Quote from Emoticone1111
Out of curiousity... why exactly is magic considered satanic? I've read parts of the Bible and it was never really mentioned. This confuses me, since some of the things God and Jesus have done could be considered magical...
Like MANY things in the Old Testament, the subject of magic is one of those things that you have to do some research on in order to understand what is actually being said about it. The Bible talks about things like killing witches and magic being used for dark purposes, but it's not a subject that is totally clear cut.
If you look at what actual ' class='bbc'>witchcraft and the "magic" involved in it have been throughout history (and into the modern day), you can see that it is a practice involving Satanic and/or darker pagan rituals to invoke the power or favor of Satan or beings other than God.
You can probably see why that type of activity would be deemed "evil/Satanic/blasphemous/etc" and thus be forbidden by the Bible.
Unfortunately, the lack of a "know thy enemy" approach to teaching practitioners of the Christian faith about what is meant by the references to witchcraft or magic, and why they are deemed evil has resulted in modern day western cultures lacking a clear understanding on the issue. As a result we have too many radicals who try banning Harry Potter and any other movies/books/games that feature magic, because they don't understand the difference between pagan rituals to invoke favors from Satan, and a half-elf battle mage casting fireball on the evil lich.