by Anonymous on May 31st, 2009

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How do you distinguish demonic possession versus mental illness?

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  • by Friartuck on May 31st, 2009

    Friartuck

    Demonic possession is what people called mental illness before we knew better...

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  • by ConservativelyLiberal on May 31st, 2009

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    One is real, the other isn't.

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  • by Joseph has another name on May 31st, 2009

    Joseph has another name

    If their head can spin around, then it's probably a demon.

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  • by giotorrent on May 31st, 2009

    giotorrent

    You visit the Shrink first, and then a Witch Doctor (Santeria, etc..) ?

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  • by Don Gorgeous George on May 31st, 2009

    Don Gorgeous George

    It's always mental illness. I've found that the Demons can help cure mental illness.

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  • by MrJosh on June 8th, 2009

    MrJosh

    Its easy. If its on TV, you have a 50/50 chance of guessing right. If its in the real world, all you have to do is think about it. The answer is easy.

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  • by Byhtomit on May 31st, 2009

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    It can be very difficult. A mental illness or mental health problem like DID/MPD (disassociative identity disorder/multiple personality disorder) can seem like demonic possession. However, if a person is demonically posssessed, then it would be diffcult for them to take part in communion or practice any beliefs where they had to declare their belief in Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.

    A person with DID would be able to do all these things and more. Usually you can tell that a person has DID by a couple of symptoms:

    1) They miss time and don't know what day it is when they 'return'; sometimes they are gone for minutes, days, weeks, and sometimes months and end up thinking that it's the same day/time it was when they 'left'.

    2) They hear voices in their head, specifically, they can have entire conversations with the other voices in their head; the difference between a demonic posssession and DID in this case is the names of the other voices - for DID, you'll have normal names like Jack, Emma, Jimmy, Margaret, etc. - for demonic possession, the names will be like Lust, Envy, Pride, Deceit, Rage, Pederast, etc.

    If you check on-line information about DID, schizophrenia, or bi-polar disorder, it'll help you figure out what the most likely possibility is.

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  • by thatsJustme on May 31st, 2009

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    don't believe in possession in the Bible sense anymore....Jesus always said to do right so they could not get to u again.....demon possessed can be anybody, if u think and do bad long enough ,evil can take over u mentally, you allow yourself to become so.....resist temptation of bad thoughts and acts, you'll eventually give in....
    there are genetic and brain defencies that i believe can cause mental illness...schitzophrenia for example...there is a certain part of the brain that will never function again...u can speed this up by lifestyle...drugs most especially...but it is somewhat hereditary,i think...
    to me, the woman that drowned all her kids, she had post partum??thats crap....women allow themselves this self pity...and she can't blame the wrong on God that she did...she allowed demons to use God to get her to do such a HORRIFIC act......but thats justme...and its in God's hands...so, i hope this helps.....:)

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