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Apr/12

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Teenage Exorcists!

It was Jung who wrote (in his book on UFOs) that the “Middle Ages…live on merrily”. So they do…and so do their business opportunities. Check out this story from ABC.

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12 comments

  • Susan · April 7, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    As soon as the video started playing, I said to myself, “They’re bucking for a reality show,” and sure enough, I was right.

  • The Mark Who Was Here First · April 7, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    Well, at least they won’t be disqualified from being governor of Louisiana and the subject of vice-presidential speculations.

  • Jeeves · April 7, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    Will exorcism be covered by Obamacare?

    Won’t a reality show version of Buffy the Vampire Slayer get a bit repetitive? Oh wait….it’s a reality show.

  • Joseph · April 8, 2012 at 3:06 am

    I remember Bob Larson’s radio show back in the ’90’s. The most sensationalist tripe, on-air exorcisms (conducted over the phone with callers), and constant harangues for money, selling books and cheap trinkets. He didn’t earn the nickname “Beggin’ Bob” for nothing. How disgusting that he’s getting his daughters into the act.

  • Susan · April 8, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    If you go to his website (boblarson.org), you can take a handy test (“Got Demon?”) to determine if you’re possessed. I didn’t click on it, for fear of downloading some unusually virulent malware. But I suspect the results of it would indicate that a lot of us are in need of Bob’s services.

  • Jeeves · April 8, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    Speaking of exorcisms, National Review has rid itself of the demon Bradlaugh for giving the Racism Industrial Complex the back of his hand.

    Following Buckley’s famous advice, I’m canceling my own goddamn subscription.

    I have no way of knowing what cabal may be responsible for Derb’s dismissal, but I suspect it was highly placed donors deluded enough to believe, as editor Lowry fatuously claimed, that Derb’s writing owed its success to NR’s reputation. Well, his free-riding days are over I guess.

    While I’ll miss certain writers/bloggers, including Mr. Stuttaford, at NR, lately a good deal of the website has become a catechism class.

  • Eric · April 8, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    Upon a simple search, I found this website for “TDS Ministries,” which has a 15-question test you can take to find out whether you have demons at work in your life. Nevermind all that stuff about anxiety, depression, sleep apnea, sleep paralysis, or numerous other psychological or medical disorders. If you answer “Yes” to 3 or more of these questions you may start vomiting pea soup at any moment.

  • RandyB · April 9, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    @Jeeves, absolutely.

    Eric Holder should tell Rich Lowry that Derb’s willingness to break the racial taboo is just the kind of courage America needs.

  • Florida resident · April 10, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    Agree with Jeeves ( April 8, 2012 at 5:34 pm) 100%.

  • The Mark Who Was Here First · April 15, 2012 at 7:15 am

    NR now = Catholic maniacs with a fetus fetish + unbearable neo-con warmongers + Mr. Stuttaford.

    As much as I like Andrew, it just doesn’t add up for me.

  • Florida resident · April 15, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    In an interview
    http://amren.com/news/2012/04/the-guillotining-of-john-derbyshire/
    Derbyshire said:
    “JD: Rich Lowry has cut me a lot of slack in the past, so I’ll cut him some. He wants his magazine to be a certain particular thing, appealing to a certain political market sector. If you or I were editor of a political magazine, we would not want our organ to be that thing appealing to those readers. But then, we wouldn’t want it to resemble Field & Stream, either. It’s an editor’s job to steer his magazine in what he thinks is the right direction. If Rich is mistaken about that market sector being sufficient to support that magazine, the miracle of the market will enlighten him. Let a hundred flowers bloom.”

    I do not think the readers of “Secular Right” should exercise more intolerance than Derbyshire himself.
    Mr. Stuttaford has not (to my scant knowledge, since I do not read NRO anymore) expressed anything anti-Derb.
    Respectfully, F.r.

  • Mark · April 16, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    Who said he did? All we were saying is Andrew is that last person at NR worth a damn.

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