reply to post by EvolvedMinistry
I find your comment curious. As I believe everyone is entitled to an opinion, let me first say I respect that this is what you believe, and defend
your right to express these views. I , however, also believe that debate is healthy and challenging someone's comments can strengthen a well thought
out point of view, OR, cause an opinion based on emotion or feelings, rather than facts, to fall apart!
Having said that, I first would like to know why you think
-" It seems to be a show where a bunch of kids run around playing make believe and use archaic chants and methods of the "occult" to
enhance the idea that they are "spiritual warriors."
They are all University students and though young, neither are hardly "kids", nor do they act like kids. I don't see how they are perceived as
being "make believe" Do you believe Ryan and his team are not at all interested in helping the people they are working with? If you knew anything of
the folks who make up the PRS team and why they got involved with it in the first place, I don't think you could totally discredit their motivation,
which is what you suggest.
As far as using Archaic Chants goes, Ryan is Catholic, and therefore would naturally turn to his own philosophy to deal with, for instance, a demon.
Why would he run out and find a Rabi, or Cleric? Makes no sense. So the Catholic priest comes over to exorcise a demon from a house or person. The
Rituals used by the Church are as old as the church itself. Until recently, most rituals in Catholicism used Latin. This is part tradition, part
ritual. Either way, when Ryan or priests are attempting to rid an evil entity, it often comes off sounding, to the unknowing, occult like. Other
"guests" PRS invite along for their special insight, bring their own spiritual influences and rituals to the mix. Again, RITES of their particular
spiritual leanings are often ritualistic in nature.
You also question their sincerity when Ryan calls them "spiritual warriors". If what they do is fight spirits and entities that are tormenting a
family, a person, a house, whatever, and they ,I think , are honest in their quest to help other's in an attempt to make sense of their own
experiences, Aren't they Warriors? If so, why would they need to do anything to "enhance" their image?
You then Write" A real spiritual warrior won't advertise themselves or put make up on for a camera to do battle with the ethereal realm. As a matter
of fact, this is the antithesis to the reality of the spiritual world."
I'm unaware of any list of behavioural traits that define or authenticate whether or not someone is a Spiritual Warrior. If there is a handbook of
what a spiritual warrior should or shouldn't be, I've yet to find it. And I have looked. Just because something doesn't fit your vision of what you
believe it should look like, doesn't mean it isn't so. When I think of a Knight, for instance, I immediately see images of steel clad warriors on,
horseback, wielding a sword or some other sinister device, at a dragon or a knight from an opposing army, blood, gore and metal clashing against
metal. In reality, knights also play the piano (Sir Elton John), or act in cinema (Sir Anthony Hopkins) or whoever. Are these men not real knights? Of
course they are, even if only by definition, but yes all the same.
How could you possibly know if something is the "antithesis to the reality of the spiritual world”? You even say it is a matter of Fact! Pretty
strong language. Do you have some special portal into the spiritual world that would allow you such knowledge and understanding of the complexities of
that realm that you can make such fantastic claims as" the collective behaviour of the PRS group is 180 degrees round from the reality of the way
spiritual warriors would behave"? If so I will pay you all I own to be allowed to cross through that portal and see for myself! PLEASE SHOW IT TO
ME!!! That’s the Holy Grail then isn't it?
Look, I was going to carry on, but I think you get my point. Have you ever met Ryan Buell or any of his team members? Have you read his book? Have you
discussed his mission with him? If not I don't think you should be making statements about PRS and its members without knowing ANYTHING about them.
Go ahead and believe what you want and write what you want. I still think that's your right. I don't know Ryan or the members of PRS personally
myself either. For all I know it all might be a big gimmick and a scam for television. Personally I don't think it's a scam, and I don't think Ryan
Buell would do anything to mislead someone on purpose. I have very solid reasons for believing that, but regardless of what I believe about that I
don't think you should write defamatory comments about someone without good evidence of your claims. Weather or not you believe what PRS represent,
doesn't give you the right to make baseless statements about them. If you have the evidence, let's see, otherwise, let it be.