Are Ouija boards harmless? Quick answer, No.
The Ouija board is a form of divination that involves seeking information from spirits. These boards aren’t the harmless games they are usually marketed to be. They sadly work in reaching spirits, the scary part is the only spirits that can be contacted through it are evil ones.
Some people usually claim the board doesn’t work or they don’t believe they do. But the problem is, not believing in something doesn’t mean they don’t exist or aren’t real. These things have scary repercussions and do not depend on the user’s belief.
God condemns any form of occultic practices which includes divination. There are tons of biblical passages treating such matters like the following:
Let no one be found among you who sacrifices his son or daughter in the fire, who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft, or casts spells, or who is a medium or spiritist or who consults the dead. Anyone who does these things is detestable to the Lord”.
He practiced soothsaying and divination, and reintroduced the consulting of ghosts and spirits. He did much evil in the LORD’S sight and provoked him to anger.
2 Kings 21:6
And when they say to you, “Inquire of mediums and fortune-tellers (who chirp and mutter!); should not a people inquire of their gods, apply to the dead on behalf of the living?”
The Catholic Catechism:
2116 All forms of divination are to be rejected: recourse to Satan or demons, conjuring up the dead or other practices falsely supposed to “unveil” the future.48 Consulting horoscopes, astrology, palm reading, interpretation of omens and lots, the phenomena of clairvoyance, and recourse to mediums all conceal a desire for power over time, history, and, in the last analysis, other human beings, as well as a wish to conciliate hidden powers. They contradict the honor, respect, and loving fear that we owe to God alone.
2117 All practices of magic or sorcery, by which one attempts to tame occult powers, so as to place them at one’s service and have a supernatural power over others – even if this were for the sake of restoring their health – are gravely contrary to the virtue of religion. These practices are even more to be condemned when accompanied by the intention of harming someone, or when they have recourse to the intervention of demons. Wearing charms is also reprehensible. Spiritism often implies divination or magical practices; the Church for her part warns the faithful against it. Recourse to so-called traditional cures does not justify either the invocation of evil powers or the exploitation of another’s credulity.
There have been several testimonies from the Church’s exorcists. They show that these things are far from harmless or games. Some have put the number of the worst cases involving some demonic activities to be around 90%. This is a very high number. Usually caused by the fact that these boards are so popular and marketed as a game, sometimes for kids.
Nothing good can come out of using these things. So what is the point of putting ourselves and our loved ones in danger?
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