[quote="R_C, post:3, topic:319443"]
Thoughts? What thoughts? :) Items can be cursed for the purpose of causing harm to others through demons. The Church knows about this kind of stuff :shrug: Exorcists deal with a lot of this. There are a couple of books written by a few of them that mention them. I personally hope I never have anything to do with any truly cursed item, and I don't think demons can simply attach themselves to random objects, for they can only go as far as God allows them, in general, and God keeps them - I recall some saint said this - like a raging dog on a chain, so that they can't really hurt us unless it is us who get close enough to them.
In general I wouldn't worry about this, unless you have excellent reasons to believe a certain item is cursed. Then I'd speak to a priest.
What I'm most interested in finding out is whether or not it's of grave matter to handle things consecrated to a demon, cursed and or in any way having a demon attached to them. This is why I put this in Moral Theology, though I was afraid to ask it outright as I have asked many such questions before and thought it could potentially cause an argument.
As far as demons attaching themselves to objects of their own choosing goes, I know they do have the ability as I read such in Fr. Amorth's book, "An Exorcist Tells His Story." I trust him because he's the Vatican exorcist. Of course it goes without saying that they only do so when God allows.