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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 26
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2012-11-02 12:55:09 PM
5 votes:
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 10:31:06 AM
5 votes:
Some of the Republicans I've met lately make ME believe in demonic possession.
2012-11-02 12:45:45 PM
3 votes:
i.imgur.com
2012-11-02 10:06:08 AM
3 votes:
they seriously want to party like it's 1399.
2012-11-02 01:24:34 PM
2 votes:
My Psychic said these people are nuts.
2012-11-02 01:12:48 PM
2 votes:
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 .
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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 01:11:48 PM
2 votes:

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 10:14:16 PM
1 votes:

MrBentor: So, what do I tell a Xian that I am actually a demon who is possessing the body of a human, however the human I am possessing is much more dangerous and evil than I am.


Like that sort of moral quandary would keep a nutty Christian from killing the both of you?

Seriously, man. This doesn't end well for you either way.
2012-11-02 08:19:32 PM
1 votes:
As the God-Emperor learned to his chagrin, simply pretending demons do not exist will not starve them to death, you must create an equally-powerful warp entity to combat them or they will simply feed on the emotions and strife your wars of enlightenment create.

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2012-11-02 06:41:23 PM
1 votes:

Mr. Cat Poop: 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.


And they've got their evangelical escape pod (aka "The Rapture"). So fark the climate, it's all good.


jasimo: Whenever I hear someone going on about "God" I mentally substitute "Odin" or "Zeus" to give their statements the proper perspective.

Yesterday on the news I saw a middle-aged woman surveying the broken timbers of what used to be her house in NJ/NY. She shook her head solemnly and said, "Well, nobody died. God sure has been good to us."


www.atheistunderworld.com
2012-11-02 06:29:53 PM
1 votes:

PonceAlyosha: whidbey: PonceAlyosha: neuro-feedback.

Makes a lot more sense to me than "Baphomet possessed that poor girl for weeks."

O rly?

Neuro-feedback is the process by which a person learns to modulate their own "mental signals/rhytmns" [I'm actually a neuroscientist by trade so just let me use my dumbass words because it's way more complicated and not really pertinent], usually with outside technological help [an EEG or qEEG are the most common]. Contemporary magic[k] is pretty much what the ancient would call "theatre," the act of playing a role to reach ex-stasis. It's internal self modulation through symbolism and acting, the same way that "contemporary religion" is for the active participants.


Changing brain patterns through meditation/biofeedback/neurofeedback etc. is one thing, ascribing the changes to angels, demons and gods, is another.
2012-11-02 03:37:47 PM
1 votes:

give me doughnuts: HairBolus: Gordo: Obama Controlled by 50 Demons | Dispatches from the ...

50 of them? Sounds like an overacheiver.


That's as many as five tens. And that's terrible.
2012-11-02 02:50:47 PM
1 votes:

jasimo: /Raised Catholic, but at around 11 I realized, "Hey, this stuff doesn't make a damn bit of sense, any more than Norse or Greek gods do."


At Catholic Sunday School when I was about 5, I made the mistake of asking where Cain's wife came from.
2012-11-02 02:21:11 PM
1 votes:
Don't come crying to me when your head starts spinning around.
2012-11-02 02:20:54 PM
1 votes:

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

How else do you explain Mitt Romney's candidacy?

I'm still a little surprised that Mitt was chosen as the Republican nominee after seeing the look on Rick Perry's face when he offered to bet him $10K. If Rick Perry is looking at you like you're a giant douchenozzle, it should be blindingly obvious that you've got problems. And yet, he got the nomination. It's baffling.


To be fair, Rick Perry would have looked baffled if Mitt had offered to bet $3.
2012-11-02 02:12:13 PM
1 votes:

Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: 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.


Not only that but there is plenty of stuff within the bible that coule be cherry picked and presented to people and they would say they didn't believe it. It's just most of them don't dig very deep into their faith. They are indoctrinated when they are young to basically believe there is a god, he came to earth, died on a cross, believe that and you go to heaven and live in paradise forever. The rest is details. Oh and hate the gays.
2012-11-02 01:46:06 PM
1 votes:
bronze-age death cult. in 2012.

*headdesk*
2012-11-02 01:34:29 PM
1 votes:

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...
2012-11-02 01:06:49 PM
1 votes:
Demonic possession? That sounds like a dodge to me. The party of personal responsibility would never allow such shenanigans.
2012-11-02 12:57:33 PM
1 votes:

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 12:54:24 PM
1 votes:

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


You sound possessed.
2012-11-02 12:52:26 PM
1 votes:

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


Came here to say this.
2012-11-02 12:49:54 PM
1 votes:
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 12:39:08 PM
1 votes:

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 11:37:21 AM
1 votes:

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


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He could help with that.
2012-11-02 10:55:28 AM
1 votes:
Suppose it's time to exorcise them all.
 
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