Monday, May 25, 2015

The CharlieCharlieChallenge - Are We Really Doing This?

Do I really have to write a post on this? I feel like I'd be withholding information if I didn't. But why? Shouldn't everyone know this already?

Well anyway, this is your friendly neighborhood reminder not to summon demons.

For those who don't know (all quotes in this article are from this website)
A terrifying new Twitter craze has been sparked by claims a simple ritual can be used to summon the spirit of a Mexican demon called Charlie.

Let's take a quick moment to just clarify some things factually wrong with this whole thing. First off, spirits don't have nationalities like we do. Whatever demon(s) are answering to this name, they are not "Mexican". They are no different from any other demons. Second,

The dubious rite involves placing two pencils on a piece of paper in the shape of a cross, before writing the words yes and no inside the four squares formed by the pencils.

This is nonsense to get occult types intrigued. They think, "Ooh, I have to do a ritual to invoke this guy! This must be something special!" The fact is, demons aren't limited to silly pencil rituals. These same beings that try to be all cool with their "rituals" are so desperate to mislead you, they would have still answered even if you didn't do the ritual. They'll tickle any itching ear willing to listen. (I used to talk to, and sometimes prayed to what I later learned were negative spirits, please don't assume that I don't know what I'm talking about.) Third,

Anyone who contacts him must chant "Charlie, Charlie can we stop" before calling his visit to an end or risk "leaving a portal open for demons to come in and out of your house as they please".

Absolute nonsense. I apologize if I seem less patient than usual in this post, but let's be honest with ourselves. If you're someone who is invoking demons, you're welcoming them into your life, and as long as you do that, their influence is ABSOLUTELY not bound to words that you say. The portal for them to enter your house/life is always open even if you ask them to stop, until you allow the power of Christ to close it. YOU CANNOT CLOSE IT YOURSELF. They may appear to listen because they're not moving ouija boards around or directly talking to you or what have you, but they're not listening. They will not obey your request to stop, without Christ backing you.

Now let's talk about why you shouldn't do it. See, some people like to think of demons as undiscovered fountains of wisdom that society won't accept. These people like to see demons as something to turn to when they're desperate. The problem is, demons are genuinely, truly evil. Not "evil" in the sense of being "different" or "edgy" or "unappealing to conservatives" or "fun-loving goofs who are misunderstood by uptight human beings". No, demons are evil in the true sense of the word, and they will be evil to you, too. They are not your friends.

See, you don't befriend demons when you contact them. Likewise they do not befriend you. If you contact one, and you're genuinely interested, of course they'll answer questions and get you curious. They're not gonna flip the ouija board over and make scary faces at you and tell you to go back to church because if you follow them you'll be eternally punished. The problem is, the people who do things like this won't understand what they're actually doing. If they get a friendly response, they'll be more interested, assuming the demons just want to help them with, quote, "dating tips" and "life advice".

They'll tell you things, for sure. But it's all lies. It's all things to mislead you. And before anyone thinks of pointing out that things are going well so far - naturally. Your first step isn't going to lead you into some rough situation. It's only after you're in it for awhile and you don't even know what's going on anymore that their influence takes over your life and ruins it. It doesn't make you cool, it puts your life in danger. Demons aren't misunderstood goofs or fountains of wisdom, they're liars who HATE you, and make themselves seem appealing at first glance so they can lead you step by step into destruction, confusion, and negativity.

Anyone who contacts demons for any reason is in for a bad time. If you want help in life, if you want a spiritual force to turn to, if you want to call on a non-physical being, if you want someone who is misunderstood by this nonsensical world, JUST TURN TO GOD!!! God is listening, and if you read His word, you'll understand that a lot of people who claim to know Him unfortunately aren't listening in return. God has plainly extended a hand to all of us to fulfill the role in our lives that these people are turning to demons for. You don't have to search some underground text or perform some nonsensical ritual to get in touch with a being that truly loves you and wants to help you. Just accept Jesus! God will lead all those who believe in Jesus to righteousness. Life on Earth won't be perfect even if you're Christian (as if life would have been perfect if you looked to a demon...) but you will be much better equipped to deal with it. And unlike demons who, when things get rough, will just make life even rougher for you because they don't care about you, God will help you through it! Even if things seem rough, God will guide you through it! And also, unlike demons who work negativity into your life subtly until you can't see it right in front of you, God works good into your life in ways that are both extremely obvious and subtle, and when you look back on things, you'll clearly see it. God is listening, you who want to call upon a higher force. And God wants to help you.  

Also, unlike demons who lead you to Hell in hatred and indifference, God wants to lead you to Heaven in love and mercy.

May God bless and guide all of you according to His perfect will. In Jesus' name. Amen.

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