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Satanic ritual leads to murder of Houston girl

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A horrific story of a murder of teen based on superstition. Official: Deal with devil prompted girl’s killing : Stltoday. Two teenage boys were hoping to make a deal with the devil when they sexually assaulted and killed a 15-year-old suburban Houston girl in a satanic ritual, a prosecutor said Tuesday. Seventeen-year-old Jose E. Reyes…

Catholic Church embraces the rise in “evil” and trains exorcists

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We have previously noted the increasing “popularity” (although not sure that’s exactly the right word) in exorcism. For various reasons, some feel that this procedure is necessary and useful. It’s difficult to tell who truly believes they are possessed by ACTUAL demons and who is just playing at it for attention. In most cases, psychological…

The demon defense – not admissable

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Centuries ago this would have been considered demonic possession. Now? Yes, sometimes even now. Yvonne Crawford claimed ‘devil’ made her attack Edinburgh man | Edinburgh & East | News | STV. Yvonne Crawford informed a counter clerk at Edinburgh’s Wester Hailes station that the devil had told her to stab someone. She revealed the identity…

Down devil dog: Yoga is Satanic

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Unintentionally hilarious article about how yoga is a gateway to the devil. GOP Candidate: Yoga Opens You to Satanic Possession – Garance Franke-Ruta – The Atlantic. National Review’s Betsy Woodruff looked into controversial Virginia lieutenant gubernatorial candidate and pastor E.W. Jackson’s 2008 book Ten Commandments To An Extraordinary Life for a deeper understanding of his…

The tax code of the Beast

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Dude, worry about real things, not stuff like this. 666 on tax form makes man quit job to save soul. Walter Slonopas, 52, resigned as a maintenance worker at Contech Casting LLC in Clarksville after his W-2 tax form was stamped with the number 666. The Bible calls 666 the “number of the beast,” and…

Student in court regarding refusal to wear “mark of the beast” ID badge

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An update to this story from November about a student who refuses to wear an ID badge. Student Appeals Suspension for Refusing to Wear RFID Tracker | Wired.com. A Texas high school student on Friday asked a federal appeals court to overturn a lower court’s order upholding her school suspension for refusing to wear around…

‘Satanic’ Tracker Chips in student IDs raises actual legitimate concerns

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Student Gripe Over ‘Satanic’ Student Tracker Chips Goes to Federal Court. To 15-year-old Andrea Hernández, the tracking microchip embedded in her student ID card is a “mark of the beast,” sacrilege to her Christian faith — not to mention how it pinpoints her location, even in the school bathroom. Starting this fall, the fourth-largest school…

“Shocking and real” is not demons but the exorcists themselves

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It’s Halloween so Bob Larson is going to hype his teenage exorcists. Again. Sun News : When you’re up against demons, you can always use some backup. Brynne Larson is 18 years old and enjoys horseback riding and shopping. Savannah Scherkenback is a 20-year-old university student who works part-time in retail, while her 18-year-old sister…

Exorcism on the rise in Italy

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SBS Dateline | Date with the Devil. Demand for priests to perform exorcisms in Italy is on the rise, as an increasing number of Roman Catholics say they’ve been possessed by demons. Nick Lazaredes explores the resurgence in popularity of the centuries-old ritual of exorcising the devil. The Catholic church doesn’t often allow the filming…

Exorcism: It’s hot in Poland

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Exorcism boom in Poland sees magazine launch. With exorcism booming in Poland, Roman Catholic priests here have joined forces with a publisher to launch what they claim is the world’s first monthly magazine focused exclusively on chasing out the devil. “The rise in the number or exorcists from four to more than 120 over the…

Does the threat of a highway to Hell deter a problem child? New study shows the complications of belief and crime.

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A study is published which suggests odd things about belief in Heaven and Hell related to national crime. Belief in Hell, According to International Data, Is Associated With Reduced Crime Religions are thought to serve as bulwarks against unethical behaviors. However, when it comes to predicting criminal behavior, the specific religious beliefs one holds is…

Exorcism on the rise in Australia. WTF century are we in again?

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Warning on child ‘demons’ Exorcists who claim depression and schizophrenia are demons that can be cast out are treating children as young as two for possession, prompting medical warnings. Exorcisms, religious rites some think can expel devils from people, are reportedly on the rise in Australia. Michelle Pecoult, from Perth-based non-denominational Christian ministry Set Right,…