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We've all been there; the feeling that someone or something is lurking in the dark recesses of your home, watching...waiting. Is it Satan? Or Cthulhu? Maybe the angry spirit of the last resident? Nah...it's probably the cat. But I digress. Let's suppose it's an evil spirit; you've got a problem, buddy (unless you're Mrs. Muir, in which case you get a TV series).

Luckily for you, TV God-guy Pat 'Butsecks Caused 9/11' Robertson can help. What's that? You thought he just wanted your money? Dude, you are so cynical. Dr. Pat is here to help, is all. Now, about this haunting:

It was just another day on the 700 Club, as a viewer asked Pat Robertson what to do about his seemingly haunted house: “My house is haunted. There is moaning coming from the walls, lights turn on and off, the TV changes channels on its own, the beds move, stuff floats off tables, mirrors break, and there is sometimes a creepy fog. The ghosts look like people, but have dark blue light around their feet and hands. What do I do?”

Robertson joked that “if it was me I’d burn the house down and move on,”...

Hahaha...what a wag Pat is. Of course, he has lots of spare houses to move on to; his net worth is estimated to be between $200 million and $1 billion. What about us poor, off-brand schmucks?
... “assuming you can’t afford that,” he advised the viewer to get an exorcism.

After explaining that he doesn’t believe in ghosts, Robertson said that the house is likely haunted by “demonic forces and you need to get people to come and do an exorcism over that property and command those demons to leave, that’s what you do…. If you can’t do that, move.”

With the 'move' again? Listen, I'm not the frigging Aga Khan, y'know. I'm beginning to wonder if Pat actually knows what he's talking about.

After all, this is the guy who said feminism is a  "socialist, anti-family political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians."

Also, too, the guy who agreed with Jerry Falwell when Falwell stated that the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks were caused by "pagans, abortionists, feminists, gays, lesbians, the American Civil Liberties Union and the People For the American Way."

I'm going to have to give this some thought.

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  •  What if it is old Pat himself (10+ / 0-)

    who is haunting your house. I can after all make a very strong case for the fact that old Pat and Beelzebub are one and the same.

    Dogs and Philosophers do the greatest good and get the fewest rewards (Diogenes)

    by Out There on Wed Jul 23, 2014 at 01:55:00 PM PDT

  •  Move where? (5+ / 0-)

    What if the new place is haunted too? Does your exorcist offer home inspections?

    "Peculiar travel suggestions are dancing lessons from God." - Kurt Vonnegut

    by SteelerGrrl on Wed Jul 23, 2014 at 01:57:11 PM PDT

    •  It depends. Some people say their house is (3+ / 0-)

      haunted because of something that happened at that location or in that building. Other people say their homes become haunted after bringing a haunted object into the dwelling. Which once removed--solves the problem.

      A lot of it would depend upon the severity of the situation and I am surprised that Christian of that tradition haven't consulted a Deliverance Ministry.

      If you don't believe in ghosts--its okay, but if everything points in that direction, its best to steer to the person in the direction of help that sort of fits with their already established belief system.

      "It were a thousand times better for the land if all Witches, but especially the blessing Witch, might suffer death." qtd by Ehrenreich & English. For Her Own Good, Two Centuries of Expert's Advice to Women pp 40

      by GreenMother on Wed Jul 23, 2014 at 02:47:24 PM PDT

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      •  I do believe in ghosts (2+ / 0-)
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        One of my elderly neighbors, "Daisy," passed a couple of years ago. The new owner of her home has told me stories consistent with her energy being present. I've also worked night shift in a lot of hospitals, which is prime time for ghosts.

        My neighbor is cool with Daisy.  It's possible to have a spirit presence without being "haunted." The presence of a ghost does not automatically equate with "demonic possession," and that's what bothered me about Pat's rant.

        "Peculiar travel suggestions are dancing lessons from God." - Kurt Vonnegut

        by SteelerGrrl on Wed Jul 23, 2014 at 03:28:38 PM PDT

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        •  But that is typical of Pat's Kind. (1+ / 0-)
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          Living where I do, I hear that a lot from people who share Pat's belief system. It's how they comfort themselves oddly enough.

          It's easier for them to believe that all such apparitions are tricks by demons, than it is to ponder the following possibilities:

          1. Life after death that exists beyond or independently of heaven or hell

          2. Hallucination or mental illness

          3. Some other mind-trick-scenario such as high EMF, or infrasound issues.

          But really it's number 1 that bothers them the most. Because if "ghosts" exist--however you define that, and that consciousness is neither in heaven or hell, then it undermines their entire belief system and their notion of reality. Because in their word, there are only two places you can end up after passing on. Heaven or Hell. That's it.

          But then these people often conflate spirits of the dead, with going to heaven and becoming "Angels" and often fail to realize that according their own mythos, Angels are an independent race of beings that were created, a different order. But that's a whole other discussion on it's own.

          "It were a thousand times better for the land if all Witches, but especially the blessing Witch, might suffer death." qtd by Ehrenreich & English. For Her Own Good, Two Centuries of Expert's Advice to Women pp 40

          by GreenMother on Thu Jul 24, 2014 at 04:30:11 AM PDT

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  •  Uh, lessee... ghosts are obviously bogus, who (6+ / 0-)

    would ever in their right mind ever believe in them?  And, but, however, DEMONS are obviously REAL and are actionable.

    Ok, I think I'm all set here. Thanks for coming, don't let the door...

    Robertson is the gift that keeps on giving. Can't wait until xmas is over, if you get my jist.

  •  I think a haunted house would be fun (4+ / 0-)

    I guess it would be a nuisance to own such a house and have to live in it, but it would be interesting to spend the night in one and see just what happens.  In fact, the owner could probably make a pretty good profit charging people like me money to do so.  Unfortunately, these haunted houses never seem to be located in my neighborhood.

    It doesn’t have to be a house.  I would settle for just a haunted apartment.

    •  If you look online, there are forums where people (2+ / 0-)
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      discuss such things. Who knows they might just let you stay the night and see for yourself.

      "It were a thousand times better for the land if all Witches, but especially the blessing Witch, might suffer death." qtd by Ehrenreich & English. For Her Own Good, Two Centuries of Expert's Advice to Women pp 40

      by GreenMother on Wed Jul 23, 2014 at 02:43:19 PM PDT

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  •  It still might be ghosts, Pat has been wrong (6+ / 0-)

    before.  You know like when he was supposed to be delivering food and medical supplies to the Congolese, when, by mistake, he was using donated money to move in mining equipment for his mining operations.  Then he thought Mitt would win.  And he missed on the end of the world in the 1980s, too.

    Before I paid for exorcists, I'd try Ghost Hunters.  I think that they work for free.

    A word to the wise is sufficient. Republicans need at least a paragraph.

    by d3clark on Wed Jul 23, 2014 at 02:22:01 PM PDT

  •  Pat is way down the rabbit hole, so far that he (3+ / 0-)

    is starting to believe his own schtick about demons and spirits.  Any other profession and he would be diagnosed as suffering from AD.  In his profession they shower him with money

  •  He is the last person I would turn to advice on (4+ / 0-)

    anything at all.

    Those poor people. Whatever is going on in their house, I am sure it is stressful and disruptive. I hope they find someone who can give them genuine, heartfelt and knowledgeable assistance in this matter.

    Pat Robertson is a greedy, selfish ass and should be ignored whenever possible.

    "It were a thousand times better for the land if all Witches, but especially the blessing Witch, might suffer death." qtd by Ehrenreich & English. For Her Own Good, Two Centuries of Expert's Advice to Women pp 40

    by GreenMother on Wed Jul 23, 2014 at 02:42:28 PM PDT

  •  Selling a haunted house to someone... (2+ / 0-)
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    presumably without telling them it's haunted, else how would you sell it,  doesn't strike me as a very Christian thing to do.  But what do I know?

    I don't know what's been trickling down, but it hasn't been pleasant---N. Pelosi

    by Russycle on Wed Jul 23, 2014 at 04:23:44 PM PDT

    •  Some places have laws that say you have to tell (1+ / 0-)
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      I thought that was silly, but my cousin the realtor says it's a real law where she lives and not disclosing that "fact" can void the sale. She also sent me this link: diedinhouse because you never know who might still being around after they die.

      “Judge: Are you trying to show contempt for this court? Mae West: I was doin' my best to hide it.” ― Mae West

      by Rogneid on Wed Jul 23, 2014 at 06:39:02 PM PDT

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      •  I own a triplex and when my mom owned it, (0+ / 0-)

        someone committed suicide in one of the units. I have been told that for five years, I must disclose this. So I have. Some very interested people have walked because of it and I was frequently asked, "So... anything weird going on in there?"

        I'm still not sure how long I have to disclose it, but I don't mind the disclosure and will probably just keep doing it. It's been at least five years now, I think, but I'd prefer renters that have a brain, anyway.

        The only hawk I like is the kind that has feathers. My birding blogs: http://thisskysings.wordpress.com/ and canyonbirds.net

        by cany on Wed Jul 23, 2014 at 07:20:10 PM PDT

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