The Devil is as real as Count Dracula (or Count Chocula, for that matter) -- it's a fabrication.
And, in my opinion, the current obsession with demons and exorcism is not a healthy one -- especially when children are involved. To tell an impressionable child, who many be suffering from some psychological disorder or behavioral problem, that he or she is possessed or oppressed by a demonic spirit can be psychologically damaging and is tantamount to child abuse. Look at three recent stories in the news:
- Doctor's ex-wife said "He had demons" -- she shot him.
- Police: toddler's exorcism turns deadly -- a 13-month-old was beaten and bit to death.
So who are we to blame? The Devil or the misguided belief in the Devil? Now obviously most so-called exorcisms do not end this way and most people who believe in demons would not act in this extreme, homicidal manner, but these are examples of where illogical, blind faith in a belief system -- a superstition -- can lead.
Is there evil in the world? Of course. But the evil we confront in the world arises out of our own human nature, and attributing it to some outside force, such as demons, only serves to distance ourselves -- even excuse ourselves -- from dealing with our own fears, prejudices, hatred and violence. The evil is in all of us, but so is the goodness.
So, Fan, you are not dealing with demons and they are not controlling your life. Clearly you have issues that may be quite serious and I strongly suggest that you seek professional counseling. A psychic or an exorcist is not the answer. Even many clergy will direct you to the proper counseling. I hope you find the help you need.