Was Rodger J Morneu correct about Spiritualists?

Lets take a look into some of his claims from his book:

“A Trip Into the Supernatural”

“Based on an Interview with Roger J Morneau, with Supplementary details added from his Autobiography.”

“(Preface, condensation, minor grammatical/textual editing, and some explanations edited by: Raymond Obomsawin)”

http://english.sdaglobal.org/testimony/supnatr.htm

Here a few paragraphs of his story:

 

“Spirit Worship”

 

“At this point we begin talking about spirit worship, and he said, “the ‘supposed spirits of the dead’ that you think you are talking with are actually demon spirits, they’re fallen angels who impersonate the dead, they’re beautiful beings” He said, “You guys got a great future ahead of you, because we’ve been told, the high priest of our secret society has been instructed that the master has very special plans for you both.” We were then interested to hear more about it.”

 

“He told us, “We worship spirits, we worship Lucifer and all his angels, and they’re just a beautiful as before they were cast out of heaven. There was a misunderstanding in the whole thing in heaven, in the galaxies, our master was misunderstood and God did not bear with him like He does with people who make mistakes today. So we’re in the warfare, good against evil and we happen to be the evil ones. But we’re not that bad.” He said, “I look at this business between the forces of good and evil, one person believes in God another believes in Lucifer, it’s like politics.” This famous musician then said, “Listen guys, I’d like to have you meet some of our people. What about next week on Wednesday evening? I’ll pick you up at your place and you’re invited to one of our services. It’s going to be a testimonial to the spirits of how they have blessed our lives.” When we left there I said to myself, “This guy’s half drunk, I’m not going to hear from him again.”

Now lets see if he is right:

The definitons of Spiritualism are:

spir·i·tu·al·ism (spr-ch–lzm)

a. The belief that the dead communicate with the living, as through a medium.

b. The practices or doctrines of those holding such a belief.

2. A philosophy, doctrine, or religion emphasizing the spiritual aspect of being.

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spiri·tu·al·ist n.

spiri·tu·al·istic adj.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition copyright ©2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Updated in 2009. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

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spiritualism

Noun

the belief that the spirits of the dead can communicate with the living

spiritualist n

Collins Essential English Dictionary 2nd Edition 2006 © HarperCollins Publishers 2004, 2006

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spiritualism

1. the belief that the dead survive as spirits that can communi-cate with the living, especially through a medium, a person particularly susceptible to their influence.

2. the practices or phenomena associated with this belief. Also spiritism. — spiritualist, n. — spiritualistic, adj. — supranatural, supranaturalistic, adj.

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/Spiritualists

The Spiritualists define themselves as:

 

“Spiritualist Definitions”

“As adopted by the National Spiritualist Association of Churches “

 

October 1914, 1919, 1930, 1950

“Spiritualism is the Science, Philosophy and Religion of continuous life, based upon the demonstrated fact of communication, by means of mediumship, with those who live in the Spirit World. (1919) “

 

“Spiritualism Is a Science because it investigates, analyzes and classifies facts and manifestations demonstrated from the spirit side of life. “

 

“Spiritualism Is a Philosophy because it studies the Laws of Nature both on the seen and unseen sides of life and bases its conclusions upon present observed facts. It accepts statements of observed facts of past ages and conclusions drawn there from, when sustained by reason and by results of observed facts of the present day. “

 

“Spiritualism Is a Religion because it strives to understand and to comply with the Physical, Mental and Spiritual Laws of Nature, which are the laws of God. “

 

“A Spiritualist is one who believes, as the basis of his or her religion, in the communication between this and the Spirit World by means of mediumship and who endeavors to mould his or her character and conduct in accordance with the highest teachings derived from such communication. (1914, Rev. 1938) “

 

“A Medium is one whose organism is sensitive to vibrations from the spirit world and through whose instrumentality, intelligences in that world are able to convey messages and produce the phenomena of Spiritualism. (1914) “

 

“A Spiritualist Healer is one who, either through one’s own inherent powers or through mediumship, is able to impart vital, curative force to pathologic conditions. (1930, 1993) “

 

“The Phenomena of Spiritualism consists of Prophecy, Clairvoyance, Clairaudience, Gift of Tongues, Laying on of Hands, Healing, Visions, Trance, Apports, Levitation, Raps, Automatic and Independent Writings and Paintings, Voice, Materialization, Photography, Psychometry and any other manifestation proving the continuity of life as demonstrated through the Physical and Spiritual senses and faculties of man. (1950)”

http://www.templeheightscamp.org/objects.shtml

It appears that these spiritualists don’t worship the spirit they contact. Each ‘church’ differs in its ritual and methodology and yet they almost always share the same ideals or theology.

A list of Spiritualist Churches in Canada:

Calgary First Spiritualist Church – Information on church activities, private readings and healing.

First Spiritual Church of Montreal Canada – Member International Churches of Canada and National Spiritualist Association of Churches. Established in 1957 to promote spirituality, mediumship and healing.

The International Temple of Spiritual Revelations – Spiritualist Church in Montreal, Quebec Canada.

Muskoka Spiritualist Church – Serving the Muskoka Lakes area of Canada, the church offers inspirational speakers and mediumship.

Nanaimo Spiritualist Center – A Christian Spiritualist church in Nanaimo British Columbia with church services every second and fourth Sunday of the month.

Universal Brotherhood Spiritualist Church – A British Columbia church featuring services, worship, mediumship, and the teachings of Spiritualism.

http://www.dmoz.org/Society/Religion_and_Spirituality/Spiritualism/Spiritualist_Churches/Canada/

I cannot guarantee that all these ‘churches’ have working links.

As I have tried to show that current ‘spiritualists’ donot worship the spirits they conjure. At least not that I know of. As of this posting I have yet to hear of any SDA follower to be able to prove Morneau’s claims of these worshipping satanic spirits on a Sunday.

I can’t possibly think of why a member of the Spiritual movement would agree that they worship Lucifer, satan or fallen angels. This post is not meant to justify their beliefs but my attempt using online evidence that Morneau was writing a fiction and not a biography of himself.

As for the claim of meeting on Sundays.

Demonic forces can be conjured on any day of our Western week. So for Morneau or any one else to say that only on Sunday can demons be conjured is wrong. After all is it really any wonder why Wiccans call their holy day Shabbat.

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