A rise in demand for exorcists has prompted the Catholic Church to ramp up its training efforts.
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.
Sticks and stone didnt break my bone,
But old age is starting to Hurt me!
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.
We pray for one last landing/ On the planet that gave us birth/ Let us rest our eyes on the fleecy skies/ And the cool, green hills of Earth.
Robert A. Heinlein
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.