I threw this story into Leftover Links a few days ago since it made me laugh but now it’s in Salon and getting wider guffaws. Pat Robertson never fails to say something utterly ridiculous. I’m beginning to think he might be a poe…
A concerned viewer wrote to Pat Robertson for advice on demons and thrift stores:
“I buy a lot of clothes and other items at Goodwill and other secondhand shops. Recently my mom told me that I need to pray over the items, bind familiar spirits, and bless the items before I bring them into the house. Is my mother correct? Can demons attach themselves to material items?”
”Can demonic spirits attach themselves to inanimate objects? The answer is yes. But I don’t think every sweater you get from Goodwill has demons in it. In a sense your mother is just being super cautious, so hey — it isn’t gonna hurt you any to rebuke any spirits that might attach themselves to those clothes.”
For those of you skeptical of haunted sweaters, you should check out Bruce Hood’s book Supersense. Or check out this interview with him on the book.