Famous Comedians and Insanity
"Everybody is currently talking about Robin Williams and his tragic suicide. ... Robin Williams acknowledged that he had opened himself up to transformative demonic powers that aided him on stage. ... Williams also recognized that these powers had manifested a very evil influence on stage and that there could be a hefty price to pay for their assistance. Williams told James Kaplan of US Weekly: 'Yeah! Literally, it's like possession--all of a sudden you're in, and because it's in front of a live audience, you just get this energy that just starts going…But there's also that thing--it is possession. In the old days you'd be burned for it. ... But there is something empowering about it. I mean, it is a place where you are totally--it is Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, where you really can become this other force. Maybe that's why I don't need to play evil characters [in movies], 'cause sometimes onstage you can cross that line and come back. Clubs are a weird kind of petri dish environment. I mean, that's where people can get as dark as they can in comedy--in the name of comedy, be talking about outrageous stuff and somehow come out the other side' ('Robin Williams,' US Weekly, January, 1999, p. 53). Williams' statement answers the question as to why demonic powers use entertainers. Their goal is to promote evil and darkness and increase mankind's rebellion against God. Williams went on to say on the heels of that admission: 'The people I've admired--Jonathan [Winters], in his best days, was out. Gone. But the price he paid for it was deep.' Sadly, it seems that the price Robin Williams has now paid is just as deep as that of his idol, Jonathan Winters. ... Like Robin Williams, Jonathan Winters had to contend with the tormenting demonic powers he utilized for fame and fortune. 'These voices are always screaming to get out,' Winters told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, further admitting 'They follow me around pretty much all day and night.' At the height of Winter's success, he voluntarily committed himself to a psychiatric hospital for eight months. ... It was in Williams' stand-up [in clubs] where he would go into his manic, stream-of-consciousness rants filled with vulgar language, perverse sexuality and the glorification of illicit drugs and drunkenness. Many people express shock after seeing Williams' stand-up, not knowing his act was so perverse. ... The terrible irony is that many of these comics, such as Robin Williams and Jonathan Winters, who are portrayed in their public persona to be happy and filled with laughs, are in fact the most tormented and joyless souls on earth. Jesus gave the solemn warning, 'For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?' (Mark 8:36). ... Several other famous comedians have been diagnosed with mental illness and suffered from severe depression. Just to name a few: John Cleese, Paul Merton, Jim Carrey, Stephen Fry, Ruby Wax, Dave Chappelle, Chevy Chase, Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Hugh Laurie, David Walliams, and Maria Bamford. Tony Hancock, who was considered the funniest comic actor of his time, ended up killing himself while filming a television series in Australia in 1968. We cannot truly have peace until we have a relationship with the Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6). ... Jesus--not drugs or alcohol--is the Savior of the world and the only One who can deliver us from the penalty of sin, hell, death and enslavement from satanic powers. Jesus declared: 'The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly' (John 10:10)."
("Robin Williams: The Sad Truth the Media Won't Tell You" by Joe Schimmel, goodfight.org)
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