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So, I was wondering if buying used books online, like thru the used venders on Amazon.com, was bad, as in can books be cursed? I noticed alot of the vendors from Oregon or NY, and I know occult is big in lots of those areas. I checked other books some of the vendors had and they had many demon, occult, type of books sometimes. I take Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior, so I know I have nothing to fear... but if I give some books (like Catholicism for Dummies) as a gift to someone who is not a believer yet, do they get harmed?

j2c99, Catholic Answers 73 Comments [3/20/2009 12:23:48 PM]
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Books are dead objects.
A bit like your brain really..

3/20/2009 12:24:53 PM

Zeus Almighty

"if I give some books (like Catholicism for Dummies) as a gift to someone who is not a believer yet, do they get harmed?"

No. Unless they become a catholic.

3/20/2009 12:26:31 PM



"Oregon or NY, and I know occult is big in lots of those areas"

It is?
You know this how?

3/20/2009 12:27:31 PM

onoma

i curse all my books before sending them to buyers.

3/20/2009 12:27:49 PM

onoma

@zeus

win!

3/20/2009 12:29:15 PM

Yama the Space Fish

You're planning to replace the cover of the Necronomicon with something innocuous, aren't you?

3/20/2009 12:31:51 PM

emau99

You have GOT to be kidding me.

3/20/2009 12:45:38 PM

Lucilius

Books can't carry demons (they're very sensitive to paper cuts), but they can carry Protestant cooties. Who knows if your book might have rubbed against Luther's writings on the warehouse? Beware!

3/20/2009 12:46:05 PM

Ozzie

I was raised in a very Italian devout Roman Catholic family. I really don't remember all these worries about demons. We had the fear of God in us, but never demons. Is this something new in the Catholic church? I've been away for a long long time.

A little off topic, but I was just wondering:)

3/20/2009 12:49:18 PM

Paschal Wagner

And the yoghurt is also cursed.

3/20/2009 12:54:00 PM

Jeff Weskamp

Cursing a book...... sounds like a cool idea for a Dungeons & Dragons spell!

3/20/2009 12:56:13 PM

Old Viking

Curses are delicate and do not travel well. Almost any form of shipment will weaken if not kill your average, garden variety curse.

3/20/2009 1:00:03 PM



The only harm they'll receive is you giving them a stupid gift that they'll never read.

3/20/2009 1:04:47 PM

anevilmeme

Cursed books? Wasn't this a bad Dr Who episode?

3/20/2009 1:07:20 PM

Berny

...Catholicism for Dummies

I can't think of a more aptly named book.

3/20/2009 1:07:57 PM

aaa

A book is just a book. Nothing else.

3/20/2009 1:09:34 PM

Brain_In_A_Jar

I take Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior, so I know I have nothing to fear... but if I give some books (like Catholicism for Dummies) as a gift to someone who is not a believer yet, do they get harmed?

Interesting - I've never before seen a fundie implicate their own denomination in putting harmful curses on people.

3/20/2009 1:09:47 PM

Seeker in the Dark

Okay, like I said in another comment, Catholic Answers doesn't seem to be about the same Catholicism I've always heard about (except as explained by conservative cardinals, I guess...) but this here takes the whole paranoia to an all-new level.

3/20/2009 1:10:24 PM

Zits

Lucilius

Books can't carry demons (they're very sensitive to paper cuts), but they can carry Protestant cooties. Who knows if your book might have rubbed against Luther's writings on the warehouse? Beware!


Lucilius Wins The Internets!

3/20/2009 1:12:12 PM



"I take Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior, so I know I have nothing to fear... but if I give some books (like Catholicism for Dummies) as a gift to someone who is not a believer yet, do they get harmed?"

And now the rest of this exchange:

Alex Trebek: "Your answer, Scott?"

Jeopardy contestant: "I'm gonna say 'things insane people say.'"

Alex: "Correct for $800."

3/20/2009 1:16:51 PM

Carbonated Margarine

That's... not quite how an online virus works.

But this really makes me want to see how the occult-wary j2c99 would react to the Sesame Street classic The Monster at the End of This Book.

3/20/2009 1:24:01 PM

Osiris

Does believing books posses mystical powers count as idolatry?

3/20/2009 1:50:10 PM

EvoPagan

I'd worry less about that and more about how many times they've been reading whilst sitting on the Great White Throne.

3/20/2009 1:59:22 PM

tracer

Brain_In_A_Jar : He's not saying that the discussion of Catholocism in Catholocism for Dummies might do the reader harmed, he's saying that he's worried that it might have picked up a curse from sitting next to occult books before it left the warehouse.

I wonder if he thinks the Vulgate Bible could be cursed in this manner....

3/20/2009 2:12:14 PM

Doctor Whom

Buy your books from me. I charge well above list, but at least I'll give you a written guarantee that they are free of demons. If you can provide actual physical evidence of a demon in any of my books, I'll give you a full refund.

3/20/2009 2:15:52 PM
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