Wanted: a few good men to cast out devils.

@HADDOWZ (1481)
November 15, 2010 4:07pm CST
Overwhelmed with requests for exorcists, U.S. Roman Catholic bishops are holding a special training workshop in Baltimore this weekend to teach clerics the esoteric rite, the Catholic News Service reported. This makes interesting reading http://crazybitz-lee.blogspot.com/2010/11/church-looking-for-exorcists.html#more PS - Skip the ad if it pops up, sorry nothing to do with me. Enjoy
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@quita88 (3716)
• United States
16 Nov 10
You have got to be kidding me Geeshhhhhhhhhh, what will happen next?
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@HADDOWZ (1481)
16 Nov 10
Glad it made you chuckle, it certainly made me laugh.
@quita88 (3716)
• United States
20 Nov 10
Ah, still laughing too
@LittleMel (14055)
• Canada
16 Nov 10
I thought it takes 10 yrs to be a priest and then more to be exorcist how are these people going to do it in less than a year? maybe not exactly 10 yrs but certainly a lot more than a year to be exorcist oh well I thought I heard it all thanks for the laugh
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@2004cqui (2823)
• United States
15 Nov 10
I believe it! Between the movie paranormal and all the cable shows dealing with paranormal activities people are more aware now than ever there is help out there. The approval from the church is only because the entire church lends it's power and strength to the rite.
@HADDOWZ (1481)
15 Nov 10
I think it may well be because the church is so much in need of new followers, it will try any avenue to make people believe that they are the one and only spiritual power. Does not make it wrong of course, and if it brings some peace and happiness to people, then it can never be wrong. Enjoy life and enjoy myLot.. Have some fun
@2004cqui (2823)
• United States
15 Nov 10
When you think about it you may be right! It's a whole new generation, new times. Hmmmm.
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
18 Nov 10
I heard about the workshop and was very surprised. Exorcism has been pretty hush hush for a longtime where the Catholic religion has been concerned. There has even been denial that there were priests that still performed them. There is apparently a shortage of priests trained to perform them and alot of people saying they need to have one performed. I just wonder what it was that made them suddenly come out so openly about the practice? Hmmm
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
24 Nov 10
Heyya richnai....I actually started a discussion about this about a year ago that got some very interesting responses. Some people believed that it was mental illness cut and dry while others thought there was an in between. I could see where being exposed to something like that could actually cause someone mental illness. Makes you wonder about people that see things that we don't. I researched possession and exorcism and realized that it is not something confined to one culture or area. It has been a custom of many for centuries. It would be hard I suppose to determine if it was mental illness or possession.
@2004cqui (2823)
• United States
17 Nov 10
Ok, so obviously I couldn't stop with this one. I went into Reuters web site. I found nothing on it. I am the kind of person who won't repeat something without proof that the source is reputable. I did a general search, a specific search and everything in between. Did you look it up? Thanks.
@Hatley (164507)
• Garden Grove, California
16 Nov 10
hi haddowz wow then maybe I am in trouble,lol as my leg is infected with some sort of rash a nd it itches ww. hope you do not believe in this stuff.I really think that theres a lot of stress in life but that does not mean that people have made a pact with the devil. So I would not beable to do what I do not believe in any way.
@Adoniah (7515)
• United States
16 Nov 10
Did you know that Angels and Demons originated with ancient Hebrews...When the Jews finally overcame paganism, they put away the problem of demons and retired the need for angels. There is a small sect that still hangs onto these imaginary creatures. They are the folks that still follow the superstitious Kabbalah. The mainstream Jew, however realizes that these creatures were folk tales and hold overs from ancient beliefs. I think we are the only religion that does not have a need for exorcists. We send our mentally ill to shrinks. Shalom~Adoniah
@jasonnaez (134)
• Philippines
16 Nov 10
I do not know much about exorcism, but one thing i know is that a person is responsible for what he does in life. He creates the good as well as the bad. The creation start in the mind and manifest externally. So if a person plant good thoughts he will act it out in his environment benefiting those that surrounds him. If he dwell on bad thoughts negative effects will manifest externally with negative consequences for those he interact with. Sad to say, many choose to dwell on worthless and sorrow producing elements of life rather than think of thoughts that are sweet, pure, blessed and uplifting. The mind is powerful and it plays a paramount role in everyones life. It is the arbiter of destiny. As I have said, there are those who dwell so much on bad thoughts, and when it start to manifest through weird and some what crazy actuations, more often people are at a lost as to the source and nature of his affliction because of ignorance, and they turn to exorcism to weed out the evil within. The truth of the matter is that no one can weed out the evil embedded within another person. He alone can work it out through the process of self-control, self-denial and self-purification. It is hard but possible to accomplish. Once attained the result is a blessed existence.