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Rise in satanism and the occult has caused a shortage of priests able to battle the Devil’s work.

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posted on Sep, 28 2016 @ 11:46 AM
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A rise in demand for exorcisms has caused a shortage of priests able to carry them out, the Vatican's exorcist has warned. The church says that a sharp rise in people wanting to experiment with satanism and the occult means that more and more people are seeking out exorcisms, believing they have been overtaken by evil forces. But as demand grows, there is a lack of priests able to carry out the ceremonies to battle the Devil's work, causing a real 'emergency' within the Catholic Church.

And Valter Cascioli, a psychologist and consultant to the Vatican endorsed International Association of Exorcists, says there are not enough priests to deal with the number of exorcisms needed to be carried out. He told Italian newspaper La Stampa: 'The lack of exorcists is a real emergency. There is a pastoral emergency as a result of a significant increase in the number of diabolical possessions that exorcist priests are confronting.

Two exorcists reported an increase in people asking priests to cleanse their bodies of demons, saying the nation's obsession with the supernatural and a fall in those practicing Christianity is the cause. One of the priests told the Times that non-Christian beliefs coupled with pornography and alcohol consumption, leads people to want to rid 'satan' from their bodies. He explained: 'It's normal for humans to have a morbid fascination with the idea of a battle with evil and, to paint a caricature, the exorcist coming like a wizard to help.' The priest also added that Pope Francis' public denouncing of the Devil has restored belief of Satan as a real figure, saying that some people were coming to them claiming a 'demonic presence had full control' of their bodies.



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Though I agree with the above report however my experience when dealing with this subject I believe most of those complaining about demonic possession is nothing more than a mental health issue. Out of 100 people who complain of some type of spiritual attack against them maybe 1% to 5% are actually experiencing a paranormal event that will not stop. AND to those 1 to 5 per cent that actually have a negative spirit attached to them you can clearly see the difference between someone with a mental health issue and someone who is possessed.

Many have little idea of what a demonologist does..... I am nothing more but one individual in a series of professionals that examine, question, and observe those who "claim" demonic possession before a priest ever gets involved. I am part of a team that attempts to "filter out" those who do not qualify as a possessed individual. As a demonologist I assist both the Catholic, Protestant churches, psychiatrists and a few people who contact me for assistance at my website in determining if an individual is having a spiritual attack. No fees and it is all free.

Don't believe in the devil (Satan)?


Call him out, do the correct rituals with blood and he will ALWAYS show up..... for others it takes nothing more than to call him out with an oath...... swearing allegiance.

One of the smartest moves the devil ever made was to get us to believe he does not exist.

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posted on Sep, 28 2016 @ 11:53 AM
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The greatest move the Vatican pulled was convincing a billion people it was ever needed in the first place.

Bunch of conmen trying to peddle their 2000 year out of date snake oil.



posted on Sep, 28 2016 @ 11:54 AM
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Dr Cascioli's comments come as the Catholic Church in the UK also reported a rise in exorcisms with the increase being blamed on Harry Potter, alcohol and pornography.


Does the Vatican actually believe Harry Potter is causing demonic possessions? I highly doubt this.



posted on Sep, 28 2016 @ 12:01 PM
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originally posted by: MagnaCarta2015
The greatest move the Vatican pulled was convincing a billion people it was ever needed in the first place.

Bunch of conmen trying to peddle their 2000 year out of date snake oil.


The Vatican has a terrible history and no one can deny this BUT there are many within the Catholic belief (I am not Catholic) that honestly wants to serve and worship the creator...... God.

Talk of evil spirits have been around since the beginning... new lingo such as the words.... demons, Satan, devil have been around only for a few hundred years but the word.....EVIL SPIRITS......has been around for thousand of years..... and names of gods in other religions that serve for only an evil purpose....



posted on Sep, 28 2016 @ 12:02 PM
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originally posted by: MagnaCarta2015
The greatest move the Vatican pulled was convincing a billion people it was ever needed in the first place.

Bunch of conmen trying to peddle their 2000 year out of date snake oil.


Yup!

IMO, if Catholicism was never invented, the idea of Satan wouldn't be nearly as popular. They hyped up a scapegoat.



posted on Sep, 28 2016 @ 12:05 PM
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Maybe because everyone realises that possession is nothing more than mental illness and the people who suffer from mental illness are going to doctors instead of Priests peddling nonsense and doing more harm than good.
5% my arse....seen many episodes of so called possession and all were managed by treating their mental illness not calling a priest.
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posted on Sep, 28 2016 @ 12:06 PM
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originally posted by: DeathSlayer
Out of 100 people who complain of some type of spiritual attack against them maybe 1% to 5% are actually experiencing a paranormal event that will not stop. AND to those 1 to 5 per cent that actually have a negative spirit attached to them.


Be prepared, that 1% to 5% is on this forum, they will be spitting vile demonic negative energy in this thread and towards the Vatican. You might need a Saint of the highest order to bless this thread.



posted on Sep, 28 2016 @ 12:08 PM
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originally posted by: Atsbhct



Dr Cascioli's comments come as the Catholic Church in the UK also reported a rise in exorcisms with the increase being blamed on Harry Potter, alcohol and pornography.


Does the Vatican actually believe Harry Potter is causing demonic possessions? I highly doubt this.


Actually the Harry Potter films is an occult film that has caused young children to explore with the spirit world with the Ouija board, mirrors, magical spells and potions that have caused poisonings etc.... the list is long with many children and adults now sitting in mental health institutions for numerous acts due to exploring with the spiritual world......

So the Harry Potter occult films promote exploring the occult and this is dangerous to children.



posted on Sep, 28 2016 @ 12:08 PM
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Any person can banish a demonic possession simply by reading Corinthians I - 15:1-4 and accepting that Jesus Christ spilled His blood for our sins when He died on the Cross.

Then the Holy Spirit will grab the stupid demon by its throat, banish it and occupy the mortals body, protecting the mortal for ever more.

Some priests still believe that a person gets to Heaven by their Works and not by the Grace of Jesus Christ.



posted on Sep, 28 2016 @ 12:09 PM
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a reply to: DeathSlayer

I bet you think Dungeons and Dragons made kids satanists also don't you?.

Oh look I found more of you...get em while they are young.


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posted on Sep, 28 2016 @ 12:15 PM
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According to the Daily Mail, the Vatican also believes yoga opens a person to demonic possession. Is this because it encourages people to explore their bodies, a concept the Catholic Church is thoroughly disgusted by, unless it's being done to an alter boy in a back room?
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posted on Sep, 28 2016 @ 12:15 PM
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originally posted by: AgarthaSeed

originally posted by: MagnaCarta2015
The greatest move the Vatican pulled was convincing a billion people it was ever needed in the first place.

Bunch of conmen trying to peddle their 2000 year out of date snake oil.


Yup!

IMO, if Catholicism was never invented, the idea of Satan wouldn't be nearly as popular. They hyped up a scapegoat.


Satan was spoken of long before the Catholic church was built.

How many times in the New Testament did Jesus deal with possessed people? There are 25 mentions of Jesus dealing with evil spirits ALONE..... with many witnesses not counting the Apostles..... Most of what Jesus did while walking on this rock was teaching, healing people (many mentions of evil spirits when dealing with illnesses and sickness) and also released those under demonic possession.



posted on Sep, 28 2016 @ 12:18 PM
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originally posted by: TheKnightofDoom
Maybe because everyone realises that possession is nothing more than mental illness and the people who suffer from mental illness are going to doctors instead of Priests peddling nonsense and doing more harm than good.
5% my arse....seen many episodes of so called possession and all were managed by treating their mental illness not calling a priest.


Can someone with a mental illness walk up the wall onto the ceiling without falling down?

Can someone with a mental illness fly like superman?

How can it rain stones inside a room knee deep?

How can it rain blood inside a room or run down the walls?

There are other factors.....BUT these are just a few instances have NOTHING to do with mental illness.
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posted on Sep, 28 2016 @ 12:19 PM
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If there was a devil it would be the Catholic Church.



posted on Sep, 28 2016 @ 12:20 PM
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originally posted by: DeathSlayer

originally posted by: TheKnightofDoom
Maybe because everyone realises that possession is nothing more than mental illness and the people who suffer from mental illness are going to doctors instead of Priests peddling nonsense and doing more harm than good.
5% my arse....seen many episodes of so called possession and all were managed by treating their mental illness not calling a priest.


Can someone with a mental illness walk up the wall onto the ceiling without falling down?

Can someone with a mental illness fly like superman?

How can it rain stones inside a room knee deep?

How can it rain blood inside a room or run down the walls?

There are other factors.....BUT these are just a few instances have NOTHING to do with mental illness.


Why haven't these occurrences ever been convincingly documented?



posted on Sep, 28 2016 @ 12:21 PM
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originally posted by: DeathSlayer

originally posted by: TheKnightofDoom
Maybe because everyone realises that possession is nothing more than mental illness and the people who suffer from mental illness are going to doctors instead of Priests peddling nonsense and doing more harm than good.
5% my arse....seen many episodes of so called possession and all were managed by treating their mental illness not calling a priest.


Can someone with a mental illness walk up the wall onto the ceiling without falling down?

Can someone with a mental illness fly like superman?

How can it rain stones inside a room knee deep?

How can it rain blood inside a room or run down the walls?

There are other factors.....BUT these are just a few instances have NOTHING to do with mental illness.


I guess there's video evidence of these? It is 2016 after all. Everyone has a camera on their phone, if nothing else.



posted on Sep, 28 2016 @ 12:22 PM
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a reply to: Atsbhct

IT IS!

In Movies Yo!




posted on Sep, 28 2016 @ 12:23 PM
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I think we should train the priests to be able to wield weapons and individually fight the devil more effectively. Just a thought.



posted on Sep, 28 2016 @ 12:23 PM
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originally posted by: Atsbhct
a reply to: DeathSlayer



According to the Daily Mail, the Vatican also believes yoga opens a person to demonic possession. Is this because it encourages people to explore their bodies, a concept the Catholic Church is thoroughly disgusted by, unless it's being done to an alter boy in a back room?


Good point and yoga CAN be dangerous... HOW?

The actual yoga body movements have nothing to do with the danger.... it is the yoga meditation that some do while doing yoga.

Empty your mind and it will be filled again with and without your permission.



posted on Sep, 28 2016 @ 12:23 PM
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a reply to: jonsoup

Wot kind of weapon does a priest use pon a demon?

Holy Chainsaw of Smiting?



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