Has anyone ever had an exorcism performed on their children?

(153 Posts)
gess Wed 15-Aug-07 22:41:15

nah rachmum it's not true. Rosemary likes to write about the devil in the way of all teenage boys. Will have to read Rosemary's baby someday....

bookwormtailmum Wed 15-Aug-07 22:39:29

I was thinking more Devil's Advocate - is that the film where the wife is sterilised (or thinks she has been) in the psych home? .

Rachmumoftwo Wed 15-Aug-07 22:38:37

A gin haze? What a good idea. (Pops off to mix a G & T).

suwoo Wed 15-Aug-07 22:30:57

OK, Is it just me in a 'gin haze' or does Rosemary look like Jane Horrocks?????

Rachmumoftwo Wed 15-Aug-07 22:05:54

Is this thread real? It has left me feeling somewhat disturbed. Surely only nutters believe children have the devil in them? Wasn't that what poor Victoria Climbies aunt believed?

anniealan Wed 15-Aug-07 21:56:25

Rosemary on a serious note i would give the exorsisim (don't care if i spelled it wrong brains switched off for the night) a miss and try an talk to the lil lad there mite be abuse of some sort or he mite be being bullied. i would be very annoyed if sum1 had had my child exorsised without me knowing or my concent i am not religus and beleive that ppl take religion too seriously and it can get out of control i would also spk with his mother and ask if everything is ok at home and if she is ok she mite be depressed and finding her son too much to handle failing that there is always supernanny. but sum of ure posts are very random. u must have alot of spare time.

Quattrocento Wed 15-Aug-07 00:02:30

When is rosemary going to have her baby and suckle the infant satan? Is that thread going to be in breastfeeding?

TotalChaos Tue 14-Aug-07 22:36:46

I agree with Xenia and Reallytired. This is issue isn't really all that funny.

goodasgold Tue 14-Aug-07 22:30:30

Going to look at Rosemary's other posts.

goodasgold Tue 14-Aug-07 22:29:05

I really enjoyed that thread, especially the paddling pool filled with holy water (hose pipe ban evader)...and Rhubarbs pics made me laugh.

Wilkie Tue 14-Aug-07 21:36:18

Rhubarb Tue 14-Aug-07 21:35:35

Nooo, it's good! I would have done it myself but couldn't be bothered searching.

I love a good exorcism!

Wilkie Tue 14-Aug-07 21:34:13

Oh feckity feck - sorry!

Rhubarb Tue 14-Aug-07 21:31:17

Wahey! You bumped it!

Wilkie Tue 14-Aug-07 21:30:33

Didn't Martin Clunes do an ITV drama some years ago based on a similar thing?

God that is going to annoy me now...

Bless Rosie, she is a bit sad isn't she really

gess Tue 14-Aug-07 18:23:59

Rosemary's posts are always loosely connected to the novel Rosemary's baby

gess Tue 14-Aug-07 18:22:01

Oh our teenage horror fan is back. School starts again in a few weeks Rosemary.

Judy1234 Tue 14-Aug-07 18:11:29

In london sadly there are a lot of people from places like Congo who believe in this. Children have been burned and abused to removed their devils and some sent back home. It is a major child abuse problem we need to tackle. We certainly don't want more exorcisms. I suppose if it were a standard C of E exorcism it may not be abusive but even so you're labelling a child in a way that isn't acceptable.

lmao. I have just had to read this whole thread...

DP now thinks i am stark raving mad after laughing manically.

Think my ds could have done with an exorcism this morning....

roflmao ohhh my sides so not good to laugh like this during late pregnancy surely lol

LelsandZaffy Tue 14-Aug-07 17:32:04

Oooooooooooooooooo spoookey!! (sorry never seen the film!)

Haven't read thread so apologies if someone has already linked this.

Reallytired Tue 14-Aug-07 17:13:22

Trip trap,

Well Victoria Climbe aunt was convinced she was possessed by demons.

StarryStarryNight Tue 14-Aug-07 12:31:25

oohh, I better watch out, I can think of better things to be chased by than woman with dictionary!

Mhamai Tue 14-Aug-07 12:26:44

Be careful Starry, you will have Malory after you with her dictionary.

StarryStarryNight Tue 14-Aug-07 12:24:55

No, I think Rosemary is a regular in disquise. She comes out to play when things are a little "dull"...

MaloryTowersHasManners Tue 14-Aug-07 12:19:56

Mhamai Tue 14-Aug-07 12:19:01

Feckin pedantics on a demon thread, typical!

MaloryTowersHasManners Tue 14-Aug-07 12:17:54

(have you seen the misty photo on the ops profile)


do ire ckon what is a regular? theop? i think the op is a boy with too much time on his hands.

the mouse was me!

MaloryTowersHasManners Tue 14-Aug-07 12:16:51

where ARE your manners btw

MaloryTowersHasManners Tue 14-Aug-07 12:16:29

they are hidden away

tthey only come out for special people


Mhamai Tue 14-Aug-07 12:14:18

Where's your manner's Malory?

AnAngelWithin Tue 14-Aug-07 12:13:51

have i missed something here??

Mhamai Tue 14-Aug-07 12:13:46

Do you reckon it's a regular TMMJ?

MaloryTowersHasManners Tue 14-Aug-07 12:13:03

<<<<does the op nutter want my ducking stool or wot??>>>>>

tis me[whispers in non scary voice]

Mhamai Tue 14-Aug-07 12:11:52


Rosemarywoodmouse Tue 14-Aug-07 12:11:20

me!! have fixed the typo now too!

Mhamai Tue 14-Aug-07 12:09:45

Ok, I was the louse but who was the mouse?

RosemaryWoodlouse Tue 14-Aug-07 12:05:51


Lorayn Tue 14-Aug-07 12:05:30

Thats what I look like hugging the toilet every hour!!!!

Rosemarywodmouse Tue 14-Aug-07 12:04:45

you are yes.. i eneded up being wodmouse because of a typo...

still i stick my tongue out at you!

RosemaryWoodlouse Tue 14-Aug-07 12:03:04

I'm scarier than you wodmouse. Mwahaha!

Rosemarywodmouse Tue 14-Aug-07 12:01:44

we will invade your very being......

RosemaryWoodlouse Tue 14-Aug-07 12:00:58

There's a few of us, well you know what us demons are like!

Quattrocento Tue 14-Aug-07 11:59:53

Oh gosh, I've just realised that it's a spoof Rosemary too. Come on, who is it?

raspberryberet Tue 14-Aug-07 11:59:37

Of course not, Nadine; I'm sure it's just a co-incidence that she just so happens to have the same name as the character in Rosemary's Baby

Quattrocento Tue 14-Aug-07 11:58:45

Rosemary you are a complete gem. I do like this one. It's better than the other one about noisy geriatric sex rodeo next door. And such a good idea too! My DD could have done with an exorcism this very morning.

RosemaryWoodlouse Tue 14-Aug-07 11:58:11

I've been exercised, don't half hurt your joints afterwards though.

Rosemarywodmouse Tue 14-Aug-07 11:57:46

The other reason i think he is holding a demon in him, is that every time i go to their house i hear this weird scratching noise coming from the attic.....

Lorayn Tue 14-Aug-07 11:57:11

Well, I've never been exorcised, I assume it wont hurt a kid to be in a room with a priest muttering stuff

Peachy Tue 14-Aug-07 11:55:57

Won't do him any harm? FFS

Now just you sit over there little on,e nice priest wants to exorcise you to stop you being so damned evil


RosemaryWoodlouse Tue 14-Aug-07 11:55:25

Lorayn Tue 14-Aug-07 11:55:20

ok, I just realised that I'm not even answering the Op, thats what you get for being tired and nauseas, bloody pregnancy!!

lorayn look at the spelling!

NadineBaggott Tue 14-Aug-07 11:54:43

are we talking Rosemary's baby here?

RosemaryWoodlouse Tue 14-Aug-07 11:54:07

Lorayn Tue 14-Aug-07 11:53:16

It's you that bought him up rosemary, I think people are just annoyed as a lot of the posts on here are deadly serious, this just seems........... deadly.

RosemaryWoodlouse Tue 14-Aug-07 11:52:09

Keep my sweetheart out of this!

Lorayn Tue 14-Aug-07 11:50:48

It's not necessarily funny rosemary, but it does seem rather strange, especially in an age of science.
If it eases your mind, then I'd speak to the priest again, but I think I'd be pretty pissed off if I found out my kids had been 'exorcised' by my SIL!!!
Then, of course, if the child isn't actually possessed surely the exorcism wouldn't really do much harm???

Peachy Tue 14-Aug-07 11:50:29

Ah yes you again. Piss off then, there's a nice gal.

BTW my son has SN and can behave like that. You suggest he has a devil possession, or is evil, i'll smack you And I am SO not like that

Now, ta-ra

LelsandZaffy Tue 14-Aug-07 11:49:49

How is your sweetheard doing Rosemary?? He sounds like a hero!

StarryStarryNight Tue 14-Aug-07 11:49:46

Try replacing the H with an L....

RoesmaryWoodhouse Tue 14-Aug-07 11:48:51


tiredemma Tue 14-Aug-07 11:47:56

nice try!

RoesmaryWoodhouse Tue 14-Aug-07 11:46:49

I'm glad you all think it's funny.

StarryStarryNight Tue 14-Aug-07 11:34:56

Got it, WoW!

slim22 Tue 14-Aug-07 11:30:35

sorry I'm not very computer litterate!
go to culture vulturres, it's right at the top

StarryStarryNight Tue 14-Aug-07 11:29:23

Slim22, do you have a link for me please?

slim22 Tue 14-Aug-07 11:28:03

starrystarrynight, did you see the post on culture vultures about VAn Gogh's starrystarrynight on the second life website?
It's amazing! have a look....

slim22 Tue 14-Aug-07 11:26:08

rosemary, I understand you are a college lecturer.
please let us know where we can sign up for your course?
Keep it up girl!

IntergalacticWalrus Tue 14-Aug-07 11:24:17

stryy strrynight

Lucylou21 Tue 14-Aug-07 11:20:15

My dp's distant family decided that their child was possessed by a demon because of his bad behaviour. Well, it turns out that he had epilepsy and because they delayed in getting him treatment he is now permanantly brain damaged and will need care for the rest of his life.
Before jumping to any conclusions it would be best to rule out any medical reasons for the behaviour.

StarryStarryNight Tue 14-Aug-07 11:18:35

Ummmm well, yes....

harleyd Tue 14-Aug-07 11:16:17

i keep reading the op and i cant stop lauging - i do hope she isnt serious

IntergalacticWalrus Tue 14-Aug-07 11:16:10

I'd rather she masturbated in private as well, if it's all the smae with you.

MaloryTowersHasManners Tue 14-Aug-07 11:14:32

<<<<does she really want my dds ducking stool???>>>>>

StarryStarryNight Tue 14-Aug-07 11:09:05

Madamez, you sound like my kind of woman, but could you please take the farting in private? LOL

Mhamai Tue 14-Aug-07 11:05:02

Yis fecker's no one even bit! Though tbh when I went to refresh the page it dissapeared........... spooky

IntergalacticWalrus Tue 14-Aug-07 10:59:33

RW is probably my very fave mumsnetter, just because she's trooly barking.

Mhamai Tue 14-Aug-07 10:56:19

Madamez, as a devout Catholic I'm quite alarmed and horrified at your attitude to the hard work priest's have at exorsising, honestly words fail me.

harleyd Tue 14-Aug-07 10:41:26

lol madamez

madamez Tue 14-Aug-07 10:40:15

Rhubarb, I'm already a fartin,swearing, masturbating bastard - demons, who needs 'em?

lucyellensmum Tue 14-Aug-07 09:38:22

oh my word!!!!!!!!!! rotfl - this is, well, quite funny.

peanutbear Tue 14-Aug-07 09:30:16

I thought about it once but didnt want to clean the sick up off the carpet

also hiding the body of a priest I can imagine being difficult

apparently serial killers ofen start by hurting animals so my advice would be to watch out !!!!!!!

TootyFrooty Tue 14-Aug-07 09:28:33

Her posts refer to her dp as her lover or her sweetheart. How quaint.


LelsandZaffy Tue 14-Aug-07 09:26:41

What a fruitcake!

StarryStarryNight Tue 14-Aug-07 09:26:21
tiredemma Tue 14-Aug-07 09:26:12
Rhubarb Tue 14-Aug-07 09:25:52

I like Rosemary, she's my very best friend! Can't wait for her to have her first baby, 'Rosemary's Baby'.

IsabelWatchingItRainInMacondo Tue 14-Aug-07 09:25:25

After reading the profile... trip trap?

tiredemma Tue 14-Aug-07 09:24:45
hippopotamouse Tue 14-Aug-07 09:24:32

And I am actually more freaked out by the use of the word "sweetheart" than by the thought of someone trying to exorcise a child!

hippopotamouse Tue 14-Aug-07 09:24:10

I've just had a quick peek at her past few posts/threads and don't quite understand why she keeps coming back!

SleeplessInTheStaceym11House Tue 14-Aug-07 09:24:06


ok iv never come across this woman before, what have i missed????

Rhubarb Tue 14-Aug-07 09:24:02

I believe such a prison already exists Starry, it goes under the name of the Big Brother House.

Groundhog Tue 14-Aug-07 09:23:57

lol @ jellyhead

jellyhead Tue 14-Aug-07 09:22:48

My children are too lazy to exercise although dd did once run to the icecream van,

tiredemma Tue 14-Aug-07 09:22:37

Oh look who is back.


Where have you been Rosemary? I have missed your dilemmas.

Groundhog Tue 14-Aug-07 09:22:19

Am loving "my sweetheart". Ya couldn't make it up if you tried.

StarryStarryNight Tue 14-Aug-07 09:22:10

Yes, what sort og ignorance is this?

Demons have the right to live, and in their natural habitat!

We cannot deny them their cultural and ancestral rights, neither their territory!

We would have to set up a Demon Refuge, a small piece of land to containt them. We could build them a small village, or send them to inhabit inmates in jail, and we would kill two flies with one stone, or something? Then we invent a special liberation day, say 5th June, Demonation Day!

hope nobody have family in prison, and took offence to the last part. My apologies...

Hope she shaves before she goes back to school, to be rodgered senseless by the headboy.

Rhubarb Tue 14-Aug-07 09:21:01

Well yes there are those who argue that demons should be able to live with all the rights afforded them that we have. But you see, you can't just enter anybody you like, you must have legal consent first. Otherwise just think of the consequences - everytime you farted you'd be in danger of turning into a 180 degree head turning, vomiting, swearing, masturbating bastard!

allgonebellyup Tue 14-Aug-07 09:20:04

"my sweetheart"

WTF is that all about for a start??

FioFio Tue 14-Aug-07 09:19:30

mine are exorcised once a month for fun

Wilkie Tue 14-Aug-07 09:18:20

Does anyone else think our Rosie looks possessed on her profile photo??

LelsandZaffy Tue 14-Aug-07 09:17:48

(Am waiting for human rights activists to comment on demons having feelings ref- 'When it then departs from the body you can set about it with clubs and sticks'

IsabelWatchingItRainInMacondo Tue 14-Aug-07 09:17:27

Oh you bunch of faithless women!, the world is being dominated by evil because nobody cares! The diluvium coming back on us again, and rather than being fairful and retake your faith you are here questioning if the boy is posesed? good heavens!

Don't pray for the child without using a protective charm on you (and a surgical face mask in case demon decides to getto you through your mouth)

Rhubarb Tue 14-Aug-07 09:15:30

Irrelevent info alert: The priest who starred in The Exorcist was a Roman Catholic priest and indeed the filmmakers were advised by the Vatican.


Rhubarb Tue 14-Aug-07 09:12:35

I ask for payment in guinness.

Rhubarb Tue 14-Aug-07 09:12:08

What you do is this, you have to wear surplice and a stole and enter the house with the words "In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost Amen" making a triple sign of the cross at the same time. Then you recite the Gradual Psalms whilst sprinkling the subject with holy water. After that you read extracts from the Gospel concerning Zacchaeus, insense is then used, the whole house must be insensed. The subject is then touched by the crucifix whilst reciting prayers and litanies, this causes the demon great pain and distress. When it then departs from the body you can set about it with clubs and sticks. Be careful not to fart at the same time as the demon can enter another body in this way.

Nbg Tue 14-Aug-07 09:11:40

Dont know if she charges.
Could be a definate niche in the market though.

Maybe she should look into it.

madamez - were you possessed between your 1st and 2nd posts?! Rosemary's holiday job must have fallen through so nowt to do until term starts... How we've missed you Rosemary and your sweetheart of course

LelsandZaffy Tue 14-Aug-07 09:10:35

Well yes, dunking stool could also be quite useful!

I wonder if she rents out and if she has an hourly rate or daily?

saggarmakersbottomknocker Tue 14-Aug-07 09:10:10

PMSL at your beautiful baby pic Rhubarb. Is that before or after the exorcism?

Nbg Tue 14-Aug-07 09:08:50

Ahhh you need Malory.

Her children were making a ducking stool the other day.
If you ask her nicely she might lend it to you.

(farking nutter)

Rhubarb Tue 14-Aug-07 09:06:43

After obviously! What do you think?

Now, I suggest you contact your local catholic church who will be able to contact one of their leading exorcisers for you. They are very successful. If you lived near me I'd come and do it for you, after all my dd hardly has any "incidents" now after the last projectile vomiting and head twisting incident.

LelsandZaffy Tue 14-Aug-07 09:06:32

Rhubarb I am intrigued, please enlighten us with your method... Just in case! Should be a must for all expectant mothers, like a first aid course!

harleyd Tue 14-Aug-07 09:04:33

you would need to get the priest to visit you at your own house, do you know how ticky it could be if you try to take a demon into the church. oh and make sure you have him tied really secure to the bed. have you mentally prepared yourself for the headspinning

totaleclipse Tue 14-Aug-07 09:02:06

Is your nephew called Damian? Is your name really Rodney? What a plonker

elesbells Tue 14-Aug-07 08:58:22

ah its rosemary

hows your sex life? still noisy? have you been evicted yet?

StarryStarryNight Tue 14-Aug-07 08:57:24

Before or after, Rhubarb, that is what I would like to know?

What do you think about my aproach of undercooked peas to fart the demon out??

harleyd Tue 14-Aug-07 08:57:08

pmsl at profile pic!!!!!!!!!!!

totaleclipse Tue 14-Aug-07 08:56:36

If you are serious, then I think as someone has said, abuse within his home is a more likely factor, if your first thought was that this child is possessed then you are not the full ticket yourself...........god, I hope this is a wind-up.

Rhubarb Tue 14-Aug-07 08:55:55

btw that's my dd in the profile pics, she has benefitted hugely from this procedure.

Rhubarb Tue 14-Aug-07 08:55:21

Well come on! Here I am waiting to impart my extensive knowledge of this subject, honestly I don't have all day you know! Tsk.

LelsandZaffy Tue 14-Aug-07 08:55:13


Rhubarb Tue 14-Aug-07 08:50:26

Oh oh oh oh oh! I am THE EXPERT on this! Ask me anything, go on, ask me anything!

wulfricsmummy Tue 14-Aug-07 08:49:07

shouldn't we all be doing half an hour of moderate exorcism, five days a week?

Aitch Tue 14-Aug-07 01:49:39

see, that's where i'd fuck it up, i'd miss a hole and i'd suck up a demon quick as a wink.

madamez Tue 14-Aug-07 01:30:02


StarryStarryNight Tue 14-Aug-07 01:13:20

I can think of ten, but what if you are male, pmsl

StarryStarryNight Tue 14-Aug-07 01:11:00

<thinking hard and counting>

madamez Tue 14-Aug-07 01:09:41

Actually , according to Denis Wheatlye, it's the 'nine openings of the body'. WHich took me, as a fairly chaste teenager, fecking AGES to work out.

StarryStarryNight Tue 14-Aug-07 01:09:37

oh goodness, what if she fills theh paddling pool with holy water, do you think they entire child may go up in a big smokey FIZZZZZ?

madamez Tue 14-Aug-07 01:08:40

Tch, Aitch, you don't read nearly enough crappy horror fiction. Splash your lips, nostrils, ears, eyes, fanjo and ringpiece with holy water before exorcizing and there will be no unexpected demonic intrusions.

StarryStarryNight Tue 14-Aug-07 01:08:14

Aitch - reckon a mask will help avoid that?

What bodily orifice do you think demons climb in through? Or out?

Maybe she can offer the child some undercooked peas so he can fart it out?

LelsandZaffy Tue 14-Aug-07 01:06:58

Like a volt of electricity hey?
Tiz a tuffy!

Aitch Tue 14-Aug-07 01:04:46

although you do run the risk of swallowing the demon as it passes out of the just-dunked child... hmmm, tricky one.

madamez Tue 14-Aug-07 01:04:05

Actually, after tonights blender/soup/HORRIBLE FARKING GREAT BURN incident, I have plenty of vile green lumpy liquid to lend you for that recreate-a-cinema-classic moment. Alltogehter now... "Yhurr Muzzer Sarks Carks In Helll Preeeezt!"

LelsandZaffy Tue 14-Aug-07 01:03:56


StarryStarryNight Tue 14-Aug-07 01:00:36

LelsandZaffy speaks sense. Do it yourself, or let your sweatheart do it! Try tilt your head, roll your eyes back, wriggle your tongue and say "raaa raaa raaa raa"

LelsandZaffy Tue 14-Aug-07 00:57:30

Or.. what you could do is borrow a childs paddling pool and give him a dunking yourself to 'cleanse' him?

StarryStarryNight Tue 14-Aug-07 00:52:06

and however much you try to just ignore unwanted elements, they just come back, dont they?

BBBee Tue 14-Aug-07 00:37:45

yes - I exorcise mine most nights just incase - you never know.

you can get 'exorcism for dummies' off the internet these days.

madamez Tue 14-Aug-07 00:16:13

A far more likely explanation is that there is serious abuse and violence going on within that family - particularly if your SIL keeps turning up at your house unexpectedly. Can you talk to her - or is she likely to confide in you?

'Exorcisms' btw are only practised by psychotic arseholes who like to torture people, so don't go down that route.

TheMoistWorldOfSeptimusQuench Tue 14-Aug-07 00:16:08

"(and apparently is quite common in Islam)"

Rosemary, you are a scream. Don't go changing now.

JeremyVile Tue 14-Aug-07 00:15:19

.....and theres a whole topic devoted to this very thing here

hunkermunker Tue 14-Aug-07 00:12:20

You can get a Which? guide to exorcism from WH Smiths.


TheMoistWorldOfSeptimusQuench Tue 14-Aug-07 00:10:46

Fol de roll

JeremyVile Tue 14-Aug-07 00:10:37

I think my sweetheart's nephew could be suffering from demonic possession! I know it's not cool to consider this sort of thing in this day and age but when I look into his eyes it scares me. It's like there is no soul there, they are just so cold and inhuman - not a trace of compassion.

I feel guilty because my sweetheart's sister-in law just turns up at our house out of the blue without even considering whether we have plans or the inconvenience it might cause. Anyway, she came last week and I saw her on the path outside our house so I hid upstairs like a coward until she went away. It is so humiliating having to hide in your own house.

But this boy scares me. At his school there are problems because he has to see a pyschiatrist after pushing another child to the floor and repeatedly kicking him in the head. The other child's parents wanted him expelled but the school has a 'no exclusion' policy, so lucky for him. I know how they feel because he jumped on my cat once and tried to bite off its tail. He partially severed it and it had to be amputated. He picks things up and is always smashing stuff, and his mother says there is nothing she can do about it so he just behaves like a wild animal. I don't want him in my house - this isn't a normal little boy misbehaving, I think there is real evil in there.

The doctors have there theories, I have mine. I come from a church going family and the more I think about it the more I become convinced he could be possessed by a demon. I spoke to my minister about it and although he has no expertise in the area he has read of instances where children have been possessed (and apparently is quite common in Islam), and from my description he said he can't rule it out but would need to actually examine the child himself. I have been thinking of offering to babysit the child for the day (I know his mother would leap at the chance to foist him on to us) and to take him to see the priest. The way I see it even if he performs an exorcism and demonic possession isn't the cause, at least we will know for sure. I think if I just knew it was a mental sickness I wouldn't be so afraid of him and could make more effort.

My sweetheart is very unsure because his family is not religious at all and he says they would be furious if they found out I'd got someone to perform an exorcism on the child. I'm just at my wits end and I am in a genuine quandary about how to tackle this...

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