Wizards and a defense of Gandalf
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(09-29-2010, 11:11 PM)Walty Wrote: I think it's worth noting that, in my opinion, "magic" is something which is quite real.  It may best be labelled as a supernatural power.  We see the saints and even common priests employing wonders and sacraments by the grace and power of God.  And, like your post, I believe that there are some who mess around with these powers and are able to do things by tapping into some sort of supernatural/divine/angelic power that they are unaware of.  But, at the same time, I also think that demons possess supernatural powers and that certain "wizards" tap into that sort of dark magic and know exactly what they are doing.

Your opinion is mostly fact, except for one detail...it is not "supernatural", which is God only, but "praeternatural" in Catholic theology :)

Also, this is more true than you may have stated here, as noted: http://catholicforum.fisheaters.com/inde...991.0.html

In that post, er, the blog post referred to in that post, people who have the faith have the more sure access to such evil because we know it exists and because demons can use direct temptation as a last resort.
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Wizards and a defense of Gandalf - by Historian - 09-29-2010, 09:59 PM
Re: Wizards and a defense of Gandalf - by Walty - 09-29-2010, 10:53 PM
Re: Wizards and a defense of Gandalf - by Walty - 09-29-2010, 11:11 PM
Re: Wizards and a defense of Gandalf - by timoose - 09-30-2010, 07:43 AM
Re: Wizards and a defense of Gandalf - by Historian - 09-30-2010, 09:49 AM
Re: Wizards and a defense of Gandalf - by cgraye - 09-30-2010, 11:35 AM
Re: Wizards and a defense of Gandalf - by Walty - 09-30-2010, 08:12 PM
Re: Wizards and a defense of Gandalf - by Walty - 09-30-2010, 08:16 PM
Re: Wizards and a defense of Gandalf - by piabee - 10-01-2010, 01:04 PM
Re: Wizards and a defense of Gandalf - by timoose - 10-01-2010, 01:54 PM
Re: Wizards and a defense of Gandalf - by Walty - 10-02-2010, 12:09 AM
Re: Wizards and a defense of Gandalf - by piabee - 10-03-2010, 02:44 AM



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