Sunday, June 15, 2008

Bobby and the Devil

"While Alice and Louise held Susan, her sister continued holding the Bible to her face. Almost taunting the evil spirit that had almost beaten us minutes before, the students dared Susan to read biblical passages."
Sound like something from the Exorcist? Well, almost. This is from "Bobby" Jindal's account of the exorcism of a girl when he was in college. The guv and his friends performed the exorcism themselves. (Priest – we don't need no stinkin' priest!).
That's our governor! Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, braver than Michael the Archangel . . . . .
The Bible says that we should fear the power of the darker forces:
Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee.
Maybe it takes a unique perspective, like that of a Hindu turned born-again Catholic. Sounds kind of weird, but it plays well in evangelical churches around Louisiana and gets you a lot of votes. Sort of a mix of Pope Benedict and Benny Hinn. In addition to casting out the demons, they also cured her cancer. Wonder if he hit her on the forehead and she fell back in a dead faint?
Jindal has gotten by with a lot and got the benefit of the doubt from a lot of people when they elected him as governor. Now that he is being 'vetted' as a vice-presidential candidate, all these little things are going to come out.
My favorite comment on this is from Oyster "When Jindal helped exorcise the demon out of his friend Susan, was it cast into the herd of swine in the Louisiana State Legislature?
Just askin'."
Some links on the subject (check Google - there are hundreds)
For your viewing pleasure, a video from the Young Turks


Grandmère Mimi said...

Did you get to read the article in the New Oxford Review before the time expired? I made a copy, but, of course, I can't use it on my blog unless I pay.

Jim said...

No, I didn't - have just read excerpts.

oyster said...

Thanks for the shout out, Jim.

Here's a link to the article.

Jim said...

Thanks for the link, Oyster.