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Witches Are Very Real
They don't have green skin and pointed hats, but witches really do engage in occult practices - and that's a serious matter.

Lets give the Christians a voice, as it is their right. πŸ™‚

In 1982, I lived in England in a town called Bexhill-on-Sea. I was newly ordained as an Anglican priest, and was working in my first parish.Β  Living just around the corner from the ancient parish church was a coven of witches whose leader claimed to be the successor of Aleister Crowley.

Aleister Crowley was an English occultist. He reveled in his description as β€œthe wickedest man in the world.” He was a shameless self-publicist, a fraud and a charlatan, but he was also an educated, intelligent, and willful diabolist. He was indeed very wicked and was definitely involved in just about every kind of vile perversion, drug addiction and occult religious practice imaginable. He died in Hastings, on the South coast of England in 1947 – the next town along the coast from Bexhill.

The β€œwitches” who claimed to be the successors of Crowley were well known in the town. They lived in a kind of hippie commune, and their leader – a lecherous man in his fifties – frequented all the bars and pubs. Rumors abounded about their drug use, sexual immorality, corruption of young people, and dark, occult practices.

As a young priest, I came across several young people who had been involved with the coven of witches. One afternoon, I witnessed an old priest deal successfully with what seemed to be demonic infestation of a fifteen-year-old girl who had been spending time with the witches. The stories the young people told were of seriously sick and genuinely horrifying attitudes and actions. More than once, we had to deal with spiritual influences that were dark, destructive, and demonic.

http://www.aleteia.org/en/society/article/witches-are-very-real-10034001


   
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(@jamie-barter)
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"ptoner" wrote:
Witches Are Very Real
They don't have green skin and pointed hats

Sez who??!
Norma N Joy Conquest


   
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Nothing wrong with letting the Christians have their voice, its just that I wish they wouldn't trot out the same old stories every year when its bloody HalloweenΒ  ::)Β  This one was first coined in the 1980s and has been doing the rounds ever since.

And would you really be eager to promote "an old priest deal succesfully with what seemed to be demonic infestation of a fifteen-year-old girl" these days ?Β  Trust me I'm a priest, eh ?Β  Better than hanging out with evil witches.Β  πŸ˜‰


   
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"Satan'sAdvocaat" wrote:
Β  Trust me I'm a priest, eh ?Β  Better than hanging out with evil witches.Β  πŸ˜‰

That is so true, Priests cannot be trusted, especially here in Ireland.
Never sit on a Priests knee, you never know what might pop up.


   
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"Satan'sAdvocaat" wrote:
Nothing wrong with letting the Christians have their voice, its just that ...

Along similar lines (more or less), yesterday's local newspaper (released once a week) tells the tale of a PE (physical education) teacher who has her kids do "stretching exercises" on a mat before engaging in more strenuous activity (a good idea!). She said that she wanted to avoid the "yoga" word in order to stay away from religious controversy. The local christians went rabid, and announced that "yoga" was linked to eastern religions, especially Hunduism and Buddhism - and the whole thing was therefore dangerous or evil or some such type of peril.

Since this happened in the USA, in the 21st century, where everyone's mind is supposed to be educated and open (?), I find that there is little hope for the future of the human race.


   
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"ptoner" wrote:
"Satan'sAdvocaat" wrote:
Β  Trust me I'm a priest, eh ?Β  Better than hanging out with evil witches.Β  πŸ˜‰

That is so true, Priests cannot be trusted, especially here in Ireland.
Never sit on a Priest's knee, you never know what might pop up.

Er – a leprechaun?
N Joy


   
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"jamie barter" wrote:
Er – a leprechaun?
N Joy

Yes, and that wee leprechaun might spit at you.


   
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"ptoner" wrote:
Yes, and that wee leprechaun might spit at you.

That's why I could never live in Ireland.... all those bloody leprechauns!

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William Thirteen
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but who was 'the lecherous man in his fifties' mentioned as the leader of the Crowley witches after AC's death?


   
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