Re: (Real) cases of exorcism.
The comments that have been made on this thread about those who define themselves as "Christians" simply astound me. But then, I am always surprised at the sweeping, judgemental generalizations that those who are seemingly well-educated, well-informed and who claim to be open-minded make about other people based on race, gender, sexuality, and religious orientation.
I have said this many times, yet I will say it again.
When we judge others, we are only presenting the world with a reflection of ourselves. We are telling the world that our sense of security in our own beliefs, views, and opinions is so threatened by those who do not share our same vantage point that we must judge, criticize, denigrate, and ridicule them. When we label others with misused, overused, and thoroughly sensationalistic adjectives such "mad", "crazy," or "dangerous," we are only revealing our own deeply held inadequacies. Rather than thinking human beings engaging in effective and meaningful conversations, we seem more like tabloid reporters announcing the latest celebrity scandal. How sad it is to see so much fear, self-doubt, and insecurity.
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"All men have the same defect: they wait to live, for they have not the courage of each instant.
Why not invest enough passion in each moment to make it an eternity?" ~E. M. Cioran