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The Demon Test

April 11, 2011

Bob Larson claims to be the world’s foremost expert on cults, the occult, and supernatural phenomena. Larson has developed a test of 21 questions that “is the result of more than 30 years of research and thousands of hours in personal ministry with troubled souls.”

These 21 questions will determine if you are demon possessed or inflicted and comes with some serious ‘promises’:

In one hour you can begin living the life you’ve always wanted. Let Bob Larson, the man who has dealt with more demons than anyone on the planet, show you how to overcome every obstacle of every day. Stop the cycles of failure, poverty and sickness. Break family curses at the ROOT! Discover why you are the way you are and immediately change destructive habits. If you have demons, you’ll be delivered. If you have issues, they’ll be uncovered. If you have infirmities, the healing will begin. No pastor, priest, or counselor has dwelt with more spiritually bound people sad seen them set free. This isn’t counseling. This isn’t therapy. This is intervention to get answers NOW! Your lifetime of suffering can end. Your torment can stop. The job you need, the relationships you desire will be within your reach. The choice is simple–stay stuck or move on to spiritual fulfillment and success in every area of life. Get free, stay free, and live free!

The best part? The test costs only $4.99 and only takes one-hour to live the life you’ve always wanted! That’s right, for just $4.99 you can determine the demonic cause of your problems and have spiritual fulfillment and success in every area of your life, in just one-hour!

Well at least Larson doesn’t make any extravagant promises!

So head on over to Larson’s site and find out if you have a demon.

Here’s a video of someone who took the test:

 

And here is Larson ‘in action’ casting spells, and using his book and cross talismans like they have some sort of inherent magic power:

 

*sigh*… I could deconstruct this sort of nonsense once again, but what’s the point? You know the appropriate questions and answers…

43 Comments leave one →
  1. Josh Mueller permalink
    April 11, 2011 1:49 pm

    I decided to see Larson live when he was in Edmonton about 10 years ago. To make the demons manifest themselves, he asked the audience to close their eyes and regress in their minds to the most painful memory in their lives. The most revealing part of that evening was his announcement that the most spiritual part of that night had arrived now: the taking of the offering!

    • April 11, 2011 7:16 pm

      For Larson, his greed IS ” spiritual”.

  2. April 11, 2011 3:22 pm

    Is it me, or does that photo of him with the cross look like a poster for a potential Simon Pegg movie?

    Peace,
    -Steve

    • April 11, 2011 3:52 pm

      Steve,

      Nailed it!

    • April 12, 2011 1:38 pm

      That’s his publicity photo as the “exorcist”. It reminds me of the old movie Fright Night where the Roddy McDowell character in the cheesy vampire movie within the actual movie plays a vampire hunter, corny at that. Ever time I see Larson;’s scowling photo with the cross thrust forward, I think of cheesy vampire hunters.

      • Jake permalink
        April 13, 2011 11:14 pm

        I once watched a movie called “Jesus Christ: Vampire Hunter”. True.

  3. Pete permalink
    April 11, 2011 4:47 pm

    “You know the appropriate questions and answers…”

    Ummmm, I don’t….that’s kinda why I read your blog.

    • Jake permalink
      April 11, 2011 11:01 pm

      Oh man, you’re in a world of trouble…

  4. April 11, 2011 7:15 pm

    I’ve kept an eye on Bobbie E. Larson aka BL-zee-Bubba since 1985. The pathetic ” demon test” he’s copyrighted is the least of what this fraud has been pulling.

    For example $500 per hour ” personal encounters” with him.

    The Paranormal Church web site has a few good vids about Larson, including an audio of a Texas appearance Larson did where he ” exorcised” Spiderman.

    • Headless Unicorn Guy permalink
      April 12, 2011 9:58 am

      For example $500 per hour ” personal encounters” with him.

      Great racket if you can pull it off. How does it compare to Jerry Jenkins’ “Christian Author’s Online Correspondence Course” at $1200 a pop?

      The Paranormal Church web site has a few good vids about Larson, including an audio of a Texas appearance Larson did where he ” exorcised” Spiderman.

      Just like God damning Harry Potter to Eternal Hell at the Great White Throne. When my writing partner (the burned-out preacher) heard that one, he went postal on LiveJournal about how God is smart enough to know the difference between a fictional character and RL. (Said writing partner has encountered Spiritual Warfare types who when a light bulb burned out would dig out their KJV and start Rebuking the DEMON of Burned-out Light Bulbs instead of changing the bulb. Does “Being Saved (TM)” make you stupid or what?)

      • April 12, 2011 1:24 pm

        Having the common sense not to be in his one on one personal pay him by the hour ” spiritual counseling”, I do not know exactly what goes on that merits the fee. However I should mention that there are Christian teachings that specify that one is not supposed to sell “god’s gifts” such as healings and “deliverances”. That is called Simony. What I have learned by some of those who came to him for help and contacted me is that the “Doing What Jesus Did” teams Larson has set up are little more than Multi level marketing to sell the poor schmucks Bob Larson books, videos and audios. Particularly if they can’t afford his fee and their ” afflictions” are not melodramatic enough to waive his fee so he can exploit them in a video.

        Its not the “being saved (TM) that makes them stupid, its the doctrines and dogmas that encourage stupidity and discourage actual logical thinking or intelligence. There are Christians who do the “spiritual warfare” thing and actually thing demons and various sins/curses traps are all around them at all times. They act paranoid and delusional. You might want to pick up a copy of Gregg Olsen’s true crime book ” A Twisted Faith” to get an idea how a Pentecostal/Charismatic church that was so big on speaking in tongues and prophecies turned out to be a perfect hiding ground for a sex predator who killed his wife and almost got away with it. He actually had married women screwing him under the excuse that they were “comforting” him in his loss and that ” god wills it.”

        • Headless Unicorn Guy permalink
          April 13, 2011 10:14 am

          There are Christians who do the “spiritual warfare” thing and actually thing demons and various sins/curses traps are all around them at all times. They act paranoid and delusional.

          Tell me about it. I’ve already related the story from my writing partner, and last year my sister-in-law (sight unseen) diagnosed a depression I was going through as Demon Oppression caused by a Demon piggybacking on a piece of furry art I’d bought at an SF con. (As if demons had anything better to do.) She tried to recommend me to a “Spiritual Warfare Expert”; didn’t mention if it was Bob Larson.

          • April 13, 2011 1:44 pm

            No but it wouldn’t surprise me that naive people like her would think Larson is an expert and would actually think such crap. Larson polished his little publicity bio so that when its repeated often enough people believe every word without question. Sadly there are journalists who do nothing more than print press releases and don’t expose people like Larson for the frauds and liars they are.

            The thing about such fervent folks is that they act much like predators. When you are suffering or at a moment when you are weak, they pounce with their claims about demons and telling you to destroy this or that. I’ve had that happen to me a few times, but I’m stubborn and even then I realized they didn’t really care about me, just about conversion.

            Larson has billed himself a ” spiritual warfare expert” for a few years. The scandals of 1992 where he was exposed as a fraud, a liar, a womanizer, an adulterer an even a plagarist, are easily available online. But the gullible and naive don’t bother to check things out.

    • Jon Hendry permalink
      April 12, 2011 3:32 pm

      Bah, I bet Charlie Sheen’s ‘Goddesses’ get $1500/hour for a “personal encounter”.

      • Headless Unicorn Guy permalink
        April 13, 2011 10:17 am

        Just this morning I told a friend about this article, including Bob Larson’s $500-an-hour “personal encounters”. His exact words:

        “If I’ve got to spend $500 just to hear him rattle some bones over me and go ‘Ooga Booga Demon Begone!’, he’d better throw in a blow job for that price!”

        • April 13, 2011 1:45 pm

          You;d have to be a female with bog boobs with the ” spirit of Jezebel” for Larson to want to do a sexual act on you.

          In a way all those who pay his fee get screwed.

  5. Headless Unicorn Guy permalink
    April 12, 2011 9:54 am

    I first heard of Bob Larson in the pages of Donna Kossy’s Kooks Magazine, in an essay about the “Rock & Roll Is SAY-TANN-IC!” witch-hunting subset of The Satanic Panic.

    Looks like he’s still smelling-out Witches and Demons behind every bush and under every bed, except now he’s branched out from Rock & Roll to become yet another poster child for Carl Sagan’s Demon-Haunted World.

    • April 12, 2011 1:35 pm

      He’s focusing now on ” deliverance ministry” where he claims to be the “REAL” exorcist and where the people coming to him for help don’t need to be convinced of the delusion they have demons or are cursed. Motal has said that in his opinion Larson is doing stage hypnosis and there are accounts by other observers online that indicate that some of the alleged ” demon possessed” people he “coincidentally” meets at his pay to enter conferences have been, well, prepped by some of his followers.

      What he is doing now he doesn’t need to actually show verifiable proof because the people he targets are already preconditioned to think charlatans like Larson are legit ” men of god”. These are the same suckers he tries to fleece as much as he can.

      Like a lot of Christian hucksters, including televangelists, Bob Larson needs his scams because without it he really can’t do anything practical. I highly doubt Larson could do gardening or even change a tire by himself.

      He’s pretty much ceased his “cults and the occult” pronouncements except for his shameful one about Japan recently because Christians pretty much wore that out during the anti New Age and Satanic Panic years. Bob Larson never picks up anything if it doesn’t give him the money he craves.

      • Headless Unicorn Guy permalink
        April 13, 2011 10:22 am

        … there are accounts by other observers online that indicate that some of the alleged ” demon possessed” people he “coincidentally” meets at his pay to enter conferences have been, well, prepped by some of his followers.

        i.e. Shills.

        Old carny faith-healer routine, with the added niftiness that it’s all “Spiritual” instead of “Physical” so there’s no physical evidence of affliction or healing. Nice racket.

        He’s pretty much ceased his “cults and the occult” pronouncements except for his shameful one about Japan recently because Christians pretty much wore that out during the anti New Age and Satanic Panic years.

        I’m an old-school D&Der (as in brown-box/three-little-books-plus-Greyhawk). I am very familiar with the Satanic Panic years. The mutual hostility and distrust those years sowed between Christians and Gamers continues to this day.

        Bob Larson never picks up anything if it doesn’t give him the money he craves.

        “When coin in Larson’s coffer rings…”

        There’s this second-century book called The Didache, one of the early Patristic books of the Church. Fully a third of it is how to recognize con men.

        • April 13, 2011 1:46 pm

          The SR thing has also estranged Pagans from Christians.

  6. April 12, 2011 7:01 pm

    I’ve seen Larson in person and his show is freaky indeed. Especially if you believe in the existence of demonic forces. It’s possible that he is a genuine minister but flawed. Also his exorcism of Australian skeptic John Safran was compelling TV, after Safran had travelled the world and dabbled in all sorts of spiritual experiences.

    • April 13, 2011 1:54 pm

      I have one word for that. ‘Bulls&^t.

      His ” ministry” degree came from a mail order diploma mill. Its not worth the paper its printed on.

      Larson attended community college for one year, and dropped out
      of the University of Nebraska after finishing his second. His
      “ministerial credential” is from an outfit called “Dave Ford’s
      Evangelistic Messengers”; Bob has never to the best of our knowledge
      even attended a day of seminary from an accredited institution.

      And before you naively believe the slanted account about Safan & Larson, you might want to check out what Safran said AFTER the ” exorcism” and how he thinks Larson might have drugged him or hypnotized him.

      Further, while Larson had Bob Larson Ministries, he cheated on his first wife and shocked her with filing for divorce. He tried cheating her out of her fair share but she fortunately hired a good lawyer.

      Try this site about Bob Larson:

      http://home.earthlink.net/~19ranger57/dontread.htm

      • April 14, 2011 1:29 pm

        Well, my experience of deliverance ministry has been powerful and life changing. Jesus did a lot of it.
        Maybe BL is a dodgy character but the ministry of deliverance itself is a well established Christian tradition.

        • Jon H permalink
          April 14, 2011 4:09 pm

          ” Jesus did a lot of it.”

          He’s been scarce lately.

  7. April 14, 2011 3:19 pm

    I’ll try posting responses this was as the web page indentation seems to be a problem.

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    ropata permalink
    April 14, 2011 1:29 pm

    Well, my experience of deliverance ministry has been powerful and life changing. Jesus did a lot of it.
    Maybe BL is a dodgy character but the ministry of deliverance itself is a well established Christian tradition.
    ###########

    Meaning no offense to whatever you experienced, but “powerful and life changing ” can apply to a number of things all subjective. That phrase, to be honest, sounds a lot like some infomercial claim for some product.

    As for the ministry of deliverance being a well established Christian tradition, yes it is. However you should be honest and admit HOW it started in the first place. The book ” Pigs in the Parlor” and what “Dr. Rebecca Brown” wrote stated the deliverance ministry within Pentecostal/Charismatic Christianity. You might want to look up “Dr. Brown’s” name and you’ll find that the author of ‘ Prepare for War” and’ Setting the Captives Free” lost her medical license for good reason and what she did to Elaine is criminal. She was also herself not mentally well.

    http://www.answers.org/satan/brown.html

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rebecca_Brown_%28Christian_author%29

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deliverance_ministry

    The problem with something like deliverance ministry is that supernatural explanations are given as causes for natural problems. Performance bias also comes in where the person believes he or she has a demon or is cursed then goes to a deliverance minister who is predisposed to not suggest mundane causes and in the ” exorcism” the person believes he or she is “cured” and credits supernatural origins for their ” release” rather than, say acting therapy.

    Bob Larson is MORE than a “dodgy character” . He is IMO a fraud. When I posted the audio of him casting out ” Stanley”/Spiderman, to use the Xian spiritual warfare phrase, he did not have the ” discernment” to figure out that no one says “father’s brother,” they say uncle, among other things wrong in that “exorcism”. And if Larson, who bills himself as the “real exorcist,” CAN’T distinguish a supposed actual demon possession from someone using a fictional comic book character that is a cultural icon every seven year old knows about, then to the “spiritual” maybe Larson ISN’T what he claims to be.

    I could say more criticisms I have about the subject of deliverance ministry but you get my drift. I think blaming supernatural forces when you need medical or psychiatric help does not end the actual problems, only gives the momentary illusion things are solved.

  8. April 14, 2011 4:11 pm

    ^^^^^^
    Jake permalink
    April 13, 2011 11:14 pm

    I once watched a movie called “Jesus Christ: Vampire Hunter”. True.
    ^^^^^

    Yes I’ve heard of that movie. There is also a novel canned ” The Last Days of Jesus Christ, Vampire” , which I found awful but amusing.

  9. April 18, 2011 5:52 pm

    Thanks moe for your patronizing response, yes I am aware of Rebecca Brown, I read her books 20 years ago. I do actually know what I am talking about, the existence of a spiritual enemy is pretty standard Christian doctrine, if you haven’t experienced such oppression then you are either lucky or deceived.

    I do not deny the effects of psychology, emotions, and brain chemistry, but from a Christian (or even Jungian-psych) perspective spiritual issues can be just as powerful. It is important to address each, not dismiss out of hand something that Christ himself taught.

    • April 19, 2011 7:13 am

      Well thank you for calling it patronizing when I intended no such thing.

      You wanna talk about ” spiritual oppression” let’s talk about how us non-Christians get attacked by certain Christians, how our deities are declared demons and worse.

      I am a skeptic as to the subject of demons and demon possession. Had you actually been paying attention to what I was trying to say, maybe you would have understood that just because someone claims its a demon does not mean its actually the case. From what i have observed from Bob Larson and what HE does and his claim of being “the Real Exorcist”. its what I do NOT see that is relevant. According to demonologists like Malachai Martin, actual demon possession includes distinctly paranormal activity. When Larson films his “exorcisms” NO paranormal activity is documented on film. None.

      People who walk through burning coals think they have their spirituality protecting them when in fact simple biology and heat dispersion, mundane things, are the cause.

      If you wish to think that getting a “deliverance” at a Bob Larson conference is spiritual, that is your perspective. For Larson, its the money and vanity.

  10. April 22, 2011 5:11 am

    moe, some Shakespeare for you. It’s fine to be angry about charlatan televangelists and the like, but the counterfeit points to something real.

    • April 22, 2011 2:35 pm

      You confuse counterfeit with fantasy and myth.

      If you wanna quote Shakespeare, you might want to actually show what you are quoting from first. How about “Midsummers Night’s Dream” : ” What fools these mortals be!” By Pucvk a wood spirit.

      I have read about demonologists/exorcists years ago so I am not ignorant of the subject. In Larson’s case, his so-called demons he exorcises do not exhibit the characteristics of authentic demon possession, if there is such a thing in the first place.

      I am not ridiculing your faith in demons. However I honestly don’t see an difference between your belief and some of the stuff I’ve heard coming from the Coast to Coast Am program every night about reptilian aliens masquerading as humans, etc. If you, presumably well-versed enough to know about “spiritual warfare” can’t see that Larson is a shyster and a fraud ( as a number of your fellow Christians have realized for themselves) , how can I accept your judgment concerning ” counterfeits”?

  11. April 23, 2011 10:51 pm

    moe, inner healing is far deeper, subtle and more complex than Rebecca Brown or paranoid American radio shows. It’s not “faith” in demons and it’s not uncritical acceptance of Bob Larson. It is a part of the Christian life, growing in understanding of divine grace, overcoming human frailties, and prayerfully destroying the influence of selfishness, addictions, and self destructive mind parasites. I commend the books of Leeane Payne, Andy Comiskey, Robert Godwin, David Riddell […] but ultimately spiritual truth is best apprehended by spiritual seeking not intellectual abstraction.

  12. April 24, 2011 3:42 pm

    As to spiritual healing, yes you have some good points.

    Note what THIS web page is about. Bob Larson. You avoided actually discussing what this guy does. IMO he’s a charalatan committing Simony, among other things. His recent deception of getting some tween girls ( including his daughter thinking they are Christian imitation Buffies they call “demon slayers”, does that bother you in any way?

    http://www.newsoftheworld.co.uk/notw/_fabulous/nolfabulous_features/1269764/Teenage-demon-slayers.html

  13. April 24, 2011 10:18 pm

    He’s weird and a bit nuts but I think also quite sincere, and indeed gifted with some spiritual insight. Other ministers have called him a “fruit picker” in that he tends to exorcise people with obvious problems without going deeply into the circumstances of their lives. It’s superficial showmanship and in poor taste but I still think God might be using him.

  14. Ashley permalink
    August 15, 2011 2:34 pm

    Amazing…i did have a demon….AFTER ALL I SCORED 21!!

  15. Ashley permalink
    August 15, 2011 2:54 pm

    Btw im gonna stay a demon so no demon slayers for me!! GRRR!!!!

  16. Ashley permalink
    August 15, 2011 2:55 pm

    BY THE WAY…. im gonna stay a demon so no demon slayers for me!! GRRR!!!!

  17. joel permalink
    October 27, 2011 12:47 am

    Non of you cocksuckers that claim he’s a fake offers any legitimate proof whatsoever!

    • moe permalink
      April 23, 2013 3:18 am

      I don’t suck cock, but Joel, there is plenty of evidence online Larson is a fake. Not that you care, OC, and while I can post link after link, including the Shirley Ghostman video, “Inside Edition’s” piece where hidden cameras showed how he worked the crowd for anythung valuable, including donating land deeds to him, Rev. Motal’s series of Youtube vids, including “interview with the victim of a vampire”, and Larson being caught “exorcising” the sane woman in different cities appearances. Simply put, Larson is in it for the money and his ego. He could no more meet, much less exorcise, a ” real” demon ( if there is such a thing) than I could transform a tomato into an elegant horse drawn carriage. The belief that some have that they think Larson actually believes in demons, etc., is a deception, one of many, Larson does. The Christian exploitation is his schtick, one he’s done since he dropped out of college in 1964. Considering how he’s lied and decieved about so many things, I highly doubt Larson actually believes what he asserts.

  18. March 18, 2012 11:13 am

    Well, Joel, I hope that you aren’t religious, cause cocksuckers makes you sound POSSESSED

  19. Jessica permalink
    July 31, 2012 2:49 pm

    So, according to Bob Larson’s Demon Test, anyone who has ever had any type of issues in his/her life is demonically possessed. Makes sense. Especially the questions pertaining to one’s love life and financial difficulties. Those are totally connected to demonic possession.

  20. lorens permalink
    August 1, 2012 1:59 am

    no one can say who is the expert but, only GOD is the extreme and Almighty powerful who cast all evils spirit and devil works. God Bless all the people.

  21. thegreatseeker permalink
    June 30, 2013 1:39 pm

    it is amusing watch this guy fight a demon…..the scriptures say by his spirit it is done. He constantly looks like he is using his own spirit……I have a demon, that makes Christians bow to it take their voice away as they cough and cough before it. I told God I would just his holy spirit if it is not his name that sets the captive free. I have yet to find one that is his name. All have been shaking in fear of it, I have only one found one Christian not afraid, but all have not being able to come against it. They later say the demon is so strong and powerful and mighty and Jesus has no power over it because you are in line with it, and say my desire to be holy as God and righteous is wicked and my seek unto the father in heavens name for the wisdom and understanding to be as holy as God and righteous is pure Lucifer.

    I now sit in the catholic church waiting……I am so use to this demon distrupting the church, but now it sits quietly in the church……but I am still not free.

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