By Kirby Robinson
I had one of the most unfortunate experiences of my life as I watched the pilot episode of Bio Channel’s Ghost Inside My Child. By the time the final credits rolled, I can admit that I finally found a show worse than Psychic Kids: Children of the Paranormal.
No, Chip Coffey isn’t affiliated with this show, although he would have enjoyed being a part of this exploitative mess, if only to get a paycheck. As with his former show, on Ghost Inside My Child, the fame hungry parents/grandparents are allowed to hog air time by exploiting kids. The parallels between the two shows include: false claims, deceptive story editing, and the truth of God’s message is left in the ditch.
Also like Psychic Kids, the 1-hour program features three families, each one parading their offspring who have made claims that they’ve been reincarnated and remember details of a past life.
One case featured a boy whose last life took place during WWII where he was a fighter pilot who was shot down over the Pacific. That means the person floated around the spirit realm for over 50 years awaiting a body.
What these types of shows count on is that:
1 People know nothing about these subjects.
2 People are so soggy-brained that what they think is the truth is actually bad new age teachings/false teachings.
3 People don’t even bother to use their intelligence--they buy what they see on a “reality” TV show as being true.
4 Everybody needs to be special and be on TV. They don’t mind seeing a child exploited for fame and profit.
I predicted in an earlier column this is the kind of thing the show will produce in the pilot alone that these so-called reincarnates would have to have some kind of claim to fame. Here, we don’t get tales of a simple farmer in Nebraska who lived from 1908 to 1989.
1 James was fighter pilot who died in battle.
2 Cade was one of the victims in the Twin Towers on 9/11.
3 Carson was a victim in the Oklahoma City bombing.
What’s next? Featured kids will claim:
1 I was Caylee Anthony and yes, Casey did kill me
2 I was James Earl Ray and no, I didn’t shoot Martin Luther King.
3 I was J. Edgar Hoover and no, I didn’t wear a dress.
That is how this show would sell itself. Every week you’ll see stardom-starved families making totally false and outlandish claims. Just like Psychic Kids, this show is filled with fakery. They fail to tell the whole story about the families featured in the show. Either they have an agenda to make money off the claims or there are reasons that are more sinister.
The program is produced by Joke Productions [no this is not a joke]. Here’s a link to their site:
The producers linked to the show are: Suzanne Stratford: http://fox8.com/author/suzannestratford/page/2/
If you watch the end credits for this piece of exploitive crap, you’ll notice that it was done without any expert input. What they are trying to sell the public isn’t real for the most part. Any aspects that are real aren’t well presented.
Let’s take a look at a few of them:
The show’s title: Ghost Inside My Child. Such a title might be somewhat appropriate for children haunted by evil spirits or demons. But when it comes to a show on the issue of reincarnation, it has no business being used. Ghosts have nothing to do with the process whatsoever.
Those who think that no religion ever existed until the new age came along and distorted the concept are being misled. What many fail to understand is that the Buddhist faith does not teach the standard reincarnation, but what is called rebirth. Here is an article that gives you everything you need to know about the differences: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reincarnation
The false reincarnation that the new age teaches is that you keep coming back as a human being. This is NOT TRUE. The reason why it’s called a precious human rebirth is that one can study the dharma [teachings of Buddha] and attain enlightenment. If they practice another form of Buddhism, they seek enlightenment for themselves as well as for all sentient beings. Buddhists point out you can come back as a hungry ghost, an insect, a cow, or a human being.
I can’t wait for the scene when a child says “Mom, I remember being Lassie and licking my ass and having fun with the French poodle next door.”
If you are a Christian, you don’t believe in either reincarnation or rebirth. Christ never taught on the subject nor can you find it in the Bible. What is frequently misquoted is the Book of John, chapter 3, verse 3: “I tell you the truth, unless you are born again, you cannot see the Kingdom of God.”
Chip Coffey and his fellow new agers paraphrase that line with something about no one can access the father unless they are born again. Nope, it doesn’t work.
Here is a great post on the entire subject from a Christian perspective:
Next week we really expose some sick lies and deceptions on the show.
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