Exactly! Though I did mention the Jesus vs Horus parallel in my original response, a Jesus vs Horus debate deviates from the topic at hand.
My response was not even meant to be Anti-Christian per se… I was just making a point. If @ExTenebrisVictoria is a devout Catholic and actually believes in the words of the rosary, in salvation through Jesus-Christ, the reality of the Catholic Hell and Purgatory, all those rules of the Catholic Church, etc., then more power to them!
But if they don’t, then I don’t see the point in praying the rosary. I used to be a practising Roman Catholic, and I was part of that youth group. I’d carry the cross, the lamp, give Communion… But as I got more and more involved in the Goetia, one of the chief members of the group objected to my giving Communion (we were close, and I’d confide in him a lot).
Besides, no matter how hard I tried to follow all of the rules listed in the Official Catechism, I always had setbacks cause some of the rules just did not make sense, and at some point, even some priests got fed up with me, but they failed to realize it was all because of how stupid, asinine and actually obsessive some of those rules were. Following obsessive rules might very well lead to “obsession”…
It’s had that point that I started to realize the Roman Church was all a lie and not for me, and that’s how I lapsed from it.
That said, some mages actually do merge the two (Pagan practices with Catholic prayers and rites), Haitian Voodoo practitioners also recite Catholic prayers in their ceremonies, etc. Some mages such as @TheStorm I mentioned in my original response have a strong opinion against that, while others say that religion is not magick, magick is not religion, and some powers may be drawn from Catholic rituals.
Some warned me Catholic prayers may feed the Angels, Yahweh may hide within Catholic icons of the Virgin Mary, that serving Satan and Yahweh at once, I’d end up pissing off both, while others told me they may actually direct the energy of a Mass to Lucifer… To each their own, I guess.
@charles9, how interesting is it that Tom Harpur was an Anglican priest. This shows that he wasn’t even trying to be Anti-Christian or anything. All his research led to the conclusions he published.
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