rome celebrated their thanksgiving in early October. The holiday was dedicated to the goddess of the harvest, Ceres, and the holiday was called Cerelia. The Catholic church took over the pagan holiday and it became well established in England, where some of the pagan customs and rituals for this day were observed long after the Roman Empire had disappeared. In England the "Harvest Home" has been observed continuously for centuries.
In our own hemisphere, among the Aztecs of Mexico, the harvest took on a grimmer aspect. Each year a young girl, a representation of Xilonen, The goddess of the new corn, was beheaded. The Pawnees also sacrificed a girl. In a more temperate mood, the Cherokees of the American Southeast danced the Green Corn Dance and began the new year at harvest's end.Source(s): http://www.nazarite.net/evil-holidays.html http://paganwiccan.about.com/library/weekly/aa0325...
- 1 decade ago
are you so sure that this is so, or is it that the new age wicca freaks started calling birthday candles "candle majick"? a similar situation occurs with the gay rainbow, which meant that "yay!, God isnt going to kill us all in a flood" for several thousand years before the alternative lifestyles people started using the symbol for their own purposes. another similar situation occurs with the nazi swastika, which meant all kinds of good things before hitler perverted it. you witchcraft people who use symbols and things should know their origin rather than claiming invention of a "ritual", especially something as universal as blowing out a candle. all kinds of cultures have some form of candle lighting ritual that dates back a few thousand years. im sure they didnt call it something faggoty like "candle majick"
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- SearcherLv 71 decade ago
Well, probably because most Christians like myself have never heard of this being a magick ritual.
- goldensparkler61Lv 41 decade ago
Really I didn't know that lighting birthday candles was magic? wow...What does it mean to light a birthday candle? There are other pagan practices that many christians particapate in. such as a christmas tree.
- RBRNLv 51 decade ago
For the same reason people whether they're self-proclaimed christians, muslims, jews, etc. do anything against the law of God, they're hearts are far away from Him. See Matthew 15:esp. verses 8-9. It also applies to other pagan practices i.e., christmas, halloween, easter, idol worship or any false doctrine.Source(s): Bible
- 1 decade ago
The Christians have been using Pagan things for years. Even when they do not know it. But I think some of the posters on here need to do their on research and not go on the lies they have heard.
- Purdey EPLv 71 decade ago
I don't say it's evil. In fact I have a pagan book of days. I find it very interesting to see all the holidays and customs Christianity adopted.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Silly lucee--doesn't know the difference between magic and magick--it's not a spelling error, for the ignorant