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Admin PLB Accountant, R. Roma
Please see the excellent exchanges in all the comments at “Consented consent? ~ open question, to mentors, students, passers by.”
The comment by Cynthia, N.Y., June 13, 2021 at 3:51 pm, is a timely note about the reported request aboard the Delta flight bound for Atlanta.
“We would like all strong males to come to the front of the aircraft to handle a problem passenger.”
See the history of comments about these strong men.
This is the question that we are covering in our private pages with vigorous discussions in our studies of Dr. Richard Gallagher’s book, Demonic Foes: My Twenty-Five Years as a Psychiatrist Investigating Possessions, Diabolic Attacks, and the Paranormal.
These private pages are password protected because we are collaborating and praying in great detail about our cases, some of which are misdiagnosed until we receive many corrections, and until we finally get our diagnoses and responses just right.
Inigo auto-da-fé (SJ) noted how young psychologists can get killed doing this work of exorcism by trusting in clinical counseling. This observation by Inigo is not new. It is an ancient observation. It is in line with the Gallagher book.
Even in our own mentoring and learning, we sometimes must move highly educated and competent counselors and newly learning psychiatrists to a safe background, sometimes as observers of hundreds of cases until they gain maturity, “until we all meet into the unity of faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect [mature] man, unto the measure of the age of the fulness of Christ” (Ephesians 4:13).
I want only to call attention now, as cases in the mission fields show too, that the victims of demon possession may also get killed by our immature trust in psychology and psychiatry.
We pray, and God demands, the best of both worlds, mature workers with spiritual discernment long tuned and long practiced under mature discipleship, and always aligned whenever possible with necessary diagnoses in best clinical sciences.
This maturity comes by working in hundreds of cases.
We must remember that it is the suffering victims of our foolish trust who may get killed by our many follies, thinking we are strong.
by Michael (M.D.)
approved, edited Admin PLB Accountant