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Vatican training new generation of exorcists


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#1    UM-Bot

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 10:53 AM

A rise in demand for exorcists has prompted the Catholic Church to ramp up its training efforts.

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The Church has attributed the increase in exorcism cases to the rise in the use of Ouija boards, black magic and other occult practices and hopes that by training more priests it will not only help to curb this trend but also to reduce the number of individuals performing unauthorized exorcisms.

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 11:52 AM

I hope these trained exorcist are also going to be qualified psychiatrist.

We're all living in a world filled with moderately stupid people.

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 02:34 PM

The only things they are going to exorcise are hallucinations.


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Posted 07 January 2014 - 03:05 PM

rubbish


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Posted 07 January 2014 - 08:34 PM

I don't " KNOW " if there are Demonic possessions or not .  But I do find it interesting that after thousands of years of reports and stories of such , SOME reject the very idea of it . Thous the experimenting and playing  in modern times. One of the marks of why MAN is supposed to be more intelligent than the animal's is the ability to learn and pass on learned knowledge from one generation to the nest . To ignore these teaching is amount to voluntary ignorance .
   Study tIhe subject if you will , but if some thing BAD happens don't expect a lot of sympathy from others you ask to clean up YOUR MESS !  IMO as all ways.

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 08:46 PM

Would be great to watch this training on a TV show.  Well, I'd watch it at least.  Betcha they have Morning Exorcise every day.  lol


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Posted 07 January 2014 - 08:52 PM

Hey thats great. :) I think it would be also wonderful to have people from vatican to comment on certain christian verses and questions on this forum as well.

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 09:09 PM

I wonder what the pay is? Not exactly a minimum wage job exorcizing demons.


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Posted 07 January 2014 - 09:32 PM

View PostRealm, on 07 January 2014 - 09:09 PM, said:

I wonder what the pay is? Not exactly a minimum wage job exorcizing demons.

That's why you put one hundred dollars a week in the plate when they pass it around .

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 10:13 PM

Only way I would even be convinced that someone was really possessed, would be when the priest is telekinetically slammed against a wall. Other than that it would just be some kind of psychosis.

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 10:18 PM

Seems like a fear-mongering tactic to me.


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Posted 07 January 2014 - 10:33 PM

View PostXenoFish, on 07 January 2014 - 10:13 PM, said:

Only way I would even be convinced that someone was really possessed, would be when the priest is telekinetically slammed against a wall. Other than that it would just be some kind of psychosis.

A spinning head wouldn't cut it?


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Posted 07 January 2014 - 10:49 PM

Spinning head wouldn't be bad. Maybe some spontaneous combustion tossed in for good measure. No pea soup.

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 11:17 PM

View PostAshiene, on 07 January 2014 - 02:34 PM, said:

The only things they are going to exorcise are hallucinations.

Actually, awful experiences do happen to people that defy explanation.  Demons is one way of doing so.  Often exorcism works, at times they don't and at others priest die from it.  I think our understanding of what is possible is very narrow, so that when something does happen people are alone and isolated, no one believes them.  Also to think there is a life form our there that is evil, powerful and hates us in not a comforting thought.  Yet I believe it is true.  I believe it is our conceit that persuades us that all the experiences of our ancestors were unreal, just products of the mind, that is until someone has them and there is no one to talk to.

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 11:18 PM

View PostXenoFish, on 07 January 2014 - 10:49 PM, said:

Spinning head wouldn't be bad. Maybe some spontaneous combustion tossed in for good measure. No pea soup.

I agree, great harm can be done by someone who does know what they are doing.

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