Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Popular witchcraft book.


In the 60’s Margot Adler was a social activist, druggie, and political radical. In the 80’s onward, she was an outspoken occultist and national proponent of witchcraft. She was herself a witch in the Gardner mode, and an “elder” in the Covenant of the Goddess. [See my book Larson’s Book of World Religions for an analysis of her mentor, British witch Gerald Gardner. To order CLICK HERE.] Her book, Drawing Down the Moon, first published in 1979 was reissued in 2006. It was a call for a return to pagan practices. The blurb from her publisher glowingly describes the book (which I’ve read) as providing “inspiration in ancient deities” [read that DEMONS]. Her father was a Jewish psychotherapist and collaborated with Freud. She died July 28, 2014, two days ago, from terminal cancer.


Of course, she had a right to believe anything she wanted, but for three decades she was on the payroll of National Public Radio and hosted a popular radio program. Adler’s salary was in part possible due to a $200 million gift to NPR given by the widow of McDonald’s founder, Ray Kroc. (Think of that the next time you get a Big Mac.) In addition NPR and PBS (Public Broadcasting) get $445 million in taxpayers’ largess every year. NPR says it gets a minimal amount of that. But imagine NPR hiring a Catholic priest or a Protestant Pastor to host a radio show. Unthinkable. The devil has such a grip on our culture, and witchcraft is so widely accepted, that no one blinked at the idea that a witch was on the government’s payroll (whatever the amount doesn’t matter) at the expense of the public. I take no pleasure in her death, and it’s sad when anyone who obviously doesn’t know the Lord dies. Her life is over, but I pray that the legacy of Uncle Sam’s implicit promotion of witchcraft doesn’t live on. 

An encouraging word:  NONE SHOULD PERISHEzekiel declared (33:11) on behalf of the Lord, “I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked.” In the New Testament Peter said (1 Peter 3:9), “The Lord is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” God doesn’t want anyone to go to Hell. Peter also tells us that the Lord is “longsuffering” with regards to the evil in men’s lives. But those who choose to reject God determine their own eternal destination.  Don’t be like those who rail against God for sending anyone to eternal punishment. God has no pleasure in that, but the angels do rejoice when a single soul is saved.


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