Pat Robertson Makes Absurd Claim About What May Lead to a “Demon” Possession

robertson-1I’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.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.

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  • Terry Evdokimoff

    “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.”

    Thank you, Allen. I was about to say the same in almost the exact words. I also have to doubt that the very people who support him both philosophically and financially are the same ones who criticize the unemployed and non-believers. I would love to see a show on TV that explains just why knuckleheads do send money to televangelists. They are the ones who are truly possessed…..by the religious scammers who “prey” on them

    • Cato08

      We have legislators in NC who are graduates of Robertson’s Regent University (law degrees). Virginia’s most recent former governor is also a Regent law school graduate. If you think Robertson is off the scale, check out some of his graduates. Former Governor MdDonnell will more than likely do some time for taking improper “gifts”.

  • Mr Smith

    I challenge any christian to show me in the bible where sex, watching sex, or nudity is a sin. God said “Be fruitful and multiply.” God cast Adam and Eve out of the garden of Eden after becoming ashamed of their nudity and tried to hide it from god. The evidence is in, God likes nudity and sex according to the teachings of the book they take so much stock in… Funny how a preacher forgets that fact.

    • ginnifer

      God cast Adam and Eve out of the garden of Eden because they disobeyed Him, not because they were ashamed of their nudity–they only became aware of their nudity after eating from the Tree of Knowledge. They tried to hide from God because they were ashamed of their disobedience–Adam blamed Eve and she blamed the serpent (Satan). There is plenty of evidence that porn is extremely harmful to men and their relationships with women, dulling their emotions and ability to connect emotionally with women– not to mention how degrading it is to women. Women trapped in the porn business are essentially slaves and are drugged in order to stomach what they must do. 1 Corinthians 6:12 “But our bodies were not made for sexual immorality. They were made for the Lord, and the Lord cares about our bodies.”

      • Mr Smith

        God didn’t know they took bite of the fruit of knowledge till he saw they had covered themselves. They became ashamed because they became self aware after taking bit of the fruit of knowledge.
        What about men trapped in the porn business?
        “are essentially slaves?” You are expressing an opinion without supporting facts.
        What bible are you reading?
        1 Corinthians 6:12
        All things are lawful for me, but not all things are profitable. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be mastered by anything.
        You are a typical christian, you have no clue what the bible says.
        Care to try again?

      • Mr Smith

        And for the record 1 Corinthians is the opinion of a man not god.

        Ecclesiastes 8:17
        Then I beheld all the work of God, that a man cannot find out the work that is done under the sun: because though a man labor to seek it out, yet he shall not find it; yea further; though a wise man think to know it, yet shall he not be able to find it.

        In other words, no one can know the will of god.

      • wake up America

        Your responses are that of a typical person who doesn’t believe. Since you’re outside of being in a relationship with Christ reading the Bible, for you, will not produce the correct interpretation of what’s written. If you want your example, Jesus talked about these kinds of things in Matthew 5, where He gives a couple examples of how not even physically doing a sin, but just setting your mind as if you would makes you guilty of it. And for the record, your quoting of Ecclesiasties is invalid based off of who the author was when he wrote it. But I’m not gonna get into that.

  • ChiTownGrl

    That guy is absolutely crazy and the people who support that kind of crazy need so serious psychiatric help !

  • Pipercat

    Lack of soluble fiber in your diet…

  • Edward Krebbs

    In his defense, I remember when “The Exorcist” came out and was blamed for promoting demonic possession. So this isn’t as far out a statement as some of his others.

    What I don’t understand is that 30 years ago, he seemed a little far from the mainstream but otherwise non-threatening. However, in the last few years, he seems to make increasingly unhinged statements.

    • meatwad_SSuppet

      Are you sure that it wasn’t Pat that said that 30 years ago too.