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Catholic bishops: More exorcists needed

The Vatican's guidelines for driving out the devil includes a caveat not to mistake psychiatric illness for diabolic possession. America's Roman Catholic bishops say there's a shortage of exorcists in the country. To fix the problem, they're holding a conference Friday, Nov. 12, 2010 and Saturday in Baltimore on how to perform the rite.
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Do you believe in Exorcisms?


Asked by gammie at 10:33 AM on Nov. 13, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • Yes....and no. There are evil entities, but they cannot enter a living person without some sort of permission, although some do attack from the outside. Any catholic knows the tales of demon possession that are spread thoughout their religion. This seed, once planted in a young or gullible mind, can manifest into a "possession" scenario. Our minds are powerful things. They end up creating their own demons. I think that exorcists may be necessary because of the problems religious teaching itself has CAUSED. And that if the mind of the "possessed" are convinced that they are exorcised, then they, themselves, will make it so. In other words, it will work.

    Answer by witchqueen at 11:39 AM on Nov. 13, 2010

  • No, I don't. It is Mythology and unecessary drama propagated by ignorant people living in the past.
    There is no it would be pointless to drive "the Devil" out....@@

    Answer by kerp1960 at 10:41 AM on Nov. 13, 2010

  • Some things I think we will never really know. The mind is very powerful, if you believe in something than it will happen to you.

    When sick also a doctor will say, you have to believe for the med's or treatments to work.

    Comment by gammie (original poster) at 11:53 AM on Nov. 13, 2010