Not My Child: Contemporary Paganism & the New Spirituality

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CASUAL OCCULTISM PERMEATES YOUTH CULTURE

DO YOU SUPPOSE THAT YOUR CHILD COULD EMBRACE PAGAN SPIRITUALLY?

"NO, I REALLY DON'T THINK SO. WHY DID YOU ASK?"

Think again, cautions Linda Harvey in her book, Not My Child: Contemporary Paganism & New Spirituality. Casual occultism permeates youth culture, children's media, and classroom lessons. Kids are under spiritual assault even in some trendy youth groups. ...

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CASUAL OCCULTISM PERMEATES YOUTH CULTURE

DO YOU SUPPOSE THAT YOUR CHILD COULD EMBRACE PAGAN SPIRITUALLY?

"NO, I REALLY DON'T THINK SO. WHY DID YOU ASK?"

Think again, cautions Linda Harvey in her book, Not My Child: Contemporary Paganism & New Spirituality. Casual occultism permeates youth culture, children's media, and classroom lessons. Kids are under spiritual assault even in some trendy youth groups. Harvey points out how current social issues, the Internet, television, movies, and even feminism are contributing to the problem.

What's the significance of the sudden appeal of teen paganism, even witchcraft? Is fortune-telling and spell-casting just a new version of teen rebellion or amore sinister development? The author compares the modern version of ancient practices-"neo--paganism"-to core biblical principles and exposes the flaws, including the gender and sexuality risks inherent in these radical new beliefs.

The fingerprints of evil are all over what appears to be innocent packaging of youth activities and entertainment. But how can a parent keep from going crazy and saying "no" to everything?

The whens, wheres, and hows are covered with tips and encouragement for discerning families who want to understand how this "pop spirituality" differs from authentic Christian doctrine. The special role of a father is highlighted.

CONTENTS INCLUDE:

1.- Laying the Foundation to Build Young Pagans

2.- Do What You Will: The Core Tenets of the New Spirituality

3.- The Spiritual Consequences of Paganism

4.- Outreach: How, Why, and Where paganism Connects with Kids.

5.- The Dangers of Living a Pagan Lifestyle

6.- Managing Pandora: What Can Parents Do?

 

 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780899570341
  • Publisher: AMG Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/1/2008
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 5.55 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.42 (d)

Meet the Author

LINDA HARVEY, author and activist, has been an astute observer of American culture for over a decade. A former advertising executive,, she started the Christian group Mission America and its popular web site in 1995. She is considered an authority on teen paganism, sexuality, and feminist spirituality. She is a frequent conference speaker and guest on talk radio. Her columns regularly appear on the popular Internet site-World Net Daily. Linda, her husband, and two children live in Ohio.

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Table of Contents

 C O N T E N T S

Introduction: The Faith That Now dares to Speak Its name  1

1.- Laying the Foundation to Build Young Pagans  5

2.- Do What You Will: The Core Tenets of the New Spiritually  27

3.- The Spiritual Consequences of paganism  51

4.- Outreach: How, Why, and Where paganism Connects with Kids  67

5.- The Dangers of Living a Pagan Lifestyle  95

6.- Managing Pandora: What Can Parents Do?  115

 

Notes  129

Bibliography  139

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2008

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    Linda Harvey in her new book ¿Not my child¿ informs concerned parents how the very core of our country¿s Christian heritage is being undermined through the media, the entertainment industry, liberal educators, and politicians who are laying foundations to attract children and teens to accept the tenets of New Spirituality and a Pagan lifestyle. Well organized with a natural progression noting the deceit, distraction and dissention of pagan influences desensitizing and manipulating today¿s impressionable youth. These outside influences are producing twisted thinking and confusion among our young people. The emphasis on tolerance is misleading and in fact creates a spirit of dissention. Students who take a Christian stand are ridiculed and ostracized. Linda gives a clear warning of the spiritual assault permeating our culture. She details the ways our teens are being exposed to casual occultism, mysticism and witchcraft and of the dangerous consequences of this influence on our youth. She alerts concerned parents of the subtle and blatant deception prevalent in recent legislation regarding self determination for minors in matters of heath care and children¿s rights. I felt the information dealing with content of contemporary textbooks and curriculum being introduced at both elementary and high school levels in our public and parochial schools is extremely important. The documentation, end notes, references, and helpful websites provided in the bibliography are available resource for every Christian parent to use to advantage. The final chapter provides proactive step by step suggestions for parents to take to counteract the evil forces corrupting our children today. ¿Not my child¿ is an amazing documentary on the threat to Christianity in a country based on the principles of the freedom of religion.

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