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Daemon
Posted: Wednesday, February 15, 2017 12:00:00 AM
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The Exorcism of Anneliese Michel

Michel was a German woman who died in 1976 while undergoing exorcism treatments for demonic possession. She began suffering from seizures and depression when she was 16, the symptoms of which were not eased by conventional medical treatment. Convinced her condition was the result of demonic possession, Michel began a series of hour-long exorcism sessions that lasted nearly a year and ended with her death. Why were her parents and the priests who performed the exorcisms convicted of manslaughter? More...
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The defense played tapes recorded at the exorcism sessions, sometimes featuring what was claimed to be “demons arguing”, as proof that Michel was indeed possessed. Both priests presented their deeply held conviction that she was possessed and that she was finally freed by exorcism just before she died.

Ultimately, the accused were found guilty of manslaughter resulting from negligence and were sentenced to a six months in prison (which was later suspended) and three years of probation. It was a far lighter sentence than anticipated by most people. Yet, it was more than demanded by the prosecution, who had asked that the priests only be fined and that the parents be found guilty but not punished.

During the trial, the major lingering issues were related to the church itself. A not-guilty verdict could be seen as opening the gate to more exorcism attempts, and possibly unfortunate outcomes. But for the most part, experienced observers believed the effect would be the opposite: that merely bringing charges of negligent homicide against priests and parents would provoke changes and more caution

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Lisa M Murray
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I don't see any room for discussion since posters' are only submitting links of information quoted from sites. I'm ready to approach the topic with expanded discussions in this field of helping youth rise above dogma.
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Lisa M Murray wrote:
I don't see any room for discussion since posters' are only submitting links of information quoted from sites. I'm ready to approach the topic with expanded discussions in this field of helping youth rise above dogma.

You're in TFD Daily Feed-Article of the Day, that's why.

Have you checked out the rest of TFD? It's possible you may get some discussion on this topic in the Philosophy & Religion Forum.

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