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(Salon)   New poll: More than two thirds of Republicans believe in demonic possession, while less than half believe in climate change. Well, that explains a lot   (salon.com) divider line 155
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2012-11-02 10:06:08 AM
they seriously want to party like it's 1399.
 
2012-11-02 10:21:22 AM
Yeah. This country has a bright farking future, doesn't it?
 
2012-11-02 10:31:06 AM
Some of the Republicans I've met lately make ME believe in demonic possession.
 
2012-11-02 10:55:28 AM
Suppose it's time to exorcise them all.
 
2012-11-02 11:09:52 AM
 
2012-11-02 11:37:21 AM

CapeFearCadaver: Suppose it's time to exorcise them all.


www.richardsimmonsdvds.com

He could help with that.
 
2012-11-02 12:38:52 PM
Stupid sure goes down easy. Smooth.
 
2012-11-02 12:39:08 PM

Cythraul: CapeFearCadaver: Suppose it's time to exorcise them all.



He could help with that.


Cmaaan everyone let's sweat those fat demons out! You can do it!
 
2012-11-02 12:39:08 PM
Being a wizard, I don't want to throw fireballs from my castle made of ice, but at what point does this stop being a legitimate viewpoint and become psychosis?
 
2012-11-02 12:39:46 PM
Behold, corporations! These are your permanent low-wage workers. Enjoy.
 
2012-11-02 12:40:58 PM
This cannot be real, people are not that stupid right?
 
2012-11-02 12:41:16 PM
Why didn't subby use the satire tag? Surely, this has to be satire...

right?
 
2012-11-02 12:42:40 PM
Republicans believe The Handmaid's Tale was an instruction manual, thought Heinlein's "If This Goes On" had a sad ending, and think "The Exorcist" was a documentary.
 
2012-11-02 12:44:03 PM
 
2012-11-02 12:45:16 PM

there their theyre: This cannot be real, people are not that stupid right?


hahahaha
 
2012-11-02 12:45:45 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-11-02 12:45:59 PM
I'm too lazy to look it up, but I'm pretty sure I saw a poll recently that showed more Americans believe in the terrestrial influence of angels than accept the reality Darwinian evolution.
 
2012-11-02 12:46:43 PM

BMulligan: I'm too lazy to look it up, but I'm pretty sure I saw a poll recently that showed more Americans believe in the terrestrial influence of angels than accept the reality of Darwinian evolution.


FTFM.
 
2012-11-02 12:49:54 PM
Maybe they believe in literal angels and demons in an ironic way, and really mean it figuratively, or simply to emphasize their feelings?
 
2012-11-02 12:51:23 PM
http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/pdf/2011/HalloweenRelease%2BResults .pdf

Q13 Do you think it's possible for people to become
possessed by demons, or not?
Yes......................... .57%
No .......................... .35%

By party

49% Dem yes, 68% Repub yes, 55% Indipendant yes.
 
2012-11-02 12:52:07 PM
So the takeaway from this poll is that republicans are gullible and/or stupid? Got it.
 
2012-11-02 12:52:26 PM
We're dealing with a group of zealots who believe the world is going to be destroyed by the Apocalypse anyway, so who gives a shiat what we do to it.
 
2012-11-02 12:52:26 PM

Marcus Aurelius: Some of the Republicans I've met lately make ME believe in demonic possession.


Came here to say this.
 
2012-11-02 12:53:18 PM
I thought a demon was terrorizing me growing up.

Then I grew up, got tired of all the "Mysteries of the Unknown" or whatever books my dad had from Time-Life, learned about sleep paralysis and night terrors, and moved on.

Possession stories still creep me out, but then, so do Alzheimer's stories. 

//And any Asian horror stories like Ringu, Ju-on, etc.
 
2012-11-02 12:53:34 PM

BMulligan: I'm too lazy to look it up, but I'm pretty sure I saw a poll recently that showed more Americans believe in the terrestrial influence of angels than accept the reality Darwinian evolution.


Yep. Something like 70% of the country thinks Angels are real, and like 49% of the country accepts evolution. This explains why we are still re-litigating birth control and marital rape in 2012.
 
2012-11-02 12:54:24 PM

Aquapope: So the takeaway from this poll is that republicans are gullible and/or stupid? Got it.


You sound possessed.
 
2012-11-02 12:55:09 PM
Just tell them that the climate is possessed by demons and a cap and trade system is the means to an exorcism.

Problem solved.
 
2012-11-02 12:55:15 PM
I am loving the racial breakdown by race for "How long would you survive a zombie outbreak?" pg16
 
2012-11-02 12:57:26 PM
That should be question number one on the ballot - Do you believe in demonic possession? If you answer in the affirmative there will be no need to answer any more questions, we'll simply light your ballot on fire and escort you to a padded cell.
 
2012-11-02 12:57:33 PM

Saiga410: http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/pdf/2011/HalloweenRelease%2BResult s .pdf

Q13 Do you think it's possible for people to become
possessed by demons, or not?
Yes......................... .57%
No .......................... .35%

By party

49% Dem yes, 68% Repub yes, 55% Indipendant yes.


(beats head on desk)

longwayoff.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-11-02 12:57:50 PM

BSABSVR: BMulligan: I'm too lazy to look it up, but I'm pretty sure I saw a poll recently that showed more Americans believe in the terrestrial influence of angels than accept the reality Darwinian evolution.

Yep. Something like 70% of the country thinks Angels are real, and like 49% of the country accepts evolution. This explains why we are still re-litigating birth control and marital rape in 2012.


Optimist 15% say humans evolved, but that God had no part in the process.
 
2012-11-02 12:57:54 PM
imgs.xkcd.com

What if climate change is the Devil's plan, and he's possessing deniers with demons to convince them it isn't real?
 
2012-11-02 01:00:48 PM
is believing in demonic possession really any more absurd than believing in Christianity, which most of the country does anyway? I don't find that statistic particularly remarkable as I would expect that if you believe in some sort of paradise alternate dimension where you get to live forever after you die and the world being created in a matter of days by magic, you would, at the very least, consider the possibility of demons, ghosts and manbearpig as plausbile.
 
2012-11-02 01:04:24 PM
Zak Bagins is a Republican?
 
2012-11-02 01:06:49 PM
Demonic possession? That sounds like a dodge to me. The party of personal responsibility would never allow such shenanigans.
 
2012-11-02 01:08:44 PM

there their theyre: This cannot be real, people are not that stupid right?


Most people aren't. Most Republicans are. Sucks living in America sometimes.
 
2012-11-02 01:09:35 PM

Saiga410: http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/pdf/2011/HalloweenRelease%2BResult s .pdf

Q13 Do you think it's possible for people to become
possessed by demons, or not?
Yes......................... .57%
No .......................... .35%

By party

49% Dem yes, 68% Repub yes, 55% Indipendant yes.



Thanks for tracking that down.
 
2012-11-02 01:11:48 PM

rtaylor92: is believing in demonic possession really any more absurd than believing in Christianity, which most of the country does anyway? I don't find that statistic particularly remarkable as I would expect that if you believe in some sort of paradise alternate dimension where you get to live forever after you die and the world being created in a matter of days by magic, you would, at the very least, consider the possibility of demons, ghosts and manbearpig as plausbile.


That's what I don't understand about religion. Where do you draw the line on what you believe? Jesus is kosher but leprechauns are laughable? Your house is haunted, but the guy down the street is crazy for thinking his brainwaves are being monitored by aliens? I tried to ask a religious person about this, and they were genuinely confused, like I was speaking another language.
 
2012-11-02 01:12:48 PM
let's see what Google says?

obama demonic possession - About 928,000 results

A few grabs from the results:

Obama is Possessed By A Demon (with pictures) | ChristWire
Obama has Satan In His Corner! www.truthtube.tv - Video Dailymotion
Reader speculates on demonic possession of Obama in relation to .
demonic possession takes over the government and white house
The GREAT Deceiver....Obama - Topix
Gordo: Obama Controlled by 50 Demons | Dispatches from the ...

Yup. There is a whole lot of stupid going on out there.
 
2012-11-02 01:13:18 PM

Saiga410: I am loving the racial breakdown by race for "How long would you survive a zombie outbreak?" pg16


where is this study? That sounds interesting.
 
2012-11-02 01:16:41 PM

Wicked Chinchilla: Saiga410: I am loving the racial breakdown by race for "How long would you survive a zombie outbreak?" pg16

where is this study? That sounds interesting.


Link dumped in my initial post. Warning PDF.
 
2012-11-02 01:17:48 PM
If you are a real Christian that believes the Bible, especially the New Testament, then you too are supposed to believe in demonic possession.

If you don't believe that Jesus cast demons out of people, as it says he did in the Bible, then you aren't a Bible-believing Christian.

What religion is Obama again?
 
2012-11-02 01:18:29 PM

Saiga410: Q13 Do you think it's possible for people to become
possessed by demons, or not?
Yes......................... .57%
No .......................... .35%

By party

49% Dem yes, 68% Repub yes, 55% Indipendant yes.




Holy shiatsnacks
 
2012-11-02 01:18:55 PM

Saiga410: http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/pdf/2011/HalloweenRelease%2BResult s .pdf

Q13 Do you think it's possible for people to become
possessed by demons, or not?
Yes......................... .57%
No .......................... .35%

By party

49% Dem yes, 68% Repub yes, 55% Indipendant yes.




So HALF of Democrats polled believe in demonic possession.
 
2012-11-02 01:19:36 PM

meat0918: Optimist 15% say humans evolved, but that God had no part in the process.


You know what. I'll still take that over "If man came from monkeys how come there are still monkeys". Even if you think God created evolution and then sat back to watch his petri dish, or God is a micromanager who is constantly tweaking the DNA of His creations? Fine. At least you accept that the process exists.
 
2012-11-02 01:23:34 PM

rtaylor92: is believing in demonic possession really any more absurd than believing in Christianity, which most of the country does anyway?


Jesus cast out demons. If someone takes the Bible literally then they MUST believe in demonic possession. And ghosts and devils and angels and hell and all kinds of crazy shiat.
 
2012-11-02 01:23:44 PM
Hispanics really have issues with zombies.
 
2012-11-02 01:24:34 PM
My Psychic said these people are nuts.
 
2012-11-02 01:33:38 PM
People are stupid.
 
2012-11-02 01:34:29 PM

Stile4aly: Just tell them that the climate is possessed by demons and a cap and trade system is the means to an exorcism.

Problem solved.


It'll be a cold day in Hell before the climate is possessed by demons!

Oh, wait...
 
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