By the time I read Neil Anderson’s The Bondage Breaker in the mid 1990s, no one needed to persuade me demons existed.
I grew up in a nominally Christian home, but rejected the Christian faith in my college years. Instead, I considered myself “spiritual,” into New Age teachings and the occult. I even dabbled in magic because I thought it was harmless. I thought spiritual forces were impersonal powers like a kind of electricity.
Winner of the 2005 Best New Canadian Christian Author Award.
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Wednesday, September 05, 2007
Days after the shootings, there were reports that in the months before the April 16 tragedy Cho's mother had sought assistance from several Northern Virginia Korean churches in ridding Cho of what one pastor called the youth's "demonic power."
Seeking help from a church for a psychological problem is common practice in the Korean community, psychiatrists say, because churches play a singularly important role. It is the place many immigrants turn to as a last resort -- if they seek help at all.
"Asians don't view it as a sickness or an illness, but as a family curse," said Esther Chung, a minister and part-time counselor at the Korean Family Counseling and Research Center in Vienna. "They try to take care of it themselves."