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"She would have levitated had she not been restrained," Syquia said of the woman in the video, portions of which were shown to AFP during a rare interview at his office in the basement of a seminary in Manila.

While non-believers often joke about the devil, and demonic possessions are trivialised by Hollywood, Syquia insisted the torment suffered by those he had healed was real.

I won't totally dismiss the concept, but this article didn't help convince me.

1 posted on 04/14/2011 7:45:03 PM PDT by edpc
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Maybe we can hire him to do the White House.


2 posted on 04/14/2011 7:48:29 PM PDT by samtheman
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4 posted on 04/14/2011 7:55:50 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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Most people never recognize or confront demons, so it is easy to dismiss them. Jesus sure believed in them. I surely do, because my own mother walked around with one or two the better part of her life. In her old age I brought her to live with me, the demon attacked me with super human strength and I too saw it in her eyes. It was chilling, but I had the armor of God and rebuked it in Jesus’ name and demanded it leave my mother. For the first time in years, I felt like I had my mother back. Demons seek out the vulnerable and those who invite them in.


5 posted on 04/14/2011 8:06:36 PM PDT by WVNan
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Deeply religious people in that country!


6 posted on 04/14/2011 8:08:48 PM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date which will live in Infamy.)
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The movie the Exorcist was based on a true story - but it was a boy in the midwest.


7 posted on 04/14/2011 8:12:10 PM PDT by Domestic Church (AMDG...)
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You might want to read the book, The Rite. Avoid the movie though. It was really lousy.
9 posted on 04/14/2011 8:24:17 PM PDT by ishmac (Lady Thatcher:"There are no permanent defeats in politics because there are no permanent victories.")
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I won’t totally dismiss the concept, but this article didn’t help convince me.

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A very drama addicted culture, too.


11 posted on 04/14/2011 8:57:19 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans - Don't read their lips. Watch their hands.)
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Scott Peck who wrote “The Road less Traveled” also wrote about the existence of evil and excorism called “The People of the Lie.” It was very good.


13 posted on 04/14/2011 9:28:34 PM PDT by TruthConquers (.Delendae sunt publicae scholae)
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Any of you considered the physics of angel and demon bodies? Are they made of a different kind of matter and energy? Do they live in another dimension and cross over into ours? How do their minds work I wonder?

I am thinking about the chain of being.

Animals are conscious of their world through senses, but are not self aware (not aware of their own consciousness).

Humans are able to be conscious of our own consciousness, making us self aware. Humans have direct access to their own mind, or can observe their own thoughts, but can only infer what is going on in another person's mind.

Demons and angels are self aware, conscious of their own mind AND are able to have direct access to the consciousness of other beings. See CS Lewis' Screwtape Letters.

God has direct access to the conscious of all minds in all universes (and perhaps all alternative multi-verses). Prayer is permitting God's mind to enter ours and transform it, raising it to a higher level -- sort of like we do with pets when we humanize them. By interacting with dogs or cats, we raise them a little bit to our level of awareness. Talking to God gives us his perspective.

14 posted on 04/14/2011 9:51:52 PM PDT by garjog
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Growing up in a modern household, he and his four brothers did not believe in possessions -- which were made famous in the 1970s Hollywood film "The Exorcist". But Syquia said he had always been fascinated by paranormal activities and devoured entire books on the subject.

Hard to understand how someone could be fascinated by the paranormal but not believe in possessions.

16 posted on 04/14/2011 10:13:09 PM PDT by fso301
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fyi - interesting thread & comments.


28 posted on 04/15/2011 8:44:42 PM PDT by odds
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