You see the whole idea is differential diagnosis....
Religion is fascinating, and not opposed to science at all.
See Doctors, Priests Form Exorcism Commission
Well, that seems fair.
You see the whole idea is differential diagnosis. One needs to know the cause of the problem - a matter of etiology as they say. Then one can proceed.
Not unreasonable, I guess.
And the Church is just doing its job. The Genoa taskforce was created by Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone. And while the Church does not often talk openly about exorcisms, Bertone said the need for them is there.
"It has become difficult to talk about Satan, but the signs of the devil are palpable," he told Corriere della Sera in comments published Thursday
Yep, your doctor may probe you with his fingers looking for palpable masses, but he or she could, it seems, find the devil. One never knows.