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13-08-2014, 01:26 PM
exorcisms in early church
http://books.google.es/books?id=9zCh9SBb...s&f=falseI was searching for an explication on how early christian exorcisms had an impact in pagan audience. They even admite that christians had magical powers. I tought that exorcisms were not effective...
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13-08-2014, 02:08 PM
RE: exorcisms in early church
(13-08-2014 01:26 PM)sophonian Wrote:  http://books.google.es/books?id=9zCh9SBb...s&f=falseI was searching for an explication on how early christian exorcisms had an impact in pagan audience. They even admite that christians had magical powers. I tought that exorcisms were not effective...

They aren't. Because the supernatural isn't real

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13-08-2014, 02:30 PM
RE: exorcisms in early church
Deuteronomy 18:10
Let no one be found among you who sacrifices their son or daughter in the fire, who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft.

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13-08-2014, 02:33 PM
RE: exorcisms in early church
Actually, the placebo effect may make exorcisms quite powerful.

Placebo controls, exorcism and the Devil

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14-08-2014, 05:25 AM
RE: exorcisms in early church
(13-08-2014 02:30 PM)Bucky Ball Wrote:  Deuteronomy 18:10
Let no one be found among you who sacrifices their son or daughter in the fire, who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft.

Driving out demons is different, cuz retconning.
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14-08-2014, 06:10 AM
RE: exorcisms in early church
(13-08-2014 02:33 PM)docskeptic Wrote:  Actually, the placebo effect may make exorcisms quite powerful.

Placebo controls, exorcism and the Devil

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Exactly. That's what I say. When people say "Oh, it's just a placebo effect", I say "So what ? The devils are gone, right ?, (whatever happened, it appears to have worked).

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