Vice talking about modern American exorcists

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do you believe that demonic possessions and exorcisms are real?

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  1. Charleh

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    just doing some youtube browsing and came across this


    I like Vice documentaries because they do their best to remain indifferent to opposing points of view. you can see this as they bring up an expert in psychology to give his opinion as well.

    what do you guys think about demonic possession and exorcisms (not necessarily exorcisms done by the Roman Catholic Church)?
     
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  2. Debi

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    1. I believe in the rite of exorcism

    2. I believe that too many people assume too many afflictions are caused by demons. People need to stop blaming demons for everything and anything and check out their
    responsibilities for behavior in a lot of these presumed cases.

    3. I believe that too many people assume they can tackle an exorcism without training or authority.

    4. I believe a lot of people worldwide damage or kill people by exorcisms gone terribly wrong.

    Can't vote in the poll as you see my answer is both yes and no.
     
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  3. NobleHouse

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    1. I agree
    2. Agree
    3. Agree- a person needs the Authority !
    4. Agree
    I voted in the poll because I believe that possessions and exorcism are real - just NOT in every case:eek::cool:
     
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  4. Charleh

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    nope. 99.9% of the time its either mass hysteria, mental illness or a pastor calling you possessed because of {insert trait the pastor doesn't like here]
     
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    Fun fact. Post Vatican 2 Priests were trained in psychology in the 60's & 70's. There became a lack of trained exorcist s. The pendulum has started to swing the other way as these older Priests retired and the younger generation has become much more traditionally trained.
    A radio Priest described an exorcism as trying to coax a badger out from under your porch. Long, exhausting, and frustrating - unlike scary movie s.
     
  6. Lynne

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    Yes I believe in this. Debi described it well. I think there is s lot more oppression than possession. The demonic or negative entities (which ever name your beliefs give them) do mean us harm and are actively working against us. I have a Christian view but regardless of what people believe they are out there waiting for an opportunity to invade our lives.
     
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    Lynne nailed it. Opression. The devil can use the culture just as well. There are several prayers for deliverance from opression.
     
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    i agree. oppression is a bigger threat than possession. and it's my belief that the enemy has jurisdiction over the earth. so unless we live day to day in a state of resistance, anyone can find themselves affected.
     
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    Right on Charleh . If you like this subject, C S Lewis wrote The Screwtape Letters. Amazon reviews will give the gist. An older demon is teaching his nephew on how to steal souls. "Cards can do just as well as murder." The annotated version is fantastic. With commentary.
    John Cleese does an audio version on YouTube. It's very very funny.:)
     
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  10. Lynne

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    Agreed and well stated Charleh
     

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