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#61 of 70 Old 12-28-2007, 07:27 PM
 
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If you are a Christian - demonic possession is something you accept as part of your religion.
This is absolutely not true at all. There are many, many Christians who do not accept demonic posessions - in fact, most of the mainstream Protesteant movements do not believe in demonic possession. We certainly don't in my chuch!

No - I don't think it can happen like that at all. The movie is entertainment - Hollywood fiction. It's not a documentary.

I do believe in psychic energy and that our brains have abilities far eyond what most of us are able to harness today. I believe that Jesus, born a human, had the ability to harness more of his brains power than most of us are able to.

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It just occured to me that y'all are connecting Demonic possession with Christianity, not soley of course, but you know what I mean.

I don't believe that Demons have anything at all to do with any church, any religion. In fact, I'll go one step farther and suggest that they could be just as easily called evil spirits (since the term Demon suggests Christianity). And to balance that of course, there are greatly peaceful and loving energies; Christian's call these Angels.

I believe in all spirits, both good and bad. I believe that by giving into your fear of them, you feed them giving them more power. I believe that when you are thankful of the good spirits you give them more power.

For those of you that don't believe that "demons" have anything to do with the church, I challenge you to do some research. Learn some history. I can't debate with you until you are informed.
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by spirits. I have only ever met a couple of demons, minor ones. Not a big deal really. But some spirits have a lot of energy and can be seen, heard and felt.

Thankfully I have never witnessed anyone possessed. *shudders* Probably because I'm just not easy to overcome.
I laughed when i read your post, mostly, because i've been where you have been in the sense, of feeling, seeing, hearing, being choked, etc. I mist be crazy
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Babe.. I might blame it on the glass of wine I'm drinking, but I'm unsure whether you're making fun of me, or commiserating.
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LOL, blame it on the wine. I'll have a glass with you shortly. I'm commiserating. While I generally "enjoy" being able to harnass my "abilities" at the last home i was at there was a particular "male presence" who realy liked to push my buttons and towards the end was quite violent. I
ve seen, felt, and heard things since i was little.
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Excellent.. not the creepy bastard in your house, but that you're not being sarcastic!
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My mother was possessed by demons. I was maybe 10? She was exorcised in our church and it was very real.
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I don't believe that Demons have anything at all to do with any church, any religion.[/B]

For those of you that don't believe that "demons" have anything to do with the church, I challenge you to do some research. Learn some history. I can't debate with you until you are informed.
A bit of a contradiction, don't you think

Of course demonic possession has to do with religion - that doesn't mean I have to believe it.

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Our synod has psychiatrists that are faithful members who can do an evaluation- people who are well versed in both physical and supernatural causes for illness.
This is utterly scary to me. And not just because I am an atheist and do not believe in demonic possessions, but because within the medical community unbiased, outside consultations are very, VERY frequently sought after in terms of diagnosing mental illness, that the thought of someone being a jack-of-all trades doing both the diagnosing, and treating, WITH a bias on the subject is just... scary.

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I love me some Fat Bastard.

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Um, it's not as if possession is the first, second or third assumption. I think it is better, though, to have a personal evaluated for mental illness before assuming it's a possession.

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