Ya I agreee with you brotherforchrist. We are in need of some NEW ideas and hypothesis/theory's. Although I can't necesarilly say I've gone through
every single archive on ATS and spin my opinion on them. Maybe some of us newer to the site (ya like me) should read up and see what we can find. But
I guess that still leaves us with the same material , just a different perspective.
However i have read a few threads lately that totally blew my mind, and have really made me think.
This one here by mikeboydus, IMO was phenomenol. I hope you were able to read it.
has mankind been guided by demonic forces?
Without a doubt. I'm no historian but I know enough about history that different races , religion have always had story's about people being taken
over by un-seen forces.
I know many psycologists will argue the point that these occurences are nothing more but our alter egos or sub-conscious taking over leaving the
counsious mind a black out state. Please correct me if I'm wrong about this.
In the same sence I believe the world is influenced by Angels(Alternate to demons). I don't believe you can have evil without good/good without
evil. The ying and yang, a universal law of the universe.
In Christianity there is the belief of the Holy Spirit. Many accounts recorded by the Bible talk about the Holy Spirit entering in to the prophets,
Apostles to do a good work. What's interesting in this context is They never claimed they worked these miracles as men, but rather gave the credit to
the power of the Holy Spirit working within them.
Has mankind been influenced by demonic doctrines?
There again without a doubt.
In religion, folklore, and mythology a demon (or daemon, dæmon, daimon from Greek: δαίμων [ðaïmon]) is a supernatural being that has
generally been described as a malevolent spirit, and in Christian terms it is generally understood as a Fallen angel, formerly of God. A demon is
frequently depicted as a force that may be conjured and insecurely controlled. The "good" demon in recent use is largely a literary device (e.g.,
Maxwell's demon), though references to good demons can be found in Hesiod and Shakespeare. In common language, to "demonize" a
person means to characterize or portray them as evil, or as the source of evil.
How about Hitler, Pol Pot. Even the crusades. The message of the Christian Church was supposed to be of love, peace for ones fellow man. How did the
teachings of Christ turn into a let's slay the world attitude? Demonic doctrine introduced by man. I think many believe possesion means snarling ,
and growling, foaming at the teeth type of stuff . I do believe this is a part of demonic posession but serves the demon another purpose than to
"control" the individual. Usually the typical "Exorcist" type of demon(s) destroy the individual, or cause extreme harm.
Remember The "Dark Side" is very powerfull as well. Demons aren't stupid. They have the ability like Angels to manipulate our world for there
I'm saying all of this in my opinion. I suppose like the next person, we have no difinitive proof of our claims of the after life.
Just my two cents to add to the thread