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Originally posted by dashen
The old testament prohibits the use of magic and auguring techniques. However, learning about the arts is not prohibited, even from a known black magician. The prohibition lies in its practical application. The reason for this being so is that (according to the old testament) it (use of magic) indicated a lack of faith on the part of the practiotioner. These arts are considered impure, and there are many pure ways given by the old testament for achieving divine revelation end experience.
that depends what do you call "magic"?.. maybe in a sense, "magic" is just an alternative to science and religion.