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2014-01-19 05:08:22 PM

BorgiaGinz: Apos: Undiagnosed/untreated mental illness is a scourge in this country.

Religion is a mental illness. Religious people believe in angels, demons, and  miracles. They believe that they can speak in unknown languages, that magical wishes (AKA prayer)  can affect their circumstances, that the smallest coincidences in their everyday lives are the deliberate acts of an invisible entity that governs every aspect of their lives.


See also:  Natural disasters are caused by the actions of those that they disagree with.
 
2014-01-19 05:09:12 PM
Good. Good.
 
2014-01-19 05:12:57 PM

Magruda: My mother was (and probably still is) a born again evangelical. She burned Beatles records and blessed my bedroom with holy water on a regular basis. She used to corner me when I got home and rub some holy water on my forehead in an effort to release the demons.

She got these ideas from the church she dragged me to and the radio programs she listened to. So don't tell me religion played no part in this. As soon as you start believing in things without proof it becomes so much easier to convince you to do anything based on those beliefs.

Idiots who believe in demons are on par if not worse than flat earthers.


Religion has almost nothing to do with this. Many followers of religions don't act like the psychotic idiot you portray your mother to be. However, psychotic idiots find excuses, and because religious leaders are so ubiquitous, psychotic people often find religious leaders to assist in their insanity. But religious beliefs are not the cause. What they are is an conduit for extremism based on pre-existing mental defects.
 
2014-01-19 05:14:57 PM

wademh: Magruda: My mother was (and probably still is) a born again evangelical. She burned Beatles records and blessed my bedroom with holy water on a regular basis. She used to corner me when I got home and rub some holy water on my forehead in an effort to release the demons.

She got these ideas from the church she dragged me to and the radio programs she listened to. So don't tell me religion played no part in this. As soon as you start believing in things without proof it becomes so much easier to convince you to do anything based on those beliefs.

Idiots who believe in demons are on par if not worse than flat earthers.

Religion has almost nothing to do with this. Many followers of religions don't act like the psychotic idiot you portray your mother to be. However, psychotic idiots find excuses, and because religious leaders are so ubiquitous, psychotic people often find religious leaders to assist in their insanity. But religious beliefs are not the cause. What they are is an conduit for extremism based on pre-existing mental defects.


God talks to you: crazy.

You talk to God: sane?
 
2014-01-19 05:16:09 PM

BorgiaGinz: Apos: Undiagnosed/untreated mental illness is a scourge in this country.

Religion is a mental illness. Religious people believe in angels, demons, and  miracles. They believe that they can speak in unknown languages, that magical wishes (AKA prayer)  can affect their circumstances, that the smallest coincidences in their everyday lives are the deliberate acts of an invisible entity that governs every aspect of their lives.


No, that's a specific subset of Christian fundies. That is not representative of all or even most religious people even in the US, let alone the world. Get your facts right, please.
 
2014-01-19 05:17:28 PM
Probably also rescued the souls from the crushing weight of living at the bottom of the socio-economic range.
 
2014-01-19 05:18:10 PM

kwame: I feel bad for your experience. I feel worse that it left you so incredibly small-minded.


Small minded does not mean "lends no credence to insanity".
 
2014-01-19 05:18:32 PM

Apos: Undiagnosed/untreated mental illness is a scourge in this country.


And there is no mental illness more untreated than the one called "religion".
 
2014-01-19 05:20:58 PM

wademh: Religion has almost nothing to do with this.


The church teaches that demons are real and that exorcisms are a valid practice. The scripture backs up their delusions.

Religion Logic has almost nothing to do with this.
 
2014-01-19 05:21:18 PM
Hey Mother of the Year, shame you're so scared of "the Debil," cause you're gonna be seeing him reeeeaaaallll sooonnn.
 
2014-01-19 05:22:53 PM
Judging by the picture, it's just 2 fewer future convicts.
 
2014-01-19 05:23:38 PM

Magruda: kwame: I feel bad for your experience. I feel worse that it left you so incredibly small-minded.

Small minded does not mean "lends no credence to insanity".


Not sure what you think you're saying. Your mother was insane. If she didn't use religion as a catalyst, it would have been aliens or the government or fluoride in the water. Quit blaming something that was in no way the cause of your treatment.
 
2014-01-19 05:24:33 PM

wademh: What they are is an conduit for extremism based on pre-existing mental defects


And that mental defect is a  belief in something for which there is no proof or logical reasoning for.
 
2014-01-19 05:25:30 PM

Magruda: wademh: Religion has almost nothing to do with this.

The church teaches that demons are real and that exorcisms are a valid practice. The scripture backs up their delusions.

Religion Logic has almost nothing to do with this.


"The church?"

Bless your heart.
 
2014-01-19 05:25:53 PM

Snarfangel: God tells you to sacrifice your child in 4000BC: You get your story in the Bible.
God tells you to sacrifice you child in 2014 AD: OMG, you are a criminal!

/Apparently, the only difference between a saint and a psychotic is a few millennia.



I am Jesus, but no one really believes me.

I'm trying to save everyone's souls from Armageddon, but they'd rather watch football and reality TV. I just don't get it, guys... That's why I hang out on Fark. Not much else to do nowadays...
 
2014-01-19 05:27:21 PM
The Lord works in mysterious ways. He needed these children as His new angels in His Kingdom. We cannot question Him nor know His reasons. These children are truly blessed to be at His right hand. Praise the Lord! His will be done!
 
2014-01-19 05:27:45 PM

IlGreven: Apos: Undiagnosed/untreated mental illness is a scourge in this country.

And there is no mental illness more untreated than the one called "religion".


While quipy, and it fits on a bumper sticker, your comment is semantically unsound, and that's rather ironic in somebody trying to say something about mental illness.  A sane person is supposed to experience cognitive dissonance when they construct an irrational thought.
 
2014-01-19 05:28:02 PM

kwame: Magruda: kwame: I feel bad for your experience. I feel worse that it left you so incredibly small-minded.

Small minded does not mean "lends no credence to insanity".

Not sure what you think you're saying. Your mother was insane. If she didn't use religion as a catalyst, it would have been aliens or the government or fluoride in the water. Quit blaming something that was in no way the cause of your treatment.


I don't remember any local organization teaching the ways of aliens. There was a whole group of people willing to give her advice and tell her that her actions were correct. Just look at the defense you are offering to her delusions.
 
2014-01-19 05:28:36 PM

kwame: Magruda: kwame: I feel bad for your experience. I feel worse that it left you so incredibly small-minded.

Small minded does not mean "lends no credence to insanity".

Not sure what you think you're saying. Your mother was insane. If she didn't use religion as a catalyst, it would have been aliens or the government or fluoride in the water. Quit blaming something that was in no way the cause of your treatment.


Religion lends itself well to insanity, though, for some reason.

Maybe because belief in things that have no basis in reality is madness.
 
2014-01-19 05:29:26 PM

skantea: All comments about religion will reveal your personal bias.  The biatch was just plain crazy.  If has had said the moon made her do it, would we question whether the moon was bad for us?


How many people per year are killed on the Moon's whim?

No, really. Your contention is, it's no different from if she blamed the moon, so, why don't we see more people blaming the moon?
 
2014-01-19 05:29:59 PM

kwame: evil saltine: kwame: Bslim: Isn't religion awesome?

Probably. But it's irrelevant to this story.

Not when she inevitably claims that the government has no right to prosecute her because she was exercising her religious beliefs.

Yeah you report back when that defense works.


Gotta go with kwame here--if that defense works, I will personally publicly condemn any so-called Christian who supports that defense (wouldn't be the first time, won't be the last). Last I checked, we (those who follow Christ, that is) have two commandments--both command us to love: God and our neighbor, and I'm pretty sure that murder is not an expression of love, by any definition.
 
2014-01-19 05:30:44 PM

kwame: Magruda: wademh: Religion has almost nothing to do with this.

The church teaches that demons are real and that exorcisms are a valid practice. The scripture backs up their delusions.

Religion Logic has almost nothing to do with this.

"The church?"

Bless your heart.


Yes, "The church" she attended, backed up by the 700 club. Quit defending lunacy.
 
2014-01-19 05:33:45 PM

Apos: Undiagnosed/untreated mental illness is a scourge in this country.


Religion?
 
2014-01-19 05:34:41 PM

Magruda: kwame: Magruda: wademh: Religion has almost nothing to do with this.

The church teaches that demons are real and that exorcisms are a valid practice. The scripture backs up their delusions.

Religion Logic has almost nothing to do with this.

"The church?"

Bless your heart.

Yes, "The church" she attended, backed up by the 700 club. Quit defending lunacy.


I'm not defending anything. You were abused, and in a thread about someone with mental illness killing a child, you are ranting about religion instead of the need to better identify and treat mental illness. I simply feel sad for you and what you experienced and I hope you're getting help.
 
2014-01-19 05:35:34 PM

Magruda: My mother was (and probably still is) a born again evangelical. She burned Beatles records and blessed my bedroom with holy water on a regular basis. She used to corner me when I got home and rub some holy water on my forehead in an effort to release the demons.

She got these ideas from the church she dragged me to and the radio programs she listened to. So don't tell me religion played no part in this. As soon as you start believing in things without proof it becomes so much easier to convince you to do anything based on those beliefs.

Idiots who believe in demons are on par if not worse than flat earthers.


Your mother is an evangelical who blesses with holy water? That is crazy.
 
2014-01-19 05:36:55 PM
Those of you in the thread insisting that religion had no part in this... well...

RELIGION HAD EVERYTHING TO DO WITH THIS!

Seriously... just because you don't like that religion had everything to do with this, doesn't absolve religion from playing a major role in this. Atheist people don't attempt to excise demons from their children by stabbing them (and who knows what else those poor children had to endure). Religious people did that. Take the religion out of these people's lives and this event doesn't occur. Put the religion in and these two dipshiats kill some kids.


Try as you might, you'll never make this just a "crazy person" event. This is a RELIGIOUS crazy person event. Are all religious people completely nuts? No. Are they a little nuts for believing in religion? Probably a little.
 
2014-01-19 05:37:35 PM

Apos: Undiagnosed/untreated mental illness is a scourge in this country.


AKA "religion"?

/at least Jeebus has two more little pals now, right?
 
2014-01-19 05:37:40 PM

kwame: you are ranting about religion instead of the need to better identify and treat mental illness


You seem to think that factual belief in religion is not a mental illness.
 
2014-01-19 05:37:53 PM

phrawgh: The Lord works in mysterious ways. He needed these children as His new angels in His Kingdom. We cannot question Him nor know His reasons. These children are truly blessed to be at His right hand. Praise the Lord! His will be done!


Holy Fark!!!

The sad thing is, I'm sure there are those who actually believe that.
 
2014-01-19 05:37:57 PM

Magruda: wademh: Religion has almost nothing to do with this.

The church teaches that demons are real and that exorcisms are a valid practice. The scripture backs up their delusions.

Religion Logic has almost nothing to do with this.


Which church? And which interpretation of scripture?
Logically, the rarity of such events tells us that this is not a major or common effect of religion. It's a longer argument, and I don't play it out here, but some people are organically mentally ill to begin with. They seek out rather non-conventional fellow travelors such as the cultish variants of born-again evangelicals you referred to. Making a blanket condemnation of religion in general based on specifics that are rare is illogical. Nothing this is not a defense of religion, nor an claim of virtue within religion. Interpreting my comments that way would be evidence of dichotomous thinking, black or white thinking, with me or against me thinking, which is a form of illogic that is sometimes fostered within some religions. But of course it is not common to all religions, some of which even encourage subtlety of thought.
 
2014-01-19 05:39:55 PM

Snarfangel: God tells you to sacrifice your child in 4000BC: You get your story in the Bible.
God tells you to sacrifice you child in 2014 AD: OMG, you are a criminal!

/Apparently, the only difference between a saint and a psychotic is a few millennia.


That, and not killing your child.
PS Judaism doesn't really have saints. The Hebrew word translated as saint means righteous person (same root word as justice and that gets translated as "charity", by the way).
 
2014-01-19 05:40:29 PM

wellreadneck: Your mother is an evangelical who blesses with holy water? That is crazy.


Yeah, one of those assemblies of god where they slay in the spirit, speak in tongues, and invite faith healers on a regular basis.
 
2014-01-19 05:40:44 PM

Magruda: kwame: you are ranting about religion instead of the need to better identify and treat mental illness

You seem to think that factual belief in religion is not a mental illness.


What I think is irrelevant. You're coming across as fanatical and single-minded as your mother at this point. Good luck, dude.
 
2014-01-19 05:43:26 PM

kwame: Magruda: kwame: you are ranting about religion instead of the need to better identify and treat mental illness

You seem to think that factual belief in religion is not a mental illness.

What I think is irrelevant. You're coming across as fanatical and single-minded as your mother at this point. Good luck, dude.


No isn't. You, on the other hand... are. Maybe you ought to just accept that you've said stupid things in a fark thread and just stop saying more stupid things in a fark thread. You're only embarrassing yourself...
 
2014-01-19 05:43:26 PM
Double fail is when CPS bring her children back to her because babbys ned they're nachuaral (sicx4) mommy. As we all know mommy will never try to kill them again and she learn her lesson that murdering is bad. CPS only take children away permanently when parents smoke that evil weed.
 
2014-01-19 05:43:38 PM

wademh: Magruda: wademh: Religion has almost nothing to do with this.

The church teaches that demons are real and that exorcisms are a valid practice. The scripture backs up their delusions.

Religion Logic has almost nothing to do with this.

Which church? And which interpretation of scripture?
Logically, the rarity of such events tells us that this is not a major or common effect of religion. It's a longer argument, and I don't play it out here, but some people are organically mentally ill to begin with. They seek out rather non-conventional fellow travelors such as the cultish variants of born-again evangelicals you referred to. Making a blanket condemnation of religion in general based on specifics that are rare is illogical. Nothing this is not a defense of religion, nor an claim of virtue within religion. Interpreting my comments that way would be evidence of dichotomous thinking, black or white thinking, with me or against me thinking, which is a form of illogic that is sometimes fostered within some religions. But of course it is not common to all religions, some of which even encourage subtlety of thought.


Starting with what i was exposed to and then working my way back to sanity, i found that the only thing that makes sense is that the question of an infinite god is unknowable. Anyone who claims to know the will of god is either insane or a charlatan. I place belief in charlatans as a mental illness.
 
2014-01-19 05:43:46 PM
Religion didn't cause this any more than video games(or music or movies or books) make people into violent, depraved killers. Whatever these people were involved in merely gave them a framework for their actions but they were fundamentally broken in some way before they found an outlet for their crazy bullshiat.
 
2014-01-19 05:44:14 PM
No he isn't... 

*shrug* I think the point was clear even with one left out word.
 
2014-01-19 05:46:30 PM

kwame: You're coming across as fanatical and single-minded as your mother at this point.



fa·nat·i·cal
fəˈnatikəl/
adjective
1filled with excessive and single-minded zeal.

Don't try to label me because you are having difficulty in expressing your ideals in a logical manner.
 
2014-01-19 05:48:14 PM

MechaPyx: Whatever these people were involved in Religionmerely gave them a framework for their actions but they were fundamentally broken in some way before they found an outlet for their crazy bullshiat.


You can stop pretending not to know what gave them their framework for their actions now...
 
2014-01-19 05:48:53 PM

Magruda: wellreadneck: Your mother is an evangelical who blesses with holy water? That is crazy.

Yeah, one of those assemblies of god where they slay in the spirit, speak in tongues, and invite faith healers on a regular basis.


I've seen them laying on hands and anointing with bacon grease or whatever but I didn't realize any of them were cool with slinging around  that popish holy water. Guess they're evolving, huh?
 
2014-01-19 05:49:09 PM

MechaPyx: Religion didn't cause this any more than video games(or music or movies or books) make people into violent, depraved killers. Whatever these people were involved in merely gave them a framework for their actions but they were fundamentally broken in some way before they found an outlet for their crazy bullshiat.


I have yet to play a video game which actually told you to go out into the real world and perform any action other than buy the sequel. Religion on the other hand asks you to go do things.
 
2014-01-19 05:50:36 PM

kwame: Magruda: kwame: you are ranting about religion instead of the need to better identify and treat mental illness

You seem to think that factual belief in religion is not a mental illness.

What I think is irrelevant. You're coming across as fanatical and single-minded as your mother at this point. Good luck, dude.


He has an excuse for it. You're just trying to stir sh*t up. Find someone else, kid.
 
2014-01-19 05:51:55 PM

wellreadneck: I've seen them laying on hands and anointing with bacon grease or whatever but I didn't realize any of them were cool with slinging around  that popish holy water. Guess they're evolving, huh?


This was a long time ago, maybe 20 years. From what I've learned they tend to recycle fads. It really just depends on which guest preacher they have invited that week to fill their heads with nonsense.
 
2014-01-19 05:51:56 PM
HA!
 
2014-01-19 05:52:09 PM

kwame: kwame: Magruda: kwame: you are ranting about religion instead of the need to better identify and treat mental illness

You seem to think that factual belief in religion is not a mental illness.

What I think is irrelevant. You're coming across as fanatical and single-minded as your mother at this point. Good luck, dude.

He has an excuse for it. You're just trying to stir sh*t up. Find someone else, kid.


Did you forget to switch logins?
 
2014-01-19 05:52:48 PM

kwame: kwame: Magruda: kwame: you are ranting about religion instead of the need to better identify and treat mental illness

You seem to think that factual belief in religion is not a mental illness.

What I think is irrelevant. You're coming across as fanatical and single-minded as your mother at this point. Good luck, dude.

He has an excuse for it. You're just trying to stir sh*t up. Find someone else, kid.


Goddamnit, kwame.
 
2014-01-19 05:53:06 PM

OOBE Juan Kenobi: Snarfangel: God tells you to sacrifice your child in 4000BC: You get your story in the Bible.
God tells you to sacrifice you child in 2014 AD: OMG, you are a criminal!

/Apparently, the only difference between a saint and a psychotic is a few millennia.


I am Jesus, but no one really believes me.

I'm trying to save everyone's souls from Armageddon, but they'd rather watch football and reality TV. I just don't get it, guys... That's why I hang out on Fark. Not much else to do nowadays...


Let me be your PR guy, because whoever told you to get your message out by making a fark handle mocking Obi Wan deserves a lake of fire for all eternity, which I believe you can provide. You know my number, because you know all, gimme a call and we'll sort something out. I believe in you, Jeezie.
 
2014-01-19 05:54:17 PM

kwame: kwame: Magruda: kwame: you are ranting about religion instead of the need to better identify and treat mental illness

You seem to think that factual belief in religion is not a mental illness.

What I think is irrelevant. You're coming across as fanatical and single-minded as your mother at this point. Good luck, dude.

He has an excuse for it. You're just trying to stir sh*t up. Find someone else, kid.


This would be another example of insanity.
 
2014-01-19 05:54:36 PM

Arachnophobe: kwame: kwame: Magruda: kwame: you are ranting about religion instead of the need to better identify and treat mental illness

You seem to think that factual belief in religion is not a mental illness.

What I think is irrelevant. You're coming across as fanatical and single-minded as your mother at this point. Good luck, dude.

He has an excuse for it. You're just trying to stir sh*t up. Find someone else, kid.

Did you forget to switch logins?


I don't do the alt thing. It looks like I quoted myself instead of the comment below.
 
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