Possession by evil spirits?

@what_now (554)
Canada
December 1, 2006 2:19pm CST
Possession by evil spirits and or Demonic possessions? Demonic possession, in supernatural belief systems, is a form of spiritual possession whereby certain malevolent extra-dimensional entities, demons, gain control over a mortal person's body, which is then used for an evil or destructive purpose. Unlike in channelling or other benign forms of possession, the subject has no control over the possessing entity and so it will persist until forced to leave the victim, usually through a form of exorcism. Many cultures and religions contain some concept of demonic possession, but the details vary considerably. Some cultures, in particular the Roma people also believe that demons can also possess animals, plants, deceased persons or inanimate objects. Now I personally Don't think anything like this ever happens. But I have always heard people telling this happening to their relatives close freinds. I Want to do some research and probally find out if this actually does happen or its just diseases like Schziphrenia, epilepsy, paranoia, postpartum psychosis and or postpartum depression because all these diseases and many other like these are just physcological disorders but are often mistaken as demonic possession or evil possession? But is it always a disease or evil spirits do exit and do take possession of people?
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14 responses
@cam3leon (427)
• Romania
1 Dec 06
well i didnt met a person that is possesed or heard from my friends that some of their relatives have this experince...sincerely i dont believe in this things ...if someone is possesed then why does the demon inside would make such noice or why would an evil spirit want to enter a body ...just to proof someone that they exist or what...cause i dont think the rules are to hunt souls in hell
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@locotime (147)
• Canada
2 Dec 06
More ghost stories huh? Let me tell you about a evil demon called "myX".....
@evan02 (85)
• France
2 Dec 06
I have personally never met or seen a person who is possessed.
• United States
29 Dec 06
possession is fun. i think i am possessed by my mom. however, to be on topic: i think that possession is false, and that it is just an excuse to be found innocent of a crime the person knowingly committed. although teh insanity plea used to work, it has really fallen thru now.....
@ladygam (564)
• Philippines
26 Dec 06
i believe it's all psychological. you yourself said our mind plays tricks on us, it does. and usually it is our doing and our subconscious does the reacting. and when our subconscious being tries to have its way, it presents itself in somatic manifestations, through our body. and when it does, we say that person is posessed. i am not very well-versed on these issues but i know something about mental health because i was a medical student.
@arman9890 (452)
• India
2 Dec 06
i think its wrong there in nothing like Spirit and i dont believe either.. If they exist then where they are? why it not comes on our news channels that some one saw this thing and that thing... That is all rubish and nothing else
@decaobr (343)
• Brazil
2 Dec 06
I believe there are cases of possession as well as mental illness. The Bible speaks of it often. There has been a few documented cases of it.
• India
2 Dec 06
NOBODY CAN SAY WHETHER ANYTHING OF THIS TYPE HAPPENS OR NOT EXCEPT PEOPLE WHO HAVE EXPERIENCED IT THEMSELVES.SOME SAY ITS SOME TYPE OF PHYSCOLOGICAL DISESASE,SOME BELIEVE IN IT WHILE OTHERS SIMPLY DONT BELIEVE AND MAKE FUN OF IT.THE PERSON WHO HAVE WITNESSED THIS TYPE OF THINGS WILL KNOW THE REALITY BETTER THAN OTHERS.BUT WHATEVER IT IS ,IT SEEMS TO BE VERY DANGEROUS.
@psyclone (244)
• Romania
2 Dec 06
I think I`m to busy to think about evil spirits. Maybe that`s why I dont have problems with them :D
@khysnews (743)
• Indonesia
2 Dec 06
I'm not Sure
@AndreaM76 (1164)
• United States
2 Dec 06
faith /fe??/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[feyth] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation –noun 1. confidence or trust in a person or thing: faith in another's ability. 2. belief that is not based on proof: He had faith that the hypothesis would be substantiated by fact. 3. belief in God or in the doctrines or teachings of religion: the firm faith of the Pilgrims. 4. belief in anything, as a code of ethics, standards of merit, etc.: to be of the same faith with someone concerning honesty. 5. a system of religious belief: the Christian faith; the Jewish faith. 6. the obligation of loyalty or fidelity to a person, promise, engagement, etc.: Failure to appear would be breaking faith. 7. the observance of this obligation; fidelity to one's promise, oath, allegiance, etc.: He was the only one who proved his faith during our recent troubles. 8. Christian Theology. the trust in God and in His promises as made through Christ and the Scriptures by which humans are justified or saved. —Idiom9. in faith, in truth; indeed: In faith, he is a fine lad.
@dave_lie (1476)
• Indonesia
2 Dec 06
interesting long post, buddy. there are also so many spirit possessed cases in my country, indonesia. most of the possessed are woman.
@shaaaanth (323)
• India
2 Dec 06
You seem to be thinking in thr right direction. Supernatural-whether good or bad/evil simply does not exist. As you thought physicological disorders are often mistaken as demonic possession.
• India
2 Dec 06
evil spirits come to work at times there is evil spirit i have experienced them at times tac car
@lucy02 (5017)
• United States
2 Dec 06
I believe there are cases of possession as well as mental illness. The Bible speaks of it often. There has been a few documented cases of it. I don't know if I have ever seen a person possessed but I, like you, have been told about it by friend who witnessed it.