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You Are the Python Spirit of Witchcraft in Palin's World

Thanks to Max Blumenthal for doing what corporate journalists refused to do: Reporting on what happened at the Wasilla Assembly of God church last weekend when Sarah Palin’s witch hunting spiritual mentor, Thomas Muthee, came back to his favorite little village in Alaska.

thomas muthee python spirit stomp dance sarah palin podcastMuthee took to the stage and told members of Sarah Palin’s home church to crush “the spirit of witchcraft! We come against the python spirits!” Another pastor upped the ante, and told members of the Wasilla Assembly of God “We stomp on the heads of the enemy!”

The language is outrageous just in itself. Who ever heard of python spirits? Oh, yeah – the woman who Thomas Muthee chased out of Kiambu in fear of her life. She had her pet python shot to death when police stormed her house at the instigation of Muthee.

But, here in America, who is the “enemy”, the “python spirits” that Sarah Palin’s church says it will stomp?

Chances are that they mean you.

Are you not a Christian? Then you’re the considered the enemy of the Wasilla Assemby of God. Are you a Christian, but not an evangelical? Are you Catholic? Do you not believe in the literal truth of the Bible? Well, then, you’re one of those python spirits.

If Sarah Palin gets elected to the White House in November, prepare to get stomped.

(python spirit stomping dance video podcast)

14 comments to You Are the Python Spirit of Witchcraft in Palin's World

  • mccainpalinsupporter

    what a joke. the pastors voice completely changes at 5:26 into the video. You also never quite see her face so I am not certain it was even her. But I do know that even if it was her receiving a blessing from her pastor, what you hear the pastor saying is not what was said. Some fool dubbed the video. Nice try though.

  • PB

    This man is not talking about the physical world we live in. “Our enemeies are not of flesh and blood but of powers and principalities” You need to know what you are talking about before you make an uninformed comment. Witchcraft as stated in the bible can take many forms such as manipulation. A spirit of witchcraft is nothing more than a spirit of influence in decision making toward darkness. These types of prayers are very common in pentecostal churches all over the country. It would sound weird to people who don’t believe in God or a Sprirtual exisitence. Most of our founding fathers prayed continually and I don’t doubt that some of their prayers would be alien to people who live carnal lives but it is common place for those who live lives dependant on a creator. It is regular to think of God in every step you make and every breath you take, grateful for another day in this great country and on this planet.

  • Jim

    McP:

    You’re wrong. There’s a technical answer. The audio misalignment is a result of what happens when you take RealPlayer content, record it to CD, then covert it to DAT, then to AVI, then to YouTube format.

    Fortunately, we have a better-converted version that will be available on YouTube soon.

    PB:

    You’re wrong. Thomas Muthee is talking very much about the physical world. Thomas Muthee orchestrated a movement that, as with many witch-hunting efforts in Africa, picked a woman arbitrarily as a witch, then hailed death threats, fired shots, arrested her, and ran her out of her own hometown.

  • XDARKXENERGYX

    MPS,

    The video of Thomas Muthee’s 2005 sermon at WAoG is available at the WAoG website…

    http://www.wasillaag.net/topical.html

    DE

  • Also, Palin defenders, reporters have called the Wasilla Assembly of God church and received confirmation that the video is genuine. Protection against witchcraft is not an ordinary part of people’s lives and Muthee doesn’t use the term metaphorically. Palin is batty for real. Sorry.

  • PB

    Well I don’t know what kind of junk your reading about Thomas Muthee but it is amazing to me that people like you will believe the written word 1,000 times over if it supports a political viewpoint but when it opposes your cause it just has to be wrong. That said how about some references on the Muthee info.

  • PB, we took the video from the Wasilla Assembly of God church website ourselves. Others have done so independently, and confirm the content of the web site. The church also confirms the content. The McCain-Palin campaign is not commenting, but is not denying the video’s content either.

    On the “python spirits” and “stomp the heads” comments last weekend in Sarah Palin’s church, journalist Max Blumenthal has video recordings and his firsthand observations. Again, there are no denials from the Wasilla Assembly of God church. I suggest you go to Blumenthal’s web site if you don’t want to believe.

    You’re really reaching for any scrap of any reason to believe that Sarah Palin is sane. Think about that – you’re wanting to put her in the position of becoming President of the United States.

  • Jim

    MPS has apparently just moved on, but here’s a more audio-synched version of the Muthee-Palin sermon:

    and there’s always that original video at wasillaag.net.

    For the rest of us, let’s think about what it means that MPS and people like her or him are leaning on the “it must be fake” claim. It means that they know inside that the video makes Sarah Palin and her aims for government look like a legitimate subject of question. So to end the cognitive dissonance they have to make it “fake.”

  • DARK ENERGY

    IT or some other blog should issue an open challenge for any of the pastors at Wasilla AoG to defend Bishop Muthee’s crusade against Mama Jane. I doubt any would take up that challenge. Ed Kalnins has his “flock” on a short leash right now. Amen, you guys?

  • Scott

    Seems to me that if somebody really wants to defend Palin, then this “it must be a fake video” approach is a dangerous one to take.
    It is tantamount to claiming “either the vid is doctored, or Palin is loopy.” If you are going to set up the question like that, it forces your hand if/when there is proof of the video’s veracity.
    Your only option mccainpalinsupporter and PB is to admit that Palin is loopy.

  • Scott, it’s the only thing Republicans can say, unless they quote the sermon/political speech selectively. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what a lot of Republican-aligned columnists and writers for the religion sections of newspapers are doing. It’s shocking to see such willful dishonesty among people who claim to be professionals.

  • Ralph

    You would be right, Scott, except for one thing. You are presuming that Palin defenders will play fair and follow an original argument to its logical conclusion.

    I disagree with your implicit assumption that this is the way most Palin supporters think and participate in discourse.

    When you’re locked in the kind of “spiritual warfare” they take so seriously, and you’re starting to lose on the terrain of rational argument, you run for any cover you can get. You switch tactics, you grab at whatever resources you can, you deceive your opponent, you become unpredictable. Because that’s how you fight a war.

    Look for the defense to shift:
    1. The tape is fake.
    2. The language is symbolic.
    3. You just wouldn’t understand.
    4. Why are you so negative? What’s your agenda? Why are you attacking good Christian people?

    They have all kinds of options–none of them legitimate or rational, but that doesn’t matter much to them. Brace yourself for a barrage of random bull from these nuts.

  • Dayle Craven

    why don’t you google “the spirit of python.” read the history behind it. someone stoops so low as to video a church service? please…

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