Tag Archives: demons

Excorcism in Saskatoon? Say it ain’t so!

Exorcism seems like one of those quirky things that should only exist in the realm of fiction. Sadly, since many people insist on believing a god can exert power over a populace, and hold the opposing belief that demons can … Continue reading

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Why not picket the New Jersey Devils then?

According to folklore acquired via Wikipedia: Most accounts of the Jersey Devil legend attribute the creature to a “Mother Leeds”, a supposed witch, although the tale has many variations. According to one version, she invoked the devil by saying “let … Continue reading

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Sleep paralysis still the best explanation for demonic visitation

At least, I think so. I’d found an article about this a couple years ago and wrote up a post and today I’ve run across another article on this topic suggesting that sleep paralysis may have been behind the Salem … Continue reading

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Philippine priest “battles” demons

I’m thanking a friend for the link to this one. I’ll pay for her next cup of Tim’s French Vanilla coffee… A blood-curdling scream echoes through the Roman Catholic chapel in Manila as Father Jose Francisco Syquia says a prayer … Continue reading

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Satanism amuses me

I learn of this via Slashdot and a link to a recent Telegraph article about a surge in Satanism. The Regina Apostolorum Pontifical University in Rome has been hosting a six day conference on the topic of exorcism. Sounds like … Continue reading

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How can people still believe in demon possession?

The article doesn’t include any useful geographic information so I don’t really know where this family lives but here’s the story as provided by Charisma News Online: Jyotirdhar Patil did not know what to do. A demon had possessed his … Continue reading

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I haven’t picked on Billy Graham in a while

Since Halloween is only a couple weeks away, I’ll focus on this question: My mother died recently, and although I know she’s in heaven, I worry about whether she’s happy, if she still has health problems and things like that. … Continue reading

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