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Originally posted by nyk537
Here we go, I found something interesting on demons. Tell me what you think about this...
A "Demon" was originally a Greek term which meant a wise, guardian spirit. In present day spiritualism and parapsychology, the word connotes an entity which appears to have a malicious and resentful nature, and is possibly of a non-human origin: differentiated from a spirit which proceeded from a once-living person.
What characteristics do these entities evince?
1- They seem interested in, and often resentful (perhaps envious?) of living human beings.
2- Although they have been known to inflict minor injuries on people, such as scratches, welts and even what appear to be bite marks, primarily they assault the human mind through oppressive anxiety and fear.
3- They sometimes make their presence known through our senses, such as inexplicable foul odors and low gutteral growling (examples of which have been recorded during investigations as well as investigations by other paranormal research groups).
Demons may exist as a "quasi life-form," inteligent though not reasoning as do human beings, and existing outside the boundaries of our experience of linear time.
An exorcism or spiritual cleansing may provide a remedy, either temporary or hopefully permanent, against demonic infestation by making the environment hostile for the entity or entities.
Here's a topic for speculation: Obviously, not much is known for certain regarding these entities called demons other than their presence is quite inconvenient. Consider, could a human spirit become demonic, or be assimilated by the demonic entities? Are they always of non-human origin?
What do you think?
Originally posted by dbrandt
My pastor has dealt with this. He says a better way to say it is "demonic attachment". In the 70's he had a church in California and one time at an evening service He remembers a man during the service who began crawling over and under the pews and if I remember right became vocally disruptive(I don't know if it was with words or simply sounds).