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Aug 23 2013

The Crayola Theory of Demon Hunting

Remember Jerry Mungadze, the “ex-gay” therapist who claims he can tell whether someone is gay by having them color a picture of the brain and, if they use a pink crayon, they’re gay? Turns out he can also tell whether someone is possessed by demons in this same manner. He told Benny Hinn that if they use black, brown or gray colors for the brain, they’re demon-possessed. This is the “science” being practiced by “ex-gay” therapists.

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  1. 1
    doublereed

    …but… but… but brains ARE pink!

  2. 2
    WithinThisMind

    Is this a case of where he doesn’t have one, so he has no clue what color it is?

  3. 3
    jamessweet

    @doublereed: Accurate knowledge of anatomy is totally gay.

  4. 4
    Alverant

    What if you use the black crayon for the outline and show where the folds are?

  5. 5
    roggg

    So either of the colors a brain may actually be, means either possessed or gay. Only surrealists are demon-free heterosexuals I guess. Yeah Dali!

  6. 6
    Synfandel

    Brains are grey. If you colour a brain accurately, you’re possessed (of knowledge).

  7. 7
    karmacat

    I guess he really doesn’t realize the brain is gray (and white inside). So much stupidity…

  8. 8
    doublereed

    I wonder what it means if you color a brain rainbow.

  9. 9
    Scr... Archivist

    Dare I ask, what color are Christian brains?

  10. 10
    Don Williams

    Re “if they use a pink crayon, they’re gay? Turns out he can also tell whether someone is possessed by demons in this same manner. He told Benny Hinn that if they use black, brown or gray colors for the brain, they’re demon-possessed”
    ———————

    ??? I don’t understand Brayton’s point. 3 and 4 year old toddlers always say the strangest things to each other
    when they are coloring cartoon books at the day care nursery.

  11. 11
    grumpyoldfart

    I love reading stories about what Americans are up to these days. Such funny little people aren’t they?

  12. 12
    Raging Bee

    If you use a pink crayon to draw something that’s always pictured as pink, you’re gay? That’s gotta be the most transparently desperate medical fraud gambit EVER! This guy gives pseudoscience a bad name.

  13. 13
    Doug Little

    Can we start locking these frauds up please. It’s just getting way, way too ridiculous, next they will start diagnosing medical conditions based on the four humours. What fucking century do these people and the people who listen to them live in?

  14. 14
    Big Boppa

    My picture of a brain would be done with UV phlorescent paints on black velvet….might even toss in a bull fighter or an Elvis for a little extra pizazz.

    What does that say about me?

  15. 15
    Doug Little

    My picture of a brain would be done with UV phlorescent paints on black velvet….might even toss in a bull fighter or an Elvis for a little extra pizazz. What does that say about me?

    You like 70′s kitsch?

  16. 16
    Reverend PJ

    @Big Boppa – You’re channeling Rudy Rucker?

  17. 17
    dingojack

    Big Boppa* – Obviously [/Hudson Hawk]
    :) Dingo
    ———-
    * I thought you was dead.

  18. 18
    Synfandel

    @Big Boppa: Dogs playing poker not good enough for you?

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    freehand

    Living brains are pink (from the blood), but if drained and put in a jar of formaldehyde, they are gray. I’m not surprised that a Fundy Christian is ignorant of the real world, but what I want to know is, what color would Mungadze color it? The more neutral colors are out, and the more accurate living color pink is out, so what… green, purple? What crayon does he use when he colors cows?

  20. 20
    John Pieret

    “Everything that I talk about is based on numbers, is based on studies, which is what you do when you’re a scientist,” he told Hinn, adding that “you can actually see demonization in people’s brains.”

    I was going to comment on this but just reading that lowered my IQ so much I can’t think of anything to say.

  21. 21
    Sastra

    freehand wrote:

    … but what I want to know is, what color would Mungadze color it? The more neutral colors are out, and the more accurate living color pink is out, so what… green, purple?

    That’s what I wondered too. White for purity? Or does he distinguish between pink and “flesh?” “Peach?” “Apricot?” What if you don’t have the big box with 64?

    Maybe Mungadze refuses to color the brain at all, since the real important part is the soul and neurology, like evolution, is just another secular plot to deny God.

  22. 22
    Gretchen

    So I get to be the first person to say that if you believe in demons, and that they possess people, you have no business being a therapist in the first place?

  23. 23
    timberwoof

    Michelangelo painted a beautiful brain on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. It’s the thing that’s shaking a finger at that rather mindless Adam. I wonder what Jerry Mungadze would make of all those manly hunks whose job it is, according to Sister Wendy, to hold up the ceiling.

  24. 24
    blf

    “you can actually see demonization in people’s brains.”

    No, silly, that’s the reptilians. Demon-possessed people don’t look any different at, except for the forked tongue, shooting fire, and hooves.

  25. 25
    blf

    s/at, /at all, /

  26. 26
    exdrone

    Is there a political dimension for whether or not you colour within the lines? How powerful is this metric?

  27. 27
    freehand

    Gretchen: So I get to be the first person to say that if you believe in demons, and that they possess people, you have no business being a therapist in the first place?

    Yes, but you’re probably not the first one to think it. Of course, that’s not the only disqualifying belief he has. Were we seriously bored, we could probably spend some time arguing over which of his delusions would produce the most harm to his patients.

  28. 28
    enki23

    And if they color an unlabeled picture of a clitoris with a pink crayon they are… clearly going to hell.

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