I’m well aware that crazy people have always existed on this planet. It just seems like there are more of them now because technology gives them an easy forum on which to spout off their nonsense to the world, as opposed to just holding up a cardboard sign on a street corner.
In the case of Pat Robertson, his brand of crazy has actually propelled him to great wealth, and to a lesser extent “fame” as well.
Take for instance his recent comments he made when a caller asked him if going to a horror movie could have been the reason that she had a car accident.
Robertson said, “A few years ago I heard about a teenage girl who was demon possessed, and people began to deal with the demon and try to cast it out. And you know what the demon said? ‘I had permission.’ And the permission was granted when this child had gone to some double-X-rated movie, or whatever it was, and had allowed this thing to come into her.”
“I know this sounds kind of otherworldly, but that’s the way it is,” Robertson continued. “So, could it have happened to you? Yes. I don’t think it did, but it could have.”
Well, at least he said he didn’t think this woman going to see a horror movie caused her accident, though he clearly implied that he believes watching porn could open humans up for demonic possession.
Kind of a low standard bearer for demonic possession, don’t you think? Not murder or sexual assault – but the devilish act of watching porn!
Not only is it shocking to think that a woman really believed going to see a horror movie is what led to her car accident, but the fact that Robertson believes adult entertainment opens people up for demonic possession is even more ridiculous.
I have no doubt in my mind that Robertson is clearly out of his mind. But the sad part is, millions of people support his brand of absurdity. And that’s really the terrifying part of all of this.
That even as outlandish and ridiculous as Pat Robertson is, and has been in the past, millions of people still view him as credible.
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