Sunday, March 9, 2008

151st Post - What did you do all day?

I hope you enjoyed the 150th post, gentle readers. I had fun writing it.

After I signed off last night, I went to bed comparitively early and slept for many hours. I did wake up in the middle of the night, though, and switched between two radio stations that both carry Coast to CoastAM. 940 and 1080 AM. I woke up in time to hear discussion of the mayor Centerton, Arkansas, who resigned last week after claiming he had been living under an assumed name since 1980, following a brainwashing by satanists.

Hey, this happens all the time.

I have been googling this guy, Ken Williams. He has a website where he, as a Christian, espouses an extremely conservative Christian belief. A little of that stuff goes a long way with me.

Who knows why Mr. Williams is doing this? Perhaps it is his way to disavow the past 28 years of his life, to distance himself from some other things he may have said or done over the years.

On the afore-mentioned Coast-to-Coast AM, the host interviewed a sociologist for 20 minutes or so. The doctor explained that this Williams story didn't hold a lot of water. "Brainwashing" is a term that people throw about without really knowing what it means. And there has not been a single documented case of "Satanists" brainwashing anything or anyone. And Satanists aren't organized well enough to do much of anything.

Late night talk radio is fun, isn't it?

Bevboy

3 comments:

R W S said...

I'm curious Bev , in what way would you say that this Ken Williams slams Jewish people. Just wondering.....RWS

Bevboy said...
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Bevboy said...

Reg, I went back to re-read some of what I had read before. I then went back to re-write that paragraph that you objected to.

Generally speaking, whenever a guy mentions Jews over and over, and he is a Christian hawking stuff in his online store, I can't help but think that there may be something else at play. I will give him the benefit of the doubt and think otherwise.

Please go ahead and read it stuff from his website. The link is there in my post. It may be a false impression I have from having read the "get to know me" page. If so, post another comment and I'll have another look.

I mostly wanted to talk about how he is suddenly claiming to have been brainwashed by satanists and living under an assumed name for 27 years. I'd love to know what comes out of the inevitable investigation. What made this guy, a mayor of a town in Arkansas, decide suddenly to disavow the last 27 years of his life?

Bevboy