Letter to the Editor of the Red Deer Advocate regarding an article published about a boy being possessed by the devil.

Essay by supa_soccer_babeHigh School, 11th gradeA, June 2004

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Dear Editor,

I am writing to in regards to one of your articles published on January 11, 2002. The specific article I am speaking about is the one about the teen being strapped to his chair because he was believed to be possessed by the devil.

I am wondering what it was that made the parents and pastor believe that young Zepeda was possessed by the devil. It has been said before that mental illness is not caused by demonic possession. This makes me wonder if this was just an excuse for the parents to be rid of their child. I think further investigation needs to be put into this occurrence. The article says that there were other young adults living in this house. It doesn't make sense that they wouldn't say anything to anyone about what was going on in their home.

I just think that further investigation should have gone forth before this article was published.

Thank-you very much for taking time out of your schedule to read my letter.