Do You Think Trading Card Games Send a Satanic Message?
Information and Theories 1/28/14
By: Sarah Wilson
For those who have a hidden agenda to spread messages related to the Illuminati, Satanism and the occult, one of the easiest ways to infiltrate the masses is to start with today's youths. The younger generation are far more vulnerable and susceptible to the subliminal messages and hidden symbols that we tend to come in contact with every day. Their growing minds absorb the negativity and questionable intentions of others like a sponge, which is why it's unfortunate that some game companies seem to have embraced the kind of symbolism that children and teens should not come in contact with at their age.
Card games have been a favorite pastime for people of all ages, especially kids who enjoy a good game of 'Go Fish' or 'I Declare War' every now and then. In the past couple of decades, card games have evolved to include role play, fantasy worlds, colorful characters, and imaginative creatures.
For example, the first generation of cards associated with the Pokemon craze dates back to the 1990s. Today, there are six generations of cards that have entertained kids and adults alike, as they have become collectible items that also serve a purpose for gameplay.
Symbolism Found in Magic the Gathering Trading Cards
Magic the Gathering (also known as MTG) is a card game popular with people of all ages, and known as the first trading card game to come out on the market – dating back to the early 1990s. However, MTG has also come under the attack for its apparent promotion of Satanism. One theory is that the very thought of magic and that people can assume special powers is the work of Satan, and that this kind of power is a 'power of darkness.' An assortment of cards associated with playing Magic the Gathering centers on symbolism and concepts that include demons, demonism, paganism, rituals, and even the act of "selling your soul."
Some of the cards that have rubbed others the wrong way include:
• Unholy Strength – With a pentagram written in blood as part of its artwork, this card highlights the kind of power one can have if they side with darkness.
• Apprentice Necromancer – Allows you to summon the dead.
• Lord of the Pit – The character on this card greatly resembles Satan
• Demonic Tutor – Giving the ability for a user to get any card they want, this Satanic-looking card gives off the impression that being on the side of darkness has its perks.
• Contract from Below – Promotes the selling of souls.
• Dark Ritual – Encouraging the use of rituals, which are often associated with the occult and black magic.
Symbolism Found in Pokemon Cards
Pokemon has gone through various ups and downs of popularity, and as newer generations of children discover the intrigue and "fun" of collecting shimmering cards with holograms and foiled detail, the cards are currently in an upswing once again – spreading through elementary schools like wildfire.
With seemingly cutesy characters that hold various super-powers, ranging from breathing fire to having a poisoning effect on others, Pokemon are actually also known as 'Pocket Monsters.' The cartoon-like depictions of the characters aren't enough to hide what some have theorized are vehicles to promote demonism, violence, Satanic concepts, and evil symbolism.
A few cards that have caught the eye of those who believe the Pokemon promote questionable motives include:
• Alakazam - Has a head that resembles the same shape as a pentagram.
• Pikachu – One of the most well-known of Pokemon cards, Pikachu's tail interestingly depicts a lightning bolt shape, which is often a symbol of Satan worship.
• Gengar – Representing a 'ghost' Pokemon, the character's head on this card also looks like a pentagram.