Thursday, October 29, 2009

Pat Robertson's Halloween Horror!!!

Just when you thought Christians couldn't get any freekin crazier, Bam! Out comes this:

Pat Robertson’s Christian Broadcasting Network Warns Americans of ‘Demonic’ Halloween Candy

WASHINGTON - October 29 - Put aside your fears of swine flu. TV preacher Pat Robertson's Web site has just issued a bulletin warning Americans of the real threat we face this season: Demons may be lurking in our Halloween candy.

In a column on the Christian Broadcasting Network's Web site, writer Kimberly Daniels asserts that "demons" sneak into bags of Halloween candy at grocery stores.

"[M]ost of the candy sold during this season has been dedicated and prayed over by witches," Daniels wrote. "I do not buy candy during the Halloween season. Curses are sent through the tricks and treats of the innocent whether they get it by going door to door or by purchasing it from the local grocery store. The demons cannot tell the difference." ....

"Halloween is much more than a holiday filled with fun and tricks or treats," she wrote. "It is a time for the gathering of evil that masquerades behind the fictitious characters of Dracula, werewolves, mummies and witches on brooms. The truth is that these demons that have been presented as scary cartoons actually exist. I have prayed for witches who are addicted to drinking blood and howling at the moon."

Robertson, founder of the Christian Coalition and an influential player in American politics, has long opposed Halloween. As far back as 1982, he attacked the holiday as a "Satanic ritual" and said on the air, "I think we ought to close Halloween down."

CBN later produced a pamphlet titled "Hallowed or Harmful: Christian Perspective on Halloween." It asserted, "During Halloween, little children in particular are the weak ones." On Oct. 29, 2007, Robertson called Halloween a "festival of the devil" and added that celebrating the holiday is "a mistake for Christians."

The Christian Broadcasting Network took the story off their blog, but not before Google cached it and the news media reported it. I guess even they realized the story made them look crazier than a shithouse rat. Which as everyone knows, they are.



NewEnglandBob said...

People like Kimberly Daniels should be locked away. She is seriously delusional. This is a mentally diseased mind.

Now if you want horror, just go read or view ANYTHING from Pat Robertson. He is a freak horror show all by himself.

Dromedary Hump said...

Yep.. but people like daniels and robertson do more to discredit religious affliction than Harris, Dawkins, Hitchens, and Meyers combined.

I for one encourage them to continue exposing their medieval minds.

zarton said...

The best part about this post is that you don't even need to go on a rant about how crazy they are. It really does speak for itself.
Why wouldn't they buy all the candy up like crazy and then lock it in a vault never to be opened again, essentially trapping all those demons forever that may get out and try to allow gays to marry or fight to keep evolution in the classroom? I think they are wasting a heck of an opportunity here. They might even be able to lock up enough Snicker bars and Reese's Pieces to get Sarah Palin in the White house.
What say you?

Rachelle said...

I got nuthin.' LOLOLOL!

Happy Halloween to all you ghouls, goblins and witches. LOL!

Dromedary Hump said...

I'm dressing like Jerry Falwell after having had a most mortem enema. I'll be carrying my matchbox coffin with me ;-

(Christopher Hitchens: "If they gave Jerry falwell an enema that could have buried him in a matchbox."

Tracey said...

I know several people who practice Wicca, and none of them drink blood or howl at the moon. Where do these nut jobs come up with this shit?

Dromedary Hump said...

they make it up because their idiot readers will actually believe anything they read by a fellow fundie nut.

I'm just wondering if she believes it or has witnessed it why she "suffers a witch to live?" Or maybe she really followed scripture, killed a witch, and writes her blog from prison.

Glenn Livingston said...

Yeah, but have you ever considered that maybe the reason chocolate is so hard to stop eating once you start IS because of the demonic possession?

Just wanted to see what it felt like to go over the edge for a minute :-)

The "devil made me do it" approach to explaining our impulses assuages all guilt associated with them at the dramatic expense of rationality and fear. It really is a devil's bargain, and it's THIS bargain the theists should fear.

Speaking of fear, there IS something in all seriousness I wanted to ask you.

It occurred to me this week that Dromedary Hump is probably not your real name, and that perhaps you've adopted a pen name for protection, to empower your activism with less fear.

Is this true?

If so, I'm thinking it might behoove me to stop writing to you in my own name. I eventually plan to utilize my marketing skills to contribute to the battle, so it's an important decision for me.

I have plenty of sites running in my own name, and have had over 500,000 subscribers and tens of thousands of customers, all of whom know exactly where to find me.

Because most of what I sell is information on weird topics like how to run an Alpaca farm, the ONLY person who ever knocked on my door was this really nice man who wanted to talk about the furry animals. (I actually let him in, gave him a free set of CDs, and shot the breeze with him for 20 minutes)

But from what I'm coming to understand, some theists aren't quite as harmless.

If you were my mentor, sir, would you advise me to have more caution?
(Should I, for example, ask you to change the name on my posts?)

I actually prefer to use my real name if at all possible in order to give weight to my assertions. I worked long and hard to develop my credentials (I haven't shared most of them here) and be someone people would pay attention to.

It's not that I couldn't get people's attention without these ... in the end they're all just spaghetti on a piece of paper and what really counts is the message, of course... but experience shows it's a helluva lot easier with them than without.

What do you think? (The rest of you too)

G :-)

PS - I just noticed also, that you moved to New Hampshire from New York. Something else we have in common! (I lived in New York until I was 40)

Glenn Livingston said...

PPS - It occurs to me now that if Dromedary Hump IS your real name I've just made a total ass of myself. (It wouldn't be the first time, but let me issue my contingent apology in advance!)

Dromedary Hump said...


LOL! Dromedary Hump has been my internet name and avatar for about eight years now.

Since my post rapture pet rescue site has been getting so much media attention, I have been using my real full name (they don't like pen names on tv or newspapers)and my town. Most people who know me well online know my name is Bart.

The risk is negligible since we live in New England. Besides, it's not like you have been a major activist and out there in their face.
What you need to consider though is whteher professionally you want to be identiified as a non-believer. The risk there is losing clients who believe us to be immoral scum. I'm retired and have no such concerns.

Yes, I lived in Westchester County just north of NYC for almost my life. Before retiring up here 6 years ago I lived in Chappaqua NY for 23 years...just 1 mile from Hitlary and Bill Clinton's house.

You always know when Hilary was in smelled like bad fish.


HoleyHands said...

Trick or Treat

Rachelle said...

Hump said:

"I'm dressing like Jerry Falwell after having had a most mortem enema. I'll be carrying my matchbox coffin with me ;-

LOLOL! Now THAT is scary. LOL!

Glenn said:

"Yeah, but have you ever considered that maybe the reason chocolate is so hard to stop eating once you start IS because of the demonic possession?"

LOL! I thought chocolate was the food of the gods...but you may be on to something here. LOL! I had to buy more Halloween candy cuz I ate quite a bit of the candy we bought earlier this month. LOL! I love evil possessed candy....devil's food cake too. LOL!

NewEnglandBob said...

"I had to buy more Halloween candy cuz I ate quite a bit of the candy we bought earlier this month."

That is why I just returned from the store from buying candy only a few hours before the trick or treat'ers show up.

Dromedary Hump said...

HH..LOL.. Jesus is a Halloween pinata!! roflmao

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Glenn Livingston said...

BART... Thanks for your quick response, as always :-)

I'm really not worried about losing clients. I DO have delusions of grandeur about the possibility of running for governor one day, but it doesn't sit well with me to do it on a false persona, so I think it's truth or nothing. Plus I'm only about 10% likely to ever do this anyway, so I shouldn't let it stop me from making a difference now!

Hey, can I buy you lunch later this month? (You can write me directly at

Dromedary Hump said...

You run and you'll at least get THIS atheist's vote ;) But even in NH the odds of an atheist getting elected even if you ran against an openly gay Muslim is small.

sent you my phone number, call me whenever and we'll set a date for lunch ... as long as you'll be on this side of NH.


Anna said...

Damn it, I missed the memo. And here I spent Samhain taking my kiddo trick or treating, and remembering my ancestors by lighting candles. And the craziest thing at the pot luck afterwards was vegetarian spaghetti!

I gotta find a coven that gets these memos.

Dromedary Hump said...


heheh... lemme guess.. your "kiddo" dressed as a bee? :)

Hey, rumor has it your coven has been the one responsible for putting those ungodly spells on our candy. My compliments, the Sour Patch Kids I'm eating right now are sinfully and hellishly delicious.

Tracey said...

The witches are the reason that eating candy makes you fat and gives you cavities. They do it to the christmas candy too, for their yule celebrations. Bad witches.