I was at Barnes & Noble today and a book in the "Christianity" section caught my eye (they put the Atheist and scientific literature in "Social Sciences", which is loscated suspiciously close to the "Christianity" section).  It's called "Prepare for War" by Dr. Rebecca Brown.  I read the back cover and it's all about combating satan's influence by being aware of his "doorways" such as yoga, role-playing games, and meditation.  I shit you not.

I put the book back on the shelf, picked up a Sam Harris book and a book on the Scopes trial, and left (I paid for the books first).  On my way to my pro-Atheist bumper sticker-covered car, I thought to myself, where do they come up with this stuff?

So I looked up Dr. Rebecca Brown online.  Turns out that unlike "Dr." Kent Hovind, who only has a certificate from Patriot Bible University, Brown actually is a doctor.  She studied theology at a Christian university for seven years.

So now, I'm still trying to figure where evangelicals like her connect the Downward-Facing Dog pose and World of Warcraft to satanism.  Dan Brown couldn't write that connection and he connected anti-matter with the goddamn Illuminati.

I know a lot of Evangelicals are making up stuff like this for publicity, but I find it difficult to believe that they all are and I think at least a few of them actually believe their bullshit.  My question is, where do they come up with this stuff?

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Comment by George on December 20, 2011 at 8:11pm

I watched a lecture awhile back where a man theorized that the schizotypal disorder actually served a role in human social evolution.  Apparently the  more functional ones became visionary shamans or medicine men, who come up with imaginative and strange rituals that were able to have some kind of of positive psychological effect or even placebo effect on members of the tribe who were ill.

Comment by Sandi on December 20, 2011 at 4:59pm

Maybe we are missing something and perhaps these people really do 'hear voices' and are 'told what to think'. I can't help but think that there has to be something inside these people that nobody else has. Like you, I cannot grasp any of this. Delusion at it's best.

Now if you'll excuse me, the fairies at the bottom of my garden need feeding.

Comment by George on December 20, 2011 at 4:37pm

According to Rebecca Brown's wikipedia article her medical license was revoked in 1984 because 'she had "knowingly and intentionally misdiagnosed her patients", blaming their illnesses on "demons, devils, and evil spirits." A board-appointed psychiatrist diagnosed her as suffering from "acute personality disorders including demonic delusions and/or paranoid schizophrenia" and observed her injecting herself with unknown substances.'

(although I'd have to double check this information)

Comment by matthew greenberg on December 20, 2011 at 9:25am

maybe b/c yoga and WoW take away time from prayer and worshiping god.  why meditate or stretch in a relaxing way that is good for your mind and body when you could be out crusading against abortion or homosexuals?  it's clear as day! 

Comment by Frankie Dapper on December 19, 2011 at 6:56pm

It springs from religion. It is a way to control the dummy asses.



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