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Exorcism Live – Do Not Watch It

Halloween is just around the corner and networks are starving for ratings especially since a popular World Series  between the Kansas City Royals and the New York Metropolitans is taking place and is taking away many viewers.  Destination America Network is not far behind. They are airing a live show tonight entitled “Exorcism: live!”  In this live show, participants will be visiting the location where the events surrounding the Exorcist movie took place.  In 1949, a young boy named Roland Doe (name used to protect identity) was allegedly possessed by the devil or demons. Jesuit priests were called in after a Protestant minister was unable to remove the entities. The real life event inspired the 1970’s film.

Alleged psychic medium Chip Coffey will be the main participant who will conduct a seance and “exorcism” on the house located in Bel-Nor, Missouri.  Bishop Herman of the Archdiocese of St. Louis condemned the show and asked the producers to reconsider citing the dangers of calling on evil spirits and toying with them. However, Henry Schleiff of Discovery Communications ignored the concerns from the bishop.

The bishop is correct. This event will be calling upon demons and that is not a good idea.  While the show will be staged as these ghost shows usually are, they still are messing with entities that humans should not mess with. Moreover, lay people are not authorized to conduct exorcisms. Not even priests are allowed unless given permission by their bishop.  This Exorcism Live show is a mockery of the Catholic faith and will be channeling evil.

Moreover, this psychic medium Chip Coffey is a charlatan and an openly gay man who distorts Catholicism. Many have filed complaints against him for being fraudulent. He was also embarrassed on a live program when he was put to the test by skeptics. There is no such thing as a psychic or medium. Spirits do not “live” anywhere. All of this is superstition.  Also, Chip Coffey previously worked on a paranormal investigation show (Paranormal State) which was exposed as being staged. The show was eventually cancelled. See the sources below this post for more information on the fraudulent

I urge all Catholics and all my readers to not watch this program. You will be calling evil spirits into your home and endorsing fraud and the mockery of our faith.

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Source:

http://www.destinationamerica.com/tv-shows/exorcism-live-countdown/exorcism-live/

http://fox2now.com/2015/10/29/archdiocese-of-st-louis-warns-of-exorcism-dangers-before-tv-show/

http://ncronline.org/blogs/ncr-today/fright-or-foul-archdiocese-warns-against-purported-live-tv-exorcism

http://www.womenofgrace.com/blog/?p=44712

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/a-live-exorcism-will-be-performed-on-tv-friday-heres-what-to-expect/2015/10/29/e49b8d3a-7dad-11e5-b575-d8dcfedb4ea1_story.html

http://www.catholic.org/news/ae/tv/story.php?id=65075

http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/news/2015/10/30/archdiocese-warns-against-playing-games-with-satan-ahead-of-live-tv-exorcism/

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2013/10/14/morning-radio-host-interviews-psychic-and-puts-him-to-shame/

http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/chip-coffey/atlanta-georgia-/chip-coffey-psychic-kids-paranormal-state-cyber-bully-pathological-liar-sociopath-twi-918391

http://www.ghosttheory.com/2008/11/04/paranormal-state-caught-faking-entire-show

http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/news/2015/10/30/archdiocese-warns-against-playing-games-with-satan-ahead-of-live-tv-exorcism/

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Third GOP Debate – CNBC

Tonight was the third GOP debate aired on CNBC and it was an interesting one. First, the earlier debate with Santorum, Jindal, Graham and Pataki was pretty much a repeat of previous performances. Graham used jokes and zingers to keep the audience’s attention.  Pataki kept bringin up his record as governor of New York while Jindal and Santorum reminded the audience that their policies worked in their respective states.  The winner of this debate was Lindsey Graham. Rick Santorum did well, but his economic policies were not that clear.

Second, in the main debate, the front runner was not Donald Trump but Ben Carson. Recent polls have Carson ahead of Trump. Many were expecting Trump to attack Carson but the opposite happened. Political pundits believe this was a smart move by Trump. He did not give the Democrats what they wanted to see. Kasick came out on the offensive in this debate attacking the candidates, especially Trump and Carson for having a “fantasy economy.”  Trump hit back by calling attention to Kasick’s involvement in the Lehman brothers financial company.  Chris Christie kept focusing on his plan to raise the retirement age and cited his background as an attorney and government as evidence that he would make a great president. Both Cruz and Rubio did the best with Rubio winning the debate in my opinion.

Jeb Bush came across as aloof and petulant.  He even went after Rubio on his senate attendance which was shocking. Rubio responded by turning it around and stating that someone told Jeb to attack him and added that he is not running against his fellow republicans but is running for president. Carly Fiorina smiled more in this debate and was put on the defensive by moderators for her record and firing in regards to her time at the HP company.  She did well, but not as strong as the last debate. Carson came across as aloof and unprepared. The crowd booed moderators for asking him about his vetting process in regards to appearing on an ad for Mannatech, a nutritional-supplement company based in Texas which claims to have a cure for autism. Trump was not as strong as previous debates and repeated the same “I will build a wall” rhetoric without giving anymore details. Ted Cruz spoke well, presented his ideas and showed reaffirmed his loyalty to the Constitution but got upset with the CNBC moderators.  He scolded them bringing the audience to erupt with cheers.  The moderators for CNBC were clearly asking questions that were set up to pit Republican against Republican. In one instance, Mike Huckabee was asked if he thought Trump was a moral authority and capable of running the United States.  He responded by defending Trump and attacking Clinton. Rand Paul hardly spoke and was passive during inter-discussions.

CNBC and Jeb Bush lost this debate. CNBC and its moderators clearly had an agenda to make the Republican candidates look foolish and fight among themselves.  Their questions were set up for “gotcha” moments and most of the time did not reflect the issues at hand.  Some questions were personal attacks as well.  Trump was described as  “comic-villain” in one of them.  In a sense, the moderators seemed to have been part of the actual debate instead of moderating it. The moderators did an unprofessional job bringing the Republican National Committee president Reince Priebus to criticize them in front of the media.  Furthermore, Jeb Bush was not strong. He came across as weak and unable to carry out an attack effectively.

The winner was Marco Rubio with Ted Cruz following, then Christie, Fiorina and Trump. The remaining candidates did poorly.

Source:

http://www.cnbc.com/2015/10/28/gop-presidential-candidates-square-off-in-cnbc-debate.html

http://www.cnbc.com/2015/10/28/republican-debate-heres-who-wonand-who-lost.html

https://www.yahoo.com/politics/cnbc-post-republican-debate-analysis-203708432.html

http://www.aol.com/article/2015/10/28/debate-highlights-gops-2-track-nominating-fight/21255648/?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl1%7Csec1_lnk2%26pLid%3D-583734516

http://www.businessinsider.com/donald-trump-confronted-by-john-harwood-2015-10

http://www.cnbc.com/2015/10/28/best-of-the-cnbc-gop-presidential-debate-undercard.html

http://www.cnbc.com/2015/10/28/gop-presidential-candidates-square-off-in-cnbc-debate.html

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/gop-debate-audience-booed-cnbc-012718439.html

http://hsrd.yahoo.com/_ylt=AkSVvZR1SDO52SJ2xDUHsbCbvZx4;_ylc=X3oDMThsczBsazJhBF9TAzIwMjM1MzgwNzUEYQNCS1QgMTUxMDI4IHBvbGl0aWNzIGdvcCBkZWJhdGUgbWVkaWEgYmxhc3RlZCB2BGFpZANpZC0zNTc5NzYxBGNjb2RlA2dhBGNwb3MDMQRnAzkwZjE0NWEwLTMzNTYtM2IwNS1hNGNhLTdlZjE0ZjViZTAxYgRpbnRsA3VzBGl0YwMwBGx0eHQDTWVkaWFiYXNoZWRkdXJpbmdkZWJhdGUEcGtndgM5BHBvcwMwBHIDRFpodWFzQk5QRjhKUUE9PQRzZWMDdGQtZmVhBHNsawN0aHVtYmxpbmsEdGFyA3d3dy55YWhvby5jb20EdGFyX3VyaQMvcG9saXRpY3MEdGVzdAM0Nzg-/RV=1/RE=1447302778/RH=aHNyZC55YWhvby5jb20-/RO=2/RU=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cueWFob28uY29tL3BvbGl0aWNzL2NydXotYW5kLXJ1YmlvLXNjb3JlLXBvaW50cy1ieS1iYXNoaW5nLW1lZGlhLTAzMjgwNDE4MC5odG1s/RS=%5EADAXvPa9Z5ItJlwHRYamqyo7qxyqxE-

Did Glenn Really Die on The Walking Dead?

WARNING: POST WILL CONTAIN GRAPHIC AND “SPOILER” CONTENT. READER DISCRETION IS ADVISED.

Last night The Walking Dead fans experienced a scene that shattered their hearts. Fan favorite “Glenn Rhee,” a nerdy young adult character in the comic book series as well as its television counterpart was apparently killed off. Glenn became a fan favorite due to his lovable charm and transition from a cowardly kid to a natural leader.  While escaping a horde of walkers (zombies), he and another character named Nicholas get trapped in an alley. Glenn had a run-in with this character who in the season 5 finale even tried to kill him. However, in this scene last night Nicholas seems to zone out due to anxiety. He looks at Glenn saying “thank you” and then shoots himself in the head. However while doing so, he brings down Glenn in the process. Both land among the horde of walkers.  All we see is Glenn with a look of panic while screaming inaudibly as the walkers are tearing guts apart and ingesting them.  We do not see if it is Nicholas’ remains that are being torn apart or Glenn’s abdominal.

This is what has left many fans wondering if in fact Glenn died. While it seems Glenn did die since he fell into the horde, I have a theory that he may be in fact still alive.  Here are the reasons why:

1) In the episode “Guts” in season one. Glenn and Rick used the intestines of a walker they dismembered and smeared them on their person.  This was done to mask their natural body odor using the decaying flesh odor from the walker whose intestines they smeared on themselves. Being that Nicholas landed on Glenn, his odor and that of the walkers who crouched down to eat his remains may have masked Glenn’s body odor making him invisible to all the walkers.  Walkers have poor eyesight but a strong sense of smell according to a tweet sent by AMC in 2010 who confirmed this.  Therefore, if Glenn’s body odor is masked by Nicholas’ remains and that of walkers over him, then he may “wait it out” underneath until the walkers tire of eating Nicholas and walk away.

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2) In last night’s episode, while on a walkie talkie, Glenn calls Rick a “dumbass” which is reminiscent of when they first met in the pilot episode when Rick got trapped in a tank surrounded by walkers.  The fact that he called Rick that may have been a clue that Glenn himself may be caught in a similar predicament.  Moreover, the overhead shot of Glenn surrounded by walkers is the same one used when Rick was surrounded by walkers in the tank. Since Rick survived that incident, most likely Glenn will as well.  See the comparison of scenes here:

3) Glenn may have gone under the dumpster while the walkers were occupied eating Nicholas’ remains.  There is ample room for Glenn to slither under, see the red arrow here below:

Also, if you look carefully at the scene starting at about 1:52 on the time frame, you can see Glenn’s bloody face moving upwards as if he is slithering his way under the dumpster.

Therefore it seems Glenn is in fact still alive an may have gone under the dumpster.  The scene was angled in such a way in order to make it seem as if he was being torn apart.  In reality, he would have gone into shock if such an event did happen.  Instead, he looks terrified out of his wits and screaming in disbelief.  Moreover, in the comic book version, Glenn is killed by Negan using his bat “Lucille” in issue 100.

So these are the clues I saw that may indicate that Glenn is in fact not death.  If he is dead, then the walkers had a great meal of Nicholas and Glenn served as a fortune cookie (pun intended). 🙂