Do you believe in demons – malevolent spiritual beings that roam the world? Some do, some don’t and some are agnostic. Truth is a strange thing. It is not bothered by what you believe. A person’s belief has no bearing on truism. So what if demons do exist, regardless of your beliefs? If they do, then their impact, if any, on humans is of paramount interest to us. We should be concerned. If you are agnostic, you should be equally concerned. Again, some will argue that even if they do exist, they are in a world of their own and there is no reason to be concerned. Maybe, there is a life after this insane world. Or maybe not, nothing exists after death – life is an illusion, a convoluted mess of something and nothingness (see obituary message below). There’s no absolute proof either case in a humanistic or scientific sense. Question is – can you know now before the curtain of life falls?
The recent untimely demise of Robin Williams was followed with some interesting reports about his inner workings. In his comedy tour “Weapons of Self Destruction”, Robin joked, “There’s a voice that tells alcoholics we can drink. It’s the same voice you hear if you go up to the top of a very large building and look over the side. There’s a little voice that goes, ‘Jump!’ ” Perhaps that was no joke. He did hear voices. That same voice could have sought his suicide. A quote from James Kaplan about Robin reads:
“Yeah! Literally, it’s like possession – all of a sudden you’re in, and because it’s in front of a live audience, you just get this energy that just starts going…But there’s also that thing – it is possession. In the old days you’d be burned for it…But there is something empowering about it. I mean, it is a place where you are totally – it is Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, where you really can become this other force. Maybe that’s why I don’t need to play evil characters [in movies], ’cause sometimes onstage you can cross that line and come back. Clubs are a weird kind of petri dish environment. I mean, that’s where people can get as dark as they can in comedy – in the name of comedy, be talking about outrageous stuff and somehow come out the other side. I mean, that’s one place where you really want to push it” (Robin Williams, “Robin Williams,” by James Kaplan, US Weekly, January, 1999, p. 53).
Robin acknowledged that his stage success was aided by demonic powers. He is not alone in soliciting demonic powers to propel him to success. Lady Gaga thinks she is possessed by her aunt’s spirit. Her manifestations in her performances bear testimony of her dabbling with demonic beings. A long list of entertainment celebrities have confessed to “selling their souls” to the devil in exchange for a successful career. These are deliberate actions of their own volition and not done under coercion. Some of the popular artistes include (see also wiki.answers), inter alia: John Lennon, Kurt Cobain, Joni Michell, Angus Young (lead guitarist AC-DC), Brian Wilson (Beach Boys), Jimi Hendrix, Ozzy Osbourne (Black Sabbath), Carlos Santana, Beyonce, Bob Dylan, Kesha, David Bowie (Rolling Stone), Michael Jackson, Katy Perry (see Katy’s confession). In the reality show America Got Talent, The contestant Mke spoke of the spirit whom he calls Desmond as the one empowering him to execute “magic” (see his video).
The lure of “fame and success” tempts weak and narcissistic people to sell their souls to the devil. So many “successful” celebrities have confessed to demonic contacts and allowing these entities to control and elevate them to stardom. Their testimonies should sent a chill and be adequate to convince skeptics of the reality and powers of the demonic world. Even Jesus Christ was not immuned to temptations. Satan tempted Him with power and fame only if Christ would worship him. The devil will let you have anything if you let him into your life. If you still think demons are fiction, think again.
And Jesus asked him, saying, What is thy name? And he said, Legion: because many devils were entered into him.