posted on Sep, 5 2007 @ 09:39 PM
You can have mine.
What's oddball is, if you've read my other posts on ATS, you'd think I'd be the last one to believe in demons. However, towards the end of the
Army phase of Tom's Life, we started noticing how stuff went really creepily wrong at times even after things had been double checked.
The joke started up about me having gotten cursed and having a demon. Grant you, there was some major negative karma at times.
Time passes - I'm checking out a really alternative church in Huntsville, one which I really came to like but it takes some getting used to. I guess
you'd call it "non-denominational" but the local stuffed shirts call it "the biker church". At any rate, on Saturdays it's a sort of relaxed
setup with round tables, popcorn and coffee instead of pews, which I like. So I'm sitting there and all of a sudden the pastor stops, says
"Someone's got a pet demon" walks over and puts his hand on my shoulder. "Son, you've done something you shouldn't have done (whoops) and
you're plagued by a demon. That's not something I bring up normally, but I've never seen anyone with a worse one"
Same month - I'm at a friend's house. She's a nationally known psychic. (yeah, I know a lot of different people) Now, if anyone could convince me,
Mr Rational Empiricist, it would be her. She's throwing a table session party with a bunch of people and my wife wants to go.
Let the fun commence.
I'm sitting off to one side with a bubblehead friend of mine who's a psych major. The table crew starts Conversing With the Beyond, when things go
slightly - wrong. The table starts getting to be real active. And I mean Real Active. But the answers are not the usual platitudes. People are getting
all sorts of whacky answers - but Jeannette finally figures out that there's only one 'person' on the other end, and it ain't Grandpa or Aunt Sue.
It identifies itself as my demon, and claims it wants to kill me. All of this without any prompting by me.
Candles start going out by themselves. Jean starts flinging holy water and doing purification ceremonies. It says it doesn't care. She whups out a
Bible and starts praying. It says it won't go and she can't make it. She calls in help, and it doesn't go away.
I got the impression that sort of thing doesn't normally happen. But if I'm there, the table only has one channel, and it's the Tom Jr show all
Anyway, while I still officially don't believe in it, it can be really tiresome at times. If you want one, you can have mine. It will stick with you