I do. But this treatment of evil seems heavily imbued with Catholic traditionalism which might color the veracity of its claims. The author seems to contradict himself within the space of two pages. It’s not really important enough for me to cite exactly where.¹ I just browsed through this and that was enough.
Demons could be real. But some people could also be playing into the whole exorcism scene—for whatever reasons. Myself, I think the dynamics of good and evil spirituality are far more complex than this traditional account affords.
This book just reinforces my belief that a lot of priests can be quite sincere and spiritual but also pretty average thinkers. Nothing wrong with that, unless they try to get you into their clutches.
¹ Okay, I looked it up. On page 97 the author says exorcized demons almost always die and are condemned to hell which means “to die forever and to lose any ability to molest people actively.” Then on page 98, the very next page, he says that after a victim’s liberation “it is not unusual for the demon to repeat his attacks, trying to come back; it is well not to give him any openings.”