Lest we forget:http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/the-devil-and-mr-hernandez-6418725
This man was dabbling with the devil back in 2001. Such a path could lead a man to ANY moral depths, including satan worship, witchcraft, and child sacrifice.
It might take a while, true. But please note the date of the article: 2001.
I'll play stupid here. Has anyone ever heard Pablo repudiate such behavior? The last I heard from him (here on CathInfo), he was proud of this article, and often spoke about doing hand-to-hand combat with the devil. So his malady remained as recently as 2013.Now I am not charging Pablo with any of these crimes, but I'll say this:
The Church doesn't forbid Catholics from toying with the devil "jus' cuz" or for some silly reason. No, the injunction against laymen starting a "Ghostbusters" style devil-fighting company is because very, very bad things can happen! Both to the fool himself, as well as his "customers" and their property.
The devil is a fallen angel and therefore highly intelligent. Much more intelligent than any man. The intelligence of angels is different from that of men. We have to ratiocinate (reason) step by step with our brains, applying much effort. The angels look at something and instantly understand everything about it.
Has anyone here seen videos of Darren Brown? They're available on Youtube. The man is a "mentalist" which means he uses psychology and mental tricks to do strange things. Darren Brown is also a homosexual, which means he's not right with God. If Darren Brown could walk into a jewelry store and pay for an expensive piece of jewelry with white pieces of paper, what do you suppose the devil could do? He's even better at understanding our brains, human psychology, hypnosis, etc.
Fortunately, the devil is a chained beast, chained by Our Lord. The devil has to ask permission for each and every thing he does (including temptations). But when you place your own head in the lion's mouth, that's a different story. That's being stupid.
When a man voluntarily signs himself over to Satan, God often lets the latter have his way with the poor hapless man. After all, no one forced the man's free will in the matter.