Pat Robertson: Watching porn/horror movies gives car-wrecking demons permission to possess you.

More gold from Pat Robertson.  A woman asks him:

I was watching a horror movie the other day on the recommendation of others.  It was rather strange and awfully macabre.  And then this past Sunday, I got into an accident leaving church.  Did watching that creepy movie cause a curse – or the lord’s protection to be lifted from me?  Did I grieve the holy spirit by watching this series?

I can see how she’d be confused, since bad things like car wrecks ordinarily never happen to Christians.  Somewhere along the line she must’ve trespassed upon one of god’s many, seemingly innocent taboos.  However, if god is going to stop caring about your well-being because you watching a scary movie, god is a bit of an asshole.  Maybe it wasn’t watching the horror movie that caused god to not care if you got in a car wreck but when you ruffled Jesus’ feathers by having that one extra Oreo.  Doesn’t seem that bad, but god dislikes a lot of seemingly minor things, apparently.

God is often referred to as a father, but any father who sees their kid watching a horror movie (even when they’d never told the kid not to do that) and then stops caring if they’re in a car wreck isn’t much of a father.  But if god does it?  Hey, more evidence of his perfection and love!

Robertson had the answer though: it was demons…

There you have it.  While some wrecks are caused by lousy circumstances or bad drivers, if you go around watching porn or scary movies, those wrecks are because of demons.  Troof.

About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.


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