Q: How can you expose and encourage at the same time? Are you promoting people to become magicians or not?
A: Educating doesn't automatically translate to promoting. All I am promoting is education, truth, and honesty. Like Dr. Ravi Zacharias once said: If you have skills or a hobby, you may need to be involved in that which gives you thrill. If you are gifted enough in certain ways you are not using it, your feelings will die within you and you'll become a cynic, but when you use it, use it all for the glory of God (1 Corinthians 10:31) and you will find the enchantment comes, when you're using all of your gifts.
Is like a Saree woven in India, where the father holds the threads together, the son moves the pieces right to left. We can do what the son does, but only the father has the mind to hold the correct threads to bring the perfect pattern. God is holding the threads of our lives, we respond to His notch and He will bring you to the design which He had made us. God has a GPS system in our lives, He tells us U-turn, left turn and where to make a correction.
I am in favor of a good and healthy entertainment, but keep in mind that I am not encouraging the fact that you can make a fool out of someone and be proud of it, increasing your ego and self-esteem base on it.
I am towards educating people for entertainment purposes, rather than fooling them. I always take them on the journey on how to help them to figure it out by themselves by asking the most basic questions on realizing the secret. They still surprise for many reasons, the skills, presentation, creativity, and it didn't take long for some of them to come back and ask me again for it. They spread the word and I see other people come to me asking me about the same effect.
I am more proud the fact that I can help others base on knowledge and reason, and not based on ignorance. Secrets are not going to take people anywhere. I don't define myself as a magician, nor is my intention to. I don't want to go and make a fool out of someone and pretend I am something that I am actually not and then make a living out of it and yet, not allowing people to speak the truth behind? That seems pretty naive. Hunting people down to keep secrecy is one of the worst and most unconfortable things to do.
From a Theological perspective, magicians fooled the Egyptian pharaoh so he doesn’t release the land of Israel from slavery by imitating God's miracles (Exodus 7:8-13), (Exodus 7:17-22), (Exodus 8:5-8), until magicians fail (Exodus 8:17-19), and obviously this will cause pharaoh's heart to get harden by the impotence before the power of the Lord (Exodus 7:3), since the pharaoh couldn't be number one to keep the land of Israel for his own glory and pleasure, and lack of reasoning by not knowing what was a trick and what was a miracle was part of the problem as well.
As it is commonly known, when someone want to be number one; and you prove them not to be, all you are doing is harden the opposition's heart (when dealing with self-pride people) and the proof is in (Exodus 7:13) And Pharaoh’s heart grew hard, and he did not heed them, as the LORD had said...and the reason is in (Exodus 7:12) For every man threw down his rod, and they became serpents. But Aaron’s rod swallowed up their rods.
Magician nowadays dare to call tricks as miracles as if they really were and most of them really mean it. I am getting tire of secrecy and I am not going to play the magicians "ethics" game because they had broken the real meaning of ethics in the first place.