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originally posted by: DeathSlayer
originally posted by: intrptr
a reply to: DeathSlayer
You left out all the worlds religions. Religion, as in organized religious practice is occultic. Occult stems from cult. All religions are cults.
Except yours, right?
I notice Protestant was left off that list.
There are many occultists within my faith and I left off many religions such as Islam, Black Muslim, Catholics, Hinduism, Buddhism, etc.....
Like I mentioned in the OP - I intentionally left out the main religions because I did not want a religious debate over religion.
originally posted by: Bybyots
The teachings of Plotinus, or what became known as neo-Platonism, has had a profound influence on Christian theology.
There is a very real reason to avoid these "practices", especially most types of divination and "spirit-channeling".
For those Christians that have forgotten why, and for those that would like to learn why: you will have to search the teachings of Plotinus to recover that information.
Good luck! It's quite the hunt.
P.S. Oh whoops! I forgot two that you all missed: