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Harmless hobby or Satan praise?

Matt Brown | Friday, February 5, 2010

As a Catholic member of this institution, I am very surprised that The Observer prints a daily horoscope. The Catechism of the Catholic Church clearly states that all forms of divination are to be rejected: Recourse to Satan or demons, conjuring up the dead or other practices falsely supposed to ‘unveil’ the future. Consulting horoscopes, astrology and recourse to mediums all conceal a desire for power over time … They contradict the honor, respect and loving fear that we owe to God alone?
In my opinion, reading your daily horoscope can been seen as a sort of “gateway drug” into the dangerous world of fortune telling. It only takes a seemingly ‘harmless thing like this for the devil to get a toehold on you. You may think that the horoscope is just fun or amusing, but really it’s a dangerous demon tool that is offensive to God. And so I beg you readers of Observer, beware! Do not tempt yourself by reading your horoscope or before long the devil will ensnare you with his demonic witchcraft!

Matt Brown
Knott Hall
Feb. 4