Tattoo artist, former occult personality, and reality TV star Kat Von D recently appeared on the “Relatable with Allie Beth Stuckey” podcast to discuss her recent, high-profile conversion to Christianity and how she feels about her new faith now that she has left the occult behind and embraced faith in Christ.
According to Von D, she is happier in her life as a Christian and glad she moved on from the occult, a process she started over a year ago when she got rid of her books on the occult and started seriously contemplated moving to Christianity.
Describing why she did so at the time, Von D said, “Today, I went through my entire library, and threw out books that just don’t align with who I am and who I want to be.” She continued, “I’ve always found beauty in the macabre, but at this point, I just had to ask myself what is my relationship with this content? And the truth is, I just don’t want to invite any of these things into our family’s lives, even if it comes disguised in beautiful covers, collecting dust on my shelves.”
Now that she has moved on, she’s happier. Speaking to Stuckey more recently about her decision, Von D said that the occult was a crutch for her and she decided that it was time to toss them away and move away from the false answer they provide to the true, real one provided by Christ.
She said, “I don’t want these crutches in my life anymore, and that’s what really I saw them as. I just want Jesus, and it’s a very narrow road. I feel like all these other, these breathing techniques, or spell work, nature worship, all these things, they’re just crutches. They’re not really my answer.”
Then, adding a bit more to that explanation of why she moved away from witchcraft and the occult and toward Christianity, she said that the occult was a distraction and Christianity helped her eliminate it, saying, “And so for me, I would rather eliminate any distractions. And this is just what works for me.”
And now that she has moved on from the occult and toward Christianity, she is all in on her new faith, describing herself as being “on fire for Jesus,” and, relatedly, willing to really follow through in her personal life and reflect the faith she so recently embraced.
She told Stuckey, “I’m on fire for Jesus. I don’t plan on this dimming out. The more and more I learn, the more excited I get about things and the more at ease I am about what’s happening in this world and what’s happening in my marriage, in all of it.”
Further, Von D added that seeing how her Christian friends were able to make their way in the world in a much more satisfactory way than her occult friends, and indeed herself before her conversion, helped her convert. She said, “I would look around at my Christian friends, they’re not perfect by any means, but I want what you have. Like I love the light that you have.”
Watch Von D here:
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