Majority of Republican Voters Believe in Demonic Possession

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Oh, those kooky Republicans, what will they think of believe in next?

Via AlterNet:

A staggering 68 percent of registered Republican voters stated that they believe demonic possession is real. Meanwhile, only 48 percent of self-identified Republicans believe in another equally if not more scary natural phenomenon: climate change.

The poll was conducted by Public Policy Polling, touted by NPR as “one of the most prolific polling outfits in the country.”

In a classic example of cognitive dissidence, only 37 percent of registered voters–both Democrat and Republican–believe in ghosts, although 57 percent believe in demonic possession. This raises the question, which was ignored in the presidential debates along with other essential issues like climate change and the educational system, about what the possessing force would actually be. (Perhaps Karl Rove?)

For more, including Republican Governor of Louisina Bobby Jindal’s own story of demonic possession, read on!

Breshvic

It was a typical day in junior physics class at Point Cordial High when things took a turn... to the atypical! Mild-mannered Breshvic's seething distaste of physics broke through its last tensile straw as the very fabric of spacetime holding him in place tore like the flimsy wet blouse of an amateur porn artist! Young Breshvic found himself disembodied, floating wildly in a place with no shape or form, but more directions than previously revealed to him, and not easily explained in this format! Had he gone to that ethereal void of wraiths and gods? Had he crossed over to the land of dead? HAD HE GONE UTTERLY MAD? Had he simply fallen asleep during another lecture? NO! It was in this astral plane between reality and dream, nexus of dimension, the OMNIVERSE, that he first learned to use his powers, clawing madly to survive against nightmarish demons and malevolent cosmic shadows!
  • alizardx

    If one’s knowledge of psychology is limited, demonic possession is a way to explain what one sees if one regularly watches Rush Limbaugh or his crazier low-rent ideological cousin Glenn Beck.

    • nostromo

      That’s not exactly true. Jungian psychotherapy acknowledges the phenomenon of posession as do the works of other, albiet fringe, psychologists.

      Regardless of what psychologists may think the fact is that psychologists and scientists don’t really understand what consciousness is and their models of the human mind are, at best, grasps at straws.

      This is not to defend republicans or their poisonous world-view nor is it to propagate a judeo-christian beliefs. I am just arguing the fact that the world is more mysterious and strange than we are comfortable believing and when you have first hand experience encountering these forces they aren’t easily waved away as simple phantasms of the mind.

      • alizardx

        I don’t think we’re discussing a crowd with esoteric knowledge and experience here.

  • lucifershal0

    personally i usually vote republican but i don’t believe in organized religion nor a god. and obviously not demonic possession either. i know more democrats who are afraid of the white devil than ANYONE!!!

    • Heath

      trying to diminish your stigma, by pointing it elsewhere based your personal interactions is proof enough for me…

    • Non-Republican

      ^ we are better than you

      • lucifershal0

        well what you say you are and what you think i’d say are both bullshit. no one is better than anyone unless of course you’re lucky and win the lotto or invent something genius which i’m sure folks of your crowd still marvel at the wonders of electricity. also i never stated that I am a “registered” Republican. I usually vote Republican because I don’t believe in higher taxes, bigger government, and ultimately working for dickheads such as yourself that are lazy and expect everyone else to pay for your free vacation. If you actually do sit yourself above the level of “scum” that your surrounded by and support, i would actually give you some respect. But I’m pretty lenient on who gets respect from me. I’m not popular by any means in the social realm of what your used to i’m sure but those whom choose to surround themselves around me do because they know i’m not a pussy, i hold a steady job, college, raise a family, pay my taxes and help those out who deserve it. Going back to the original article I hate both parties of the political spectrum. One of my best friends is a huge liberal but we have a mutual respect to disagree on politics. It’s idiots such as yourself that choose to make a 5 word response “we are better than you” (Non-Republican) Congrats man! I’m glad you have such a profound response! Good work on using your 1st Amendment Rights! When is the last time you thanked a veteran of our military for giving you THAT right in the first place? Because lemme tell ya, the majority of men and women in the military protecting your rights are DEFINITELY better than YOU!

    • Liam_McGonagle

      Well, I for one respect your integrity. Lots of people TALK about worshipping Satan, but how many people actually DO something about it?

  • http://twitter.com/XenoNexxus Christopher

    yeah right. more left wing Disinfo to distract and divide. dont fall for it.