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Sep. 12th, 2016

Isis

High school class reunion

I suppose for those whose highb school years included friends and little to no bad memories the idea of a class reunion sounds like a good thing.

In my case, no.

Bear in mind I am a military brat whose family moved to Arkansas when I was ten years old. My first "crime" or "sin" if you prefer, was that I didn't talk "southern", added by I didn't have a long lime of " kin folk" living in the area since the Civil War. So even as a kid I already had two strikes against me from the "natives".

I don'know if I can put into words how it's like being an outcast among what should be your claasmates, your peers. To be repeatedly apart from rather than a part of, no matter how many times you've tried. I was frankly relieved, happy to graduate so I wouldn't have to deal with my former classmates again.

Then comes the " final" 35 year class reunion. plans. Some months back when the organizer of the reunion contacted me and added me to his 1981 class reunion page on Facebook, I was "well, okay" about it.

It's like that movie or TV show quote "I thought I was out of it, but they drew me back in."

Here it is as I an typing this, days away from this presumsbly final class reunion, and I don't want to cry about the memories any more. I don't want to read again the "forgive us" post from the organizer while only one person actually private messages me and no one else communicates with me.

I kmow talk is cheap. People can and do lie, they don't tell you the truth, and they con.

I've had bad vibes about this reunion for the past few days. There are bits here and there that light up my caution flags.

It all boils down to this for me.If I am crying and depressed about this now, should I still go?

My answer is no.

What is the puropse of a reunion? To meet old class friends. I had at best passing acqauntances. No friends.

To brag about accomplishments? I've had a few times been justly proud about a few things, but I am just me, a basic introvert and overall loner. I haven't had any major accomplishments, just minor ones.

I don't know if its just my bad recollection of faces and names but on the past week when two people met me in RL and asked me if I was going to the reunion, I didn't know eho the hell they were. And neither bothered to tell me their names.

A few days ago I unjoined the Facebook class reunion group. No one noticed. SSDD

Sep. 3rd, 2016

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Bob Larson Cherokee Billy Ray and Miley Cyrus family bashing

Yes folks, here I am back on my Livejournal catching up on the McExorcist Bob Larson nonsense, archiving and commenting as usual for me.

Let's get started with the most recent Larson crapola, shall we?

Bob Larson decided near the end of August and the start of September to do two ( well, actually one but duplicated) “blogs” on Billy Ray and Miley Cyrus, a celebrity subject family he's commented about before in his usual attention to celebrities and judging them act he pulls now and then. Not that anything he has to say can be taken seriously by anyone, mind you And these is one good reason why. BTW these are duplicates of the same entry but with different dates, right on his “blog”.

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Achy Breaky Demons

Thursday, September 1, 201



I'm not a fan of Billy Ray Cyrus. And I definitely don't consider his early 90s song "Achy Breaky Heart" on my best-listening list. But I've wondered why such a relatively talented guy with multiple abilities has always seemed on the edge of disaster. Rumored infidelities regarding his wife. The moral abominations of his daughter Miley. How could such a good-looking family with numerous opportunities for stardom, always be on the verge of implosion? This week, sitting in an airport, reading "USA Today" I found my answer in an inside cover story about Cyrus. His bloodline is Cherokee Indian. From my experience as an exorcist, out of all the native American tribes, the worst curses of witchcraft come from the Cherokee.

Now, before anyone cries, "Racist," a bit of history. In 1830, the American government, acting on behalf of powerful interests who wanted to mine gold on Cherokee land, passed the Indian Removal Act. Several tribes, notably the Cherokee, were moved from the southeastern part of the U. S, where they lived, to designated areas west of the Mississippi. They were forced to march, on foot, hundreds of miles. Of approximately 16,000+ who were relocated, as many as 6,000 or more died on the way under brutal conditions. (Other so-called "civilized" tribes were also removed, including Chickasaw, Choctaw, Muskogee, and Seminole.) Dispossessed of their lands, the Cherokee set the stage for other tribes who were forced into similar "death marches." Violence, disease, weather, and starvation took a genocidal toll.

So what has this to do with Billy Ray? I have ministered to many hundreds of people who have Cherokee generational blood. Such an identity almost always leads to serious spiritual oppression, even demonic possession. Why? Here is what I've discovered in countless exorcisms. Many Cherokee were so angered by their treatment that they put powerful witchcraft curses on their white overlords. Those curses, in turn, boomeranged right back on the Cherokee in a vicious cycles of evil on their descendants. If you or anyone you know has Cherokee heritage, they are badly in need of serious curse breaking. (To get my book
CURSE BREAKING, ((link deleted by me)) .) Don't allow any Cherokee curse in your past to become a spiritual "wrecking ball" (inside pop-music reference) to achy break your spiritual heart.

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Monday, August 29, 2016


I'm not a fan of Billy Ray Cyrus. And I definitely don't consider his early 90s song "Achy Breaky Heart" on my best-listening list. But I've wondered why such a relatively talented guy with multiple abilities has always seemed on the edge of disaster. Rumored infidelities regarding his wife. The moral abominations of his daughter Miley. How could such a good-looking family with numerous opportunities for stardom, always be on the verge of implosion? This week, sitting in an airport, reading "USA Today" I found my answer in an inside cover story about Cyrus. His bloodline is Cherokee Indian. From my experience as an exorcist, out of all the native American tribes, the worst curses of witchcraft come from the Cherokee.

Now, before anyone cries, "Racist," a bit of history. In 1830, the American government, acting on behalf of powerful interests who wanted to mine gold on Cherokee land, passed the Indian Removal Act. Several tribes, notably the Cherokee, were moved from the southeastern part of the U. S, where they lived, to designated areas west of the Mississippi. They were forced to march, on foot, hundreds of miles. Of approximately 16,000+ who were relocated, as many as 6,000 or more died on the way under brutal conditions. (Other so-called "civilized" tribes were also removed, including Chickasaw, Choctaw, Muskogee, and Seminole.) Dispossessed of their lands, the Cherokee set the stage for other tribes who were forced into similar "death marches." Violence, disease, weather, and starvation took a genocidal toll.

So what has this to do with Billy Ray? I have ministered to many hundreds of people who have Cherokee generational blood. Such an identity almost always leads to serious spiritual oppression, even demonic possession. Why? Here is what I've discovered in countless exorcisms. Many Cherokee were so angered by their treatment that they put powerful witchcraft curses on their white overlords. Those curses, in turn, boomeranged right back on the Cherokee in a vicious cycles of evil on their descendants. If you or anyone you know has Cherokee heritage, they are badly in need of serious curse breaking. (To get my book
CURSE BREAKING, (( link once again removed by me.) Don't allow any Cherokee curse in your past to become a spiritual "wrecking ball" (inside pop-music reference) to achy break your spiritual heart.

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I've omitted his “ encouraging word” because its about “ pruining” and its boring nonsense. Note how Larson quickly tries to claim he is not a racist. Actually in terms of Native Americans he is. Some of his past statements regarding Native Americans, both in North America and in Canada, make his “ Cherokees put curses on their white overlords” claim he does here look tame but a typical pattern of his by comparison.

One noted example of his racism is when in Canada during one of his so--called' exorcisms” in public he actually made a man renounce his Native American blood, with images of white babies heads being bashed against rocks, this in a repeat after me “ prayer”. I have a few more examples in my log books I wrote in while hearing his radio show Talk-Back with Bob Larson. He has in his current version of himself made various other similar derisionary comments about Native Americans while he performs his “exorcisms' in his “ conferences” when some of the allegedly possessed he claims had Indian ancestral curses or a “demon” spoke in what he claims was a Native American language, even though he doesn't know any of the tribal languages.

Note he doesn't supply any documents or anything else other than his word to back up his “Cherokee curses on white overlords” claim. Also note his source to base this “blog” on is USA Today.

Note also he put the word “ civilized” in quotes in regards to some tribes. As if to him none of them were civilized. Bear in mind that bigots, being the type of judgmental people they tend to be, don't bother to do some research other than cherry picking to support their prejudices.

Its been some years since I did some reading research on Native American tribes and their customs, so my memory of specific tribes is a bit faulty. However I do remember reading that in some tribes they took care of their old, widows , orphans and infirm. And lets not forget that if it weren't for certain Native American tribes and their generosity the early White settlers wouldn't have survived.

I find it ironic that Larson currently resides in Arizona, one of the states that does have a significant group of Native tribes, including Navaho and Hopi. This fact is also why I am highly skeptical as to whether or not Larson himself actually believes what he currently peddles.

Because in all his years in Arizona since he hauled ass away from Colorado, I have yet to hear him mention a certain month and a half long event that happens each year at the Four Corners, north of Scottsdale where he lives. If he was honestly involved and believed the “ spiritual warfare” crap he peddles and calling himself the “ general of the spiritual warfare army”, he sure is missing a “spiritual battleground” every year in his vicinity, basically in his front yard, so to speak.

This being the Kachina ceremonies. And yet not one word have I heard from McExorcist about this. Here is my guess why. The Four Corners are tribal lands, and if Larson set foot with his followers, “ teenage exorcists” and his media cameras focused on him, he runs the real risk of a tribal council or more suing him for disrupting their ceremonies. Larson, the big tough talking guy who claims he faces demons from Hell, including Lucifer, Jezebel and the boss Satan himself, doesn't have the courage to do his “ spiritual warfare” right smack dab among the native tribes.

Its so nice to act brave when you are in no danger.

How ironic and hypocritical, that Larson mentions “ rumored infidelities” considering his own past. And dissing Billy Ray's daughter when he paraded his own daughter as a “teenage exorcist”.

There's not much more that I can say about this one, as it's pretty bad. I will note that Larson at times tries his attention-seeking spin by connecting his comments about celebrities, particularly after the mentioned celebrity is in the headlines or died. And the reason for this is simple. Google searches on the names bring attention to himself. He's also done this with some hot news item or a news piece where he can try to get “major mainstream media” attention to feed his ego.

I don't remember if it was Ken Smith or someone else on the alt fan bob-larson newsgroup some years back who quipped that the most dangerous spot is between Larson and the news media camera. Its clearly narcissistic behavior. Then again, his “ church” apparently is a personality cult he's formed around himself. Ironic for a guy who once paraded himself as an “expert” on cults.

I still maintain that both his “ Spiritual Freedom Church” and his “ International School of Exorcism” won't survive five years after he's dead, precisely because he set both up as focused on him and his merchandise. The one grinding out the sell and the pressures to “ donate” is Larson. During the times he was for various reasons unable to do his traveling sideshow, supposedly his “church” finances went downhill fast.

Spinning plates on poles.

Some who knew Larson in Denver during his Bob Larson Ministry years say he's a workaholic. Imagine how much a slave you are to money and the attention to yourself, so much so that you can't afford to take a vacation away from the grind. Not even for a day of fishing.

I almost feel sorry for him. Well I really feel sorry for his daughters and the people he's used.

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Bob Larson People Magazine

PEOPLE Magazine on Bob Larson, Oh, sorry the “All American Exorcist” gals

IOW in Larson's narcissism about a magazine article concerning the former “ teenage exorcists” he tries to focus attention on himself.

And no I am not exaggerating this.

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(( People Magazine inside photo of the TEs and him, front and center, holding their crosses to the camera))

Monday, August 22, 2016

I have a dream that, in my lifetime, exorcism and inner healing will finally come out of the shadows of the evangelical church and receive mainstream acceptance. I realize this is a lot to hope for, but with God it’s possible. The current article about our ministry in “People” magazine (50 million readers!) is a huge step in that direction. If you haven’t seen the issue, it’s still on the stands in many cities. Check for the August 22 edition with Jon Benet on the cover. You can also get the “People” app and read the story on a mobile device.

When you get your copy of “People” you’ll find articles about gold-medal Olympians and Hollywood stars like Johnny Depp and the late Elvis Presley. But right in the middle of the magazine, you’ll see a two-page foldout photo of me, my oldest daughter Brynne, and her two friends-the three of them known as the All-American Exorcists. You can’t get more mainstream than that! There I am, holding my cross, and intently, looking straight ahead at millions and millions of eyeballs.

No longer can churches who oppose exorcism argue that deliverance is just an ancient ritual or unnecessary in our time. Critics of deliverance can’t hide behind poor biblical exegesis to disrespect those who cast out demons by Christ’s power. This fair, well-written story in “People” demonstrates the huge interest of the secular world in things regarding demons and the devil. The reporters, photographers, and videographers of “People” followed us for days, asking tough questions. They looked for facts to report this story. How sad that too many born-again Christians want to stay stuck in their religious prejudices.

Read the story. It speaks for itself. Go to the web site and watch the video documentary that “People” produced. (To view ((link deleted) Decide for yourself if casting out demons was just for the apostles or whether it is a viable ministry for our spiritually desperate times. The miracles of Christ are still available today. Deliverance and exorcism are going mainstream. To our evangelical citics I say, “You can’t kick us to the back of the bus anymore.” “People” has put us front and center, by God’s grace. This article is the Lord’s doing and He is making a point. Wake up church, Jesus still sets the captives free!

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The article was a puff piece “ interviewing” the three females. He was incidental.

People Magazine, even in his description, is pretty much a celebrity gossip magazine, with the occasional “true crime” story ( some of these are actually halfway competent, though obviously no Anne Rule) added in to give the impression it has some depth. So to Larson' fair and well written” means no criticism or seeing the cracks in his act.

As I expected, the People magazine article was vacuous, a waste of space. The only real interest in it for me was the blatherings of the trio, who judging by the fluff piece might not be all that bright. IOW perfect little puppets and patsies for Larson to parade about and use.

In some small way I am looking forward to when the three young girls actually reach mental maturity and about a decade or so down the line they gain 20/20 hindsight. Maybe Brynne Anne Larson mighty finally find out the truth about her name and about her father. Maybe the trio will wake up/

Naw, probably not. When you are as immersed in the Christian cult mentality as they apparently have been, you ignore the uncomfortable facts and the reality of how brainwashed you are.

At this point, commenting on his grandiosity about being in the magazine would be redundant. His words, such as they are, speak for themselves as to his ego and need to be the object of attention. For me its him doing his same old “look at me” in “ triumph” act that, as usual, never lasts.

It's gonna be interesting after he dies and is buried who will come forward and talk about the REAL Bobbie E. Larson. I have my suspicions as to what may be behind the scenes at his current version of himself and his businesses, and knowing people as I do, over time people begin to realize and face a few things they may not have during the actual incidents.

Oh, and in case you are wondering why I, after all these years, still have an observer's interest in McExorcist, even now when he has been relegated to fringe Christianity with no realistic hope of regaining his former fame, I guess I can put it this way.

I'd like to see how this freak show runs down and ends.

His “best' days are past, his media publicity avenues are dwindling ( even Coast To Coast AM won't have him on any more), he's relegated to a Christian vanity press for his “ books” and the only inventions he's actually created ( rather than “ borrow” from other “ deliverance” ministries) was the tacky “teenage exorcists” and the ridiculous “ skype exorcisms” ( one is pretty girls sell and the other is rather like phone sex chat).

Not exactly noteworthy for the ages.

As George Burns in “ Oh, God” said, “you're better off selling shoes”.

Jul. 18th, 2016

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Preacher TV series

This AMC series based on the comic book should be interesting, shouldn't it? The plot of a human preacher with a dark past being the host of an offspring of an angel and a demon, with a heavily Irish accented best friend who happens to be a vampire and a girlfriend who is an inventive badass, with supporting antagonist characters like Assface and a sociopathic meat producer, such elements have potential to create good stories.

 Too bad season one is half assed. I get it the producers had to limit Preacher to his small town, which was not the case in the comics. But, damn the episodes are dragging worse than a full sack of potatoes on a hot day.

 The worst part of it is the waste of good characters. When  the protagonist is doing little more than scuffing his shoes on the dust, that is not a good sign. Even Eugene AKA Assface is a better rounded character than Preacher. Cassidy, the vampire, is being wasted as a monr supporting character and Preacher's old girlfriend is on a standstill when her characte ris clearly one who takes action.

 The show does have a few good points. The problem between his Genesis fueled commands versus human faults creaing more harm than good,  for example. Preacher having to face his "chosen by God" self importance with the consequences of his power. And some dark, dry humor.

 But seriously, even with the limiting it to one location area, this could be a lot better. The local Texas town people are portrayed as quasi ignorant hicks, Even the antagonist, the meat packer owner, seems one dimensional at times.

Jul. 17th, 2016

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Four Baton Rouge cops murdered

 Today as i am typing this the news is reporting four Baton Rouge police officers have died in a shooting attack by two or more people. Last I heard one of the gunmen has died. No word on what his or her race is, but I'm betting African American.

 This the day after the suposedly nationwide demonstrations cheeed on by Black Lives Matter.

 And, as usual, the comments online include some blacks trying to turn the focus on how they are victims, some whites getting really fed up with seeing a few black people calling for killing cops and the usual fearmongering nut cases, both racists and conspiracy theorists, hyping up this as a race war and on and on.

My view, such as it is, is that killing, regardless of the reason, is wrong. If its wong for cops to kill blacks it is also wrong for blacks to kill cops.

We humans can be better than this. We each should strive to not give in to the hate, the fear and the drum bangers.

 To put this increasing crap another way, assuming there is this being that is a misanthrope, really hates humans and wants us to lose whatever progress we strive to have regarding civil rights and equality and justice. Let's assume this being has the power to manipulate some by their emotions, such as hate and fear.. Crap like this aids this  malicious being and maybe was its intention all along.

 Some are claiming that certain extremists have "hijacked" BLM for their own destructive purposes. IOW don't blame BLM for the hateful rhetoric that lead to the two instances of murdered cops. Much like the " pro-lifers" tried to distance themselves when their rhetoric inspired a few people to murder doctors and anyone else connected to women's clinics.

 Let me make this plain , What you say influences what others do. You make militant threats and demagoguery, don't act innocent when someone acts on your words and harms or kills another person. This is just plain comon sense.

 If you're a black person and you think killing cops is street justice or revenge for the unjustices cops have done to you, congratulations. You are aiding the racists who hate you by doing exactly what they think you are. You  make vids loudly calling for what essentually is a race war, or calling for cops to be killed, you play right into the racists hands and lowered yourselves down to their prejudiced views of your race.

 Inform, don't inflame.
 Educate, don't eradicate.

 Surprise or diappoint the racists by NOT being what they expect you to be, by being the better person.

 I'm saying the obvious here.

Jul. 8th, 2016

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Dallas BLM protest shooting / White lives don't matter?

 As I am typing this, the news ( such as it is) is reporting that five cops are dead and one of six snipers at Dallas last might said he wanted to shoot not only whie cops but whites as well before cops finally blew that bastard up.

 My previous blog entry yesterday pretty much said what some of the reactions were before this sniper murders. I was concerned that someone goaded  all this damn hate would start killing cops. Unfortunately my concern turned out to be well founded.

As typical with hatemongers. some are distancing themselves from the consequences of their words and threats. Some are still making excuses and evasions. And a few are trying damage control, saying that killing cops is not what BLM is about, etc/

 Let me say this. The Minnesota shooting was wrong and the cop there should be prosecuted. But there is no legitimate excuse for anyone to get so worked up by the hateful rhetoric that six planned this sniper attack. Words have consequences. Hate feeds only hate.
Yes there have been cases of cops murdering not only black men but others as well. And when they murder, not justly commit homicide in self defense, they should be prosecuted.

 But you don't respond with making sniper gangs to kill cops protectiing your own race, cops who have nothing to do with the bad cops.

Jul. 7th, 2016

Isis

Black Lives Matter-- unless blacks are killing blacks

Black Lives Matter-- unless blacks are killing blacks

First, let me say that I am not a racist. I despises the KKK , David Duke and white supremacists. However, what I am about to say might be construed as being racist.

In the past three days two incidents of cops killing back men have resulted in public outrage by Black Lives Matter people. Now at this early stage I do think the cops at the least over reacted. Unfortunately there is a mind set with police to shoot first then ask questions later. And yes there are murderers wearing police badges.

I am however starting to lose sympathy for black people. Some of the crap from them online I've been seeing include attempts to hurl “white guilt”, calls for racial uprisings and even vids and posts by blacks calling for blacks to outright murder white people.

IMO the worst enemy black Americans have is their own. What is valued in current “black” culture? Gangsta rap, drugs, calling women hoes, gangs and OC their sloppy clothes and eff you all attitude. Not qualities that are constructive and foster a good image. Add to that the trope they use about being “ oppressed” and “ victims” and blaming their failures on white people, plus the frankly bullshit some pull out when homicides by cops happen.

When the Black Lives Matter things started, I was truly sympathetic and agreed with them. Some police WERE in fact using excessive force on black males and were IMO guilty of manslaughter at the least. However when BLM movement started doing crap like protest at a Bernie Sanders event ( a guy who has been FOR civil rights for minorities for decades) it became obvious to me that BLM was about getting attention to themselves at expense of the facts and disregarded whether or not their protests and demonstrations were warranted or not.

Now, however, I am getting tired of the whole blacks as innocent victims crap. Yes they have been unfairly targeted by cops. But this playing victim all the time and looking for racism when none exists is too much for me to dismiss now. It was bad enough when Trayvon Martin supporters displayed an old photo of him because more recent photos made Martin look threatening rather than the innocent harmless 12 year old image they wanted to sell the public. And yes Zimmerman, like it or not, killed in self defense at the moment he shot his gun. Though frankly Zimmerman should have never had a gun in the first place and did instigate that crap. But when the same BLM protesters dismiss the long criminal record of the Baton Rouge man ( which includes domestic battery and why he was a registered sex offender) while touting him as the supposedly loving family man ( who sold BTW bootleg, illegal CDS) and claim things about the gun that neither video made public shows clearly, then I finally said enough of their histrionics.

I can understand them being upset. I can sympathize with the families of the men who were killed. But here's one of many problems BLM supporters don't mention. Most murders of blacks are by black people. If black lives truly matter then why aren't these people protesting against that? Because it “matters” only when it gains publicity, feeds the distrust of police and stirs up the drama.

The two BR vids are not clear as to where his hands actually were at the time he was shot to death. He was on his back, not on his stomach, and even I can see he was trying to rise up when he was shot. Not being morbid here, but neither the vid taken from a passenger car nor the vid the wife of the killed man that was transmitted live online ( I'll get to that one in a minute) shows unblinking, so to speak, what actually happened. At the crucial moment the passenger vid camera was taken away from the scene being recorded. While in that case I can understand the person wishing to duck and hide, the lapse adds questions. Bear in mind in that incident a caller said to police the man had a gun and was brandishing it around at the store. So naturally police were on alert. Though I do question why they shot him while he was prone on the ground. And how “coincidentally” both their body cameras supposedly flew off. The store owner having to turn over nit only the pertinent vid but his whole vid monitoring system to the cops is highly questionable to me.

The second incident where the girlfriend / wife of the killed man in the car includes a few things that strike me as off. Why were the cops so agitated in the first place? Why was this woman live streaming the vid of her bloody and dying guy beside her? I can see that she might have thought to pass the vid on to the public so justice could be done for her and her male companion if the cops killed her as well. But it does bring to mind why she thought of doing that while in panic or in shock as it was happening. Sorry but it looks suspicious to me. If there was this fear of cops stopping you, why didn't she vid record the whole thing as soon as they were stopped?

Look, I understand the distrust of cops. They can be bullies with badges and as a true crime reader I know of a few cases where the cops were far worse criminals than the non cop bad guys. But what the hell do you expect from law enforcement when they get the message that black people want to kill them given the chance? When they are shown and told its a war against them? When the perps, including drug sellers, have assault weapons and will shoot on sight?

I am getting sick of this “ blame white people” crap as well. As a person whose ancestors where not only poor, they never owned a slave, black or otherwise, this knee jerk reaction of blaming whites for their crappy lives is no longer credible. Yes oppression did happen in the past, particularly in the segregated South. But there comes a time when this childish “ you owe us” is nothing more than avoiding responsibility for your own poor choices and actions. If racial and religious groups want to play victim, that does not advance the human species one damn bit. If I wanted to I could blame Italy for the oppression of my Celtic ancestors. I don't because its stupid.

If being murdered by a cop is wrong then BLM should also show up when non blacks were killed by cops. Then they add themselves to special victim status in their responses to hashtag All Lives Matter. Talk about hypocrisy!

So responding to bloodshed of black males by cops is-- calling for bloodshed of white people? Ever hear two wrongs don't make a right? Not to mention by rioting and intentional murdering people you are doing exactly the stereotypes you supposedly are against. IOW you being racists yourselves.

How sad it is for black Americans to behave this way when one of their well deserved heroes Dr. Martin Luther King advocated civil resistance and peaceful reform, not angry confrontation or destruction.

Jun. 21st, 2016

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Bob Larson at the "cross" roads

Part 2 of his boring CC on the cross:

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Monday, June 20, 2016



Most Protestants have never stepped inside a Catholic church, except, perhaps, as a tourist meandering through some ancient European cathedral. Or they gazed in awe at St. Peters in the Vatican, when in Rome. Few Catholics have stopped to consider what is a unique requirement of all Catholic churches. To celebrate the mass, the official Roman Rite requires that a crucifix be situated on or close to the altar to remind the celebrants of the Eucharist that Christ has been crucified for sin. This blog isn't purposed to argue for Catholic teachings or practices but rather to point out how central the cross is to the history of Christian worship. Not so in many "progressive" evangelical megachurches today. (It is imperative, before going further, that the reader read Part 1 of this series "What Happened to the Cross," published last week. (( link deleted by me))  to read.)

In fact, most evangelical Christians don't have a clue about the difference between a "cross" and a "crucifix." (The latter has a three-dimensional image of Christ affixed, rather than a bare cross.) Having traveled extensively in Russian and Eastern Europe, I've noted that their crosses have an additional third crossbar to which the feet are nailed, angled upward toward the penitent thief and downward toward the thief who would not repent. The rich history of the cross/crucifix establishes it as an essential part of Christian identity. Then why is it that many evangelical churches are out to prove that they are really "with it" and thus kick out the cross? Of what are they embarrassed? What are they trying to prove, other than a distaste for 2,000 years of Christian tradition?

True, a cross doesn't make a church. A body of believers, two or more (Matthew 18:20), constitutes a "church" in the spiritual sense. But let's not forget, Satan hates the cross. In our seminars, many people donate to our ministry to receive an exact replica of my own Cross of Deliverance. I pray over each cross, to dedicate and consecrate it as an emblem of faith and an instrument of torment to demons.

Watch the exorcisms on our YouTube channel, as nearly 8 million people have. You'll see many instances when demons manifest just by the demonized person being touched with my cross. You'll see demons dodge the cross, fearing the mere sight of it. Why? Demons can't see my faith. That is an invisible component of my beliefs. But they can see the visible extension of my faith, the physical tangibility of where I place my hope and trust, the cross on which Christ died. If Satan so fears the cross, could it be that some churches remove it lest they have to deal with the existential reality of demons and the devil? I pray that is not so, though I fear that, implicitly, it is. Interestingly, you'll never see a cross in a Mormon church. 'Nough said.
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Bad grammar, awkward wording and other crap left as is.

At least  the old faker knows the difference between a crucifix and a cross. Though his "cross of deliverance" still looks shitty.

As usual for him there is some dishonesty here.

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"Watch the exorcisms on our YouTube channel, as nearly 8 million people have. You'll see many instances when demons manifest just by the demonized person being touched with my cross. You'll see demons dodge the cross, fearing the mere sight of it"

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 As regular users of YouTube know, the view count he is claining is NOT the same as individual people count. What Larson as usual in his ego feeding leaves out is that YouTube counts every partial look as a view or every time the vid link is loading up. And as I would not dout he requires his "school of exorcism" students to watch his vids, he inflates the count up.

 This is the same dishonesty about views that some attention hungry and dishonest YouTube users try to claim to give themselves credibility. What Larson is doing in his count is nothing more than adding alll the views of every one of his vids, to give the false impression that millions of people are seeing each vid.

 Note his emphasis on displaying his chosen cross prop. I suspect he knows as well as I do that it is the PERSON"S reaction, not an alleged " supernatural" being, that is supposedly reacting to his prop. What he also " forgets" to mention is what he does in his " conferfences" before the vids are being recorded. In short, he coaches his victims to act as if they have demons.

 I should mention one more thing about the people on his vids acting as if they have demons. Recently I looked at one of his vids and noticed a male whose face looked familiar to me. I wish I had a good facial recognition or comparison software because this guy had what was remarkable to me a close resemblance to an actor who was one of the minor actors on an episode of a certain TV series that is now on DVD.

 Way back when he started his " exorcism" hype and when some members of the Bob Larson Fan Club did their leaflet protests at his appearances, there were accusatons of him in effect supplying people acting possessed in his various appearances.  Non BLFC people online have reported certain behavior on Larson's part in the beginning that were highly questionable as to his intent with his audience.

 One of my theories is that its not a coincidence that he holds his "conferences" in the same cities he has his DWJD teams.  I suspect that he gets his lackeys to lure troubled people, hype them up to think they have demons and that Larson is there to help them just so when he arrives he has a supply of victims to exploit.  Seems he can spot an attendee at these " open" conferences who is not there because of his lackeys, and he tries to provoke them to leave, if two accounts I've recieved are accurate.

 Oh, and one more thing, this one looks like an intended Tweet he posted on his Facebook page:

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A first for me. An iphone exorcism live in a shopping mall. Wait 'till you hear. Details to follow.

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In his "skype"  "exorcisms" yes he and anyone else can use smart phones and tablets with a Skype app. This is not a surprise that Skype is now a multi device prog. But Larson, as usual for him, has to say he uses an Iphone. Status symbol ego thing.

 For a guy who supposedly does these serious " exorcisms" battling for the body and soul of his " clients", somehow doing this while in a shopping mall seems crass and inappropriate.

 Oh wait, that IS Bob Larson......

Jun. 18th, 2016

bob larson

Bob Larson, cross worshipper

REady for his bullshit?

http://myemail.constantcontact.com/Bob-Larson-says-beware-churches-without-a-cross-.html?soid=1101641219446&aid=Pf0ajdg_A9g

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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Over the past several weeks, I've made it a point to check out what's going on in the evangelical Christian world by visiting various thriving churches. None of these congregations is one I'd want to be part of, but I was curious to see what was making them so apparently successful, at least numerically. From Phoenix to New York, and places in between. I slipped quietly into the audience and watched. Most of them had several things in common: reasonably professional-sounding praise bands which were obviously a major main draw; sophisticated settings with smiling greeters who had Dale Carnegie-style aplomb; interior design that was eye-catching and hip; casually dressed pastors whose wardrobes and mannerisms shouted "casual" and "cool." But there was something I observed that hardly anyone else seemed to notice. It wasn't what all these churches did, but what they didn't do that chagrined me. It wasn't what they had, but what they didn't have that bothered me. It was glaringly obvious, to me, but presumably not to the oblivious, marketed masses.

I wanted to jump up in the middle of their services and shout from the top of my lungs "Where is the cross?" Go ahead, check out the Christian channels showcasing the most successful megachurches churches on TV. Church-hop a couple of Sundays. You'll observe what I did. In most of them, not a cross anywhere. Not outside. Not on a steeple (there are very few of those any more). Not on the platform. Not somewhere behind the pulpit. Zilch. Nada. No cross. I have come to realize that this is no happenstance oversight. It is deliberate. With all the care taken to be certain that the stage design is worthy of a Broadway show with modernistic emblems and colorful lights, to augment the flashing video presentations that constantly punctuate the meetings with slick editing, no one bothers to include a cross anywhere. The conclusion? Not oversight. Intentional.

Paul told the Corinthians that the cross is the emblem of God's power (1 Corinthians 1:18). So why had it been expunged from the churches I attended? I could only conclude that these purveyors of congregational cool didn't want the environment to look too religious, lest some might be offended and not come back. After all, isn't it all about being friendly to the seeker? No sense offending them with some ancient, formal symbol of Christianity. Don't remind them of what's uncool and traditional.

I now understand why some people think it so unusual that, in my seminars, I provoke demons with a cross in hand. And why some criticize me for doing it. It's something believers seldom see anymore. The Christian public is losing its theological and philosophical grasp of the cross as the preeminent symbol of our faith. This one emblem has been Christianity's universal image of the gospel for two millennia. You may think I'm over-reacting, but consider what I say against the backdrop of what churches have looked like for centuries. Some friendly advice. If you don't see a cross somewhere in your church, think twice about coming back next Sunday. The absence of the cross speaks volumes about the implicit mindset of the church and pastor. And if you think I sound too bold or judgmental, wait until you read what I say in Part 2 of this blog next week.


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An encouraging word: GODLINESS WITH CONTENTMENT
In our world of looking out for #1, and politics of division and disrepute, the words of Paul to Timothy are a contrast: "Godliness with contentment is great gain" (1 Timothy 6:6). Many seek contentment in the "mindfulness" of Eastern meditation. They pursue peace in drugs and lust. They hope for calm minds and bodies with yoga. But Paul says that the way to true contentment is by living a godly life. Such a pursuit is not only fulfilling, but it is "great gain" in every way, relationally and spiritually.

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 If you read between the lines in this,he's visiting some megachurches, possibly for hints on how to make his personality cult into a megachurch.

 This isssue of the cross or curicifix in church is something for individual church members to decide for themselves.  I can honestly see valid reasons for not having either displayed in what should be sacred areas.

 However, and Larson as usual doesn't boither to make note, the megachurches are from what I understand not about actual growing in the faith as they are providing " preferred" entertainment for the Christians. You know like Christain theme parks and so forth so they can avoid the secular world.

 From what I've been hearing, the number of professing Christians has fallen dramatically in the past decade and churches, both big and small, are struggling to keep followers.  This supposedly " Christian" culture is now turinng into an openly secular nation.

 It's nice to know people are refusing to bow to a vengeful abusive deity who threatens hell and eternal suffering for simply saying no  to the tyrant.

 As for this "blog" entry of his, all I can say is that he's distorting Christian symbolism to focus on only one symbol. In fact there are a few symbols representing the Christian faith, including praying hands, the Greek fish symbol and the flying dove. There are, OC , other symbols depending on the Christian sect.

 And, no suprise, Larson " forgot:" to mention there are some Christian sects that have for decades, if not centuries, NOT dsiplayed the cross or the crucifix. For some, even putting the cross in ther churches is akin to idolatry-- wiorshipping a symbol.

 Ironic that he mentions the importance of the cross symbol. Way back when Edward Woodward and Christopher Lee did the original Wicker Man movie ( don't mention the crappy Cage remake to me, That was misogynistic shit), there ewas a scene at the old church in ruins where Woodward's really uptight pious Christian character angrily shoves off the stone altar thefruits, vegetables and flowers left as offerings while a woman nursing a baby and holding an egg watches him. He breaks off two dead pieces of wood from a crate, splits one mostly in half and makes a crude cross. He gently, reverently puts his dead sticks on the altar. His character clearly didn't comprehend the dichonomy of the scene of him basically revereing death while life is right there in front of him.

Let me be blunt here. Christianity, like any other religion, can be a good or a bad thing. Christians cn be loving, compassionate and so forth. But they can, as in my previous entry, be mean bloodthristy, evil bastards. When they focus on seeing signs of the "end times" and Armageddon and the blood of their alleged savior covering whatever, they are a death and doomsday cult IMO.

 Imagine someone who is from another planet or who has never been exposed to anything Christian. What do you think they see when they go to a Christian church and right there by the altar where its supposedly sacred space they see a depiction of a bloody man in agony hanging on the crossbar of a T? WIth his face clearly showing his pain? That person, if he or she is compassionate, would recoil  in shock and think these people are sadists.

 Then again Larson himself has yet to be held accountable by any church  or submit to any church other than his own personality cult.
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Misc.

Oakland massacre at Pulse night club: Its been almost a week as I am typing this, and I still have a problem beleiving not only that it happened but also the responses of certain " Christians" about it. As I know so far, two Baptist preachers and Pat Roberston have been made public cheering on and condoning the murder of LGBT people.

 Bear in mind part of the " Christian" shit in the past few years are against gay marriage, against LGBT rights and some dumbass fuss over transgender people using public restrooms. So it shouldn't be a shock that after the Oakland massacre a few dumbass intolerant Christians would say " lets kill more of them". A religion of peace and love, my ass.

 The two Baptist jerks because of their tasteless responses had their vids taken down on Youtube-- and rightly so.

 Roger Jimenez and  Kevin Swanson.

http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/news-columns-blogs/marcos-breton/article83844907.html

http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Sacramento-Pastor-Praises-Orlando-Massacre-383038111.html

http://www.advocate.com/religion/2016/6/14/baptist-pastor-who-cheered-orlando-murders-isnt-alone

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"“I wish the government would round them all up, put them up against a firing wall, put a firing squad in front of them, and blow their brains out,” he said, according to clips shared by KOVR, the CBS station in Sacramento."

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 While I am no big fan of Rachel Maddow, she did do a good job in reporting the GOP " Kille the gays" rally.


http://www.towleroad.com/2015/11/rachel-maddow-kill-the-gays/

 Lets be honest here. The Oakland massacre, while may be blamed on the murderer's conflict over his alleged gay identity versus his form of Islam, or any number of factors, including this guy was just plain an angry, abusive POS,  is to me an expression, so to speak of the consequences of this "kill the gays" crap of the far right.

 This time some Christians are speaking out against their own brethrin. They should have started speaking out months, even years before now. I still remember that frigging minister on vid saying if he had a son with a " limp wrist" he'd beat the gay out of him-- and his congregation cheered him on.

 The gay hate is the Christian monster they allowed to grow.

Politics: Screw that.  GOP is tryiung to see if they can bump Trump out of their party, I wouldn't trust Hillarly Clintion with babysitting a goldfish and both Clintion and Bernie supporters are acting like assholes to one another. Here's hoping criminal charges can be brought against Trump before November.

Preacher: TV series on AMC based on the comic book series. Not bad but too slow for me. Follows the series somewhat so far but limits Preacher to one town.

 While some Christionuts complained abot the series Lucifer, I haven't seen any of them get all upset over this series, which if you know the cannon, is a bit worse than Lucifer.  Guess their " family values" leaders haven't told them what to do yet.

The adult coloring books: Right now this is a fad. The claim is an adult buys the coloring book and by coloring in the intricate designs it helps relax them and is a sort of peaceful meditation.  Lots of designs, like animals, mandalas and OC Christian themes.

 Who's kiddimg whom here? They are overpriced black and white illustration books and the color sets are not cheap either. Even crayons are now a bit steep. Sure it can be relaxing, depending upon the person. It can also be further isolating oneself from other people. Its bad enough people look into small devices most ofthe time rather than around them or at each other. Now they have coloring books to remind them of what they did as children, but supposedly can do better as adults. Unless, OC you are artistically disabled......

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