The video stated that possession is when the Devil takes temporary control over a body. There were four ways discussed that will lead to a person being possessed:
- the occult
- hardened sin
- a curse
- signing a pact
The signs of possession were listed as follows:
- abnormal strength
- ability to speak in an unknown foreign language
- knowledge of unknown things (clairvoyance, clairaudience, etc.)
I'm not going to lie, it was very hard for me to watch this documentary in its entirety. Being from a path that finds it unsettling to preach to others, it sounded to me like that was the only objective of this program. By the descriptions given in the video, most of the practices of my faith have been demonized.
Studies have been conducted with findings suggesting that people who believe in a higher being are more happy. One must not believe in the Christian God in order to benefit from this. A person simply has to believe in a higher power than themselves.
The gods and goddesses from Pagan faiths have both light and dark qualities. There is no one supremely evil being. But, since both light and dark sides of deities can be called upon, it is up to the individual practitioner to chose between good and evil. With that being said, Pagans have rules that state they are not allowed to harm anyone (including themselves) and they are not to take away the free will of another being. The above points don't sound all that different to me than the ones stated in the documentary.
How about you? What's your take on it?