I have been shocked by the response of American voters to the news that Sarah Palin claims to have gained the position of Governor of Alaska because of the supernatural intervention of a man who gained his own political power by hunting down women he accused of witchcraft. I’m shocked because many Americans think that making accusations of witchcraft against women is a perfectly reasonable thing to do.
I used to wonder how the Salem witch trials could ever have taken place. Now I see that there are many Americans who share the beliefs of the people who ran the Salem witch trials. They believe that demons and evil spells and spirits are real, and are a serious problem that America’s leaders must confront. They are encouraged by the hope that Sarah Palin could use the power of the presidency to crack down on witchcraft.
I took it for granted that most Americans would recognize the absurdity of Palin claiming that a witch-fighting preacher used his spiritual powers to make her Governor. Now I see that I may have been wrong in that assumption, and I fear that those who are eager for a campaign against witchcraft may be numerous enough and enthusiastic enough to tip this election toward Sarah Palin and John McCain.
The following are a few of the comments that have been made by people finding out about Sarah Palin’s connection to Thomas Muthee, the witch hunting pastor who is once again visiting the Wasilla Assembly of God church this coming weekend:
“The demons are real and cause much trouble. Just look at America. We have forsaken GOD and his son Jesus Christ, and Harry Potter is the new god we are teaching our children. Is it any wonder that our civilization is faltering. Every nation that has fogotten GOD has been cast down to hell. Blessed is the nation whose GOD is the LORD.”
“he [Muthee] and she [Palin] are up against Obama this time…a candidate for AntiChrist of the Last Days”
“Witches are a serious problem, and Africans seem to recognise the spiritual realm much more than northern europeans.”
“Spiritual warfare is real, I have experienced this myself, though not to the degree described here. I have also been a part of church services similar to what Sarah Palin describes, where ministers have spoken to people about things they could not have known beforehand. God does work through others. Given the media basis, I’m sure some of the accounts given of Pastor Muthee’s Kenyan ministries is skewed to make Palin look bad.
Creationism should be taught in schools, it is much more plausible than Evolution. In fact, Evolution is being increasingly discredited at an expanding rate while evidence of ‘intelligent design’ is being accepted my more and more scientist.”
“We are not fighting against only politicians but demons as well. The Bible says that the god of this world is Satan.”
“Praise Jesus . . . and praise Pastor Muthee for recognizing their is evil in the world. God expects us to pray to ward off evil . . . and evil is everywhere my friends.”
“There is significant evidence that witches and witch doctors actually do things to people – heal, curse, etc. We ultra-rationalists in the West want to believe that there is nothing outside our understanding, but that is only faulty logic.”
“You basic generic secular humanist American does not understand Christianity or African witchcraft. African witches are trained to kill through poisons mostly or other means as needed. They target people specifically. This is to obtain finances or power. Spiritual warfare is important to Christians and it does have amazing results but it will always be downplayed and mocked the the secular population.”
“Evil spirits are real and they control many people in Washington, New York and especially Hollywood. It’s time for reality people. You cannot deny that Lohan and others like her are not being manipulated by evil spirits.”
“Witches are the tool of satan to bring chaos and fear upon humanity, but thank God for Pastors that recognize Gods power is greater than satan. Go Sarah!!”
“Witches and witchcraft are very prevalent in foreign countries, and by the way, demons are very real too not just something Hollywood dreamed up.”
“You say I do not believe that mumbo jumbo about the Devil and Demons! But I ask you what you base that belief on, is it a feeling you have in your gut, or maybe you took your position because someone you respect did not believe in Christ or were you enlightened by a university professor?”
“It’s too bad the libs are so satanic. God Bless the USA.”
“Witchcraft is real and talked about in The Bible. So is Spiritual Warfare. To deny a God takes more faith than accepting One.”
“Witchcraft and demon procession are real and have been around since the beginning of time.”
“I attended just last night a prayer service where a woman involved in witchcraft was freed from demonic posession.”