RELIGIONS' MOTIVE FOR DENIAL OF MAGIC As if no one knew it already Written by Ouroboros. Want to know the real reason why many monotheistic religions banned magic? It wasn't because they were afraid that their religion might have 'competition' for the heart of the sheep, it wasn't because they were afraid of having to go against people that could channel supernatural power while they choose to pray for power, and it certainly wasn't because they were afraid of those people becoming gods themselves and maybe usurping their creator. The reason was actually quite simple. Learning magic requires that someone studies a lot, experiments a lot, and in order to learn you need to read and write, to develop knowledge necessary to understand how something works or how it could work.Basically at that time to be a mage it was necessary to be a scholar and a student, but also have a strong willpower to surpass the obstacles on the path. It is easy to force people that have no willpower to fight back, and even easier to enslave their minds when you know that they aren't 'learned'.It is one of the resons why many countries still have issues with treating their teachers right, because even if most of their teaching methods are outdated or can only work for a majority of students, they are still necessary to instill in young children the want to learn and to help others to master their crafts. Back then a mage would be one of the few to be able to know what was going around and in some cases even enlight the sheep.Which king would want to have a chance of loosing their kingdom?Not a single a one.For them, and what came to become the religious sects of each region, those practicing magic were the wild cards that would need to be dealt with and in a time were everything was believe to be an act of god it wasn't hard to link the practice to the idea of evil.