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Paranormal possession to blame?

Opinions on parents who claim "demons" or the devil told them to harm their seed?

I'm curious
Do you think they're insane? Are they excusing their actions or is there a possibility there's something darker in the shadows we can't see?

No arguing or rude remarks, this is a free , open minded opinion question!

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Cowbell88

Asked by Cowbell88 at 12:45 PM on Jun. 4, 2012 in Religion & Beliefs

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Answers (12)
  • I think they have mental health issues.
    BrawnwynII

    Answer by BrawnwynII at 12:46 PM on Jun. 4, 2012

  • It's either Schizophrenia or a poor excuse... "the devil made me do it" is the biggest cop out there is! They either need to step up and take responsibility or admit they are insane and get help...
    Crafty26

    Answer by Crafty26 at 12:49 PM on Jun. 4, 2012

  • agree with above ^^^^
    kimigogo

    Answer by kimigogo at 12:50 PM on Jun. 4, 2012

  • Excellent response, crafty.
    Cowbell88

    Comment by Cowbell88 (original poster) at 12:57 PM on Jun. 4, 2012

  • I wouldn't rule out anything, though odds are it's mental illness/
    adnilm

    Answer by adnilm at 12:59 PM on Jun. 4, 2012

  • I think it is serious mental health issues and they have no idea they have them. They honestly believe what they are saying. That is the scary part.
    But_Mommie

    Answer by But_Mommie at 1:03 PM on Jun. 4, 2012

  • I would think mental health issues.
    booklover545

    Answer by booklover545 at 1:05 PM on Jun. 4, 2012

  • Everyone is resposnible for his own behavior... There is no "the devil made me do it". God never once says you are unaccountable and blameless for the choices you make.... People who attempt that route are generally mentally ill and in true torment from their delusions. I have sympathy for the mental and emotional pain they must endure, but there is still accountability.
    Nimue930

    Answer by Nimue930 at 1:06 PM on Jun. 4, 2012

  • They are mentally ill with some form of paranoid schizophrenia. I've worked with patients who have claimed to have seen & heard angels and demons, while they were unmedicated.

    3libras

    Answer by 3libras at 2:34 PM on Jun. 4, 2012

  • It's an excuse to absolve them from responsibility.

    beeky

    Answer by beeky at 8:35 AM on Jun. 5, 2012

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