The Problem with the #CharlieCharlieChallenge
Written by Project Inspired | May 28, 2015
We love a good game just as much as the next person. However, the #CharlieCharlieChallenge that’s been circulating the internet this week has us
slightly very concerned.
For those who haven’t heard about the challenge, it’s a game that requires participants to place two pencils in the shape of a cross, on a piece of paper that has ‘yes’ or ‘no’ written in four boxes. Next, everyone calls out to the demon by asking, “Charlie, Charlie, are you there?” Here’s an example:
Whether this is real or fake, we think it’s gone a bit too far. What many people fail to realize is that demons are real and they’re nothing to be played with. They’re dark, evil spirits that wreak havoc on the lives of those that they encounter. You can search the internet to see just how many exorcisms have been performed in the name of ridding people of evil spirits. It’s serious business. Yet, the popularity of the #CharlieCharlieChallenge leads us to believe that many people are taking it far too lightly.
Although we’re disappointed to see how many people participated in the #CharlieCharlieChallenge, we’re not the least bit surprised. Our culture is becoming more and more obsessed with evil spirits. And movies like Poltergeist, Insidious and The Exorcist do nothing to stop the obsession. We seem to be inviting these spirits into our lives, when the Bible warns us, “you cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons. You cannot partake of the table of the Lord and the table of demons” -Corinthians 10:21.
Now, some may call this a harmless game and say that we’re reading too much into it. However, we want to make sure that everyone involved understands what’s at stake. Willingly and willfully inviting demons into your life is cause for concern. Not every popular hashtag or trending topic is worth compromising your soul and your safety. So instead of calling out the name of a demon, try calling out the name of your Savior. Just saying. Be careful what you tweet!
“No, I imply that what pagans sacrifice they offer to demons and not to God. I do not want you to be participants with demons.” – 1 Corinthians 10:20