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Thread #78329   Message #1409316
Posted By: Dave the Gnome
14-Feb-05 - 10:55 AM
Thread Name: BS: Is Positive Thinking Satanic?
Subject: RE: BS: Is Positive Thinking Satanic?
I read a book of complete drivel masquerading as a fantasy novel once. Can't remember the author or title. Blanked it out I think! Basicaly, small town America, things going wrong around town. Angelic spirits are 'brought in' to solve the problem as all the things going wrong are down to devils and all manner of other ghosts, ghoulies and long legged beasties. In there it suggests that ANY form of thought process other that christianity is the work of the devil! I stopped reading it when it was suggested that children of good christian families who claim they were sexualy abused are usualy suffering from demonic possesion:-(

The (ex)friend that gave it me was a christian fundementalist. I though she was OK until I realised she believed all this. After reading it I understood why she had refused to do a group 'clearing the mind' session at a training course we were on. If you have been involved in any personal development courses you will know the type of thing. Anyhow, she was frightened that if she went in for meditation or any other unchristian excercises she would be possesed.

So, in answer to Dewey's question, Yes. Some people realy do believe that positive thinking is satanic. As to the question 'Are they right?' I know my feeings. I'll leave you to yours...

Cheers

DtG