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Excorcism in Saskatoon? Say it ain’t so!
Exorcism seems like one of those quirky things that should only exist in the realm of fiction. Sadly, since many people insist on believing a god can exert power over a populace, and hold the opposing belief that demons can … Continue reading
Posted in religiosity, skepticism Tagged beliefs, demons, exorcism, faith, religion, Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, skepticism 2 Comments
Why not picket the New Jersey Devils then?
According to folklore acquired via Wikipedia: Most accounts of the Jersey Devil legend attribute the creature to a “Mother Leeds”, a supposed witch, although the tale has many variations. According to one version, she invoked the devil by saying “let … Continue reading
Posted in culture, In the Media, myths and folktales, religiosity Tagged beliefs, controversy, demons, faith, faith-based delusions, folklore, lawsuits, myths, sports Comments Off on Why not picket the New Jersey Devils then?
Sleep paralysis still the best explanation for demonic visitation
At least, I think so. I’d found an article about this a couple years ago and wrote up a post and today I’ve run across another article on this topic suggesting that sleep paralysis may have been behind the Salem … Continue reading
Posted in In the Media, religiosity Tagged demons, faith-based delusions, science, sleep 4 Comments
Philippine priest “battles” demons
I’m thanking a friend for the link to this one. I’ll pay for her next cup of Tim’s French Vanilla coffee… A blood-curdling scream echoes through the Roman Catholic chapel in Manila as Father Jose Francisco Syquia says a prayer … Continue reading
Posted in In the Media, religiosity, skepticism Tagged beliefs, demons, exorcism, faith, faith-based delusion, skepticism 2 Comments
Satanism amuses me
I learn of this via Slashdot and a link to a recent Telegraph article about a surge in Satanism. The Regina Apostolorum Pontifical University in Rome has been hosting a six day conference on the topic of exorcism. Sounds like … Continue reading
Posted in In the Media, religiosity, skepticism Tagged beliefs, demons, exorcism, faith, faith-based delusions, Satanism, skepticism Comments Off on Satanism amuses me
How can people still believe in demon possession?
The article doesn’t include any useful geographic information so I don’t really know where this family lives but here’s the story as provided by Charisma News Online: Jyotirdhar Patil did not know what to do. A demon had possessed his … Continue reading
Posted in Awareness Issues, culture, In the Media, religiosity Tagged Asia, atheism, demons, devil, faith-based delusions, missionaries, religion, skepticism 2 Comments
I haven’t picked on Billy Graham in a while
Since Halloween is only a couple weeks away, I’ll focus on this question: My mother died recently, and although I know she’s in heaven, I worry about whether she’s happy, if she still has health problems and things like that. … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged angels, atheism, beliefs, death, demons, faith, faith-based delusions, heaven, occult, skepticism, souls, spirits, woo 2 Comments
Friday Night Frights (One Minion learns love doesn’t grow where Rosemary goes)
“Why have you conjured me into existence, Mistress Minion?” “Because I can! I found the secret book hidden away, thought lost for all time! Now I have the power over those bigger and stronger than myself! Mauahaahaah!!!! Now, I command … Continue reading
Posted in movies Tagged demons, Friday Night Frights, magic, movies, occult, witchcraft 1 Comment
Another definition for charismatic turns out to be “bat-sh*t crazy”
When I think of charismatic, I still think of the traditional description of people who have that certain je ne sais quoi, that thing that makes them draw others toward them like flies to honey. Then I’m reminded of the … Continue reading
Posted in Awareness Issues, culture, In the Media Tagged beliefs, demons, faith, faith-based delusion, fear, politics, Satanism Comments Off on Another definition for charismatic turns out to be “bat-sh*t crazy”
Have you met Satan? We’re getting reacquainted…
Carleton University is running a course this year on the history of Satan. I bet that’ll be a fun time. So many things to know about that topic – not the least of which is the fact that Satan the … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged angels, beliefs, bible, demons, education, faith, faith-based delusions, history, Satan Comments Off on Have you met Satan? We’re getting reacquainted…