Why do most religions shun magic?

There's one thing that always bugged me and it's why most religions want you to avoid magic, say it's bad, wicked or dangerous, even though magic is supposed to allow you to achieve things impossible by natural means, religious people would rather have you rely on prayers and divinity instead of witchcraft and magic, why is that so?

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  1. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    because it is the asinine, derogatory shit imaginable annd whether or not an authority practices that shit themselves you can bet they do not want [you] to use it, or for they [themselves] to be subject to it

  2. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    The exoteric doctrines of religions do it because magic is the structuring of the cosmos and it's used as a self actualization tool, it's the practical use of esotericism.

    The exoteric body of a religion holds most of its followers, obviously you wouldn't want them enlightened and ignoring the exoteric doctrine, it would leave the people in charge of said religion without power and influence.

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      I find the analogy to quantum mechanics instructive. In a sense, what gets taught in theoretical physics departments around the world is quite literally "esoteric doctrine": a deep understanding of the mysteries of the universe, available only to a relatively small circle of initiates, which knowledge gives you the ability to demonstrate strange and unusual phenomena.

      Why is it not taught to middle schoolers? To keep them in the dark? No; it is "hidden" because most people are not ready to understand it. And when they do try, usually they end up believing all sorts of woo and nonsense, because they have not reached a point where they can distinguish truth and falsehood. Magic is forbidden to the exoterics because they need simple rules to govern their actions. Once you're ready, you will learn it, and no-one can keep the knowledge away from you.

  3. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    Because the clergy want to hog it all to themselves!

  4. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    Magic isn't good but Religions don't want you to use it because they're institutions/systems for control and your ignorance and weakness is of course necessary for them to succeed.

  5. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    It's basically the same reason why most countries don't allow drugs: it's bad for the people.

  6. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    in west and central africa everyone and their mother practices magic and nothing really gets done
    in the united states the majority are hardline christians and either reject magic or believe it doesnt exist, and it is a strong nation

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      >America
      >Christian Nation
      Choose one.
      Europe practiced magic for centuries and thats how they became the most advanced peoples. America is dog shit compared to the Roman Empire which Saturn was their main diety. Imagine lasting 1000 years and having America be compared to you lol. Its almost 250 years and the walls are already giving way. good luck amerimutt

      • 6 months ago
        Anonymous

        Saturn wasnt their main diety. Stop lying and bullshitting anons here.

        • 6 months ago
          Anonymous

          Most religions are Solar religions. The Sun is the principle of self-sacrifice and submission to a higher power, not something conductive to self-empowerment through magic.

          He wasn't but he was almost on par in importance with Jupiter.

          • 6 months ago
            Anonymous

            Jupiter and Janus were the main dieties.

      • 6 months ago
        Anonymous

        Do they? Afaik only abrahamic faiths do. And orthodoxy is de facto tolerant of folk magic.
        They might have a point though, most people are too moronic to handle it.

        >the Roman Empire which Saturn was their main diety.
        Uh, that was Jupiter.

  7. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    What exactly are these "most religions"?

  8. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    For Christianity, the bible says magick is a sin. It usually refers to it as sorcery though, and it gets lumped in with psychics, divination and other things of that nature
    https://www.openbible.info/topics/sorcery

  9. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Why do most religions shun magic?
    >Most religions are saturn-cult trash.
    ...Hmm.

  10. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    Because it's the very thing that gives them power, so they need to hold a proprietary claim to it. Like states have a monopoly on violence.

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Like states have a monopoly on violence.

      Anon pls.

      • 6 months ago
        Anonymous

        it's from political theory you dingus

  11. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    Thaumaturgy is fine in most religions the issue is that it’s usually reserved for the priest class.

  12. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    The idea is that god should be enough for you, and performing magic to get what you want is antithetical to the dependence god wants you to have on him, and stuff like wanting to see the future shows you have little faith.

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      Lol what a narcissistic psychopath.
      My gods dont condemn or scorn me for being a human.

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