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Anonymous asked: How do you explain this: I remember one time I was watching a personally made documentary on YouTube, and after using a Ouija board, basically this guy's whole life turned evil. Apparently he was a complete 'satan' worshipper, and so on. So, anyway, one day, at one of the lowest points, he said he heard a voice telling him to "get out" of his house, and then it's like he saw the light and 'god.' He says 'god' saved him from the devil. Opinions on that and also on demonic possessions and spirits?
He is delusional and hallucinating, quite possibly schizophrenic? Some combination thereof at least. If you turn it around for a moment, what is more likely that Satan and God took part in a personal battle over this man’s soul where he was saved or that he was delusional and slightly psychotic? That’s not even the only option, honestly he is probably simply making it up.
Miracles don’t happen. That is the miraculous thing about our world. When someone believes they have experienced a “miracle” the proper thing to do is to ask if all of the rules of space and time have been suspended in their favor or were they simply mistaken? When delusions and hallucinations take form they nearly always (as far as I am aware) take form in something the person is culturally familiar with. You don’t have Hindus seeing Jesus and you don’t have Christians or people in strongly Christian cultures imaging Lord Brahma. These are obviously fabrications of the mind.
Demon possession is simply bogus. It is well known that many schizophrenia cases will involve one or more personalities that is recognized as a “demon” but it is clear these people are simply mentally ill, not possessed. The idea of an exorcism is nothing more than parlor tricks. About as reliable and believable as the seances of old. The idea of demon possession has lead to the misdiagnoses and mistreatment of thousands, if not millions, of people throughout history. It can be a very damaging belief.