Internetnet witchcraft at our public library

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  1. RTG

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    I was just wondering if anyone else has noticed this at your public library.About every time I go to the library there are young people playing these games.Last week at ball pratice 8-10 year olds a young man on the team had showed up,he stated he did'nt want to play or be on the team.His father helps out with the team and seemed shocked at his sons attitude.Any way he took the feild,he refused to do anything,he looked and acted very disturbed.I went out and talked to him,I was not getting anywhere,somehow the subject of what he had been doing allday came up.He told me he had played something the dragon for three hours that afternoon.I asked him what it was all about,he stated it was a medieval magic game.I wondered to my self,does his father know about this or even condone it?I kept asking ?'s and found out he had been playing this game for some time now at the public library.His behavior could be unrelated to the game he was playing that afternoon,but I don't think so.I feel I should tell his father,any advice,have any of you spoken to any of the children playing these games at your library?
     
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    Since I haven't been to the public library in years, I wouldn't have the slightest idea what goes on there. I buy the books that I read or look up info on my Internet at home.
     
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    They can do anything online they want, courts have upheld rights of anyone at librarys to see/do anything they want including porn.

    The librarys didn't want to "censor" peoples right to freedom of information/speech etc.

    There are more than one game relating to midevil I think, the main one a few years ago was Dungeons and Dragons.

    I had a friend that was into it until he was saved and he saw the wrong in it and stopped.

    Might try talking to the father but duck as you do he is may tell you to stay out of their business.
     
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    I’ll tell you one thing I’ve heard of this type of game from meeting a 40 year old lady that was and maybe still is completely convinced she was possessed by some kind of demonic evil thing and scared to even talk about it. I’m still not sure if she’s over it. Very strange!
     
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    I personally know some teens who got into magick (sorcery) by being introduced to it first as a "game" on the internet at young ages. Many games use actual occult terms, and have characters who cast spells and use sorcery. Also, many teens get into Wicca/witchcraft via the internet. One girl in a Christian home started getting into it at age 11.

    The Internet is a fact of life -- parents need to monitor their children on the computer. As for the library situation, all we can do is pray. There is no way to stop people from going to these sites at the library (unless the parents are following the kids there and forbidding it). Also, there are lots of parents who see no harm in this stuff.

    I have dealt with dozens of teens and families of teens involved in the occult. This has been going on for awhile, even before the Internet. I started hearing about Wicca in the schools in the U.S. in 1995 and started talking about it then.
     
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    I know I hope someone would tell me if that was my son! Talk about dangerous.
     
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    Ah gee - now we got mentally underequipped people taking games online too seriously?

    Dang it - Forget the freaking game folks - its YOUR fault - not the games - it is possible to play those games in a manner consistent with Christian beliefs.

    It is time people stopped blaming things and started blaming themselves

    8-10 years old isnt a young man - its a kid - a snotty runnynosed little child - dont start ascribing things to him that aint his yet. Grab a thick belt - smack his bum - repeat until he behaves.

    As for that 40 year old woman - she's screwed up - messed in the head - I dont care if she's Hillary CLinton, Laura Bush, Judge Judy, Oprah, or yer momma - she's one messed up person - the only way someone can get like that is if someone takes the game too darn seriously and even then - it has to go FAR beyond that - I mean I've played and still on occasion if I have free time play those games - I enjoy arguing on these boards more. I took them very seriously - but Im not demon haunted - and I dont run around screaming Wingardiem Leviosa at people.
     
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    When walking through the teen section at our small town local library I have seen books that seem to come from a series. "Wicca for teens." "Tarot for teens." These were just the books on display! I didn't have to dig to find these!

    The library is run by the government, not the church and all parents should surpervise everything their child gets from there and does there. I would imaging many public school libraries have the same problems.

    ~Lorelei
     
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    Again - Its your fault Lorelei - and the fault of every parent - The libraries dont get much money - if they want to stay open they satisfy what they they see as popular - so stop letting your little monsters not men or women read the books - check out different books - and if you check out more books then the others then the library will change their displays.
     
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    Wasn't but about six years ago that my daughter read an article in an SBC magazine which came from Nashville that touted evolution.

    What goes on in the public doesn't concern me nearly as much as what I see in the church.

    Are you concerned about supporting Islam through buying gas?
     
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    I found one thing librarians really like is when you donate good books to the library.
     
  12. TexasSky

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    Our library computers are extremely limited in what you can and cannot access. You can search the card catalog, and you can search certain reference materials, but that's about it. They use a system similiar to "net nanny" to block out almost all entertainment areas.

    They also limit the amount of time allowed on the systems.

    We do the same thing on the student study-kioses at the Universities and public schools.

    There is no reason, in this day and age, for your computer to provide access where you don't want it to provide access.

    That said, as a mom, I have to wonder - what kind of father leaves his son alone, unattended, for three hours - anywhere? But especially in a public facilities building?
     
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    Lorelei,

    I don't know what city you live in, but I had a friend in a large city that approached the "Wicca" books this way:

    They couldn't get them removed from the shelves, so they checked them out. Kept them as long as they could, took another Christian with them to turn them in, that Christian checked them out.
    Since the books were "active in the card catalog" they weren't "replaced", but they never hit the shelves for teens either.
     
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    Well that was a creative approach! I live in a small Kansas town and was actually shocked to see them. I just discovered the book on Tarot yesterday because my daugher (3) likes the comfy chairs in the teen section. The book wasn't just on the shelf, but on display as if recommended!

    Of course, the summer reading program has a midevil theme and is titled "Dragons, Dreams, and Daring Deeds." Most of the librarians are active church members, so I don't get it...although some are Catholic I know at least one is Baptist.

    ~Lorelei
     
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    My children do not check out books of that nature and we check out plenty of books that are worthy of reading. We visit the library at least once a week and never come out of there empty handed.

    I was not complaining nor blaming anyone. I do what every parent should do, and that is supervise what my childs does. In the world there is evil and I am but one person who can't stop the world from being worldly.

    My plan is to get some books about the dangers of witchcraft and after having read them and better educated myself, I will see if the library accepts them as a donation.

    ~Lorelei
     
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    If most of them are active church members, maybe you should contact the elders of their church and suggest a little meeting, and set the meeting at the library.

    You'd be amazed how many Christians don't want their deacons and elders and ministers to see their place of work, and how quickly they clean up their act when they get the subtle nudge that God knows all.
     
  17. RTG

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    Thank you all for your input.
     
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    Care to point me to that particular article, gb...I seemed to have missed it, and I'm SBC and I live in the Nashville area.
     
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    There used to be a lot of wiccan information in the childrens section of the library here. Christians tried the approach that TS offered here, but the teens found the info through the public school system just as easily just by requesting it.
     
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    Doesnt this flag the head librarian to purchase more books on this and similar topics though? I have a friend who is a librarian...that is what she said happens in her area.
     

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