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Pat Robertson and Demonic Candy

Put aside your fears of swine flu. TV preacher Pat Robertson’s Web site has just issued a bulletin warning Americans of the real threat we face this season: Demons may be lurking in our Halloween candy.

In a column on the Christian Broadcasting Network’s Web site, writer Kimberly Daniels asserts that “demons” sneak into bags of Halloween candy at grocery stores.

“Curses are sent through the tricks and treats of the innocent whether they get it by going door to door or by purchasing it from the local grocery store. The demons cannot tell the difference.”

The Rev. Barry W. Lynn, executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, urged Robertson and Daniels to lighten up. “I’ve heard of the devil being in the details, but to think he’s lurking inside a Snickers bar is a little too much.”

A good website:

A “little” too much? How about: It’s frikkin’ lunacy spoken by fanatics, that’s more accurate.  Your soul will wind up in hell because you ate CANDY in early November.  What a bunch of idiots.  (And if you listen to the Christian Coalition and attend these fundamentalist churches and listen to these lunatics and shake your head in agreement, then you are most likely and idiot, too.  Keep your post: I would be more interested in the thoughts on this topic from a goldfish). 

For us normal people: You can join Reverend Barry Lynn the Americans United for Seperation of Church and State and keep up with related news and attempts to turn America into a theocracy.  It’s not an attempt to outlaw religion – just to keep religion seperate from from our government and our schools.  Religion is a personal and family thing, not a governmental policy thing.  From the Council of Nicene through the millenia to today, religion has too often been a political tool. 

Most of the “prayer-in-school’ advocates I’ve talked to COULD take their kids to prayer services every morning before school, but they don’t want to.  They could attend mass or religous education classes in the afternoons and evenings, but they don’t want to.  They just don’t want to do it themselves, they want American schoolteachers to do it for them.  None of these people believe that their child’s sole will be lost without group prayer for 7 hours during school.  Besides, you can’t stop prayer in school.  A child can pray anytime he/she wants to.  As far as I know, humans cannot know when a child is saying a prayer in their head and certainly can’t block their thoughts – that’s ridiculous (but then so is “demonic candy”, so “ridiculous” is just part of the status-quo for the religious right).


November 2, 2009 at 5:17 pm Leave a comment

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