Calabrese: Pot Leads to Demon Possession!

Dan Calabrese, the editor-in-chief of Herman Cain’s website, combines Reefer Madness with his own brand of bizarre religious fundamentalism and claims that smoking marijuana “invites demonic infestation” and “puts a person at serious risk of demonic attack.”

But let me show you why smoking pot presents an even bigger problem for you, which is: It invites demonic infestation into your spirit. Take a look at 1 Corinthians 10:14-21:

14 Therefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry. 15 I speak as to wise men; judge for yourselves what I say. 16 The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ? 17 For we, though many, are one bread and one body; for we all partake of that one bread. 18 Observe Israel after the flesh: Are not those who eat of the sacrifices partakers of the altar?19 What am I saying then? That an idol is anything, or what is offered to idols is anything?20 Rather, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice they sacrifice to demons and not to God, and I do not want you to have fellowship with demons. 21 You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons; you cannot partake of the Lord’s table and of the table of demons. 22 Or do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? Are we stronger than He?

The use of mind-altering substance for “recreational” purposes puts a person at serious risk of demonic attack because what you’re doing is rejecting the natural chemicals God already put in your body as insufficient to satisfy you physically and emotionally.

Hey, you know what the verse he cites doesn’t say? Anything at all about marijuana. Not a single word. As for this demon nonsense….oh, forget it. Why bother even pointing out how stupid that is?

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  • doublereed

    What doesn’t lead to demon possession?

  • dingojack

    The use of mind-altering substance for “recreational” purposes Eating or drinking anything puts a person at serious risk of demonic attack because what you’re doing is rejecting the natural chemicals God already put in your body as insufficient to satisfy you physically and emotionally”.

    @@

    doublereed – starving to death.

    Dingo

  • blf

    Blowhard Vacuous, the ediitor-in-chief of Hilarity Ensue’s website, combines Noah with his own brand of bizarre religious fundamentalism and claims that listening to others “invites belief in demons” and “puts a person at serious risk of demonic attack.”

  • http://www.ranum.com Marcus Ranum

    What doesn’t lead to demon possession?

    Alcohol, bigotry, and lying!

  • lordshipmayhem

    So smoking pots lead to demon possession. Around here it doesn’t matter whether it’s pots or pans that are smoking, it usually leads to a visit by the fire department. Maybe he spells “fire department” as “demon possession”.

  • raven

    You could make a better case for demon possession and alcohol.

    1. Drunk driving kills tens of thousands a year.

    2. It can cause unintentional pregnancy and hurried, shotgun weddings.

    3. Alcoholism can ruin lives and lead to early death. We’ve all seen it.

  • John Pieret

    Back in the day, if someone had started ranting about those verses in connection with pot smoking, I would have suspected that s/he had bogarted the Panama Red a little too long.

  • http://polrant@blogspot.com democommie

    Back when I got stoned I don’t amember getting demonically possessed. I did, however, possess a bunch of these:

    http://www.drakesdevildogs.com/

    These days, I mainline Crisco and snort turbinado sugar (it helps to balance my chakras)–not that I have a problem, I can stop anytime I want to.

  • D. C. Sessions

    The use of mind-altering substance for “recreational” purposes puts a person at serious risk of demonic attack because what you’re doing is rejecting the natural chemicals God already put in your body as insufficient to satisfy you physically and emotionally.

    Sounds like he’s a member of one of those sects that forbid consumption of alcohol. Good thing they’re forgiven in advance.

  • http://www.ranum.com Marcus Ranum

    This topic always reminds me of the great line from Ray Wylie Hubbard’s “conversation with the devil”

    I said, “Oh man, wait a minute there’s gotta be something wrong

    I ain’t a bad guy, just write these little songs

    I always pay my union dues, I don’t stay in the passing lane”

    And he said, “What about all that whiskey and the cocaine”

    I said, “Well, yeah, but that’s no reason to throw me in Hell

    ‘Cause I didn’t use the cocaine to get high

    I just liked the way it smelled”

  • Trebuchet

    Doesn’t the Bible say “Let the wine gladden your heart” somewhere? Isn’t that using a mind altering substance for recreational purposes?

  • Kevin Kehres

    Why are these people not mocked out of town?

    Seriously? Demon possession? What’s next…riding unicorns after midnight?

  • smrnda

    With people like this, it’s no wonder we don’t have a sensible drug policy in the US.

  • dingojack

    Even god like a drink now and then:

    Exodus 29:38-41

    38 Now this is that which thou shalt offer upon the altar; two lambs of the first year day by day continually.

    39 The one lamb thou shalt offer in the morning; and the other lamb thou shalt offer at even:

    40 And with the one lamb a tenth deal of flour mingled with the fourth part of an hin of beaten oil; and the fourth part of an hin of wine for a drink offering.

    41 And the other lamb thou shalt offer at even, and shalt do thereto according to the meat offering of the morning, and according to the drink offering thereof, for a sweet savour, an offering made by fire unto the Lord.

  • dingojack

    A good one to recite reverently —

    Job 32:19 “Behold, my belly is as wine which hath no vent; it is ready to burst like new bottles.”

    — before farting.

    Dingo

  • dingojack

    Perhaps you were thinking of:

    Psalms 104:15

    “And wine that maketh glad the heart of man, and oil to make his face to shine, and bread which strengtheneth man’s heart.”

    Dingo

  • Michael Heath

    I just read an article the other day that asserted that the oil referenced in the NT had cannabis in it and it did provide a buzz when put on somebody’s skin.

  • Larry

    Demonically possessed?

    Yeah, maybe. If you consider a raving case of the munchies possession.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    I can’t wait for the Reefer Madness version of this.

     

    Michael Heath “I just read an article the other day that asserted that the oil referenced in the NT had cannabis in it and it did provide a buzz when put on somebody’s skin.”

    The tingle was the demons. Demons tingle. Come on, that’s basic Christian Theology!

  • felidae

    Dingojack:

    I guess the god of the Old Testament was inordinately fond of the smell of burning meat–if I were god I’d say: Why the fuck are you assholes wasting food?

  • raven

    felidae:

    Why the fuck are you assholes wasting food?

    Sigh. You don’t understand priests scammers.

    Exodus 29:38-41

    38 Now this is that which thou shalt offer upon the altar; two lambs of the first year day by day continually.

    1. They cook the lambs*. Then god eats what he wants. After that, the priests finish up the leftovers. (Usually god isn’t hungry for some mysterious reason.)

    2. We have an almost identical ritual these days. It involves dollars instead of lambs. You give lots of dollars to the ministers and priests to do the god’s work. They spend most of it on themselves including fast cars, fine wines and drugs, cute teenage boys and girls, mansions, private jets, yachts, and so on.

    *I’m told that there were actually two kinds of animal sacrifices. The serious and less common one was a burnt offering. They would just totally burn up the animal to ashes. The more common one was the, cooked medium rare for someone’s dinner served with a nice Cabernet Savignon.

  • himurastewie

    “Exodus 29:38-41

    38 Now this is that which thou shalt offer upon the altar; two lambs of the first year day by day continually.”

    God doesn’t want to be fed; he wants to hunt.

  • leonardschneider

    Eeeyouch. So we’re supposed to subsist on a diet of red wine and matzoh crackers (or communion wafers; damn those things are nasty. Some Episcopal is gonna find a loophole, make “Cool Ranch” communion wafers, and become a millionaire).

    So, gettin’ blunted invites demonic possession, eh? Bad move on Satan’s part. You’d think Ol’ Scratch would want people with a bit more energy. When your minions are motivated primarily by their XBox, Dr. Pepper, microwave burritos, and their prized back issues of ZAP Comix, you’re really not gonna make a lot of progress towards world domination. Hell, with that lot, you’ve have difficulty dominating a strip club.

    And on a somewhat more serious note, I’ve got neighbors who would offer up a hearty “fuck you” to Dan Calabrese. If just smoking muggles (an antiquated word for marijuana, which I’m on a one-man campaign to bring back) “invites demonic infestation” and “puts a person at serious risk of demonic attack,” imagine what growing large amounts of the stuff would do. As both growers and church-goers, I’ve a feeling they would view Calabrese’s horseshit as a personal affront.

    My neighbors would also recognize the quote from Corinthians as the non-contextual, meaningless idiocy it is. Peter was talking about cups, not bowls, if you get my drift.

    My neighbors, some of whom have been growing commercially for decades, have made it a habit since the 1980s to donate quite a bit of poundage to various HIV/AIDS support organizations in San Francisco. Even back in the ’80s, the risk of wasting syndrome was well known. Simple solution: patient smokes a bowl of weed, gets the munchies, and the weed (with its anti-nausea effects) helps keep the food stay down. Hell, I’ve done some mountain-to-city runs myself: 20 lbs and no medical card — not like it matter with that amount anyway — will have you driving dead proper the whole way. Pull up as close to the AIDS project receiving the donation as you can, collect a signature for the delivery and my gas money (their only cash outlay, and I’d figure out my fuel cost beforehand; I make zero off these runs, not even enough for a pack of smokes. I’d do ’em for free if I could afford it, but I just can’t. Still, $65 for 20 lbs. ain’t shabby), and back home again. 20 lbs. of serious kick-ass bud is enough to keep the body ache, the nausea, and the lack of appetite at bay for quite a few people.

    So Calabrese:

    The Gospels talk a lot about Jesus healing the sick. What the fuck have you done lately?

  • thebookofdave

    It’s incredibly obvious, isn’t it? A foreign substance is introduced into our precious bodily fluids. That’s the way your hard core Demon works!

  • scienceavenger

    The use of mind-altering substance for “recreational” purposes puts a person at serious risk of demonic attack because what you’re doing is rejecting the natural chemicals God already put in your body as insufficient to satisfy you physically and emotionally.

    First off, many cultures find gods using mind-altering substances.

    Second, marijuana *is* a natural chemical God put on this earth for us. To reject it is to hold Him in contempt.