Coming soon to a theater near you (This fall, actually.) a cartoonish glorification of Hindu gods (read that “demons”) just for kids. Director Sanjay Patel has reached back to his childhood in India to form a team of superheroes based on three Hindu gods, Durga, Vishnu, and Hanuman. The Hindu deities help an alter-ego child, also known as Sanjay, to defeat a scary monster. It’s not enough that so-called Holy Yoga and Yoga for the Soul have invaded evangelical church, but now our children will get a Pixar-inspired version of eastern occultism packaged in the motif of The Avengers.
For those unfamiliar with Hindu gods, a primer. Durga is a goddess also known as Shakti, a sexual spirit/demon awakened in kundalini yoga. Durga is the sexual consort of the Hindu destroyer-god Shiva, one of the Hindu trinity of major deities. Durga also manifests as Kali, a.k.a. Jezebel. (My latest book JEZEBEL: Your #1 Spiritual Enemy has a more detailed explanation. To order CLICK HERE.) Durga also goes by the names Saraswati and Lakshmi. Vishnu is the so-called “Preserver” god in Hinduism. He’s blue with four arms. Then there is Hanuman, the half-human monkey god. He is an incarnation of the more violent and hideous Hindu deity, Shiva.
During exorcisms I’ve faced all of these demon deities, Durga, Vishnu, Hanuman, Shakti, Lakshmi, Shiva, and many more of their ilk. In simple terms, these Hindu gods are archetypes of demons, and those who worship them may become possessed by them. Without realizing it, this is what Hollywood will be doing to our children, creating vulnerabilities to demonic possession via a short subject to preview in front of the likely hit film, “The Good Dinosaur” (Disney). Imagine a Hollywood film about the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Not likely to happen. But Durga, Vishnu, and Hanuman will have their day. It’s just one more sign of Satan’s corruption of our culture and the anemic spiritual inclusiveness that is so P.C. today. Either fight it or get one of those COEXIST bumper sticks and join the march to Armageddon.
An encouraging word: EXPOSE EVIL
“Have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them,” wrote Paul in Ephesians 5:11. That can be difficult. How can one expose (“reprove” KJV) without being judgmental? How does one condemn the sin and not the sinner? It’s not easy, but that doesn’t mean it should be avoided. How can this be handled graciously? First, “have no fellowship.” Reproof begins with non-association. Don’t consort with sinners and then expect to condemn their evil. Second, don’t be afraid of calling darkness what it is: “darkness,” evil, detestable, and damning. Exposing Satan’s work will take wisdom and balance, but don’t avoid it all together.
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