Quran-Burning Church Pastor: 'Islam is of the Devil'

Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel7/31/2010 2:30:52 pm PDT

re: #64 McSpiff

Do they view literally everything as Good vs Evil magic? Its like they live in their own personal Narnia…

Pretty much so.

Words and names are talismans to these people. Many years ago, I knew a self-educated preacher who ran a hole-in-wall bookshop down the street from my apartment.
One day, I was walking to class when I noticed him standing on the sidewalk in front of his store. He was gesticulating and chanting. I asked him what he was doing. He said it was a desperate emergency, Satan was physically present, and he, the preacher, was casting him out.
I didn’t see any devils or dragons around, so I naturally asked, “Where?”
He became agitated and started pointing at a car in the space in front of us.
“Don’t you see? DON’T YOU SEE!?” he declaimed. I shook my head mutely. In exasperation, he pointed to the car’s nameplate, taking car not to touch it. It was a Dodge Demon.
About that time, the Demon’s driver (or is it keeper?) came along and drove away, so I guess the exorcism worked.