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God said pot is OK, the devil is in me

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I don’t know if this “devil made me do it” excuse is becoming a real trend or just an interesting spin for media coverage. I think perhaps both. I feel a bit bad posting this story but the devil and worshipping NASCAR, I couldn’t pass it by without showing it to someone. Hawkins Co. woman…

Satanic ritual leads to murder of Houston girl

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A horrific story of a murder of teen based on superstition. Official: Deal with devil prompted girl’s killing : Stltoday. Two teenage boys were hoping to make a deal with the devil when they sexually assaulted and killed a 15-year-old suburban Houston girl in a satanic ritual, a prosecutor said Tuesday. Seventeen-year-old Jose E. Reyes…

Mark of the beast plan discarded by Texas school

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Back in November 2012, we covered a story of a girl who refused to use her school’s RFID chipped ID, calling it “the mark of the beast” or Satanic or whatever. Our problem was less about the superstition but about the tracking of students at all times. Turns out after she switched schools to avoid…

Down devil dog: Yoga is Satanic

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Unintentionally hilarious article about how yoga is a gateway to the devil. GOP Candidate: Yoga Opens You to Satanic Possession – Garance Franke-Ruta – The Atlantic. National Review’s Betsy Woodruff looked into controversial Virginia lieutenant gubernatorial candidate and pastor E.W. Jackson’s 2008 book Ten Commandments To An Extraordinary Life for a deeper understanding of his…

Exorcism or inexorable? How can you tell?

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Exorcism or assault? Regardless, something messed up went on here. And how do you know it’s NOT mental illness? Pastor disputes exorcism accusation, says Sevier man assaulted him. The Rev. Joel Arwood, his wife Theresa Arwood and church member Charles Shields in February were sued by Andrew Byrd of Sevier County. In that lawsuit, Byrd…

The tax code of the Beast

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Dude, worry about real things, not stuff like this. 666 on tax form makes man quit job to save soul. Walter Slonopas, 52, resigned as a maintenance worker at Contech Casting LLC in Clarksville after his W-2 tax form was stamped with the number 666. The Bible calls 666 the “number of the beast,” and…

Exorcism on the rise in Italy

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SBS Dateline | Date with the Devil. Demand for priests to perform exorcisms in Italy is on the rise, as an increasing number of Roman Catholics say they’ve been possessed by demons. Nick Lazaredes explores the resurgence in popularity of the centuries-old ritual of exorcising the devil. The Catholic church doesn’t often allow the filming…

Exorcism: It’s hot in Poland

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Exorcism boom in Poland sees magazine launch. With exorcism booming in Poland, Roman Catholic priests here have joined forces with a publisher to launch what they claim is the world’s first monthly magazine focused exclusively on chasing out the devil. “The rise in the number or exorcists from four to more than 120 over the…

Does the threat of a highway to Hell deter a problem child? New study shows the complications of belief and crime.

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A study is published which suggests odd things about belief in Heaven and Hell related to national crime. Belief in Hell, According to International Data, Is Associated With Reduced Crime Religions are thought to serve as bulwarks against unethical behaviors. However, when it comes to predicting criminal behavior, the specific religious beliefs one holds is…

Exorcism on the rise in Australia. WTF century are we in again?

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Warning on child ‘demons’ Exorcists who claim depression and schizophrenia are demons that can be cast out are treating children as young as two for possession, prompting medical warnings. Exorcisms, religious rites some think can expel devils from people, are reportedly on the rise in Australia. Michelle Pecoult, from Perth-based non-denominational Christian ministry Set Right,…