Originally Posted March 2016
I’m actually *very busy* right now at this moment of my life and don’t really have much time to post in the foreseeable…WHAT THE HELL?!
So…Pastor Tim Remington of the Altar Church gets shot in the head just a day after publicly praying with presidential hopeful Ted Cruz. The alleged (well…admitted) assailant is former Marine Kyle Andrew Odom, who sent news stations a manifesto detailing a shapeshifting Martian invasion of Earth and was later arrested outside the White House.
Odom claims that Martians—who normally look like a cross between reptilians and Muppets—have infiltrated Congress, are apparently trolling for sex slaves, have had a sort of dark 50 Shades Of Grey relationship with President Obama, and more. He also said that Remington, and the other members of the Altar Church, are actually Martians in disguise…so totes OK on the shoot-shoot thing, because the pastor was never really a human to begin with.
Where did Odom’s troubles start? Well, it’s right there on the 2nd page of his manifesto. He began meditating as a way to cope with stress, and claimed that while doing so, he met an extraterrestrial/extra-dimensional creature. He then credits the encounter with greatly boosting his intelligence and mental faculties…which then, in inevitable Lovecraftian fashion, leads to terrifying encounters with “real life” shapeshifting aliens, out-of-control claimed psychic activity, and last, but not least, barking raving insanity.
Not to mention a huge amount of kinky sex-type stuff with extraterrestrials.
There is a lot about New Agey type stuff I like, but I’ve already had this argument before: meditation should not be used without a degree of caution. Meditation is literally a mind-altering activity—pick up any book encouraging the practice of meditation, and it will usually proudly advertise this fact. We have warning labels on herbal mood-enhancers such as St. John’s Wort and Kava…I don’t see what is so outrageous about at least mentioning the possible psychological risks of meditation.
Second point: this is a U.S. presidential race that has already prominently featured an “alien” theme—as the chairman of Hillary Clinton’s campaign (as well as Hillary herself) has repeatedly “teased” revealing supposed info about extra-terrestrial contact. So this is the media environment that someone like Odom has access to—not just the crazy “fringe” news, but the mainstream news as well.
Thirdly: Odom’s story, which includes weird contacts with shady people offering him jobs, “trigger lyrics” that set off his psychosis, and other details, starts to sound a little bit like a “Manchurian Candidate” situation. We are in the middle of a batshit-insane presidential race, and here is this guy that 1) shoots the Pastor who the day before was publicly praying for Ted Cruz to get elected and 2) then ends up right outside the White House. This guy sounds like the perfect Oswald-type individual—only instead of being involved with “Fair Play For Cuba” we have the reptilian conspiracy lore.
As for Pastor Remington, he miraculously survived the shooting—a fact Odom then points to in this Facebook post as “proof” he was really an alien:
“Things are not what they appear to be. The world is ruled by ancient civilization from Mars. Pastor Tim was one of them, and he was the reason my life was ruined. I will be sharing my story with as many people as possible. I don’t have time right now, they are chasing me. I shot Pastor Tim 12 times, there is no way any human could have survived that event. Anyway, I have sent my story to all the major news organizations. I have no time, I have to go.”