Demons, Demons Everywhere

From MediaMatters, here’s a round-up of some of the things that Pat Robertson thinks are demonic:

I’m still waiting for the Pat Robertson/Bob Larson superhero team-up.

  • http://triangulations.wordpress.com Sabio Lantz

    Did you notice Robertson’s long fingernails? They look demonic.

    But his explanations of Demons is Buddhist art and martial arts likely explains all the sicknesses that my kids get. I am going to stoke the fire to burn all my art work.

    • Thin-ice

      I’m thinking he looks kind of like Gollum.

  • vasaroti

    …and this is why we can’t have nice things.
    Seriously, this is why so many great cathedrals were reduced to ruins, why almost the entire Silk Route art heritage of Afghanistan was destroyed, why so many Native American artifacts have been destroyed.

    Still, if you need a laugh, go to http://www.demonbusters.com to see an extensive list of things that are demon-infested. WARNING! Turn off your speakers first. The one that puzzles me the most is the paisley pattern. Why is he concerned about a printed line on cloth instead of all the architectural features from pagan temples in our public buildings?

    • defuse00

      The best part about that site is that he hasn’t invented anything, just using the bible.

      I thought it was a spoof for a second.

    • UrsaMinor

      One glance at paisley should be sufficient to convince anyone that it is of demonic origin.

      • T

        Agreed.

  • Kodie

    Basically, demons are anything that lure you away from Jesus, so if you are inclined to believe in Jesus, naturally, you would be afraid of, and warn people of, the attraction toward anything that might make you think there could be something else or nothing. I like how he categorizes some things as definitely demonic and some things potentially demonic, but at best, just bunk or superstition. Feng Shui gets sort of a pass since rearranging furniture is not magical*, but yoga involves chants and martial artists inhale demonic spirits. Really just exercise/sport, but according to him, arranging your body for flexibility and strength and inner calm can’t be done without demons.

    *While I don’t say Feng Shui has magical properties, arranging your furniture can affect your life. I’ve seen parts of Feng Shui which are just practical advice that makes perfect sense if you separate it from “spiritual” properties, the same way superstitious advice such as “don’t walk under a ladder” helps to avoid an accident involving you, the ladder, the person and his things on the ladder, and gravity, etc. If you arrange your home impractically or it’s built in a strange order, it’s not demons, it just drives you crazy.

    • UrsaMinor

      Indeed. Improperly sited coffee tables can be deadly.

      • Kodie

        Mine’s in the closet, just to be safe.

  • Ken

    This from a man who scours a book for omens and portents in parables to tell others how to live?

    On the other hand, where is his outrage on the idolatry in basketball and football. After all, when we’re transfixed with watching athletes chase balls in an arena, isn’t that a demonic lure away from thinking about God all the time? And the heathen bastards play on Sundays, and get paid like kings. It’s all Satan’s doing, seducing our thoughts into a sensual orgy of masculine flesh rippling and flexing for us on 52-inch plasma screens while we sit back swilling beer and stuffing ourselves with pizza. Oh, dear God, save me from the illicit demonic charms of Tim Tebow, truly Satan’s craftiest undercover cabana boy.

  • Rayceeya

    This man is a crazy person and you are a crazy person if you believe him.

    Paraphrasing Dr. Zoidberg.

  • Nelly

    well damn!

    I just joined a Yoga class…………………..

    I wonder if it’s too late to get my money back…

    • Revyloution

      Not sure, did you pay with thirty pieces of silver?

  • Kerry

    Hey, he said Twilight was demonic. That’s good enough for me! As for the rest of what he said…well…it’s demonic…
    And I agree, improperly sited coffee tables can be deadly. I’ve broken too many toes kicking those damned things in the middle of the night! More proof that feng shui must be demonic.
    Now I need to go hide all the teddy bears hubby has given me. It’s only a matter of time before they are declared demonic, too. Don’t be fooled by those sweet fuzzy faces!

    • Len

      Feng shui is a kind of martial art for furniture.

  • Tim Wallace

    This guy is so far off the rails he is delusional. Why anybody, even including Christians, would send him money is beyond me. I am Atheist, but since Christians take such comfort in their ‘faith’, I do not attempt to dissuade them, but I expect the same from them. Leave me be, don’t pray “God will open you heart” for me.

  • Woodwose

    This dark ages thinking is everywhere. Makes you think twice before talking to yourself in the mirrors of public washrooms for fear of being doused with holy water!
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/story/2012/04/12/sk-church-priest-experience-120412.html

  • Bst

    Pat Robertson has on a paisley tie. Some say the origin of paisley is demonic. Better burn it Pat.
    In God is in charge why dies Pat Robertson and many other Christian preachers spread fear?


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