Laying here at 3 am. Thinking about the evil things men do (yes, I have nothing better to do!) and have decided (after posting about the Texas exorcism) that convincing people that they are possessed is an especially egregious instance of evil.
Once it was about trying to explain away some illness or mental sickness. Now it is about exerting control over people. An honest (albeit misguided) method of trying to explain the unknown has morphed into true evil.
No, it is not the possessed that are evil but those that are in a position of power that convince them of demonic possession that are the truly evil.
To use this position of power to physically and psychologically abuse a fellow human being is unconscienable in my book.