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|Posted on 9 October, 2011 at 18:55||comments (3)|
Can a toy be demonic? I hope after you’re finished reading this blog, you will indubitably know the answer to that question. Have you ever seen or heard about the movie Child's Play? This movie was written by Don Mancini and released in 1988.
This movie is about a "Good Guy" doll named Chucky, who is possessed by an evil spirit of a serial killer, Charles Lee Ray. Charles was shot and mortally wounded. It was through a voodoo ritual that Charles performed in a toy store, which enabled him to possess this doll. His goal and theme in the movie, is to transfer his soul from the doll to a six-year-old child named Andy, so he could live his life in human form once again.
I am not advocating for anyone to watch this movie. I do wonder where Mr. Mancini got his inspiration for this movie. Is he aware that toys can have demonic ties or evil entities attached to them that will influence a child's health, emotions and spiritual being? These toys can reap havoc in one's household and can lead to nightmares, night terrors (demonic activities), and disruptive behavior. The child may have an additive and emotional bond to the toy. He or she can't be without it, whether it's a teddy bear or a Raggedy Ann doll bought at a neighborhood rummage, found in the attic or worse yet in an antique shop.
When my grandson, marquis was nine years old, a new fad of toys hit the American market and flooded the homes of many children. They were called Pokémon or "Pocket Monsters" which is the Japanese translation. These toys were given out as trading cards and toys to young children with a “happy meal” from McDonalds, or Burger King, and could be purchased at your local store.
Although I knew very little about these toys, every child seemed to want them, and my grandson was no different. So every opportunity and spare dollar went towards buying these cards and toys for my grandson. I did notice that the trading cards had what appeared to be a swastika symbols on them, which troubled me deeply. When I questioned my grandson about the symbols, he admitted it did indeed look like a swastika symbol, but it wasn’t. Still I was troubled. Was I discerning something was wrong or over reacting like my family said? I later learned that the "Koga's Ninja Trick" trading card depicted a manji (swastika), a traditional Buddhist symbol. The left-facing and horizontal manji is used to mark the location of a Buddhist temple. Later this symbol was taking off of the cards because of the offensive implication that could be inferred.
Players of the games are designated as Pokémon Trainers. There are two general goals, (in most Pokémon games) to collect all of the available Pokémon species, and to train a team of powerful Pokémon from those they have caught or won. They can then compete against teams owned by other Trainers, and eventually become the strongest Trainer, the Pokémon Master.
Many species of Pokémon possess the ability to undergo a form of metamorphosis and transforming into a similar but stronger species of Pokémon, a process called evolution. They gain their strength or ability through earth, water or fire.
In all cases the names of the creatures were linked to its characteristics, which converged with the children's belief that names have symbolic power. But, what foreign names are our children calling upon, and what spirits are they really conjuring up? Although I knew none of this at the time, nothing but God, could prepare me for what was about to happen.
To be continued