PROGRAMED! Hollywood and the occult! Please add your links..and.. experiences
One of the most potent mind-molding forces today can be summarized in one word: Hollywood. In addition to the theater, television screens are almost everywhere, in homes, malls, airports, airplanes, and offices, even inside many automobiles. Computers also often double as television sets. Movies and TV shows all influence the thoughts of those who watch them.
Of course God can and does work through the medium of television, but so does the devil. To those with spiritual discernment, it is as clear as a mountain stream in Montana that our ancient enemy often uses Hollywood programs to seduce human minds, just as he tricked Eve in Eden. This is especially true of shows featuring occult themes.
And talking to dead people, practicing witchcraft, and spell casting are popular Hollywood themes. They make big money. These fictitious Hollywood programs make occultism look attractive, and Satan works through these programs to desensitize human minds to the dangers of the real thing.
In the Bible, God categorically warns His people to avoid such practices. “ ‘When you come into the land,’ ” the Lord warned Israel, “ ‘you shall not learn to follow the abominations of those nations.’ ” Note carefully: “ ‘There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, or one who practices witchcraft, or a soothsayer, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, or one who conjures spells, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead. For all who do these things are an abomination to the LORD, and because of these abominations the LORD your God drives them out from before you.”2
Hollywood is making many of these practices look cool, but God says they aren’t cool at all. Rather, they’re “abominations.” The Lord says this not because He is Mr. Stuffy in the Sky, but because He loves us and knows full well that Satan and his evil angels work directly through these practices in the real world to enter human hearts and destroy souls. Hollywood is effectively desensitizing human minds to the dangers of this reality—precisely what Lucifer wants.