To Do List: homeschool, laundry, make dinner, interview exorcist
Patti Armstrong, a homeschooling Mom of 10 and a journalist, has an excellent article at the link above, which one should read before going to see, or letting one’s offspring go see, the movie, The Rite, which releases on January 28. All the males in my house are planning to see it. I would prefer to read the book, The Rite: The Making of a Modern Exorcist by Matt Abbott on which the movie is based.
In a clip from the film that I saw on TV, Anthony Hopkins, the exorcist, says to a young Priest, “Choosing not to believe in the devil won’t protect you from him.” That did it for me! This is a movie I’m going to have to see. When I was young and agnostic, I happened to read Malachi Martin’s, Hostage to the Devil, and then M. Scott Peck’s, The People of the Lie. Those two books, combined with several amazing spiritual experiences, scared me straight back to God. It wasn’t an overnight conversion, but I couldn’t brush up against true evil without questioning my assumptions, and eventually my life. Evil’s greatest power lies in the fact that few believe in it.