I have totally been sucked in by this show on the Sci-Fi channel–“The Real Exorcist,” which appears to be a giant infomercial for this charlatan. The most disturbing thing about this, as far as I can tell, is that he answers to no one, there’s no one he’s checking in with to make sure he’s not completely off course.
And I wonder what a practicing Christian makes of his ideas about generational curses. I have to admit, I find it… well, I have mixed feelings about it. After all, I do believe that a family shares luck and could, therefore, share bad luck.
But I’m not Christian. And I wouldn’t explain it as some kind of handed-down demon.
And I can’t help but wonder about the theology behind this idea that you could be lost to your god based not on your own actions, but on the actions of some far distant relative. Doesn’t that absolve you of some level of personal responsibility?
I don’t know. It’s curious.
He gives me an icky vibe, though, and I can’t quite put my finger on why.
I mean, other than the fact that he hits people with Bibles.
Edited to add: It reminds me of a little better done “Paranormal State.”