"We come against the marine kingdom, we come against the animal kingdom," she intones. "We declare that any strange winds -- any strange winds that have been sent to hurt the church, sent against this nation, sent against our president, sent against myself, sent against others -- we break it by the superior blood of Jesus right now."
Bizarre fixations on twisted interpretations of the Old Testament have led to a loony, incredibly stupid but trendy, internet-fed evangelism. Extremist pseudo Christians are successfully leading Americans into new depths of superstition. Lately, they're into getting money out of their followers so they can fight "Demonic water spirits". Gaze upon this image, and marvel:
"We take authority over the powers, wicked spirits, thrones, mights,
dominions, rulers in the high places, in the air, on the land, in the
water--marine spirits--and even underground," Zilinsky declared. "We bind,
cage, chain, and command every devil that is operating against Donald
J. Trump. We lift up Donald Trump and his family tonight. And Satan, we
bind you, rebuke you, and render your demons and workers of iniquity
powerless against Donald Trump."
"We cut off and bring to naught the power of the spirit of the witch, wizard, warlock, witch doctors, divinators, magi, all these high priestesses and high priests and sorcerers that are sending attacks and assignments against him," she continued. "We cut all off the supply lines, the seals, cords, altars, ligatures, lay lines, pathways, gates, these portals. We sever the silver cords of all these human spirits that are astral projecting. In the name of Jesus, we cut off every ritual, custom, ceremony, hex, vex, spell, incantation, chant, evil spoken word, all the voodoo and hoodoo, hulu, julu, Santeria, Palo Mayombe."
It sounds like satire. It isn't. This medieval horseshit is seriously offered and seriously embraced by many Americans. Because, yes, it's exciting, it offers to empower rando believers with superhuman, angelic abilities. Mable Putzy of Toxiwater Michigan can be a warrior for God! It's a break from watching reality shows all day.
The purveyors of the New Superstitions sound like idiots, but in fact they're only morally idiotic. They're actually cunning, predatory, power-hungry, greedy people instinctively or consciously exploiting the fears of the ignorant, and often the outright stupid. Those who believe the Paula Whites and the Sheila Zelinksys are the actual idiots; the sad, pathetic imbeciles empowering these prayerful parasites...
About The Author
Kenneth Volgarus lives in a Rocky Mountain chateau comforted by his secretaries, his pit bulls, his security cameras, his digital security staff, and warmed by his ever-glowing hatred of the characteristic imbecility of 21st century America.
A former astronaut, though no one knew it but him, he has labored in the fields of improbability and the Refined Expression of Revulsion for forty years. A well known author under his real name, he is also an entrepreneur in the field of radically increasing the fertility of rabbits, field mice and house flies.