Tag Archives: exorcisms

Exorcism, the Human Stun Gun, and Suggestion

When the world ended last year, I pointed out the there is a certain degree of relativism to the apocalypse. That is, you, the reader, must have been impervious to the apocalypse. Why? It’s simple – you never believed it. … Continue reading

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Possessed by Demons, Animals, and Nonsense

“Japan doesn’t have that stuff. That’s more of a Western thing.” Just like I constantly have to remind Westerners how they’re horribly wrong about the bizarre and ridiculous stereotypes of Japan, I had to show my Japanese friend that she … Continue reading

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Exorcism in Japan, and Another Dead Child

Exorcism is not new to Japan, but it’s always tragic. This article explores the inherent foolishness in believing in spirit possession, and the damage such a belief causes. Continue reading

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