June 10, 2018

Exorcism

There are some religions that sometimes call for the use of an exorcist...like the one in that movie...an exorcist is a person who is believed to have the ability to cast out the devil or other demons...this can be from a person, a building, or even an object...of course, this calls for specific instructions that a priest, a nun, a monk, a healer, a shaman or other person can be in possession of...such a procedure is called an exorcism...now depending on the spiritual beliefs of the exorcist involved, this can be done in a variety of ways...it may be done by causing the entity to swear an oath...it can also be done through an elaborate ritual, or it may be as simple, if there’s such a thing as simple in this process, by commanding it to depart in the name of a higher power...this practice of exorcism is very old and part of the belief system of many cultures and religions...it is said that there is a form of mental illness that causes the stricken to believe that they are possessed by a demon, or some such thing...that’s what the medical professionals believe and they discount any actual possession taking place...some have performed criminal acts and later said that they were ‘possessed’ at the time...some psychiatrists are believers and have done studies, but those are subject to ridicule and scorn by other ‘professionals’...even Mother Teresa supposedly was subject to an exorcism after she felt she "might be under the attack of the evil one”...these days exorcisms are even performed via cell phone...ain’t that crazy?..

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