Individual persons can suffer from diabolical possession and obsession


“Individual persons can suffer from diabolical possession and obsession, and sometimes the dividing line is very fine between mental illness that comes under natural science and this terrifying mystery of evil. Institutions too can be consumed by evil. A fictional example is the monastery in northern Italy in 1327 that features in Umberto Eco’s The Name of the Rose. The rot is so much a part of the fabric of that monastery with its secret library that the only outcome was its total destruction. Was that novel a parable of something greater than a single monastic community? I am not saying that the Church is evil, but there are evil men and corrupt institutions. It happened to Judaism after the Second Exile and up to the final Diaspora after the Sack of Rome in AD 70.

And Jesus answering said unto him, Seest thou these great buildings? there shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall n…..”

section from his blog.

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The blog of a retired Anglican priest (MSJ), his musings, journey, humor, wonderment, and comments on today's scene.
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