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Demon Possession and Mass Shooting (killing)

Discussion in 'Religious Issues' started by 2@low8, Jul 23, 2012.

  1. 2@low8

    2@low8

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    Anyone care to make an assessment on the underlying cause of events like Aurora / Columbine / Virginia Tech being related to the biblical accounts of demon possession? Is it plausible in today's world? I doubt "possession" could be medically/scientifically determined or diagnosed but it sure seems to create an answer to the question of Why?

    Thoughts?
     
  2. High-Gear

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    There is no such thing as a deamon, or being possessed by one.
     
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  3. Cavalry Doc

    Cavalry Doc MAJ (USA Ret.)

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    Bottom line, the perpetrator is 100% culpable. Why does not matter in how he should be punished. He has demonstrated that, for whatever reason, he does not have the mental circuit breakers to allow him to work and play well with others. He should never experience another moment as a free man.
     
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    the devil made me do it is not a good defense.
    just like violent movies and vidio games
    he made the choice no one else
     
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    Cavalry Doc MAJ (USA Ret.)

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    In this case, "the devil made me do it" should be grounds for burning at the stake. I'll bring the marshmallows. [​IMG]
     
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  6. countrygun

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    In many cases ther are more "earthly" explanations and we can see chemical imbalances, trauma, etc, being directly linked. We do not need a theological explanation, the ones we have are pretty good.

    No more a sign of the devil than seeing the face of Jesus on a tortilla is proof of divinity
     
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    hogfish Señor Member

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    Not sure if exactly Bible based, but a very well indoctrinated person told me once that the definitions of good/evil were the presence/absence of God, respectively.

    :dunno:
     
  8. Kingarthurhk

    Kingarthurhk Isaiah 53:4-9

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    I am seeing a lot of paralells to the movie "Rampage" however. Unlike the character in that moview who started off by blowing up the police station, he tried a similar technique by booby trapping his apartment and trying to set an explosive trap for his erstwhile neighbors to divert law enforcement in that direction.

    This was a carefully thought out, methodical, and deliberate plan on this guy's part.
     
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    Being atheist, I think the odds are very close to zero that anything supernatural/mythological had anything to do with it.
     
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    Tilley Man of Steel

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    How do we know that's you talking and not Satan?

    how can YOU be sure?
     
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    The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist.
     
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    It was never plausible in any time period, so it still isn't plausible today.
     
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    How can you be sure Satan wasn't the one that wrote the bible, and you have just been following Satan's word this whole time?
     
  14. GreenDrake

    GreenDrake Rip Lips

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    No such thing, but he is already working on the crazy defense. That's his only hope to keep breathing for a while. Why is this idiot even being called a prime suspect?
     
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    Kill the man, kill the devil.

    Domons are thoughts. A lot of people are ruled by their thoughts. Religious people have religious demons.

    If we did everything that came into our minds, the world would be kaos. We learn how to analyse our thoughts and kick the domons out that need kicking out. When you entertain the demons, action results. So yes, the pos did what his demons proposed.
     
  16. eracer

    eracer Where's my EBT?

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    I've been replaying that movie in my head since the massacre.

    I even wondered (briefly) whether the guy the cops found was set up by the shooter.
     
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    Schizophrenia would be a more likely explanation.
     
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    Almost always shooters are high on something. Often prescribed as mood-altering drugs lead to paranoia and suicidal thoughts after prolong use.

    Serial killers though…. Most of them are likely possessed. Just about all of them say that something forced them to kill.
     
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    Kingarthurhk Isaiah 53:4-9

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    I've met schizos. They're typically not that smart.
     
  20. Schabesbert

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    Mental illness is far more likely.
    But that doesn't show that demonic posession is NEVER the cause.

    Just like conspiracies. When a conspiracy theory is postulated, it's far less likely than one, or a handful, of nutjobs acted on their own. But that doesn't prove that conspiracies never happen.