Bob Larson, Evangelical Reverend of the Spiritual Freedom Church in Scottsdale, Arizona, and self-proclaimed exorcist, does not want the public to be bilked by greedy Big Exorcism purveyors in cushy geographical monopolies, so he appeared on Anderson Cooper’s show to discuss how he is bringing exorcisms to the needy – by curing them over the Internet.
Big Exorcism does not agree and I agree with their disagreement. We know that voodoo – sympathetic magic – is bogus so if you want an exorcism done right, it has to be in person. Experts agree that people possessed by demons are not going to just sit there in front of a computer screen and let someone on Skype send them back to Lucifer. But you can try. Vocativ notes one start-up is selling exorcism home-training courses for a cool $29.95.