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Has anyone ever had an exorcism performed on their children?

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RosemaryWoodhouse Tue 14-Aug-07 00:08:53

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...

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

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

Fol de roll

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

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


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

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

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.

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.

LadyVictoriaOfCake Tue 14-Aug-07 00:19:13

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

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

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

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

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

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 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 01:03:56


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!"

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.

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

Like a volt of electricity hey?
Tiz a tuffy!

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?

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 01:09:37

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 01:09:41

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 01:11:00

<thinking hard and counting>

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

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

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


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.

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

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