Silly, Harmless Beliefs (Part 472)


GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — A woman blames the devil, and not her husband, for severely burning their infant daughter in a microwave, a Texas television station reported.

Eva Marie Mauldin said Satan compelled her 19-year-old husband, Joshua Royce Mauldin, to microwave their daughter May 10 because the devil disapproved of Joshua’s efforts to become a preacher.

“Satan saw my husband as a threat,” Eva Mauldin told Houston television station KHOU-TV.

Naturally, I figure most folks – religious or not – see Ms. Mauldin as a nutjob. Hooray for that. However, when you have religions that teach you that Satan is a real entity, and one that is waging war on the Earth – when you have the Roman Catholic Church taking exorcism seriously – is it really that far from Linda Blair projectile vomiting pea soup to some dude putting his baby in a microwave?

6 Responses to “Silly, Harmless Beliefs (Part 472)”

  1. Ed Says:


  2. PatrickP Says:

    Is it really that far from Linda Blair projectile vomiting pea soup to some dude putting his baby in a microwave?


    How often does this happen? Come on, dude. You have so many reasonable arguments against religious faith, do you really need to use crap like this?

  3. andy Says:

    It’s not a matter of how often it happens; it’s a matter that given what is preached from the pulpits, it should be entirely reasonable to many people of faith that Satan did indeed say “Cook me that baby for 30 seconds on High.”

    Don’t blame me. I’m not the one who believes Satan is out there actively engineering drama in the world…

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  5. Robin Roberts Says:

    Sorry, but the leap in logic left me behind.

  6. andy Says:

    What leap? That many Protestants and Christians alike accept the existence of Satan and that he is capable of possession of human beings? That’s a given. That if you believe such a thing, it’s perfectly reasonable to believe Satan might tell you to do evil things? That follows from the premise.

    That most Christians DO think the woman is crazy just indicates they only buy into their faith when it’s not too uncomfortable to do so.

    Nice “Left Behind” pun though.

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