What do you think of Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings?
Despite many Christians going to great lengths to find moral and Biblical “themes” in these movies, the facts are undeniable….
Both of these movies are full of occultic themes, lessons, messages and entertainment. Demons, witches, warlocks, spells, magic, incantations… it’s all there in abundance.
No amount of trying to find symbolic parallels to Christian themes changes the truth about the occultic content of these films. If it walks like duck, quacks like a duck and looks like a duck… it ain’t no chicken. It’s a duck.
Does this categorically make it sinful to watch or own these movies? That is a matter of personal conscience between each Christian and God.
No doubt many Christians would consider this a “cut and dried” issue because of the Biblical prohibitions against dabbling in occultism. Many of those same Christians wouldn’t blink an eye about Christmas trees, birthday candles, easter bunnies or even “trick-or-treating”; all of which have occultic origins and symbology.
It is a classic “meat sacrificed to idols” issue in my opinion; and each Christian should follow their Holy Spirit led conscience. (1 Cor 8)
Side note: I drove by a “fundamental, evangelical” church just last night whose entire front of the building and front lawn is decorated with a Halloween theme (a holiday celebrating death, horror, bloodshed, witches, occult, demons, evil and darkness; no matter how “innocent” you think “trick-or-treating” might be). Amazing… and sad.