In this blog the topic is whether there is evidence for the existence of so called minor gods.
One of the questions posed in the previous blog was why do philosophers, scientists and other interested parties not go to where exorcisms are being conducted to learn what is happening, and furthermore, why ignore the literature that is available on the subject. I have knowledge of dozens of books written about exorcism, or deliverance, as commonly termed. The books are written by knowledgeable individuals who provide help to many who cannot get help from any other source. I am also aware of individuals who live in Alberta who do exorcisms so this is not secret information. I am not an exorcist, but I have studied the topic.
The spirit entities I have referred to as minor gods, of course, are not gods, but are either malevolent harmful beings or good helpful beings called angels. For sure these angels are not the scantily clad babies as sometimes depicted.
Two books, An Exorcist Tells His Story, and An Exorcist: More Stories, written by a Catholic clergyman, Gabriale Amorth, are available for those who wish to research this topic. Amorth has conducted many hundreds of exorcisms over a 9 year period. Amorth in his book, An Exorcist: More Stories, says, “I only wish that the many who claim not to believe in what they cannot see could witness an exorcism!” His books undoubtedly are available in your local library or Catholic bookstore.
Another book I found helpful is, Uncovering the Mystery of MPD, by James G. Friesen, PhD. Friesen is a psychologist. In his book he says that in his counselling of clients he encounters malevolent spirit beings on occasion and they have to be expelled.
Several years ago a book became available entitled, Angels on Assignment, by Roland Buck. Buck, now deceased, was a minister of a large protestant church in Boise, Idaho. In his book he tells about a series of angel visits he had in the 1970’s. He told his congregation of 1800 about the visits as they occurred. His sermons were originally recorded and are now available for listening on the internet. The book, by Buck, is possibly out of print but may be available in used bookstores or available through the internet.
That there are incorporeal spirit beings may not be in the parameter of the reader’s beliefs, nevertheless, that is what the evidence shows. What is common to all exorcisms is that they all have one thing in common and that is the wording. Somewhere in the procedure the name Jesus or the trinity is used. If not, the victim does not get help. If the ritual is correctly applied and the individual goes free then this would be considered a miracle because God was involved.
Finally, given that intelligent incorporeal entities exist, what brought them into existence? The answer must be that they were created by a Supreme Being. The Big Bang could not have created intelligent incorporeal spirits.
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Its like you read my mind! You appear to know a lot about this, like
you wrote the book in it or something. I think that you could do with a few pics
to drive the message home a bit, but other than that, this is great blog.
An excellent read. I will definitely be back.
“Spiritual” is a rather nebulous word. However, one example to illustrate the meaning of the word would be an atheist and a theist standing side by side on a clear night peering into the night sky. Both are awed by what they see. Both are having a spiritual experience. The atheist is not sure how it came to be and the theist believes it all came to be through the creation of a Supreme Being.
How exorcisms open a window into the spirit world will be part of my next blog, hopefully posted by the middle of the month.
As an Atheist, I would happily go witness and study “live” exorcisms! I don’t know any who wouldn’t. But I have witnessed and researched enough to stay at my current perspective pending further information.
I feel your premise is based on the assumption of unbeliever’s ignorance on the matter of exorcisms? Is that accurate? Always love to hear other’s perspectives.
Thanks for your comment. The premise for my thinking is not just about unbeliever’s ignorance about exorcisms. I am familiar with the writings of the current important main advocates for atheism such as Dawkins, Hitchens, Harris, Steele etc. and as time permits the research continues. To say this differently, I am aware of the myriad of issues that are being debated.
I mentioned the matter of exorcisms because it opens a little window to the spiritual aspect of our world. It provides a bit of evidence that needs to be considered. There are a good number of believers also who need to better understand exorcisms. Not much is being said about this in the churches.
I hope I didn’t miss the intent of your question.
The picture you posted on Memorial Day carried a thought provoking message. Thanks for that.
I don’t think you missed anything. You seem to have an understanding of the various perspectives and understandings.
I wonder, though, how you define “spiritual” and how the matter of “exorcisms” opens such a window? If you wouldn’t mind expounding, that is