These selected comments on exorcism and demonic possession are directed at the sceptics. At least two of our commenters claim to have had personal experiences of the Devil.
BY EVIL POSSESSED
ETHAN HUFF (by way of introduction) : An Ivy League-educated psychiatrist is convinced that there’s a growing epidemic of demonic possession in the world today, and that most everyday people now recognize the dark reality of this scary situation.Read More
La plus belle des ruses du diable est de vous persuader qu’il n’existe pas. (“The devil’s finest trick is to persuade you that he does not exist.”)
— Charles Baudelaire
An Ivy League-educated psychiatrist is convinced that there’s a growing epidemic of demonic possession in the world today, and that most everyday people now recognize the dark reality of this scary situation.
Dr. Richard Gallagher, who boasts degrees from both Princeton University and Yale University, says that, despite conflicting opinions within mainstream medical science, demonic possession is both real and rampant.
He’s also a highly sought-after professional of such things in cases where a determination is being made about the possible need for an exorcism. Having evaluated hundreds of cases of possible demonic possession towards this end, Dr. Gallagher is certain that the phenomenon is legitimate and pressing.
He insinuated to The Telegraph (United Kingdom) during a recent interview that demons know full well how to trick human beings because they possess far more advanced cognitive faculties. They routinely use these mental “smarts” to control the humans they possess, causing many of them to commit atrocities and other evils against other people and lifeforms.
“They’re very, very smart,” Dr. Gallagher is quoted as saying about the beings that occupy the demonic realm. “The intelligence level of a fallen angel, which is what I call them, is far superior to human beings.”
Roman Catholic Church seeing huge uptick in cases of demonic possession
Dr Gallagher’s sentiments align with other recent reports about rising demand for exorcisms in the Roman Catholic Church. The Vatican actually held a training course earlier this year to teach exorcist priests how to handle this influx of demon-possessed humans.
Pope Francis has also commented on the phenomenon, explaining to his followers that Satan is, indeed, “a real being” who’s “roaming the earth to devour souls like a lion.” He wrote back in April that people shouldn’t assume that the devil is just some myth, representation, symbol, figure of speech, or idea. Doing this causes people to let down their guard, he claims, making all of us “more vulnerable.”
Francis also says that priests “should not hesitate” to send people who are suffering from “genuine spiritual disturbances” to exorcists. The Rite of Exorcism, he says, is a “delicate and necessary ministry” that should be undertaken with “great care and great prudence.”
According to data from the United States, the number of priests trained in performing exorcisms has increased from a mere 12 about a decade ago to 50 – a more than 300 percent increase. This dramatic jump shouldn’t be ignored, says Dr Gallagher, who while he’s not alone in his opinions is among a small few who are willing to talk about it professionally.
“There are many other psychiatrists and mental health care professionals who do what I do – perhaps not to the scope that I do – who seem hesitant to speak out,” Dr Gallagher says. “That’s what gives my work some singularity. That I have had so much experience and that I am willing to speak out. I feel an obligation to speak out. I think that I should.”
At the same time, Dr Gallagher warns that it’s important to determine without any doubt that a person actually has a real demon before recommending that he or she visit an exorcist.
“There are very strict criteria for determining the person’s problem,” he warns. “I am not just intuiting. I’m dealing with this from a very scientific point of view.”
June 17, 2018 “Information Clearing House” – NEW YORK—Seventeen years of war in the Middle East and what do we have to show for it? Iraq after our 2003 invasion and occupation is no longer a unified country. Its once modern infrastructure is largely destroyed, and the nation has fractured into warring enclaves. We have lost the war in Afghanistan. The Taliban is resurgent and has a presence in over 70 percent of the country. Libya is a failed state. Yemen after three years of relentless airstrikes and a blockade is enduring one of the world’s worst humanitarian disasters. Read More
Is Trump now all set for a Nobel prize like Obama? Has he “come up Trumps” at last, much to the delight of his most loyal supporters? Read this pro-Trump article and decide for yourself.
By GEORGE GALLOWAY Sourced from RT
Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump, Singapore, June 12, 2018
Little more needs to be said about events in Singapore. Slings and arrows finally parked after a 65-year war in which millions died on a divided Korean peninsula where a nuclear slingshot was assembled and decommissioned. The world was taken to the brink of war and then back again. That Donald J Trump will now become a Nobel Laureate is axiomatic however surprising such a sentence might be, but a second term as president, which is looking more likely by the day, may almost be as surprising.Read More
How long will the lovey-dovey act last? Will the smiles return to snarls at any moment? Or will Trump usher in a new golden age of peace and harmony between the US and a united Korea? Trump is teetotal and loves Twitter. Kim swills fine wine and has banned the internet. But they do have one thing in common – “they both love a good execution” (Daily Mail, June 12).Read More
Sourced from The Ugly Truth followed by an endnote
by Mark Glenn
Israel National News
MK Moti Yogev (Jewish Home), who serves as a member of Israel’s Security Cabinet, has suggested conquering Gaza, bringing Hamas to its knees, and eliminating Hamas leaders. “We need to place a civilian government there and settle, in order to ensure stability and security,” he said. “That is my vision, and the vision of many others like me, but it’s not the vision of the State of Israel’s policy leaders. In the current reality, we need to defeat Hamas. But not right now, since we have other fronts, such as Iran and Hezbollah, and we need to set priorities.”Read More
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By JOHN KAMINSKI
Jews appeal to your better nature. They make you feel guilty about how selfish you are. But the minute you feel kindly toward them, you’re finished. You’ve been sucked into the scam. Because Jews, you must remember, don’t have a better nature . . . unless they’re trying to swindle you. Jews have no conscience. They have only programming from their macabre holy books to rob, rape and murder the gullible goyim. It’s what they are taught from birth, as the tips of their penises are snipped off and swallowed by rabid rabbis in a depraved circumcision ritual.Read More
INFORMATION CLEARING HOUSE. The one-state solution is the idea of bringing justice and peace to Palestine/Israel by having all inhabitants of historic Palestine—the land that includes Israel, the West Bank, Jerusalem and Gaza—living in one, binational country, where everyone has equal rights and political matters are settled on the basis of one person, one vote. This arrangement differs from the two-state solution, which would partition historic Palestine into two states divided along ethno-religious lines, and contrasts with present conditions, in which Palestinians live as second-class citizens inside Israel, and under Israeli occupation in Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza—the last of which is subject to a merciless siege.Read More
“In Syria, Putin and Netanyahu Were on the Same Side All Along. Putin is ready to ditch Iran to keep Israel happy and save Assad’s victory.”
Big buddies . . . shaking hands over a good deal?
By ANSHEL PFEFFER,
May 31, 2018. As Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman meets his Russian counterpart Thursday in Moscow to discuss the arrangements for keeping Iran and its proxies away from Israel’s border with Syria, they will be merely formalizing an understanding between the two countries that has long been in the making.
It should have been clear from the beginning of the Russian involvement in Syria nearly three years ago that, when forced to choose between Israel and Iran, Vladimir Putin would come out on Israel’s side.Read More
Syrian President Bashar Assad says Moscow deterred the West from launching a devastating country-wide air strike last month, and believes that Damascus has nearly won the seven-year war, despite continued US “interference.”Read More
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