Quote# 72885

[Regarding books from the horror, fantasy, and science fiction genres.]

I've had experience with some friends that read books like these. I wouldn't say that they were "possessed" however they acted much differently after reading these books. Some of the books that brought about this change did not even appear aesthetically evil until I noticed their effects. Ever since then I've avoided most books at all costs except of course the Bible. It seems to have been doing me some good because I have not been taken over by evil spirits yet.

Sir Francis, Christian Forums 73 Comments [5/13/2010 4:21:03 PM]
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Patrick

--- "Ever since then I've avoided most books at all costs except of course the Bible." ---

'Non-Shock Award' for the month?

5/13/2010 4:27:40 PM

shadkat

Aesthetically evil? lolwut. You don't need to make big words. They won't make you sound any smarter. In fact, since I'm pretty sure you're using aesthetics wrong, it just makes you look dumber.

5/13/2010 4:32:50 PM

Lucilius

They were probably doing some of that Satanic thing called "thinking," after having "learned" something. I can see how that would frighten you.

5/13/2010 4:36:10 PM

louislois

"I've had experience with some friends that read books like these. I wouldn't say that they were "possessed" however they acted much differently after reading these books."

It's called "learning". Your friends were reading, allowing them to build up their vocabularies and exercise their imaginations and though processes.

It's alright. I understand this "learning" is an utterly foreign concept to you.

5/13/2010 4:41:13 PM



Avoiding books at all costs doesn't seem to be doing you any good, actually.

5/13/2010 4:44:07 PM

Old Viking

Well you just keep up the good work. And, for your own sake, try to avoid conversations.

5/13/2010 4:55:31 PM

aaa

Yet another unsophisticated mind who will one day find himself rather dumb.

5/13/2010 5:16:37 PM

TGRwulf

People who cannot enjoy fantasty and science fiction just for good literature have no imagination.

5/13/2010 5:23:36 PM

wintermute

"Some of the books that brought about this change did not even appear aesthetically evil until I noticed their effects."

So how do you know it was the books? Maybe they all ate the same breakfast cereal, and that's why they were possessed by demons...

5/13/2010 5:30:48 PM

Shadow Boxer

I liked the bit "...because I have not been taken over by evil spirits yet.", as if he considers evil spirit possession to be inevitable at some point...

5/13/2010 5:33:59 PM

WMDKitty

So... I'm guessing you consider anything but the KJV Bible to be a conduit for evil spirits. DIAF, Sir Fuckwit.

5/13/2010 5:57:20 PM

freako104

How would they be aesthetically evil? Tattoos and black clothes? The books themselves did not turn your friends. They got into things you did not

5/13/2010 6:00:58 PM

Percy Q. Shunn

I can't get past the fact that you believe in "evil spirits."

What a fucking idiot.

5/13/2010 6:16:50 PM



To think is against God. To learn is against God. Those that are against God are pawns of the devil, Satan, himself.

No wonder you are an idiot Francis. And no...You do not deserve the "Sir" title. That is reserved for those that ACTUALLY make a difference in peoples lives.

5/13/2010 6:31:33 PM

Mrs. Antichrist

You don't read books... what a surprise.

5/13/2010 6:46:24 PM

pete

"Last time I read a book? I was raped!"

Mrs. Yellowbeard

5/13/2010 6:46:56 PM

Rumpshaker Slim

I pity people like this.

5/13/2010 6:59:11 PM

Berny

It's funny how the only people I've ever met who are troubled by being possessed by evil spirits are superstitious idiots who believe these things exist in the first place.
I've never been troubled by ghosts, goblins, demons, or anything.

5/13/2010 7:46:57 PM

Vince

What's wrong with them? It's like they gained 'gasp' knowledge! EVIL! AWAY FORM ME EVIL LEARNING!

5/13/2010 7:55:53 PM

Saladin

I think you've been avoiding books for a lot longer than that, friend.

5/13/2010 8:09:38 PM

rubber chicken

Indeed, the 'evil spirits' of Intelligence, Thought, Learning and Reality seem to have studiously avoided you.

5/13/2010 8:11:28 PM



Books don't cause possession. Hell, I love horror, fantasy and sci-fi but I'm still a very loving and generous person. I even have a very open mind about all sorts of subjects, but that doesn't mean I'll compromise my principles and abandon my beliefs on a whim. And guess what? Thanks to growing up reading and being taught to think for myself I can think pretty quickly, improvise and be quite creative. Skills you can't get without using your brain.

5/13/2010 8:20:31 PM

John_in_Oz

The only evil spirits that have overtaken me are Jack Daniels and Wild Turkey, and I read SF all the time.

5/13/2010 8:29:58 PM

dionysus

I've had experience with some friends that read books like these.

Did they help you with the big words?

I wouldn't say that they were "possessed"

I wouldn't either as I wouldn't want to sound like a superstitious twat who's completely divorced from reality.

however they acted much differently after reading these books

Yeah, that's called an epiphany. I had one of those after reading the Bible from cover to cover. I realized that it was all bullshit and thus stopped going to church and paying a bunch of con artists wearing dresses every week.

Some of the books that brought about this change did not even appear aesthetically evil until I noticed their effects.

Never judge a book by its cover?

Ever since then I've avoided most books at all costs except of course the Bible.

Don't lie, I'm willing to bet you've never read the Bible either.

It seems to have been doing me some good because I have not been taken over by evil spirits yet.

I have a magic rock that keeps away tigers. How do I know it works? There are no tigers in my room.

5/13/2010 9:15:07 PM

Zoo

I suppose reading those things is inviting possession? Fortunately reading doesn't work that way.

I am curious what kind of 'changes' your friends had. It's hard to judge how crazy and/or overreactive you (or perhaps those friends) are without this knowledge.

5/13/2010 9:18:11 PM

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