(On an article about Sleep Paralysis)
I'll second that. I know science tries to explain away all supernatural phenomena because they start with the fundamental assumption that reality is bounded by what can be scientifically measured and that there is no such thing as God, devils, etc.
For the last four years, I have unfortunately been under constant attack by demons, especially at night. Though I have never been paralyzed as others here have experienced, I most assuredly have had evil beings enter my room and try to take possession of my body. Sometimes they succeed and the buzzing on my head is so intense that it makes me nauseated. As soon as I awake, I raise my arm to the square and cast them out through the power of Jesus Christ as you have mentioned, and they slowly withdraw.
They generally like to wake me up by creating a wave-like motion on my bed, as if I were sleeping on a water bed (I'm not). There is one really nasty one who has an overpowering sense of evil when he enters my bedroom. I no longer fear them because I know that the name of Christ is more powerful than they are, but they can certainly make it difficult to get a good night's rest.
Don't believe all the hokum about a scientific explanation - in this case the scientists are dead wrong. Evil is real and is gaining greater power as people become less moral.
imarealguy, Wired Science 41 Comments
[2/29/2012 6:28:55 PM]
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..why exactly would a demon fear the name of a dead guy..?
2/29/2012 11:04:55 PM
When has assuming the supernatural ever increased our understanding of anything? Yes science assumes that everything expressed in physical reality must have a materialistic explanation, and so far that assumption has never been shown to be wrong. Your inability to understand that simple pattern is clearly harming your life, as your superstitions are fueling what is otherwise a well understood neurological phenomenon that nearly EVERYONE experiences at some point in their life.
2/29/2012 11:06:25 PM
It's strange that this only happens to presumably moral people. We immoral atheists never experience any demons or evil, we just experience nightmares and sleep paralysis.
2/29/2012 11:13:43 PM
What is that square thing he's blathering about?
3/1/2012 1:45:29 AM
"They generally like to wake me up by creating a wave-like motion on my bed, as if I were sleeping on a water bed (I'm not)."
I get that sometimes. I used to get it a lot as a kid when I believed in ghosts and it really used to frighten the life out of me. :T I assume it's an effect of sleep deprivation and your heartbeating.
3/1/2012 2:35:24 AM
Sleep paralysis is 100% natural. It just happens when the body wakes up prematurely and the stuff that causes dreams and keeps the body from moving around too much hasn't stopped working yet. The former is what causes the hallucinations.
3/1/2012 8:32:27 AM
Are you 100 percent sure that you are a real guy?
3/1/2012 3:13:39 PM
Reason you believe the scientific explanation for your sensations to be inadequate, please?
3/1/2012 4:19:52 PM
Yeah, I get this too, I was sleeping on the couch once and a huge gorilla jumped off the coffee table onto me. Gorillas are real and gaining more power as something something something dark side something something complete.
3/1/2012 6:09:59 PM
See a neurologist. It doesn't seem to be related to epilepsy, but is fairly common.
3/1/2012 7:31:53 PM
It's called sleep paralysis, dope.
3/1/2012 7:42:22 PM
You might want to see someone about that.....
3/1/2012 8:17:11 PM
Have you considered for a moment the reason your sleep-edge hallucinations vanish into oblivion is because you woke up? I have them frequently and don't have to grab a crucifix to make the scary thing go away.
3/8/2012 11:32:07 AM
Okay then. Put your money where your mouth is. Go to a sleep clinic and have them watch you. See if any demons show up the next time you experience this.
3/8/2012 1:12:21 PM
Sleep paralysis can be trippy, sure. But imagine... Fundies the primary users of LSD, Peyote, Mushrooms, Mescaline, DMT etc. What great stories we would have here. Too bad Jebus turned water into wine only
3/12/2012 9:44:24 AM
Filin De Blanc
This is just ridiculous. For the love of bananas people, there are no demons. It's all completely made-up. If it weren't there would be some actual credible evidence to attest to it, rather than the words of raving loonies.
Seriously, it's absurd how credulous people are. Show me one photograph or videotape of a demon. Just one. There is nothing out there; stop cowering in fear of bogeymen. What happened to rational inquiry? Even non-fundies will readily claim that supernatural horseshit exists. It's high time we as a species said a collective "no" to superstition.
3/12/2012 11:31:39 AM