In this section, Paula addresses pop-culture that heralds’ witchcraft and cool powers. I’m not going to disagree with her that it is certainly a topic laced into a lot of popular stories. But I do want to point out that it’s not nearly as abundant as she’s making it out to be. Of course, I also have to take into account that when she wrote this book, there was a lot more controversy over the spiritual teachings in our media.
Today, however, my unkempt Facebook feed is less about television shows, music or hobbies I enjoy. It’s littered with people bickering over politics and complaints about the new Keller Williams software “Command”. I have a friend who does tend to his Twitter feed, and it is more about Anthropology and Christianity than politics. And another that has managed to swamp her Facebook feed with things about makeup and dolls.
In today’s internet environment, you can make your own effort to fill what you find on the internet with things that are Godly if you choose to. The algorithms can cater mostly to your likes and dislikes, but you must make an effort to succeed.
I’m not going to make a sweeping statement that watching Demon Slayer or Harry Potter will turn you away from God. But if it’s causing you or the children in your care to err, well-
And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and cast it from you; for it is more profitable for you that one of your members perish, than for your whole body to be cast into hell.
At least in your household you can cut it off. I know it’s hard to do too, but any spiritual endeavor we commit to, requires us to cultivate discipline within ourselves. And it is through discipline that we will can be obedient to God.