I think it is worth considering that the educated, in their belief in their own autonomy, are unwilling to acknowledge those things [such as demon possession] which are beyond their control.
But isn’t it odd that while educated Anglican exorcists all over the western world are sitting around twiddling their thumbs waiting for the call to exorcise a possessed Anglican [Anglicans admit that demon possession is rarely seen in their churches, even though every diocese has a trained exorcist on standby]…Pentecostals are finding the possessed in every nook and cranny? Pentecostals (such as Pentecostal theologian Craig Keener) will suggest that this phenomenon is due to Pentecostals being more open to the Holy Spirit (than are stuffy Anglicans, Lutherans, and Presbyterians who rarely see demon possession). But isn’t it possible that this phenomenon is due to another cause: limited education and higher gullibility?
I suggest this same situation probably existed in Jesus’ time.
And another point: If these people allegedly suffering from demon possession in the Gospels were simply suffering from a medical condition such as a seizure disorder which you allude to in your previous comments, isn’t it odd that Jesus didn’t give these people the formulation for Carbamazepine or one of the other common anti-seizure medications? It would have been so simple and resulted in so much more benefit for these suffering individuals and to humankind in general. But alas, our ways are not His ways.
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