Sunday, August 17, 2014
Reincarnation, Possession, And Suicide
On December 7, 1977, Eldon McCorkhill (age 33) and Linda Cummings (age 28) were having drinks at a bar in Redlands, California. Their conversation eventually came to the subject of life after death. Cummings said she was firmly convinced that reincarnation was true. A spirited debate ensued, as McCorkhill was not a believer in cycles of birth, death, and rebirth. They argued all the way back to McCorkhill's apartment; once there, he took out a loaded gun and handed it to Cummings, saying, "If you believe in this, let's see what you'll come back as." Linda Cummings took the gun, pointed it at her head, and without hesitation, pulled the trigger. (See San Francisco Examiner, December 8, 1977). Ideas have consequences.
The True Church of Christ has always taught--along with the Apostle St. Paul---"(Just as)people are destined to die once, and after that to face judgment" (See Hebrews 9:27). The popularity of reincarnation and Eastern Mysticism is rampant in the Vatican II sect, with many "priests" and loony "nuns" practicing yoga, un-Catholic forms of meditation, and "centering prayer," all of which is opposed to authentic Catholic teaching.
Earlier this year, Professor Deborah Raiees-Dana of John Brown University wrote an article for the student newspaper in which she stated "My story is too long and complex to explain fully, but I was saved while in elementary school, experimented with witchcraft in junior high, started drugs in high school and was deeply involved with the New Age—including yoga—during my college years. About 30 years ago I turned back to Jesus. About 20 years ago I began the process of being delivered from numerous demonic spirits."
The article titled "Rethink Yoga" by Raiees-Dana, who is described as “the tutoring coordinator for Student Support Services”, wrote, "This column is not a theological exegesis, but rather a heartfelt cry. I understand that yoga has become an accepted part of the American culture. The National Institute of Health promotes it vigorously and much of the Church has accepted it as harmless. I have to disagree.As I have been thinking of all the arguments and reasons why yoga is not as beneficial as we've been led to believe, it all keeps coming back to the fact that yoga has its roots in the worship of demonic Hindu gods.I believe that while yoga may offer some benefits, those benefits have hidden, demonic strings attached. I spoke to one of our chapel speakers years ago about this. He was a Dalit “untouchable” from India who had become a Christian. His view is that yoga is the beautiful face that the very ugly religion of Hinduism uses to sell itself to Americans." It further says: "There is more I have left unsaid than I have said."
The professor, while not Traditionalist, hit the nail on the head regarding Hinduism. It's "gods" are grotesque demons, and yoga type meditation opens the doorway to possession, (As expected, the PC crowd roundly denounced the professor-- and the nominally Christian University, rather than have someone write a rebuttal article---chose censorship by pulling her writing).
At Vatican II, Nostra Aetate section 2 states:
"Thus in Hinduism, men contemplate the divine mystery and express it through an unspent fruitfulness of myths and through searching philosophical inquiry. They seek release from the anguish of our human condition through ascetical practices or deep meditation or a loving, trusting flight toward God."
This is a false representation because it leads the Catholic to see Hindu mythology and philosophy as valid, as if they might effectively "search for" the "divine mystery," and as if Hindu asceticism and meditation bring about something similar to Christian asceticism. Add to this the doctrine of reincarnation, a particularly perverse idea. Reincarnation was explicitly condemned in the schema of the Dogmatic Constitution De Deposito Fidel Pure Custodiendo, which was elaborated during the preparatory phrase of the Council. Antipope John XXIII and the Modernists saw to it that it was rejected during the Council because of its paucity of "ecumenical" character.
This past week, we saw another victim of reincarnation and possession. Actor and comedian Robin Williams committed suicide at age 63. Most people are probably unaware that the tormented man attributed his success to being "possessed." In his own words:
" Yeah! Literally, it's like possession ‑ all of a sudden you're in, and because it's in front of a live audience, you just get this energy that just starts going…But there's also that thing ‑ it is possession. In the old days you'd be burned for it…But there is something empowering about it. I mean, it is a place where you are totally ‑ it is Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, where you really can become this other force. Maybe that's why I don't need to play evil characters [in movies], 'cause sometimes onstage you can cross that line and come back. Clubs are a weird kind of petri dish environment. I mean, that's where people can get as dark as they can in comedy ‑ in the name of comedy, be talking about outrageous stuff and somehow come out the other side. I mean, that's one place where you really want to push it” (Robin Williams, "Robin Williams,” by James Kaplan, US Weekly, January, 1999, p. 53). It was in Williams’ stand-up where he would go into his manic, stream-of-consciousness rants filled with vulgar language, perverse sexuality and the glorification of illicit drugs and drunkenness. Many people express shock after seeing Williams' stand-up, not knowing his act was so perverse.
In 1998, Williams starred in a movie entitled What Dreams May Come. Williams' character, Chris Nielson, dies in a car accident four years after losing his two children. In one scene, Neilson awakens to find himself in the afterlife, which is both beautiful and unexpected. In the afterlife he is reunited with his dog and at first confuses his surroundings for "dog heaven."
As he continues exploring the afterlife and coming to terms with his death, however, Nielson takes ownership of the situation. "Maybe I'm not in your heaven after all, girl," he says. "Maybe you're in mine." In an interview, Williams discussed the movie's ending in which (after getting his wife out of Hell for committing suicide!) Nielson and his wife choose to reincarnate and live out their lives together again. Williams said he favored an alternate ending that depicted reincarnation as a mandatory and natural cycle of life -- one which saves them from reliving their previous lives. He said, "There was a different ending that they shot that I felt was much more true to the story. It was about reincarnation, basically, that they were going to meet again. The movie ended with two babies being born simultaneously, one in Bombay and one in the United States, and they held them up, and then the screen went to black. I don't know if it's anywhere."
Robin Williams, a man who made many people laugh, was crying on the inside. He had opened himself up to demonic forces years ago that lead to his stardom. It also led to the corruption of souls along the way with his perversity and glorification of the evil doctrine of reincarnation. The True Church wanted to issue a formal condemnation of this teaching, but the Vatican II sect was spawned and glamorized the demonic "gods" of Hinduism. Poor Mr. Williams was lead to the ultimate despair and took his life. Unlike his movie, there will be no dogs in Heaven, and no release from Hell for those who die without sanctifying grace. Only Christ and His One True Church can save us, so please get it right the first and only time we have on this Earth.