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originally posted by: Baddogma
As for the title of the post, who counted the "200 demons?"
My whole problem with this subject matter isn't whether things termed demons exist, I know disembodied intelligence (rather, beings with no visible bodies that seem to fade in and out of this reality) exist... but my argument is we know next to nothing about them and putting them into a religious context is dogmatic.
I've run into nasty things I have no problem calling "demons" in the spirit of communication, but the finer points and religious context is missing in that term for me.
Arbitrarily assuming they play for one or another cosmic team seems silly and counter to most of my experience in the physical realm. People who are presently embodied are good and bad, depending on the day, their environment and experience, and blood sugar. Why couldn't spirit beings be the same?
Ascribing terms like holy or unholy just muddies the water and might just result in one's expectations being met.
But, I find this weird in that such things do have a certain reality to them... and I've found that these things are interested in us, and our emotions, and thus maybe we are important to them.. as food? Entertainment? Don't know, but that's the point... all we really have are guesses.
I would venture that our consciousness and wills effect our environments more than we (mostly) know... and that we are under surveillance, sometimes at least, by beings without physical bodies as we understand them... but anything else is conjecture and could be right, or very wrong.
originally posted by: markosity1973
A ghost is just a dead human who has not passed over for whatever reason. Demons infest i.e. they try to force their way in and only cause harm.
originally posted by: markosity1973Angels to my knowledge don't come into a person, but the holy spirit does.
originally posted by: cloaked4u
is it possible to get possessed by a demon on video off the internet?
originally posted by: coastlinekid
a reply to: markosity1973
So the answer is to become a non believer of religious superstition and it all just goes away... sounds good to me!!
How come you never hear of an atheist complaining that his house is haunted?...do they just put up with it? LOL!!!
Stop believing in non SENSE and it goes away... amazing...or let your religiously indoctrinated mind scare yourself silly...
originally posted by: dlbott
a reply to: markosity1973
I am sorry to hear you remain catholic. I would try and gently tell you to run as fast as you can. God is not in the Catholic religion. It is why there is so many pedophiles and sex abusing priests. Confessing to a man does nothing my friend. Jesus says there is only one way to the father and that is through him. S salvation can only be gained one way, through the grace and sacrifice of Jesus.
If there is one thing more terrifying than knowing what you are dealing with, it's having these experiences and having no idea at all what's going on.