On the one hand, this is an encouraging example of inter-Christian cooperation. On the other hand, it’s the wrong problem for organized Christianity to address.
Rome opens up exorcism course to all major Christian faiths to fight rising demonic forces
By Leonardo Blair, 9 May 2019
For the first time in 14 years, the Roman Catholic Church has opened up its annual exorcism class in Rome to all major Christian faiths in a bid to stem the rising tide of demonic forces around the world.
“The idea is to help each other, to establish best practices if you will,” Father Pedro Barrajon, 61, one of the organizers of the 14th edition of the “Course on Exorcism and Prayer of Liberation,” taking place at the Pontifical University of Regina Apostolorum, told the Telegraph. “This is the first time that different denominations have come together to compare their experiences on exorcisms.”
The one week course which is taught in Italian at a cost of approximately $450 is being held May 6- 11.
Thanks for telling us when the course starts, three days after the course starts. Journalists do this all the time, reporting information and events only when it’s too late for people to get involved if they’re so inclined. Ah, well. I don’t speak Italian anyway.
It is described as the first course in the world that proposes careful academic and interdisciplinary research of exorcisms.
“Expelling the devil goes back to the earliest origins of the Christian Church,” Barrajon said. “The Catholic rite is very structured, whereas some of the other churches are more creative, they don’t use a precise format.”
To put it mildly. Protestant exorcism is mostly taught on the apprenticeship model, which is the standard Christ set, but I don’t have an issue with classwork on this particular topic. Even Scripture documents how easy it is to get yourself hurt doing this and it’s not like one can keep a possessee in the basement for monthly practice.
Of course, there’s always Sodom Francisco for your hellbound bodycount needs.
More than 241 people, both lay and religious, from more than 40 countries signed up for the course this year, Crux Now reported.
“I’m here to understand the Catholic perspective. We are fighting the same enemy in the name of the Lord, even if there are some parts of the Anglican Church that have lost belief in Satan,” course participant Benjamin McEntire, a Protestant priest from Alaska, said.
Protestant priest? Not a pastor?
McEntire is an Anglican priest and chaplain in the Air National Guard. I should’ve remembered the mainline denominations aren’t dead everywhere. He’s either still young or to judge from the lack of lines on his face, limited in his life experiences. Most face lines come from stress, determination, conflict and such. “It’s not the years, it’s the miles,” so to speak. Mildly narrow neck and lack of suntan confirm a sedentary, bookish lifestyle.
If his nose is concave in profile then he’s an uncommon mixture of bookish and extroverted. That could be a useful combination in the context of exorcism. He also doesn’t have prominent cheekbones so may lack excessive ambition. Also useful.
They all agree that growing secularization has led to a proliferation of satanic groups, especially among young people through social media.
Protecting the homosexual child rapists among you might also be a contributing factor. Sexual abuse is a much faster path to spiritual corruption than social media.
“Many young people display a certain attraction and interest toward themes tied to esotericism, magic, the occult, Satanism, witchcraft, vampirism and contact with a presumed supernatural world,” Italian Professor Giuseppe Ferrari, founder and secretary of the “Social and Religious Research and Information Group,” said during his introductory speech at the event.
“Some end up accepting as spiritual leaders these characters who, while proposing a flawed liberty and false freedom, only aim at taking hold of their existence,” he explained.
Sounds like every third clergyman ever. Who’s this clergyman?
Not a pedo. That’s a good banker’s face, especially the bulb on the end of his nose. Angled, “dramatic” eyebrows mark him as more likely to be a leader than just an analyst. His upper eyelids are both exposed and his forehead has a magnificent set of intelligence lines, so he probably owns his area of expertise and is very comfortable discussing it.
Sunken cheeks are typical of people who feel they have no control over their lives but they also occur as a natural result of old age. Interesting that the right, “external life” cheek is more sunken than the left, “inner life”. Confirmed by his right eye being more guarded than his left eye, which by itself is unremarkably normal.
While critics of the course have argued that the study of exorcism has no place in modern society, organizers of the event have emphasized a multidisciplinary approach to exorcism that tackles psychology, medicine, law, sociology and criminology in order to help students better understand the changing dynamics and reality of Satanism.
“This view [that exorcisms has no place in modern society] not only displays ignorance and a restricted view of reality, but underlines the conditioning by ideologies that tag as superstition everything that eludes their preconstructed schemes,” Ferrari said of critics.
The implication of that multidisciplinary approach is that the course’s leaders agree with the critics, if devil worship is something to be understood by the fields of psychology and criminology. It’s also a prime example of why STEM is a limiting concept. Science can’t understand the PATTERNS. Spiritual worship is done by patterns. The pattern of marriage. The pattern of men going bald and women going covered. The pattern of creating with your hands as worship for the Creator.
The pattern of women frivorcing their husbands. The pattern of redefining evil as good. The Satan-worshiping pattern of the False Accusation.
But what do I know? I haven’t taken the course. I’m not a licensed therapist. I only know Scripture and its Author.
Indeed, a report in The Christian Post last fall highlighted the astronomical growth of self-identified witches in the U.S.
Consistent with the increase in female empowerment. Let’s discuss this pattern. Women are not meant to be strong. Men are meant to be strong. This is why God created men stronger, smarter, more honorable, more creative and more spiritual. Women are to appreciate men and be loyal, just as men are to appreciate God and follow Him.
When women live on their own “like a man”, what happens is The Wall. The only power she has over men is her beauty and that’s a very time-limited power to be spent in securing a future for herself… the Godly pattern of humanity preparing for eternity with the advantages of a brief, mortal life. What happens, then, when her only strength fades? She tries to find a new power over men… but no old maid is going to outsmart or outlift us guys.
And that’s why Strong&Independent women turn to witchcraft. They go searching for unnatural sources of power in their envy of men because the natural sources are reserved to us. It’s not happening out of curiosity or boredom. They aren’t being tricked into the occult.
Incidentally, that’s why one doesn’t often hear about male witches. We have so many paths to power that one more isn’t a big deal.
I just saved you at least a couple days’ worth of conference.
Ahead of the first annual Christian witches convention in Salem, Massachusetts, in April, internationally recognized Prophet Calvin Witcher argued that Jesus was a sorcerer and the Bible is really a “book of magic.”
The journalist reached for a counter-opinion. Why? This is the Christian Post. Why is their journalist giving the devil any time at all?
“Some believe that this return to exorcism and prayer of liberation is derived from a distancing from God,” Barrajon told journalists.
Ferrari explained that efforts are now underway to assess the number of exorcists in the United States, Canada, England, Ireland, Italy, Spain and Switzerland and monitor the number of requests they receive for exorcisms and prayers of liberation.
“We don’t yet have a reliable number,” he said but he believes that many people who believe they are demon possessed may also be suffering from psychological issues.
For San Jose at least, the number is “Code Red”.
It’s good and timely for the Christian Church to begin taking such matters seriously but frankly, they would do even better to reintroduce marriage and crucify the pedos. I cannot help but believe that the motivation for this course is clergy desiring the heroism of confronting pure evil while cravenly refusing to confront the female rebellion that so often opens that door.
By all means, screen for thyroid disorders and paranoid schizophrenia during the initial interview, but at the same time start asking where is your husband and have you been loyal to him? Who have you been having sex with?