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Mark 5:1-20 Jesus, Demons, and Pigs


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Mark 5:1-20 Jesus, Demons, and Pigs
By Zuzana - 23 Nov 2012

Esteemed Mr. Hoffman,

Thank You for Your reply, and I appreciate Your thoughts – I very much like the interpretation that animals are godlier and agree with the view humans are more likely to participate in evil. Actually, your point reminds me of Priest in a lecture about possession and exorcisms in university. He described in many of the cases from people he helped, when they had pets, they were always very frightened and growling, hissing etc to the possessed person; which I think affirms Your point because animals – who have better sense than humans are hostile and against demons, whereas humans, in some if the cases had recklessly dabbled in black arts; ouija boards etc so are more attracted to ungodly things while animals seem to naturally resist when they sense evil!

As a follow up question about Your interpretation (and please note in this way I mean absolutely no disrespect but rather want to be able to understand better theologically), did Jesus know the pigs would react this way? Just because it seems sad since they are more virtuous than humans that they were the ones who died for the sake of teaching us, the more wicked ones a lesson and they did not do anything wrong or had a choice if that makes sense?

With regards,