Skip to comments.When exorcists need help, they call him
Posted on 08/05/2017 5:18:05 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
A small group of nuns and priests met the woman in the chapel of a house one June evening. Though it was warm outside, a palpable chill settled over the room. As the priests began to pray, the woman slipped into a trance -- and then snapped to life. She spoke in multiple voices: One was deep, guttural and masculine; another was high-pitched; a third spouted only Latin. When someone secretly sprinkled ordinary water on her, she didn't react. But when holy water was used, she screamed in pain.
"Leave her alone, you f***ing priests," the guttural voice shouted. "Stop, you whores. ... You'll be sorry." You've probably seen this before: a soul corrupted by Satan, a priest waving a crucifix at a snarling woman. Movies and books have mimicked exorcisms so often, they've become clichés.
The 1973 film "The Exorcist" shaped how many see demonic possession.
But this was an actual exorcism -- and included a character not normally seen in the traditional drive-out-the-devil script.
Dr. Richard Gallagher is an Ivy League-educated, board-certified psychiatrist who teaches at Columbia University and New York Medical College. He was part of the team that tried to help the woman.
Fighting Satan's minions wasn't part of Gallagher's career plan while he was studying medicine at Yale. He knew about biblical accounts of demonic possession but thought they were an ancient culture's attempt to grapple with mental disorders like epilepsy. He proudly calls himself a "man of science."
(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...
And her name is not Barack Obama.
Thx for that. Vy interesting.
Ping to a fairly good article on exorcism.
“Your momma sews socks that smell!”
And from CNN.?.?.?
In an interview, Novella went further and criticized any therapist who believes his patient's delusions. "The worst thing you can do to a patient who is delusional is to confirm their delusions," says Novella, who founded the New England Skeptical Society. "The primary goal of therapy is to reorient them to reality..."
Wonder what Novella thinks about gender reassignment surgery.
I thought “pretty contemporary” made sense.
These “sceptics” never address issues like levitation, speaking dead languages, vomiting gallons of disgusting stuff, etc.
You knew it was coming:
It would have been sooner but it's daytime somewhere on Earth so FR is crawling.
[Long stream of expletives deleted.]
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