A friend of my who knows my love of esoterica sent me an interesting article entitled, “Canon was originally named after Kwanon the Buddhist goddess of mercy.” That got my attention, and I checked it out further. Sure enough, when the Canon camera company started in 1934, its logo included the goddess Kwanon with 1,000 arms and flames. Eventually the company’s name morphed from Kwanon to Canon. So, if they originally named their camera after a demon-god (by biblical definition), could that $5,000 EOS-1D X DSLR that shoots both stills and 1080p video be infested by evil spirits? Likely not. It’s just a camera that once had a bad name.
After all, the days of the week are called Sunday after the sun god, Monday after the moon god, Thursday after the Teutonic god Thor, and Saturday after the Roman god Saturn. Is every day of the week also evil? If we got carried away into full-blown, witch-hunting paranoia we would never get out of bed any day of the week. Nor would we recognize January (named after Janus a Roman god) or March (another Roman god Mars) and so on. The reality is that evil surrounds us everywhere. The devil is, after all, the “god of this world,” this present age (2 Cor. 4:4). His stamp of ownership is all around us. It’s inescapable. To absolutely avoid every demonic reference in culture would impossible, and a full-time job of spiritual sleuthing. So, what is a Christian to do? We should go about the Father’s business knowing the prevailing truth that “the earth is the Lord’s, and all its fullness”( 1 Cor. 10:26).
Would I buy a Canon camera? Yes, if the price and the usage were right. Would I go to a Harry Potter movie for entertainment? No. You gotta draw the line somewhere, but not everywhere. After all, that next slurpee you drink at a 7-Eleven might have been sold to you by a Satan-worshipping clerk. Who knows. My advice is don’t go chasing after the demons you wonder about. Take our www.demontest.com; enroll in our International School of Exorcism to find out how demons really operate; schedule a Personal Spiritual Encounter to discover if your problems are real demons. Before you worry about the demons in your camera, get rid of the ones inside your own soul!
An encouraging word: DANCE TODAY.
If today is a difficult day, think
of King David’s words in
Psalm 30:11: “You have turned my mourning into dancing.” David had certainly known mourning. The numerous attempts of King Saul to kill him. The shame of his sin with Bathsheba. The loss of his illegitimate child, and the insurrection of his own sons. But he put that behind him to dance. If he could do it you can too. Imagine of life of “dancing” through your job each day; dancing through the stresses at home; dancing at church to praise the Lord. No matter what you face today it’s a good day to dance.
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