How do you distinguish between the belief in God and the occult?

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by Brass, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. Brass

    Brass

    I can't. Can you?


    (ə-kŭlt', ŏk'ŭlt')
    adj.
    1.Of, relating to, or dealing with supernatural influences, agencies, or phenomena.
    2.Beyond the realm of human comprehension; inscrutable.

    http://www.answers.com/topic/occult
     
  2. How do you distinguish between faith in atheism and faith in religion?
     
  3. Basically, the occult encompasses entities that work outside the providence of God, ie demonic spirits, the demonic realm, majik, spirit conjuring, seances, channeling, psychics etc.
     
  4. Brass

    Brass

    Not on the basis of the definitions I copied above. Perhaps you are channeling your own interpretation? You can choose to put a finer point on it to suit your purposes. But in the main, they appear very much to be one and the same.
     
  5. No, they're not. The occult has an evil connotation and refers to things hidden or concealed. Whereas the True Creator, Yahweh, Christ, the Light of the World, has made Himself known to man through divine revelation contained in the Bible, which is Gods Word.
     
  6. Brass

    Brass

    Impressive. I didn't know you were such a capable verbal contortionist.
     
  7. And still you ducked the question. Which is very much like you.
     
  8. its no wonder you fall for so many conspiricy theories. lack of critical thinking ability.
    atheism is a lack of belief in something unseen and undetectable. religion is belief in something unseen and undetectable. you cant see a difference?
     
  9. Brass

    Brass

    That's just your own biased take. Read it again:


    (ə-kŭlt', ŏk'ŭlt')
    adj.
    1.Of, relating to, or dealing with supernatural influences, agencies, or phenomena.
    2.Beyond the realm of human comprehension; inscrutable.
     
  10. Brass

    Brass

    I only ducked the question that you mucked. Which is very much like you.

    Seriously. If you're going to act daft, prepare to be treated accordingly. Conversely, I will respond to an intelligent comment in kind. It's all about response equity.
     
    #10     Mar 21, 2012