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  • 'The Ancient Lore of Demons, Sex, and Sickness'

    Trump's new favorite doctor is a quack. And the Bible is not a science book nor a medical text.

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/th...?ocid=msedgdhp

    President Donald Trump has a new favorite doctor. On July 27, the president and his son Donald Trump, Jr. tweeted a viral video featuring Dr. Stella Immanuel, in which the Houston pediatrician rejected the effectiveness of wearing face masks for preventing the spread of COVID-19 and promoted hydroxychloroquine to treat the disease.

    Journalists quickly dug into Immanuel’s background and found that she’s also claimed that having sex with demons can cause illnesses like cysts and endometriosis.

    These beliefs don’t come out of thin air, and she’s far from the only person who holds them.

    As a scholar of biblical and apocryphal literature, I’ve researched and taught how these beliefs have deep roots in early Jewish and Christian stories—one reason they continue to persist today.

    As in many religions, demons in Judaism and Christianity are often evil supernatural beings that torment people.

    Although it’s difficult to find a lot of clarity about demons in the Hebrew Bible, many later interpreters have understood demons to be the explanation for the “evil spirit” that haunts King Saul in the first book of Samuel.


    We are not now that strength which in old days
    Moved earth and heaven; that which we are we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts
    Made weak by time and fate but strong in will
    To strive to seek to find and not to yield.

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