Worldnetdaily columnist Stuart Goldman has a theory. Well, it isn’t really a theory, it’s more of a bizarre notion. He thinks that the city of Isla Vista, California is controlled by demons. No, not politicians who do things he doesn’t like, but real demons. And he realizes that sounds a little weird:
Before I became a Christian, the notion that certain geographical areas in the world are, in fact, more populated by demonic entities than others seemed, well, absurd. It was just another example of the twisted thinking of those “crazy Christians.”
However, since I became a Christian, my studies have focused on the topic of occultism in the world. Today, I’d say that the notion of certain specific places in the world are populated by demons is absolutely believable. The Bible absolutely validates this.
I suppose it’s believable to someone who thinks that Bible validates anything at all. But don’t worry, he has “evidence.”
There are many places in the world that are said to be the locations of demonic activity, but the one I want to talk about here is a sleepy little beach community called Isla Vista, which is a home to a large group of students who attend the University of California at Santa Barbara.
I was a student at UCSB between 1968 and 1971. During that period of time, I lived in more than a dozen different apartments in Isla Vista. During that period, I also quit school and became, for all intents and purposes, a hippie (though, in fact, I always had an intense dislike for hippies).
I smoked my first marijuana cigarette in Isla Vista. In fact, the apartment complex I lived in was said to be “the place” for obtaining marijuana. I also took my first dose of LSD while living in Isla Vista. I took it on several occasions.
Uh, yeah. If you think that’s evidence of demonic possession, I strongly suggest smoking another joint.
I can’t say whether or not it was because of the drugs I was taking, but the fact is, I always had a sense that there was a palpable aura of “evil” in Isla Vista. It was nothing I could put my finger on; it was just a feeling – one that was impossible to ignore.
I have gone back to visit Isla Vista several times during the years since I left there in 1971. Every time I go there, the aura of evil that seems to fill the air is so thick that I literally become sick to my stomach. In fact, the last time I went there, it was so bad, I realized I could never go back there again.
Oh, you had a “feeling.” Well why didn’t you say so? I’m convinced. You should call Gordon Klingenschmitt. He’ll be able to tell you the specific names of the demons and what they ate for breakfast (my money is on devil’s food cake).