On 11 August 2011, there was an article in The Daily Mail [Yeah, I know it sucks as a source of anything but bird-cage liner.] with this headline: ‘We’re not like normal teenagers’: Meet the exorcist schoolgirls who spend their time casting out DEMONS around the world. The funniest part of the article was that these people are actually serious about this (or they pretend to be). I should have known that a charlatan like Bob Larson was involved. Not only that, but one of the girls is his daughter.
I found it even less surprising when I read this headline a few days later at The Hollywood Reporter: Reverend Bob Larson and Five American Teen Satan Slayers Get Canadian-made Reality TV Show. Imagine that. Bob intends to do his best to cash in on the gullibility of the masses once again, and he’s pimping out his own daughter and her friends to do it. What a slimeball.
If you’re not familiar with Bob, here’s one of his own videos, showing him in action:
Bob styles himself as an exorcist. That’s right: He actually believes (or pretends to believe) that people become possessed by literal demons, and he, with the power of Jesus, forces these demons to depart. FOX 6 in San Diego knows that he’s a scumbag who’s in it for the money. They had a nice report about, and interview with Bob:
That woman had been repeatedly molested as a child, and honestly believed that she had been tormented by demons. She didn’t need an exorcism. She needed professional psychological counseling.
The biggest cause of demonic possession in the western world is sexual abuse. More than fifty percent of the people we deal with have been sexually abused; mostly women.
Bob claims to have performed over six thousand of these “exorcisms.” Bob also claims that half of our population is “demonized.”
Let’s not forget that Bob really hit the limelight during the “Satanic Panic” of the late 1980s and early 1990s. Just as McCarthy saw Communists hiding behind every door, Bob sees Satan and Demons as the causes of all the bad things in the world.
Whenever I see things like this I have to check the calendar to see what century I’m living in. Satan is not a real being. Demons are not real. Demonic possession is fictional.
This stuff is pumped into your head by people who gain an advantage over you by keeping you in a perpetual state of fear. Who are the ones who promote this stuff? People like Bob Larson. Who are the ones who claim to be the only ones who can help you? People like Bob Larson.
They want your money, and they want control over you. They are con men, snake-oil salesmen, rip-off artists, frauds, swindlers. If it sounds too crazy and 14th-century to be true, then it probably is.