Christianity and astrology

Astrology has the advantage of providing unexpectedly precise answers about the personality of human individuals.

Hence the hasty conclusion that if he is right in some respects (for example, when some predictions or findings of horoscopes are confirmed), he is right in all respects.

Astrology is right when it states that there is a connection between man and the cosmos; but he is mistaken when he explains this connection by the influence of the cosmos on man.

Although it seems a reasonable statement, it is contradicted by the truth which, in the madness of truths in general, claims that things are in fact the opposite: the birth of every man has cosmic effects, and the destiny of man is what drives the movement of the stars. Otherwise, astrology should explain why the influence of the planets is exerted only on man and not on chimpanzees, chickens, mice and flies that appear in the world with that person.

In addition, astrology explains man’s behavior and destiny by ignoring the visible influence of other people around him, which means that cosmic solidarity is stronger than human solidarity, which is as hard to believe as it is to understand.

Apparently rational, astrology actually contradicts the current experience regarding the possibility of people to change, and as a religion it is self-contradictory, because it nullifies man’s deepest hopes; but, even so, astrology is a testament to the fact that even skeptics feel the need to believe.

Indeed, the most important objection that can be made to astrology is that because it does not have the fundamental answers, it evades these questions.

For astrology tells me about me what I already know for the most part: that I am introverted or extroverted, that I have a strong penchant for money, power, or poetry, that I am prone to a certain set of diseases (in reality, I am vulnerable to all diseases), and that sooner or later I will die. But don’t tell me why I was born, why I have to die, or whether life makes sense.

Astrology is a rather precarious and rather tiny scientific-religious explanatory system through the stakes and the consequences it implies; therefore, he is in tune with the tiny and good people who, unable to believe that there might be a God who cared about them, feel flattered at the thought that their destiny is marked by some boulders that keep spinning through space. cosmic.

In fact, Christianity admits, together with astrology and all pantheistic systems, that man is in solidarity with the cosmos. But what distinguishes him, apart from the essential thing of having the answer to the only questions that deserve to be asked, appears in his conviction that man’s dependencies and predispositions are not final, nor are his bad decisions irrevocable.

Contrary to astrology, Christianity dares to claim that the destiny of the cosmos is that which depends on the destiny of man, which means that the destiny of man relates to something that is both beyond itself and beyond this cosmos. Christianity states that in a meaningful universe of love, the ultimate values ​​are mercy and forgiveness. Christians are therefore convinced that they live in a world where, since there is freedom, the miracle is possible; as such, nothing can be irrevocable, not even death.

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