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January 01, 2008


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Alison Hymes

One of Virginia's legislators believes mental illness is caused by possession, maybe we can get a state operated exorcism center here. And hey, since when is the fact that a procedure has been forced and caused death a reason not to use it? We're going to kill lots of folks with forced drugging in Virginia starting in July, 2008... :) or maybe (:

Romeo Vitelli

Of course, it might be simpler still just to charge the demons with possession. Serving a subpoena might be tricky though.

Dr X

A few years ago, I was surprised to learn that a full-time excorcist was appointed in the R.C. Archdiocese of Chicago, while New York had four.


Alison Hymes

Might be tricky, but it would be cheaper, and cheaper goes over well in the Virginia legislature...I know, we can try the demon(s) in absentia, it won't be much different than our commitment hearings are now...heck, even our criminal trials for folks who don't have the money for their own lawyer...

Romeo Vitelli

There was actually a court case in Pennsylvania in 1971 where a plaintiff tried to sue Satan for damages due to injuries that Satan had allegedly caused him. One of the points that the court raised in dismissing the case was that it was unclear whether the court had jurisdiction. In any event, possession is a criminal charge and that was a civil trial.

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