Nope. Chuck Testa.
2/20/2012 4:56:57 AM
Allegory for Jesus
Telekinesis? Totally real. Due to demons.
Ideomotor effect? Nah, just demon hand moving.
Telepathy? Demon brain radio.
Past lives? Demon biography reading.
Hypnosis? Going to sleep, waking up with a demon.
Skepticism about psychic phenomena: You're doing it wrong.
Ranting about demons: You're doing it reasonably well.
2/20/2012 5:01:13 AM
Percy Q. Shunn
Why is gos so helpless against demons?
2/20/2012 5:06:15 AM
I'll choose "C"; there are no demons and waiting1 is batshit crazy.
2/20/2012 5:10:54 AM
Magical powers AND demons are bullshit.
I know. It's a crazy idea but I'm putting it out there.
2/20/2012 5:24:51 AM
Filin De Blanc
It's depressing that we still live in a world where people believe in demons.
2/20/2012 5:27:53 AM
...Lose your car keys? Demons.
2/20/2012 6:08:42 AM
You've been posessed by a demon of blithering idiocy. It is forcing you to post stuff on the internet.
Unless you are living next door to these people . . .
2/20/2012 6:09:58 AM
Funny how un-believers aren't burdened or tormented by demons. As if not believing in them makes them go away never to appear again. Strange how that works.
2/20/2012 6:12:25 AM
The last time I used an Ouija board, I was eight years old.
Then I grew up.
astology could be an invitation for a demon
God takes a strong stance against these things.
What an interesting conception of the almighty, "takes a strong stance".
2/20/2012 6:44:19 AM
There's a hypnotist who performs stage shows at the local fair every year. I guess he must be a servant of Satan. In fundie world, they'd probably burn him at the stake.
That whole thread is one big clusterfuck of crazy.
2/20/2012 6:53:59 AM
So... Occam's Razor in hand, you decided that rather than someone performing sleight of hand or psychological trickery, its all the work of undetectable, invisible monsters.
2/20/2012 6:55:36 AM
How do these people dress themselves?
2/20/2012 7:31:14 AM
And like always, the fact that all of these phenomena have been proving to have non-supernatural explanations means nothing to you.
Admittedly I have never actually seen anybody use a Ouija board, but the reason the planchette seems to "move" by itself is because it is impossible for a human being to ever stay completely still. Your muscles are constantly releasing and contracting whether you notice this or not, and the planchette is sensitive to such slight movement.
As for hypnosis, you do not seem to understand how it works. You cannot be hypnotized into doing something against your will.
So-called "mind reading" is really tricks and sleight of hand. No wonder you're a fundie, you're distracted by what are essentially smoke and mirrors. Cold reading is a known technique that frauds use to claim that they can read minds. I just wonder if you'd still be this stupid if you hadn't been raised highly religious.
2/20/2012 7:58:07 AM
"There the scions of a conquering race indeed flourished free from the restrictions of their fellows, but cowered in an appalling slavery to the dismal phantasms of their own minds." H.P. Lovecraft on the Massachusetts Puritans.
2/20/2012 8:40:03 AM
"Other than faked [telekinetic] powers the real ones are demonic."
Well, a stopped clock....
2/20/2012 8:56:28 AM
Granting for the moment that God and these so-called demons actually exist, doesn't this whole thing of God not wanting people to ask "demons" (read: any entity God doesn't like) for information sound a lot like a tyrant trying to control his people by keeping them from accessing outside sources of information and other points of view?
2/20/2012 9:08:49 AM
2/20/2012 9:23:33 AM
How nice to be able to literally demonize any woo but your own.
I think we should make a drinking game based on RR posts. Every time someone says the word "demon," take a drink. I'd be shitfaced just from this post alone.
2/20/2012 9:32:10 AM
I wonder how you manage on day to day basis, considering how paranoid you are.
2/20/2012 10:05:27 AM
This looks like fun!
Crab grass? Planted by demons!
Milk spoil when it "goes over the date"? Demons! (How else would it know?)
Wrong sandwich from the drive-through? Demons.
Feet hurt? ....
2/20/2012 10:09:27 AM
Let me guess, you think a magic 8 ball has demons too.
2/20/2012 10:31:17 AM
Oh, so this is how "faith healers" work.
2/20/2012 10:52:07 AM
The things that scare you people. You're children.
2/20/2012 11:29:29 AM
It seems strange to me that the only people who ever see these Demons are the ones who already believed in them
It's almost like they're.... seeing what they want to see!
2/20/2012 11:33:22 AM