I thought of this after…well, it was either after I watched The Conjuring, or after I read the book 207.
For the unenlightened, 207 was written by a local woman who lived at 207 19th St, Watervliet, which was where RiteAid now stands. It’s a haunting/possession true-story thing. It’s a good read, but I have to admit, I have never felt the slightest psychic disturbance in RiteAid, ever, and generally I pick up on those things. According to the author, and several other people, however, there is still something there.
What did I think of? This: how come all these true-story possession/haunting things happen to people who by their own declaration, are secure in their Christianity? Amityville, The Haunted, 207, The Conjuring…just the tip of the pile, but when you read these, they are all devout people with crosses and Bibles all over their homes. They go to church. And when the going gets rough, they call in their pastor for help.
I’ve yet to read about a Jewish haunting or possession, and my Jewish friends don’t seem to have these problems. Nor do my Pagan or Wiccan friends (or me, for that matter). In fact, I’m pretty sure I’ve never read an Episcopalian (sp?) account of a possession, but maybe I’m wrong.
Hey, I’m not mocking anyone’s religion (well, ok, I might be poking at organized religion a tiny bit) but really, why is this a common denominator in all these true stories? Is the devil targeting Catholics? Are Christians just easier to possess? Or juicier?
I had to share, because I really want to know.