Is it really demonic possession?
In the late 1970’s, Hmong refugees from Thailand and Laos began a new life in the United States. Between 1977 and 1986, less than ten years, 116 Hmong men and 1 Hmong woman between the ages of 25 and 44 were found dead with no apparent cause. All the deceased were healthy with no medical history and died in their sleep. This phenomenon was investigated by the federal government and was given the name SUNDS (Sudden Unexplained Nocturnal Death Syndrome).Easily explained in the culture of the Hmongs, the cause of death was an evil spirit that suffocates the victim by sitting on the chest during sleep. An entire book written on this event can be found here: http://renincorp.org/bookshelf/hmong_sudden_unexpected.pdf and other articles can be found here: http://www.skewsme.com/hmong.html#axzz327lmCw4B and here: http://theweek.com/article/index/220269/when-dreams-kill-the-phenomenon-of-sleep-paralysis
There is something wicked working in the world today. Evil is in the works and it is not only with the Hmong, but with every ethnic group that exists. There are many questions that have no logical answers and when it’s not enough that we are left without explanations, we turn from logic to faith or the lack thereof.From the movie Constantine:
John Constantine: Detective. What if I told you that God and the devil made a wager, a kind of standing bet for the souls of all mankind?
Angela Dodson: I’d tell you to stay on your meds.
John Constantine: Humor me. No direct contact with humans. That would be the rule. Just influence. See who would win.
Angela Dodson: Okay, I’m humoring you. Why?
John Constantine: Who knows. Maybe just for the fun of it. No telling.
Angela Dodson: Oh, so it’s fun? It’s fun when a man beats his wife to death? It’s fun when a mother drowns her own baby? And you think the devil is responsible? People are evil, Mr. Constantine. People.
John Constantine: You’re right. We’re born capable of terrible things, but then sometimes something else comes along and gives us just the right nudge.
Angela Dodson: Well, this has been real educational, but… I don’t believe in the devil.
John Constantine: You should. He believes in you.
People are indeed evil, as Angela Dobson puts it, but there is also indeed a world beyond our own physical and sensory limitations that causes a tremendous effect here and mainly, it’s not for good.
What I wouldn’t give to be ignorant and blissful, but my blood and my heritage and even those I can’t get rid of betrays my knowledge of such things. There is evil in this world and that evil doesn’t necessarily manifest itself as a red man with horns, hooves, and a tail. Evil can mask itself inside of people and evil can also mask itself to seem like something it isn’t. Evil takes many forms and its appearance in the world is increasing at an alarming rate.
I overheard a conversation today about the horrific acts of different individuals. One man hired thugs to kill his friend’s wife because the friend didn’t want to lend him money. The friend’s wife actually didn’t die, called the cops, and told them that the men called her prior to coming over and trying to kill her. The cops traced the call to a pay phone outside a gas station where the men stopped to buy snacks. They were arrested and the guy who hired them to kill his friend’s wife, committed suicide.
Another man molested his daughter from a very young age and later killed himself because his wife was going to call the cops.
Another man beat his wife and when she ran out of the house screaming and yelling, he pulled off the traditional wrap around cloth she wore and she ran off naked. When the cops came, because she didn’t know any English and he did, he told the cops that she was crazy and when he wouldn’t let her out of the house naked, she started crying and ran off. He was given custody of her and disability for her “craziness”.
Although it seems unfair that I’m listing men who are wicked, there’s plenty of wickedness in women as well. I’ve talked to several women who have committed horrific criminal acts. One woman chopped her boyfriend up into pieces and sent his body parts to his mother. Another woman drove her four kids into the lake (this is a different woman from the famous Susan Smith). Another woman actually cooked her infant and served the deceased child to her husband for dinner. Another woman sexually abused and allowed other people to sexually abuse her own children. Another woman killed the elderly in a care center and then burned the place down to try and hide the truth. Evil is everywhere and it doesn’t discriminate between sexes or races or colors or wealth or status or any of the boundaries that we as human beings, put on one another.
I’m not even sure what I am trying to accomplish with this blog post. I’m still exhausted from yesterday’s events and my brain is too fried to function properly.
There’s so much wrong in today’s world. I just wish there was something right.