“There are several hints in the Gospels that evil spirits represent unmet needs. The spirits inhabit the inner empty shell caused by feelings of inferiority, unworthiness, disempowerment, torture, pain, and alienation. There is nothing in the Gospel narratives to suggest that these evil forces are the result of wrong, immoral behavior; their power is garnered not from wrong things the afflicted people did, but rather from the wrong things that have been done to them by the brutal forces of external oppression.”
– Diarmuid O’Murchu, Christianity’s Dangerous Memory

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