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Stigmata (singular stigma) is a term used by members of the Christian faith to describe body .... There were both religious and non-religious critics who accused Padre Pio of faking his stigmata, sa...

The Straight Dope: What's the deal with stigmata?


Feb 20, 1998 ... As you might guess, Cecil is pretty dubious about this stigmata thing. ... These are instances of nonreligious stigmata, in which patients with ...

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stigmata [plural of stigma, from Gr.,=brand], wounds or marks on a person ... is due to the perception that some stigmatics have not been especially religious.

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Research shows that within religious circles there may have been many more stigmatics ... There are no reliable claims of the stigmata in non-Christian religions.

10 People Who Claim to Have The Stigmata - ODDEE


Nov 29, 2013 ... His stigmata initially appearing at a friendly get together, .... Terri knew I was religious and I told her I would make an emergency plea to padre ...

stigmata - The Skeptic's Dictionary - Skepdic.com


Oct 6, 2013 ... stigmata. Stigmatics are often tormented souls. Many of the religious ... Reasonableness seems to require the non-miraculous explanation.

Stigmata is not supernatural - Miracles


No religious claims were made in the Fancher case. ...... and Professor Oscar Ratnoff verifying that non-religious stigmata happens is detailed in this book.

Stigmata - Wyrdology


Most of us are familiar with the concept of stigmata from movies and books. ... An alternative non-religious hypothesis is that stigmata represent the unconscious ...

Screenwriter's journey into faith with 'Stigmata' project | Amarillo.com ...


Sep 16, 1999 ... UNDATED - For screenwriter Tom Lazarus, the movie "Stigmata" was a ... similar to the stigmata have occurred in nonreligious people as well.

Stigmata - Stigmata - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online


His thesis is that stigmata result from exceptional poignancy of religious faith and .... was not that they were predominantly men, but that they were non-ordained.

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Mystics of the Church: Remarkable facts concerning the stigmata


Feb 11, 2014 ... Stories of the stigmata in persons throughout the world ... the stigmata (St Francis of Assisi was not a priest, but was a religious brother) and ...... divided by this stigmata case between believers of this miracle and non believers ...

Stigmata - Encyclopedia of the Unusual and Unexplained


Stigmata are spontaneous bleeding wounds which appear in various places on the ... Perhaps those who enter deep states of trance or religious ecstasy might ...

The Mystery of the Five Wounds | History | Smithsonian


Nov 18, 2011 ... The first case of stigmata—the appearance of marks or actual wounds ... Religious painters responded by depicting the crucifixion explicitly for the ... There seem to be no parallels in any of the major non-Christian religions, ...