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Gingersnap
03-31-2011, 11:15 AM
Surge in Satanism sparks rise in demand for exorcists, says Catholic Church

A surge in Satanism fuelled by the internet has led to a sharp rise in the demand for exorcists, the Roman Catholic Church has warned.

By Nick Squires, in Rome 2:02PM BST 30 Mar 2011

The web has made it easier than ever before to access information on Devil-worshipping and the occult, experts said.

Exorcism is the subject of a six-day conference being held this week at the Regina Apostolorum Pontifical University in Rome, which is under the Vatican's authority.

"The internet makes it much easier than in the past to find information about Satanism," said Carlo Climati, a member of the university who specialises in the dangers posed to young people by Satanism.

"In just a few minutes you can contact Satanist groups and research occultism. The conference is not about how to become an exorcist. It's to share information about exorcism, Satanism and sects. It's to give help to families and priests. There is a particular risk for young people who are in difficulties or who are emotionally fragile," said Mr Climati.

The object of seminars was to scrutinise the phenomenon of Satanism with "seriousness and scientific rigour", avoiding a "superficial or sensational approach", he said.

The conference in Rome has brought together more than 60 Catholic clergy as well as doctors, psychologists, psychiatrists, teachers and youth workers to discuss how to combat the dangers of Devil-worship.

Organisers say the rise of Satanism has been dangerously underestimated in recent years.

"There's been a revival," said Gabriele Nanni, a former exorcist and another speaker at the course.

Telegraph (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/8416104/Surge-in-Satanism-sparks-rise-in-demand-for-exorcists-says-Catholic-Church.html)

noonwitch
03-31-2011, 11:45 AM
I know people who claim that they have witnessed demonic possession and other things of that nature. I've never seen any evidence with my own eyes that there is such a thing. I've never seen any evidence that there is a Satan. I thank God for the fact that I see far more evidence for His existence than for Satan's.

I'm not saying there's not evil, I just haven't seen any evidence of evil caused by anything outside of human nature.

Novaheart
03-31-2011, 12:47 PM
Oh for God's sake. Can we please put this superstition to rest?

enslaved1
03-31-2011, 01:15 PM
Oh for God's sake. Can we please put this superstition to rest?

The Bible illustrates several times where people were possessed by demons, several of which can't be easily dismissed as mental disorders or epilepsy. Now the whole Catholic ceremony, only priests can cast out demons, ect, if that's the superstition you're referring to, you may have a point. But since you chose very few, vague words to stir the poop up and get attention, we can't be sure exactly what you're referring to can we?

fettpett
03-31-2011, 02:07 PM
http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=C15329F5577E7DB0

check out Roger J Morneau's account of his experience with Satanism way back in 1940's. I read his book in high school and have meet his friend Cecile that brought him to Christ.

Gingersnap
03-31-2011, 03:04 PM
Oh for God's sake. Can we please put this superstition to rest?

Of course you'd say that Mr. Minion of Satan. :p

Odysseus
03-31-2011, 03:40 PM
Oh for God's sake. Can we please put this superstition to rest?

If you don't believe in demonic possession, how do you explain Nancy Pelosi?

fettpett
03-31-2011, 04:25 PM
If you don't believe in demonic possession, how do you explain Nancy Pelosi?

she's undead, not demon possessed....thats Harry Reid

Odysseus
03-31-2011, 05:38 PM
she's undead, not demon possessed....thats Harry Reid

No, Reid is a demon.

fettpett
03-31-2011, 05:53 PM
No, Reid is a demon.

no, Soros is the demon, Reid is possessed :cool:

Odysseus
03-31-2011, 06:37 PM
no, Soros is the demon, Reid is possessed :cool:

No, Soros is the antichrist.

lacarnut
03-31-2011, 07:14 PM
No, Soros is the antichrist.

King Obama is all three rolled into one.

JB
03-31-2011, 07:18 PM
Oh for God's sake. Can we please put this superstition to rest?What are you referring to?

The Church? Satanists? Exorcisms? Six-day conferences??? Please elaborate.

Calypso Jones
03-31-2011, 07:34 PM
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

Ephesians 6:12

CueSi
03-31-2011, 07:49 PM
I've had way too many experiences that wern't just night terrors for me to discount the existence of demons and the devil.

~QC

Odysseus
03-31-2011, 10:25 PM
I've had way too many experiences that wern't just night terrors for me to discount the existence of demons and the devil.

~QC

You must stop dating liberals. :D

megimoo
03-31-2011, 11:59 PM
no, Soros is the demon, Reid is possessed :cool:By Soros !

megimoo
04-01-2011, 12:01 AM
No, Soros is the antichrist.Wait for the head wound ?

Odysseus
04-01-2011, 01:31 PM
By Soros !

http://static2.businessinsider.com/image/4c90f8f47f8b9a8669a60900/george-soros.jpg

Who has summoned me...?

AmPat
04-01-2011, 02:15 PM
Surge in Satanism sparks rise in demand for exorcists, says Catholic Church
And a shortage of green pea soup.:eek:

noonwitch
04-01-2011, 04:29 PM
And a shortage of green pea soup.:eek:




Best comment so far.

CueSi
04-01-2011, 08:08 PM
You must stop dating liberals. :D

I'd have to move out of Miami for such things to happen.

~QC

Bubba Dawg
04-01-2011, 08:24 PM
Oh for God's sake. Can we please put this superstition to rest?

Satanism gives young people something to do to occupy their time. I mean, you know what they say about idle hands....

fettpett
04-01-2011, 09:24 PM
So here is our list

Soros: Antichrist
Obama: ?
Reid: Demon
Pelosi: Undead
Hillary: Witch
Billy Jeff: ?
Algore: Prophet of Green

fettpett
04-01-2011, 09:26 PM
Satanism gives young people something to do to occupy their time. I mean, you know what they say about idle hands....

Hairy palms?

Odysseus
04-02-2011, 12:24 AM
Hairy palms?

It's a good thing that this is an old monitor. :D

megimoo
04-02-2011, 12:29 AM
I'd have to move out of Miami for such things to happen.

~QC

Do you have any examples of what you would call real demonic Indwelling/Possession ?

CueSi
04-02-2011, 04:14 AM
Do you have any examples of what you would call real demonic Indwelling/Possession ?

Not possession, but presence/harassment. Feeling a weight on my chest and seeing a face that wasn't quite part of this world. When I looked at it, it looked back. I know I saw and felt things that wanted to hurt me and weren't of this world.

~QC

megimoo
04-02-2011, 07:17 AM
Not possession, but presence/harassment. Feeling a weight on my chest and seeing a face that wasn't quite part of this world. When I looked at it, it looked back. I know I saw and felt things that wanted to hurt me and weren't of this world.

~QCSounds like something is trying to 'get at you' .Find a priest with experience in the field and talk to him !He'll likely tell you it's nerves .

fettpett
04-02-2011, 08:55 AM
Sounds like something is trying to 'get at you' .Find a priest with experience in the field and talk to him !He'll likely tell you it's nerves .

I doubt it...Check out the video's I posted...

megimoo
04-02-2011, 10:20 AM
I doubt it...Check out the video's I posted...With an exorcist eliminate the obvious causes before you even consider actual evil in dwellings.
Hysteria is a common cause of fears of demonic indwelling,night time cold sweats and nocturnal emissions are another.

Actual Demonic Possessions are extremely rare but they do happen. The Movie the exorcist was based on a true,well documented story,The writers 'jazzed' it up a bit but it's was true.The Catholic church has access to a few exorcists and the Vatican does not have a "school" for exorcists, despite occasional news stories that tout an annual course at Rome's Regina Apostolorum University in precisely that fashion.

Regina Apostolorum, which is sponsored by the Legionaries of Christ and their lay branch Regnum Christi, has hosted a brief course each year since 2005 on "Exorcism and Prayer of Liberation." The sixth installment is set to take place from March 28 to April 2, 2011, co-sponsored by a private Bologna-based foundation called the "Group of Socio-Religious
Research and Information" which tracks New Age religious movements and the occult.

Demonic evils in the world are real and to prove the point cast about for histories most evil and there is your proof......All of us can name those people in history who caused the greatest pain and injury to mankind and identify their great evil.
What motivated Hitler to attempt the extermination of The Worlds Jews,Gypsies and Slavics ?If the Jews are GODS chosen who then would destroy them other than GODS Demonic adversary .The Demon hates man because GOD Loves us and it is jealous of that love !

noonwitch
04-04-2011, 11:08 AM
Do you have any examples of what you would call real demonic Indwelling/Possession ?



I take back my skepticism. I'm pretty sure that Seth McFarland, creator of Family Guy, is possessed by Satan.