jeweledvixen: (A Adam and Pauley)
Pat Robertson: Goodwill Sweaters Could Have Demons, No Harm In Praying Over Them

Usually when one buys clothes second-hand at shops like Goodwill, one just wonders whether it's been laundered properly. But Pat Robertson brought an entirely new worry to the fore on Monday's episode of his "700 Club" program. Responding to an email sent in by a viewer, the elderly televangelist said that, while not all clothes have demonic spirits attached to them, it never hurts to take some precautionary measures.

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Robertson answered Carrie's question with a story about a girl who was troubled by a ring that had been prayed over by a witch. "She had to buy it and all hell broke loose because she finally recognized what it was," Robertson said, before claiming that demonic spirits can certainly attach themselves to objects.

Now, does this mean all second-hand clothing is a vessel of the devil? Not exactly, according to Robertson, but "it ain’t going to hurt anything to rebuke any spirits that happened to have attached themselves to those clothes."

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jeweledvixen: (A Adam Fault)
On the way home from WalMart, I had the radio on and, of course, they were playing the occasional Christmas song. I don't mind them at all. As a matter of fact, I really like Christmas carols. Then Feed the World came on. I didn't even notice until they got to the line, "Do they know it's Christmas time at all?"

Suddenly it hit me how arrogant and disrespectful that song is. There are 7.7 billion people in the world and only 2.3 billion of them are Christians. "Feed the world, Let them know it's Christmas time." Really? Why do they need to know it's a holiday that they probably don't celebrate?

I realize that the song was done as a fundraising collaboration and that it was extremely successful. But why did religion have to be dragged into the mix? What about the other + of the world's population that don't celebrate Christmas? What about the Jews, the Muslims, the Buddhists, the Hindus, the Shintos, the Native American religions, etc? What about the Atheists?

I don't know, for some reason it just struck a nerve with me. Feed the world, but don't put a religious spin on it. Those you feed may not appreciate it. They may very well have their own religion. Give them the food they need without strings attached.

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