In one of his latest off-the wall comments, televangelist and host of the "700 Club" Pat Robertson believes people who shop in thrift stores and second-hand boutiques may get more than they bargained for once they bring their purchase home. In answering a question he received by email recently, Robertson stated that demons can attach themselves to material items and cause havoc in the life of the person who owns the item.
An email from "Carrie" asked a question about demonic forces being connected to material possessions. In a "700 Club" episode that aired earlier this month, Robertson told a story of a ring owned by a girl in the Philippines. Apparently a witch had cast a spell on this ring and an evil spirit would torment whoever wore the ring. Using this information as evidence, the television preacher stated that material objects could carry demonic spirits with them. He did say, however, "I don’t think every sweater you get from Goodwill has demons in it." He went on to say that those buying items that have been previously owned would do well to rebuke any spirits that may be attached to them.
This latest statement by Pat Robertson is just the latest in a series of off-the-wall comments the televangelist has made. Unfortunately, the general public often believes that Robertson speaks for the entire Christian community. In the past the TV host has made comments such as 'awful-looking' women are to blame for marital problems, that sexually-abused children shouldn't be adopted because they might grow up 'weird' and the Haitian earthquake of 2010 was because residents of the island made a deal with the devil during the 1791 slave rebellion.
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