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Is Christianity really part of the occult?

How can you explain away these???


Asked by Anonymous at 4:28 PM on Mar. 26, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • By definition most religions can be considered occult related. I see what you mean though and believe some may take it to that level.

    Answer by hot-mama86 at 4:55 PM on Mar. 26, 2010

  • Occult simply means secret knowledge. All religions have secret knowledge and "magic" -- Christians today don't call it magic usually, they call it miracles. The link about the humors and Christianity has a historical base. Like every other religion, Christianity has changed with the times. About the time of Chaucer study of the humors was very common place. It was medicine. Christianity and medical science have always been able to co-exist.

    It's not nice to bait people, especially if they aren't historians. This history isn't taught in most schools.

    Answer by ecodani at 4:35 PM on Mar. 26, 2010

  • "Occult" just means secret knowledge that is passed on to select individuals rather than society as a whole. It means anything not done publicly. Christianity is usually not that kind of spiritual system, but there are Christian sects which operate in this way & some people will always believe that every influential group secretly operates that way. On the whole Christianity has no occult components, but there is never an absolute answer to those things.

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:37 PM on Mar. 26, 2010

  • oc·cult
       /əˈkʌlt, ˈɒkʌlt/ Show Spelled[uh-kuhlt, ok-uhlt] Show IPA
    of or pertaining to magic, astrology, or any system claiming use or knowledge of secret or supernatural powers or agencies.
    beyond the range of ordinary knowledge or understanding; mysterious.
    secret; disclosed or communicated only to the initiated.
    hidden from view.
    (in early science)
    not apparent on mere inspection but discoverable by experimentation.
    of a nature not understood, as physical qualities.
    dealing with such qualities; experimental: occult science.
    Medicine/Medical. present in amounts too small to be visible: a chemical test to detect occult blood in the stool.


    Answer by hot-mama86 at 4:54 PM on Mar. 26, 2010

  • 7.
    the supernatural or supernatural agencies and affairs considered as a whole (usually prec. by the).
    occult studies or sciences (usually prec. by the).
    –verb (used with object)
    to block or shut off (an object) from view; hide.
    Astronomy. to hide (a celestial body) by occultation.
    –verb (used without object)
    to become hidden or shut off from view.

    Answer by hot-mama86 at 4:54 PM on Mar. 26, 2010