I shop at thrift stores on almost a weekly basis. I love sifting through junk to find one treasure. I love looking for things that somebody cast aside as useless and giving them new life. I think it’s about the hunt but also the bargains and finally also saving things. Maybe my husband is right, I am a hoarder. However, I don’t just buy stuff to buy it, I have a list of things I/we need and instead of just ordering them off the internet or purchasing them brand new at a store, I can go on the hunt. Like a sexy, thrift store tiger. Grrroawl.
Illusions of grandeur aside, I’m now counting myself lucky that I’ve never purchased more than I bargained for, because according to one, Pat Robertson, there can sometimes be demons attached to second hand objects. If you’re unfamiliar with Pat Robertson, I’ll clue you in, he’s a crazy pants, religious wacko who hosts the 700 Club. I’m usually more concerned with lice, but according to my trusty googling, I’m now comfortable with a hot wash and a dryer cycle. I wonder if that works with demonic spirits as well or if I need to purchase some holy water .
Pat’s advice was to have your mom pray over items purchased second hand. He’s cleared sweaters as safe but rings are extra demon-y, so keep that in mind before you make your next purchase. I think it’d be helpful for him to make some sort of pictogram illustrating which objects contain the most demons and which the least. And when he said your mom could pray over them, he meant like she prayed over me last night (BURN!).
I’m not saying I’m going to stop purchasing things at thrift stores, but I definitely will start becoming more aware of this very serious and real problem. Perhaps I will have the new Pope bless them. I wonder if good ol’ Pat would approve of that. I just don’t know what I’ll ever do with this cool stuff I have right now. I mean, that demonic elephant isn’t going to exorcise itself, is it? Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m heading out to the demon store to find more demons, at rock bottom prices.