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ExorcismFirst, we have to prove that there are "Demonic Forces." Atheists don't believe in Gods or Demons. So I doubt if you can find any verifiable case of an Atheist being p…ossessed by demonic forces. It depends of course on who is making the obsevation. It depends on what you call a record. There have been people who claimed to have been previously atheist until they were posessed and God came into their life and ousted the demon. But I can find no records of anyone having known an atheist previously who then went through this. In other words, it's never been seen or documented by an outside observer. At best this puts demonic posession on the same footing as UFO sightings. And believe me, I consider myself a Christian. But I am a follower of what Paul said Jesus said since he was the closest to the source as you can get. And Paul never mentioned demons. Demons historically have been the names people have given to the causes behind all sorts of ailments and issues of humans before medicince came around. If someone had a disease - it was demons. If someone had Teret's syndrome, the cursing was caused by demons. If someone cracked and started off on a killing rampage, it was because of demons. Demons could and were used to explain all sorts of erroneous behavior and problems. In fact, that's why to this day people say "bless you!" when you sneeze. Because it stems fromt he belief that a demon could be within you causing you to become ill. Of course, witches make just as good of a scapegoat. As medical technology started catching on to the real causes of all these issues, demoons quit being the cause of all the problems and they had started to disappear from the psyche until the evangelistic christians started up around the early to mid 1900s. Then there was a rebirth. If you are looking for the answer to whether or not demons are real, you need not look to atheists for the answer. There are countless other religions out there that do not believe in demons or anything similar. And of course, since they do not believe in demons, they don;t have trouble with them either. Many of these religions deal with spirits - but they handle them differently. No doubt that christians would say that any religion other than Christianity dealing with spirits is obviously the work of the devil. But that's an illinformed opinion since they never bother to learn about these other religions and don't realize that the entire religion simply doesn't fit inside the box that Christianity tries to put it into. Don't listen to themDemons exist, regardless of those athiests, or anything that someone might say, as their existence is not limited to our beliefs and what we think, for they are spirits, and one could say that our souls are bound to our bodies, until something serious happens to them. If you do not have Christ or the Holy Spirit within you, you can be possessed by a demon, regardless of what you think, what you believe, or what records say or don't say, regardless of where they are or even if they exist, or are credible sources of information. Record of an Atheists seized by Demonic forces? Scientifically speaking, No. Afflicted with Mental Disorder? Yes, but if I may venture a guess, much less than other segment of society. ANSWER: Marilyn Manson has made several.
To help a demon possessed person, there are several steps that can be taken and this all really depends on your religious beliefs. For a Christian it's safe to pray and ...pra…y...and pray and throw holy water on them. For an other, burn sage and walk around the house expelling the demon in your own way. Then place a circle of salt around your place of dwelling. Answer: Find some one with the Baptism of the Holy Spirit to pray for them, and in the Name of Jesus Christ demon must leave. If you don't have this gift, do not do this yourself.
A: There is an ambiguity here. If we believe that in order to be able to prophesy the future, Nostradamus must have been possessed by demons. If demons really exist, then God …exists and therefore could have given Nostradamus the power of prophecy. On the other hand, if we believe that Nostradamus was not really able to predict the future, then we need neither believe that demons exist nor that they do not - we are simply saying that he was a man who wrote obscure and ambiguous passages that some people interpret as prophecies.
No! If he was possesed by demons he would have build an army of evil not kill a one nation of innocent people. Basically he was nuts and crazy!! He had a sick and unfunc…tionally stupid mind
they will not have a desire or even would want a desire for Jesus Christ and they will do evil to themselves and others and actually have phyiscal supernatural strength.…
they possess/have fire breathing flying and they can posses people
If demons exist, there is no reason to think they could not possess someone. If you are a Christian, then you can read how Jesus expelled demons with a simple command (Mark …1:23-26; 9:14-29; Luke 11:14-26), and how the apostles continued the practice with the power and in the name of Jesus (Matthew 10:1; Acts 19:11-16). Also in Romans 6:18. it states: "just as a believer, whom Jesus Christ has delivered from sin, can still be bound by sin in his life, so he can still be bound by a demon in his life."
Yes but be warned demons are unpredictable
Demons can only possess us only if we choose to invite them in.
To turn you away from god
No, you can not be possessed by a demon, because demons do not really exist. Almost all religions have some form of demon, but possession by demons is a particularly Christian… concept, resulting from the imaginative stories in the New Testament gospels. Another view A belief in God also includes the belief in evil. Being possessed by demons is not just a Christian concept. Muslims believe that is possible too. So do practitioners of voodoo and animism. New Age and Shamanic religions believe in stray energies, perhaps left behind after an emotionally wounded or evil person passes. Of those who believe in demons, they believe there are certain conditions that make someone more susceptible to possessions: Attempted suicideSubstance abuseMaking deals/pacts with SatanBeing involved in the occultA family tradition of possession Now, of the Catholic dioceses which practiced exorcism, they didn't take the ritual lightly and would not perform it on just anyone. The first thing they would do was screen the patient and then refer them to a doctor. Believe it or not, they preferred atheist doctors. That way, bias was not a problem. So if an atheist doctor came back puzzled or scared to death, they knew something beyond the realm of science was at work. The spirit world is real. Many people report strange phenomena which defies logic. There is EVP (electronic voice phenomena), ghost sightings, camera images and eyewitness accounts of orbs, and so on.
In a way some of them can be. But most were not. Most thought such like dilusions, autisum, mentally handicap or schztaphornic were from demons, but basically was found ou…t that a cause of disease in the brain or mind. People then believed people who were ill in the brain or mind. I have autism and I use to have a lot tantrums at church, school and home. Typically the people in my church would not believe that it was a demonic possession.
This is a controversial topic but I think the answer is no, a 'true' Christian, one who fully imitates (disciple) of Christ, cannot be possessed by a demon. The …Bible says a Christian is indwelt by the Holy Spirit and a Christian's body is the temple of the Holy Spirit. This leads to the question - how can a demon and the Holy Spirit dwell in the same body? They simply cannot.
Possession by demons and the ritual of exorcism are beliefs held by the Catholic Church, Anglican and Episcopal Churches and some fundamentalist sects. However, we also kn…ow that possession by demons has never been validly demonstrated. True, the gospels talk of Jesus calling demons out of those they possessed but these accounts were written decades after the time of Jesus by persons who had never met Jesus, bearing in mind that the gospels were originally anonymous until in the second century they were attributed to the evangelists whose names they now bear. As possession by demons has never been demonstrated, it is unlikely in the extreme that anyone, Christian or non-Christian, will ever be possessed by a demon. Answer: Yes, a Christian can be possessed by a demon. When we involve ourselves with things or activities concerned with the spiritual realm that is not of God, we are exposed to the power of Satan. That is why a Christian should never be involved with such things.
For a complete discussion of demonic possession please read Father Gabriele Amorth's books: An Exorcist Tells His Story, and An Exorcist More Stories, see links below. Fr. Amo…rth was the chief exorcist in Rome for many decades, he is still alive, howbeit in his nineties now (as of 2013). Father says that anyone who is not in a state of grace and frequenting the sacraments is at risk for demonic possession (this is not to say that you give possessed if you fail to go to confession one month, but that your chances of being possessed if you attend confession and Mass regularly kind of go down to nearly nothing). One of the biggest risk factors is just not being baptized. The risk factors go WAY up if you start messing around with the occult including playing with tarot, witchcraft, curses, etc. The modern culture is a veritable hotbed for Satan and thus people are wide open for demonic obsession (which is far more common than possession). The best thing to do is to stay close to Our Blessed Lord, pray regularly, keep and use holy water, and frequent the sacraments. Father Amorth says that there is nothing that the devil hates more than someone who goes to confession on a regular basis, and is obedient to his confessor.