In Thailand, the Ghost Business Thrives

Thomas Fuller, New York Times, February 11, 2015

Shortly after midnight, the phone rang in the cramped radio station where Kapol Thongplub hosts a nightly call-in show dedicated to the supernatural.

The caller had recently encountered a ghost in a Bangkok hotel room.

“I saw someone standing in my room, a woman,” she said.

“Did you see her face?” Mr. Kapol asked over the air.

“I heard some sort of Indian noises, some sort of Indian praying,” the woman said. “I felt heavy pressure on my body.”

Mr. Kapol has been listening to ghost stories like this for more than two decades as host of “The Shock,” which from midnight to 3 a.m. broadcasts tales of apparitions recounted by his listeners–taxi drivers, security guards, students and anyone else who is up at that hour.

In the process, Mr. Kapol, better known by his nickname, Pong, has become the leading ghost expert in a country that takes ghosts quite seriously and is apparently full of them.

There are more than 100 types of ghosts in Thailand, he says, including the Pi Pob, which enters human bodies and possesses them; the Preta, a tall, thin ghost that seeks vengeance among the living; Phi Lung Kluang, a variety from southern Thailand that takes a human form with a hole in its back, exposing its skeleton; and widow ghosts, prevalent in northeastern Thailand, which seek to steal men away from their families.

The belief in the supernatural, ghosts and otherwise, infuses daily life in Thailand. Ministers inaugurate their offices at auspicious times, and powerful generals have been known to consult seers before a big decision, such as launching a coup–a relatively regular occurrence in Thailand. Fortune tellers are consulted by everyone from business executives forging multimillion-dollar deals to students facing uncertain careers and couples wanting to conceive.

Thailand’s political elites appear to be among the most superstitious. When the image of a former prime minister, Samak Sundhornvej, suddenly appeared on a large screen in Parliament shortly after his death in 2009, the speaker of Parliament opened an investigation and found no terrestrial explanation for it.

“I believe it is true,” he told the news media. “The spirit of Mr. Samak came back to say goodbye.”

Bangkok has a ghost-themed shopping mall, magazines filled with ghost stories, prime-time ghost television shows and many more programs that feature fortune tellers supplying everything from career advice to lucky lottery numbers.

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Jessada Denduangboripant, a science professor at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok who campaigns against what he describes as a reliance on pseudoscience, said he saw little evidence that the love of the supernatural was waning.

“We’ve been told since childhood there are ghosts everywhere,” Mr. Jessada said. “You can have an iPhone and technology all around you. But you still stick to superstition.”

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  • India exploded an atom bomb in 1974 and a hydrogen bomb in 1998, but the moon-worshiping savages there still dump human bodies in the Ganges River.

    • Bossman

      When the Pakistanis successfully test their first atom bomb, a whole host of people at the site could be heard loudly praising Allah. I saw the video online some time ago.

      • Reynardine

        Still waiting for a Hispanic country to test an atomic bomb…

        Wow you guys are so behind… India and Pakistan got you beat in the rocket department.

        Not only that, but India has a space program, and not a bad one at that…

        • Spaniard in LA

          Latin American countries do have India beat in other departments. For example, the life expectancy in Indian is at around 67.8 years. Mexico’s life expectancy is at around 75.4 years. India has a literacy rate of 61%. Mexico’s is at 91%. GDP per capita, India $4,000. Mexico $15,600.

          • Reynardine

            Then again, India is burdened with countless “backwards” castes that need constant tending.

            Mexico has learned to export their “backwards” peoples.

        • Bossman

          The Hispanic countries of the Americas have no need to build nuclear bombs. The USA has committed itself by treaty to defend them in times of war with non-American nations.

          • Reynardine

            So I guess we’re committed to defend Cuba and Venezuela in times of war?

            Why didn’t we defend Argentina in the Falklands War?

          • Bossman

            The Falklands war was a quarrel between two friends and allies of the USA so the best that the USA could do was remain neutral.

    • Reynardine

      From what I understand, Hindus practice cremation.

    • Oil Can Harry

      Hey, leave the curry-chompers outta this.

      I mainly associate “Thigh-Land” with their sex industry, their food and the fact that they have some good boxers and kickboxers there.

      • WhiteGuyInJapan

        More recently, Thailand is experiencing decent economic growth. Drastic political upheaval as well. Back in 2013, I saw some of the protests in downtown Bangkok. Quite peaceful and playful, Thai style. Two months later, the police went to live rounds and were firing into the crowds. Now a police state is in place. Again. Still, a beautiful place to visit.

  • Bossman

    If East Asians are so smart, why are they still believing in ghosts?

    • Anglokraut

      Because when the were little, their parents and grandparents, and all the people around them said that there were ghosts, because for all those people, their own parents, grandparents, and all the other people around them said that there were ghosts, because for all those people, their own parents, grandparents, and all the other people around them said that there were ghosts…

      Sort of like how so many White People believe in original sin, magic Jewish zombies, and that penguins walked all the way from Antarctica to the middle east to get on that ark.

      • Bossman

        Well, in the case of the penguins, they can stay in water for a long time so they had no need to travel to the Middle East. Yes, there are a lot of stupid white people but they know that they are stupid and they don’t make claims of being very smart.

    • Reynardine

      If Hispanic are so smart, why are they still believing in the chupacabra?

      • Anglokraut

        To be fair, a nearly all White industry has been built around Bigfoot, Sasquatch, and Wendigo.

        • Speedy Steve

          Not to mention the “content of their character” industry.

      • Bossman

        So-called Hispanics have never made the claim of being smarter than everybody else as far as I know.

        • Reynardine

          At least Hispanics are honest about their substandard of intelligence.

          Too bad civilization is driven by it.

    • Speedy Steve

      Thailand’s political elites appear to be among the most superstitious.

      AmeriKwa’s elites too. If liberals are so smart, why do they continue to spend trillions of dollars trying to make stupid retards clever?

    • Raymond Kidwell

      I have experienced a number of strange things. In Asia there are experts in matters of “chi” and such where we don’t have many in the West. Just like Western doctors laughed at acupuncture as psuedo science/superstition. Now it is accepted because studies have proven that it works for real and is not just a placebo effect.

    • WhiteGuyInJapan

      Well, the Thai people are Southeast Asians. A different breed. Fair amount of Chinese intermarriage, though. Speaking of which, lots of East Asians (the high IQ Asians) also are very superstitious.

  • Rhialto

    I can empathize. I live in a country which has a similar attitude toward racial mental equality. In spite of all evidence to the contrary, Americans believe that all races are equal “from the neck up”; all racial differences in behaviour are attributed to social conditions caused by evil spirits in human form. As in Thailand, this is particularly the case with America’s leaders, political and intellectual.

    There is one important difference: a science professor who pointed this out, like Prof. Denduangboripant, would have been trash canned, for his heretical opinions. I guess the Thais are more tolerant than Americans.

  • pcmustgo

    Some people have actually experienced the spirit world… don’t knock it. Real Christians know there is a supernatural spirit world out there…. No, we shouldn’t be all superstitious and reject science… but still… where’s your proof God/The spirit world doesn’t exist?

    • Good point! In post-Christian America there’s a tendency on the part of many to throw out the supernatural because it’s not immediately visible or obvious to them. We think we’re too smart or ‘scientific’ to recognize what people throughout all of human history have attested to – namely, that there’s a supernatural dimension, an other-worldly aspect to life here on earth. There exists a demonic realm that we ought not to play with.

    • Anglokraut

      I count at least two logical fallacies in your post: Personal Incredulity, and Burden of Proof. Just because you find something difficult to understand, doesn’t mean that the idea is therefore untrue. (I’ve seen this one a lot today–it’s Darwin’s birthday.) Also, the burden of proof is on the person who claims that something IS–for example, I could claim that right now a toaster is floating in orbit around the planet Jupiter, and since you can’t prove that there isn’t a toaster floating around Jupiter, my claim must be true.

      • Actually, the burden of proof rests on those who say there isn’t a Creator in spite of the overwhelming evidence of intelligent and thoughtful design that’s present on earth and throughout the universe.

        The complexity, predictability and order of the universe strongly posits someone or something behind it which brought it all about.

        Let’s be honest here: We don’t look at the complexity of a watch, the intricacies and workings of the human body, or even that of a Jet plane and assume that a random and orderless process brought it all about (or at least we shouldn’t). Rather, we rightfully draw the conclusion that someone greater than ourselves made it.

        Looking at the universe and deducting that there is intelligent design is not an aberration or superstitious belief. Instead, it’s how we’ve been created. Our brain naturally inclines us to look for order, purpose and signs of intelligence in all that we inspect or examine. These are inherent characteristics or qualities endowed by our Creator so that we might better recognize his Divine handiwork.

        Even the universal laws of logic presupposes an intelligent Creator. All of this and more, compels us to believe that someone greater than ourselves made us and there is a Divine purpose and meaning to life.

        • Speedy Steve

          I know “educated people” who think the Matrix is real, and everything is an illusion.

          • Anglokraut

            Are they Buddhists?

          • Speedy Steve

            IT geeks

          • True, there’s always some nuts in the pile. Sometimes those “educated” people are a bit too “educated.” They may be open-minded, but they’ve allowed their brains to fall out in the process.

        • Anglokraut

          Our brains are impressive, but it is our inclination to find patterns that allows for some to make some rather unsound claims, all based on “oh how wondrous this world is! So complex! Far too complex to be random!”
          Nope, there is no proof of any kind, of a creating deity–no evidence at all. Which is weird because we have evidence of long-gone stars, and vanished oceans on Venus, but no creator deity. One would think that there’d be something fairly obvious to see with our own lying eyes, but…

          • Jo

            God reveals himself to Christians. Satan’s main target is Christians. Of course, you wouldn’t see God’s work and influence, or good and evil spirits, if you don’t believe in Him.

          • Our eyes don’t lie as much as you might imagine. Sometimes they can see quite clearly. Observing intelligent design upon the earth as well as details within the universe is not a ‘trick’ of the brain, a need to see patterns when there are none.

            This is not about seeing images in the cloud. On the contrary, it’s about viewing very apparent signs of intelligent life and design within the created order. Things that show purposeful complexity, order, consistent predictability, great wonder, intelligence as in the universal laws of logic, etc. Humans who rightly deduct a Divine Creator based on the such things do so rationally and logically. While we may dispute who exactly this Creator is, it’s not irrational for people to be led to a belief in God. The human body alone testifies to it!

            The presence of “long-gone stars” and “vanished oceans on Venus” is hardly proof that there isn’t a Creator. All sorts of things in life, including us humans, have a beginning and end, a time in which we live and a time in which we die. These vanished oceans and long-gone stars simply comport with what we see in all of life and within the universe.

            Moreover, your objection never answers the deeper question of why is there anything rather than nothing? he very presence of the long-gone stars and vanished oceans begs the question of how all of this came from nothing.

          • Anglokraut

            If the human body is a piece of divine craftsmanship, why do we have cancer? Tailbones? Oooh, or the appendix, whose purpose was eliminated by dietary changes in early humans, and now exists only to kill us. Then of course there is the female pelvic region, wherein three separate and very unique areas that really shouldn’t be near one another–are lined up like dominoes. Yeah, that makes sense, too. Good job, God–you totally rocked that design.

          • Part of the answer, though by no means the only answer, is that humans live in a fallen world that has been infected by sin. I know this argument holds no significance to you, but if what the Bible teaches about the nature of sin and if what human history reveals – namely, that we are by nature wicked creatures – then this is not ultimately an impossible question to answer.

            As far as parts of the human body that no longer have any use or appear defective or useless, these arguments have been answered by better minds than myself. They are involved and neither space nor time permits me to lay out such rebuttals now. Regardless, it will do little good because as the old adage goes, “A man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still.”

            Are you seriously arguing that the complexity and beauty of the human body (heart, brain, eyes, organs) merely arrived by chance? Are we just a collection of flesh and molecules thrown together with no random order or purpose? If so, you’re the one who has blind faith, my friend, not me.

            Moreover, you try to employ reason and logical arguments against me, yet you obviously don’t see the inconsistency of doing so. On what basis do you use logic, reason, and carefully honed objections when this presupposes the universal laws of logic? Such laws only make sense in the theists’s worldview, not yours.

            In an atheist’s worldview, if that’s what you are, they can’t consistently account for the presence of logic and reason because life occurred by random chance and with no ordered purpose. The very laws of logic, including the law of gravity, could not exist and could not be fixed, and appealed to by rational creatures because there’s ultimately no rhyme or reason for any of this.

            What you’re really guilty of doing, though you don’t know it, is jumping into the theist’s worldview in order to argue your position. In other words, you’re not arguing consistently nor solely from your own worldview which cannot account for the presence of a logical and a rational order of things in the first place. Instead you must jump into my worldview which comports perfectly with such things as ordered complexity, predictability, laws of logic and the law of gravity.

            The atheist wants the best of both worlds, but he does so only inconsistency.

          • Anglokraut

            Okay, it’s now 1:15 a.m. and I’m exhausted from studying, and from this conversation. Yes, I’m saying exactly that life evolved randomly–evolution doesn’t care if a mutation is helpful or harmful; it just is, like a chaotic neutral. Whether or not the mutation helps the organism reproduce doesn’t matter either–simply by being present in the genetic code is enough. And lastly, good night, Amren.

          • Then you truly have more faith than I do. In spite of the overwhelming evidence you are daily confronted with that there is a Creator, you choose to believe that some gook, some mud slush “evolved randomly” and brought forth the level of order, complexity, and repeated consistency we see each day in life!?

            In other words, you will believe in fairy tales (macro evolution) contrary to what should be patently obvious for anyone with a set of eyes who looks around them. None are so blind as those who refuse to see regardless of the evidence presented before them. This is more about a matter of the will than a lack of evidence.

            “Evolution doesn’t care if a mutation is helpful or harmful” – Even this statement is couched in terms of purpose and order which shows that no matter how much evolutionists try to avoid intelligent design, they are forced to use the very terms we as creationists employ in order to make sense of their own model or theory of origins.

            Macro evolutionists and atheists are caught between a rock and a hard place because they wish so desperately for intelligent design to be false, yet they are ham-stringed by having to say and explain their theories in terms that presuppose and support an intelligent, well-ordered, predictable, and purposeful universe.

            You also spoke of a “genetic code” and you are correct. The problem is, your atheistic worldview won’t permit it because the minute you speak of a “code,” you’re talking about something that was already placed there prior. In the same way computers don’t function without a prior “code” telling it what to do, so also such “genetic codes” don’t function unless something prior and outside of itself put it there first. Again, atheists speak out of both sides of their mouth but, like yourself, can’t see or don’t want to see the inherent logical contradiction.

            Yes, good night . . . Ambrose Kane dot com

          • Spikeygrrl

            Tonsils. Toes. Body hair. Female orgasm. Acne. Allergies. Differing blood types. Races. Senile dementia. NONE OF THESE would exist if Humans had been “intelligently designed.”

          • Good Lord that’s an ignorant statement to make, but since you’re so vastly superior in knowledge of these things then surely you know.

            Yes, most definitely, the presence of toes, body hair, blood types, female orgasm, and even differing races are ‘proof’ that God doesn’t exist and that we have not been divinely created. (sarc off)

          • Spikeygrrl

            I stopped reading at “Good Lord.” Thanks for saving me the trouble of reading your supernaturalism.

          • 🙂

          • Canadian Friend

            I do not want to take sides here but I must admit I find it hard to believe some intelligent entity wanted men to have nipples.

          • Spikeygrrl

            Big big upvote.

      • Raymond Kidwell

        My experiences are too long to list here. Can’t say I understand it. It just is. When dealing with “occult” it’s hard to objectively test it because you can’t just recreate an event on camera and a lot of times you are dealing with probability. There have been many studies that prove psychic ability and many other things. Despite all this proof, it is rejected. There are also a lot of things found totally out of place historically that is completely ignored. There was evidence of copper plumbing found in China apparently dating back thousands of years before such plumbing existed anywhere in the world- swept under the rug. A lot of examples like that which you can find in “weird but true” files. With psychic ability they have done studies where consistently people will get 55% right when statistically they should have gotten 50% right and things like that. Quntum physics is beginning to discover a lot of these “occult” principles that occult philosophy has been based upon for thousands of years. Take the observer effect, particle wave duality, quantum entanglement etc.

    • Nancy

      Well said, PC. Just because it’s not visible doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. It’s the epitome of hubris for people to think they’re the “top of the pyramid”; that nothing is above them, so to speak. The “Book that We Shouldn’t Name here” goes into great lengths about battling evil spirits. That’s why so many believers stay far away from Ouija, Tarot, and talking to the dead. There are both good AND malevolent forces we can’t see, and their existence in no way depends upon our belief in them.

      Like Kaiser Sose said: “The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist”.

      • Wing-nut.

        I’m not tricked.

    • Reynardine

      Indeed, you are correct.

      Many people whom we would regard as “brilliant scientists” such as Isaac Newton, Liebniz and Blaise Pascal believed in spiritual dimensions.

      “There are more things in heaven and earth than dreamed of in your philosophy, Horatio.” As Shakespeare put it.

      • Christorchaos

        Even further .. Mike Jones’ the Revolutionary Jew and Its Impact Upon World History shows that “the Scientific Age” and “The Enlightenment” were both never far from Cabalistic and Rosicrucian incantationist mumbo-jumbo. The Royal Academy? A mess. Bacon and Descartes? Deeply flawed. Empiricism? A complete joke … etc.

        Jones also has a huge chapter on John Dee (a somewhat overlooked figure). Even Wikipedia gives a strong hint about what Dee was all about: ”

        John Dee (13 July 1527 – 1608 or 1609) was a mathematician, astronomer, astrologer, occult philosopher, imperialist[5] and adviser to Queen Elizabeth I. He devoted much of his life to the study of alchemy, divination and Hermetic philosophy. Dee straddled the worlds of science and magic just as they were becoming distinguishable(emphais added)”

        Distinguishable? … or wishful thinking??

        Here, the mighty Catholic Encyclopedia is most instructive:

        Without suggesting the dependence of one national system of magic upon another, the similarity of some ideas and practices in the magic of all peoples must be noted. All rely on the power of words, the utterance of a hidden name, or the mere existence of the name on anamulet or stone. Magic was supposed to be the triumph of intellect over matter, the word being the key to the mysteries of the physical world: utter the name of a malignant influence and its power is undone; utter the name of a benevolent deity and force goes out to destroy the adversary. ….. In many cases they were of Jewish, or Babylonian, or Aramaic origin … That the Jews were prone to magic is evidenced by the strict laws against it and the warnings of the Prophets (Exodus 22:18;Deuteronomy 18:10; Isaiah 3:18, 20; 57:3; Micah 5:11; cf. 2 Kings 21:6). Nevertheless, Jewish magic flourished, especially just before the birth of Christ, as appears from the Book of Enoch, the Testament of the Twelve Patriarchs, and the Testament of Solomon. Origen testifies that in his day to adjure demons was looked upon as specifically “Jewish”, that these adjurations had to be made in Hebrew and from Solomon’s books (In Math., xxvi, 63, P.G., XIII, 1757). The frequency of Jewish magic is also corroborated by Talmudic lore…..
        The Aryan races of Asia seem somewhat less addicted to magic than the Semitic or Turanian races. …. The Aryans of Europe, Greeks, Romans, Teutons, and Celts were never so deeply infected as the Asiatics. …… Such advice argues at least a belief in medicinal magic. But among the Romans it may be said that magic was condemned in every age by many of the best spirits of their day: Tacitus, Favorinus, Sextus Empiricus, and Cicero who even demurred against divination. Officially by many laws of the empire against “malefic” and “mathematici” (emphasis added) magic was forbidden……. Magic as a practice finds no place in Christianity

    • newscomments70

      i was often told that Fort Warren in Boston is haunted by ghosts. The place was once a POW camp during the civil war. Three people were executed there, and two men died of natural causes. Anyhow, as i child, I never experienced a ghost of any kind while exploring the fort. A few years ago though, I brought my nephew to the site. He was about ten at the time. He really wanted to see a ghost, so we explored the chambers of the fort. In one of the turrets, we both felt some kind of cold presence. It was a noticeably uneasy feeling. My nephew commented on it without my mentioning it. He noticed it as well. It could have been some kind of spirit, not sure though.

    • newscomments70

      A friend of mine is a born-again Christian. He is deeply religious and constantly prays and reads scripture. He is into missionary work and has travelled the world trying to spread Christianity. He claims that all spirits that the living encounter are evil spirits.

      • Jo

        “He claims that all spirits that the living encounter are evil spirits.”

        No. There are good and evil. Evil follow Satan.

        • newscomments70

          I don’t see how anyone can know for sure.

          • Of course no one can know for certain without actual evidence of some sort, but if your religion implicitly states the existance of a heaven for correct behavior, the implied idea is that if you go to heaven, you will no longer be here on earth. So for a spirit, if spirits exist, to be here on earth, it must be “evil” or at least, not deserving of entry to heaven.

            If you are not religious or if perhaps your religion is more open ended or vague regarding the afterlife, there’s no reason not to believe that both good and bad spirits are “here”.

            Hopefully that makes some kind of sense, i’m just a wee bit tired at the moment, but thoroughly enjoying this thread before I pass out.

          • newscomments70

            I always enjoyed hearing peoples’ experience with the occult, especially the elderly. “So for a spirit, if spirits exist, to be here on earth, it must be “evil” or at least, not deserving of entry to heaven.” That is possible, but perhaps good spirits can “visit” from heaven, or they recently departed and are on their way. I have no idea about this, just thinking logically.

          • Oh, I agree, and within the bounds of traditional Christianity, the answer to “good” spirits is, of course, angels, which are even mentioned as being present on earth in the bible. I suppose incould have gone into a lot more depth with my post, but im reasonably certain i was exhausted, haha.

            Since you said you enjoy hearing others experiences, ill mention that i believe rather firmly in “ghosts” of some form or another, based off of some very distinct and rather … irrefutable experiences which i’ve experienced personally. (One of the most convincing was witnessed by another person as well, cementing its reality in my mind.)

            If i make it to a keyboard before I forget, I may type it up here, it makes a fairly decent, short ghost story.

          • newscomments70

            Also, some ghosts are believed to be souls who are in some kind of limbo. I have heard ghost stories from friends and relatives. I take them with a grain of salt, but who knows? My grandfather reported as a child, he heard someone chop at the chopping board at 2 AM or so…but no one was there. An older friend reported hearing a dead relative talking through the “snow” static in the TV. (She is a bit looney, not sure about that…sounds like “Poltergeist”). My second cousins reported being terrorized by ghosts in their new home. Cabinets were opened, dishes were flown about, and their baby was stillborn…the umbilical cord strangled him. The previous inhabitants of that house had a baby who died the same way. My uncle died of a gunshot wound in his home when I was a child. My mother believed that she spoke to him in a dream. I had a similar dream. It was very positive and great to see him. It seemed very real…it still could have been a dream though. About ten years ago, I lived in a bungalow in run -down movie studio. I saw the apparition of a little girl while I was half asleep. It seemed real, could have been a dream.

  • Johnny

    On a positive note, at least they don’t sacrifice albinos, as far as I know.

  • Alexandra1973

    Who you gonna call…?

  • Cincinnatus

    The majority of people throughout the entirety of recorded history (and before) have believed in the supernatural.

  • Tim_in_Indiana

    Did you overlook this passage?

    There are more than 100 types of ghosts in Thailand, he says, including the Pi Pob, which enters human bodies and possesses them; the Preta, a tall, thin ghost that seeks vengeance among the living; Phi Lung Kluang, a variety from southern Thailand that takes a human form with a hole in its back, exposing its skeleton; and widow ghosts, prevalent in northeastern Thailand, which seek to steal men away from their families.

    Do most Americans believe in ghosts that can inhabit human bodies and possesses them? This harks back to medieval times. If you believe in a ghost that possesses humans, then nothing anyone does, no matter how vile, is really their fault.

  • Anglokraut

    1. Not talking about ghosts, but chupacabras.
    2. Not even the point. The point is that different cultures have different fantastical beasts, and all races have people who can’t tell myth from reality.

    • Raymond Kidwell

      Why do aliens always abduct and anally probe white trash, along with cross breeding with them? Why aren’t aliens into blacks or hispanics, or even asians for that matter? Maybe it’s a fetish or something…

      • Spikeygrrl

        Maybe the ETs are revolted by the notion of interbreeding — even for scientific purposes — with Human subspecies of such notoriously low IQ…?

    • Charles Martel

      Don’t forget the Loch Ness monster!

      Every group has a lower end of the bell curve. There are plenty of whites who are dumb as a stump. Exhibit A: Obama voters.

  • Spikeygrrl

    How is this different from mainstream Christians’ belief in gods, angels, saints, demons, and a literal afterlife for Humans?

  • Reynardine

    Just putting this out there, but think about HOW MANY TIMES Thailand has had a coup in the last 50 years. They might just have a demon infestation…

  • Paleoconn

    I think articles like these are unneeded filler for an already packed AmRen. As long as we don’t bring such backward people into our countries, we should not care about what they do in theirs.

  • David Ashton

    Now come on. What are the poll results in the USA for belief in spirits, hell, UFO abductions, etc.? When Easter comes round how many born-agains will believe that not only The Lord was resurrected from his tomb but many other people who walked into Jerusalem (Matthew 27.52-53).

  • Haha, that was exactly what occurred to me. It sounds like just about exactly the same thing, likely excellent radio for a long drive in the middle of the night!