Play it safe: make sure your shrink believes in the Devil

You know, if there is a Devil actively working mischief in our lives, then we need to be very careful.  I’ll never forget the scene in “Piercing the Darkness”, by Frank Perretti, where little invisible demons and goblins would perch on their unsuspecting victims shoulders, reach into their skulls and whip their minds into all sorts of destructive confusion.

If this is true (And why not? After all, who knows? It just very well might be.) then demonic influences are causing all the emotional and psychological trauma that many people experience.  We’ve been wasting our time with years and years of psychoanalysis and the administering of mind-altering drugs.

So, if you are suffering from depression or anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia or just about any  ‘psychological’ ailment and you feel that it is finally time to seek professional help, then do yourself a big favor: ask your shrink if he believes in Satan.   The devil you know is better than the devil you don’t.

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  1. #1 by Jonathan on May 29, 2010 - 12:34 pm

    I remember reading “This Present Darkness” and “Piercing the Darkness” when I was in junior high. I loved it at the time, but now feel that they did me absolutely no theological good. I have a lot of thoughts about ‘the demonic’ some are constructive and some deconstruct the disembodied spirituality of angels, demons, & satan. I think it’s an interesting issue with quite a history of development. I wrote a short story in which I sort of explore some of these issues.

    It’s worth thinking through. The main question I like to ask people though is, why do we want to exercise so much faith in something like demons and satan (and even angels) when we could better give our faith to God?

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