Friday, June 26, 2015
Otherkin/Therians: People Who Think They are Part Animal
This is how therian's describe themselves:
"Therians and Otherkin are indeed humans. We are just humans with the belief that we are not entirely human. We are spiritually, emotionally, or logically connected to a certain earthly/unearthly creature; and yes, one may even have more than one theriotype.
Despite Hollywood makes of the Were, we are NOT monsters.
Because we are humans. Functioning and surviving like so, but with different personality traits and behavior, to that of one's theriotype."
I see a young person around in town who wears a "tail" all the time. Maybe this is why they are wearing it? I hope not. The teens are not all right. It seems spiritual ennui and suburban malaise has married together to breed spiritual fantasies and "vain imaginations". There are extreme forms of liberalism where reality is suspended. Now the Otherkins have embraced liberalism's identity politics. In other words you can be ANYTHING you want to be.
How long would the "wolf-boy" Caleb last in a real wolves den? They'd chew him to bits in minutes. They have an idealized world in their head instead of experiences with the real world. This seems to be a danger of modernization. Notice how they all pick 'cool' "animals"? No one is an insect, rat or a carp.
Some of this stuff relates to the "you can be anything you want to be" fantasy school now in vogue. If Bruce Jenner can be a woman, then Joey can be a wolf if he wants to be.
Many speak of being attracted to this spiritually. Obviously these are not Christian teens. In witchcraft witches have their familiars which are supposed to be animals they have a connection to. Native Indian religions they have their "totems" or animal spirits, the individual finds in a vision quest or the clan follows. There is spiritual darkness in this Otherkin stuff, they are following deceptive spirits and vain imaginations. Others even identify themselves as fictional creatures such as unicorns. Even worse some identify as demons.
This is people not growing up and letting fantasy lead them into dangerous spiritual and even mentally unhealthy places. Even for the teens who may be autistic and/or have social and learning disabilities, they have been left spiritually bereft and it seems that very few mentors or adults are giving them any real spiritual direction.
Romans 1:21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.