Do you believe in exorcism or possessed?

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Re: Do you believe in exorcism or possessed?

Post by HarleyQuinn2016 » 19 May 2017, 15:56

I am not much of a religious person, but I believe that just like God can influence a person so can a demon. The difference God does not need to possess a person to do his bidding, where Demons need to in order to corrupt everything and everyone. In order to do that sometimes, they would have to take away the person's free will. Just like in Raven's Peak, the demons focus on a person's weaknesses which allow them to be manipulated into doing the demons work.

Can an exorcism be performed successfully, is another question altogether. I think it would depend on the type of demon, and how many have taken over the body. I imagine the demon would need to latch onto our souls in order to take complete charge of thoughts and actions. That is where an exorcism would get tricky. With a lesser demon, yes an exorcism should be enough to sever the tie, but with a greater demon. That tie may never go away even if the exorcism was successful in removing the demon. It would like leaving an imprint on the soul.
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Post by Antares » 21 May 2017, 20:14

I have firmly believe for years that possession is what we have historically classified as mental illness. I find the majority of the symptoms to be the same with a variety of disorders
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Post by Janien van Rooyen » 22 May 2017, 03:02

I absolutely believe in evil spirits, however I also believe in angels. You can not believe in on and not the other
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Post by SilviaP21 » 22 May 2017, 08:32

I talked to priests who told me that they witnessed exorcisms and that it's something completely real and frightening. And I do believe there are unseen forces that affect us. The only solution is to have faith in God and in His power to protect us from evil.
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Post by Emilyflint » 23 May 2017, 06:43

Most definitely! Look at hsitory. It cannot be denied that there is.

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Post by Rebuni » 23 May 2017, 09:59

I believe 'darkness' is deposited into our being through life's traumas by others carrying darkness. Driving the darkness out is a conscious choose, if you decline to do so, you will deposit it in another's life.
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Post by WestIndie001 » 23 May 2017, 14:56

Hard to say. When people undergo intense emotional or mental trauma to the point where they behave insanely, could that be an exorcism? When people are in violent fit of rage, could you call that a demonic possession?
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Post by barbiecello » 26 May 2017, 02:52

In my own opinion, if an individual let themselves be influenced by those evil thoughts, I must say that they really believe in exorcism but if you strongly believe that those creepy creatures doesn't exist, well obviously, you don't believe on those things. Having belief on things are based on us. It depends on us so that's all. :P

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Post by Dnegrt » 30 May 2017, 20:25

I'm a huge sceptic in these kinds of thing, but oh, I would be lying if I didn't admitted that I'm terrified of the idea of it being real.
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Post by nikkon » 31 May 2017, 02:13

In this weird world of ours, I do believe that there are evil spirits and exorcism. Now that I think of it, It would be extremely terrifying to have a spirit take ahold of me.
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Post by Ghingir » 31 May 2017, 19:49

I definitely believe in malevolent spirits, but I also believe that we have the power to not allow them to control us if we are strong of mind and heart. That being said, there is plenty of "proof" of possession if you research it. I'm just not convinced that a lot of this proof is actually proof of possession. For example, priests who swear that during an exorcism the possessed hovered above their bed, or physical manifestations of disease and aging presented. These things (yes, even hovering) could be caused by a strong mind that truly believes it is possessed (maybe simply punishing themselves for something they feel extremely guilty over, warranted or not). After all, we know that someone with a strong mind can even stop and restart their own heart, so these things really aren't so unbelievable. Whether the manifestations of a supposed possession are due to mental illness or an evil spirit, I suppose we can never really know.

Then again, there are things that are not explainable. Such as a supposed possessed person speaking in a language that they never knew. It makes me believe that it probably is possible.

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Post by jemgirl202 » 01 Jun 2017, 00:35

Definitely an interesting question that would spark an interesting debate! I personally don't believe in demon possession. I have heard people swear it happened to someone they know or they say they researched it after watching a horror movie. But I am skeptical, it does make for an interesting read though!

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Post by TheSeelieCourtJester » 01 Jun 2017, 17:12

I believe in exorcisms and the possessed, but only in very specific circumstances. Back then, people who were actually mentally ill were believed to be possessed by evil spirits. And even now, the Catholic Church has very strict guidelines as to when a person can really be considered demonically possessed. When that truly happens, the results are incredibly frightening. It shows that people really do need to be strong in order to fight against them, to know that there is, in fact, a light at the end of the tunnel. Perhaps it's me just being paranoid, but this is really how I feel on the matter.
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Post by Josh0018 » 03 Jun 2017, 06:41

Being possessed by bad spirits or suffering from exorcism is an old belief which had passed by our ancestors down to our generation. Maybe are claiming that it is true, however, on my side I would say it is not because no spirit is going to control you knowing that you are alive and can do everything just to let them be a thousand miles from yourself.

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Post by Naeomiee » 15 Jun 2017, 03:17

There is truth to every rumor especially those which have been around for ages, one cannot deny such. I do believe there's a level of truth associated with such things.

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There is truth to every rumor especially those which have been around for ages, one cannot deny such. I do believe there's a level of truth associated with such things.
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