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  1. Yolande Suzin
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    Dec 22, 2013
    Dear Benito – Where did you get the idea that Ed and Lorraine Warren were devout Catholics? All major faiths forbid communicating with spirits and channeling them out out of the question. Lorraine did this, and was supported in this by Ed Warren for decades. In fact it helped make her a good investigator. Suggest you soften that approach.

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  2. Benito Vergara
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    Dear Yolande — you’re right, they don’t actually use the words “devout” or “practicing” in the book, although both Ed and Lorraine mention at least a couple of times that they go to Mass to prepare for an exorcism.

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  3. lisa
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    I think you need to read the book again.
    I heard the author speak a few years ago and he explained the book’s internal structure. He said, in terms of language, he used the beginning of the book to introduce and define terms that would follow in the later pages. He then said, in terms of structure, that demonological activity occurred in a known progression (infestation, oppression, possession, etc) and the internals of the book followed that progression, with each stage defined, and then illustrated with an appropriate case. There was nothing at all haphazard about the book’s progression, while he further made it clear the book was written according to the publisher’s layout instructions, not his own. Interestingly, he said, about 20% of the book was cut out by the publisher’s legal dept because the church insisted “it told too much.”

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  4. Saffron
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    Dear Yolanda, the biblical John and Corinthians speak about discernment of testing which spirit to trust and those not to trust.

    1 John 4:1-21 –
    Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

    1 Corinthians 14:1-40
    etc etc

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