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Coptic Orthodox Church
edited December 1969
Hi I was wondering if magic was wrong I have heard people say it was but I am not sure it's not witchcraft or anything just some tricks i'm so confused plz help ???
This question was asked to Anba Youssef and this is what he said:
"Nowadays there are two types of magic: one is an entertainment magic and the other is the one condemned by God in the Holy Bible.
David Blaine like many others, Houdini, Sigfred & Roy, Lance Burton, David Copperfield, to name a few, are all illusionists. They are excellent in entertaining people deluding them into believing what they think they see. A magician called Craig Browning wrote "People want to believe in magic and we are the instruments via which that experience can become manifest". The techniques of many of these tricks are now available in books that people can buy and try to practice themselves, even levitation. To keep yourself three days in an ice block or bury yourself alive or make the statue of liberty disappear in front of a huge audience are all very entertaining acts; and those who perform them call themselves illusionists.
This is different from the "magic" referred to and refused by the Holy Bible which is, without exception, the manipulation of the supernatural realm, either by conjuring of demons, consulting with people known as sorcerers or mediums, dabbling with astrology with the intent to predict the future. (Deuteronomy 18:10-11)"
im talking about illusion not any scorcery or demon witchcraft just tricks in books at the library or something that has a secret but is only an illusion not anything whith the devil sorry if I sound harsh I still dont know if its wrong or not its just a small trick to entertain