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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...

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.

TheLadyEvenstar Tue 14-Aug-07 18:05:28

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!)

Kathyis6incheshigh Tue 14-Aug-07 17:16:06

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"...

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