Why do various religious artifacts of all religions have power over supernatural beings and forces of evil? Whether it be the Bible, Holy Water, Crosses, Crucifixes, or the countless symbols of most religions going back thousands of years. They all have the power to repel and magically affect many of the paranormal entities that plague humankind. In particular demonic based entities are the most vulnerable which is lucky since they compose most of the dark forces on this planet. This includes demonically possessed humans, vampires, werewolves, chupacabra, clurichauns, poltergeists, demidemons, and demons, etc. Even practitioners of magic who call upon demons for power, including Warlocks, are vulnerable to the repellent properties of religious artifacts. The symbols of Christianity seem to hold the most power. Does that mean Christianity, and other popular religions are true? Not necessarily. The reason religions have this power is partly due to the power of human thought caused by people believing in the religion and it’s artifacts. Since Christianity is the most widely believed religion on Earth, it has the most powerful supernatural artifacts. This is why the Catholic Church, the most popular Christian denomination, is known for exorcism and fighting various forces of darkness. Although this doesn’t mean that the church hierarchy is composed of good people or actually deliver the word of any God. It’s the power of peoples pure thought imbuing magical properties upon artifacts because the Universe is pure thought at it’s foundation. Pure thought that is the mind of all Universal Gods and the source of all magical power.
Luckily the belief of the masses is so strong that it overrides an unbelievers lack of belief. So if someone is faced with a blood thirsty vampire in a hotel room in the middle of nowhere with nothing but a bedside Bible to aid them, it will indeed work in repelling the vampire even if the person is an atheist. Even religious symbols of long dead religions will still work to some extent thanks to the thousands and millions who once did believe in the religion. Their pure thought never dies and it’s power lives on forever. This same collective human consciousness has brought countless Earthly Gods and other supernatural beings into existence as well. Mastery of pure thought is the ultimate goal of those who practice magic whether they know it or not. Of course any religions that are based on worshiping demons won’t have any effect on demonic based entities but may on other beings.
Demonic based entities tend to be the most vulnerable because of a curse, a vengeful magical oath of general misfortune based on pure emotion, the Omniverse God, aka God of all Multiverses, placed on the fallen Angels who became demons to begin with. This curse is actually strengthened when humanity, or any innocent biological life that directly or indirectly has it’s origins in God, is entered into the mix. It seems that human DNA, or even some strands of a human soul, act as a powerful conduit to deliver the magic of religious symbols. So demonically possessed humans, and vampires are quite weakened by religious items while a pure demon in biological form might be able to withstand them better. In the case of zombies, who amazingly have no demonic DNA, there are no religious elements on their own that have any negative result upon them.
There are also several non-demonic beings who can be affected by certain archaic religious symbology. Even good supernatural beings can be repelled. In the case of white witches, who mostly gain power through the Earthly Gods, they can actually be repelled by Devil worshiping religions. This includes unholy water, and unholy fire which are elements blessed by a dark demonic priest. In this case there aren’t many humans who believe in this but demons placed their own curses on the Earthly Gods as did the Gods upon the demons. In addition there are enough people with such amazing magics that they grant their religious artifacts power without requiring the collective human consciousness. Of course said artifacts don’t have the equivalent power as human religions vs demon based entities. In many cases unholy elements merely act as a method to block or sap magical powers.
Another example are Mermaids who are mostly good but can be repelled with the religions of certain Sea Gods. The Mermaids all originate from Atlantis but they scattered about the Earth into factions loyal to their Ocean God of choice. So for instance a resident of Atlantis would be repelled by Neptune, the Roman Sea God since Atlanteans worship the Greek sea God Poseidon. This is caused by the competing Gods cursing each other since they all believe they are the true God of all Earth’s oceans. In addition the various respective populaces of Mermaids believe in their Gods. Mermaids may not be anywhere near in number that humans are but in their Mermaid microcosm the numbers are equivalently large enough.
With proper research we can find a religious artifact, no matter how obscure, that will repel just about any supernatural entity. Those who are immune can usually be repelled, and weakened by other substances such as herbs, metals, gemstones, crystals, elements, bodily fluids, and of course magic. These are the tools provided by Gods, and Goddesses to humanity as a defense against the dark forces that infest Earth. Despite most of us being unable to tap into the raw magical powers of our soul we are not helpless to what lurks about in the cold darkness of night!