I would like an objective opinion (or total Catholic bias) to help me with this concern I have. I have noticed that there is a certain desensitization to the existence of demonic or evil spirits within the regular folk that attend the Catholic church, and even to the point where they do not believe they are an active agent of evil trying to corrupt the soul through influence or other. This really bothers me, as a person that has been under demonic oppression, and has experienced first hand the lengths they go to, to disturb a soul, it worries me that people don’t realize the doors they are opening, although some are sincerely ignorant, others simply disregard it as a non-reality.
As a recent example, a Catholic friend of mine wanted to go see that movie “the conjuring” …I said no i’d rather not, because chances are what I would see therein would be similar to the things I deal with, but she persisted and pleaded, and was totally titillated by the idea of this movie and those like it. I understand the potential good of showing a movie based upon true stories etc. and revealing the realities that are there in our world, what bothered me more is she said “it’s just a movie, no big deal, it’s not real”. But it is very real to me and some many more souls out there, besides it even said “based on a true story” …and she still wasn’t convinced.
After talking with various priests myself I found some that were very much in agreement of the existence of evil, and the demons out there trying to corrupt souls or worse yet, make them tepid! …and then I found a few, one in particular that didn’t believe evil existed… I think perhaps that his impression was that Gods grace is so immense that no darkness could dwell there. I can see where he thinks that, but I thought it was kind of ignorant, and if you don’t know who your enemy is how can you fight him?
I don’t know, perhaps i’m mistaken, but to me Jesus has carried me through these crosses in the form of demons and it’s nothing to be taken lightly, but with faith and fortitude, prayer and hope… but when I hear people of the faith dismiss and deny their existence, it worries me how much influence they may end up welcoming into their lives with out knowing. Such as movies we watch, music we listen to, books we read, the food we consume. I try to explain to people we are what we eat, so we need to be careful what we consume, and let influence us. And I am a firm believer that good and bad can be promoted through these sources, so we ought to consume what is good and put a buffer or restriction on the bad. To where I say guard your heart and gird your loins!:knight2:
Am I wrong?