Topic / Exorcism

GP told patient ‘God is your surgeon’

Irish-trained doctor Thomas O’Brien, above, allegedly performed an exorcism on a seriously ill patient after claiming he’d ‘heal’ her without medication, a medical tribunal in the UK has heard. Brien, 56, persuaded the mother of one to undergo a “spiritual procedure” at his local Pentecostal church after telling her: God is your surgeon. According to […]

Zimbabwe: Disaster strikes religious rally

Earlier this month it was reported that over 3,000 foreign visitors had arrived in Zimbabwe for a night of prayer organised by the Prophetic Healing and Deliverance Ministries (PHD) headed by a flamboyant charlatan called Walter Magaya, above. Today we learn that 11 people who attended the conman’s latest healing and deliverance service in the […]

Meet Abu & Junaid: Oz’s ‘Jinn-Busters’

Jinns, demons, devils and other ne’er-do-well spirits are on the hit-list of barmy Islamic exorcist Abu Hamza and his zitty sidekick Junaid Thorne. It’s not known when precisely these two clowns will swing into action to “spiritually cleanse” Australia, but in a video posted last week Hamza promised it would be soon,  and warned followers […]

Pope praises a dizzy of demon hunters

An International Association of Exorcists conference, being held in Rome this week, has earned praise from Pope Francis. The first gathering of its kind brings together a cackle of 300 clerics from 30 countries, all hell-bent on ridding the world of demons. The Pope is reportedly delighted with their efforts to combat “the Devil’s works”, and […]

Witchcraft ‘expert’ sues her critics

Nigerian evangelical preacher and ‘witch hunter’ Helen Ukpabio is demanding half a billion pounds in damages. The dangerous charlatan is suing the British Humanist Association and the Witchcraft and Human Rights Information Network, alleging that both organisations had “misrepresented” her teachings. According to the BHA, the  “Lady Apostle”, as she is known, claims to have […]

Demonologists are the True Christians

“WHILE religion, as far as popular adherence in this country is concerned, has dwindled rapidly in the past few years, we cannot claim this as a total victory for freethought,” Barbara Smoker declared in her presidential address at the annual general meeting of the National Secular Society, which took place in London on 12 December, […]

Quote of the Day

I don’t know what your problem is with atheists, but it won’t be resolved with exorcisms. Any attempt to cast the devil out of atheists would be about as effective as my attempting to cast the Tooth Fairy out of you. We atheists can easily get rid of any evil spirits you dream up by […]

Demon-busters get Vatican backing

THE International Catholic Association of Exorcists – which offers a full lifetime membership for a mere $65 – has received official backing from the Vatican. The Vatican’s Congregation for Clergy had approved the organisation’s statutes and recognised the group under canon law. The ICAOE comprises a group of 250 priests in 30 countries: Who liberate […]

Kids killed and injured in an exorcism

TWO toddlers in Maryland died of multiple stab wounds and two other children were hospitalised at the weekend with undisclosed injuries following an alleged exorcism at their home. Norell Harris, one, and his sister, Zyana Harris, two, suffered fatal stab wounds while their siblings, who are five and eight, were injured. Two women have each […]

When to send for an exorcist

If someone is ill, call a doctor, but if they are possessed by demons only an exorcist will do. THOSE were the words spoken this week by a lawyer representing a group of four French people accused of kidnapping and torturing a 19-year-old woman during a shockingly violent crucifixion-style exorcism which lasted seven days. The […]