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  1. #1 Surge in Satanism sparks rise in demand for exorcists, says Catholic Church 
    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.
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    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.
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    Oh for God's sake. Can we please put this superstition to rest?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Novaheart View Post
    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?
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    http://www.youtube.com/view_play_lis...5329F5577E7DB0

    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Novaheart View Post
    Oh for God's sake. Can we please put this superstition to rest?
    Of course you'd say that Mr. Minion of Satan. :p
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    Quote Originally Posted by Novaheart View Post
    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?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Odysseus View Post
    If you don't believe in demonic possession, how do you explain Nancy Pelosi?
    she's undead, not demon possessed....thats Harry Reid
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    Quote Originally Posted by fettpett View Post
    she's undead, not demon possessed....thats Harry Reid
    No, Reid is a demon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Odysseus View Post
    No, Reid is a demon.
    no, Soros is the demon, Reid is possessed
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