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Do You Have a Demon? Find Out for Just $9.95!!!

Rob Tisinai

December 29th, 2011

I'm butcher than a demon. And my cross is FABULOUSSS!

This is Reverend Bob Larson.  He makes (or has made) over $1.2 million a year. And for just $9.95 he will tell you if you have a demon:

Taking the Demon Test® may be the most important spiritual decision you make. This Test is the result of more than 30 years of research and thousands of hours in personal ministry with troubled souls. Through this vast experience we have been able to design this test so that we may quickly determine an individual’s spiritual condition.

Yes, the Demon Test® is a registered trademark. Or Bob simply thinks the ® looks cool.

The Demon Test® is just a first step, of course. What happens after you answer its 21 questions?

If you are concerned about your test score, we highly recommend that you schedule personal one-on-one time with Bob Larson. You may choose a one-hour Encounter Session or a full or half-day Intensive Session.

Encounter Session or Intensive Session — how to choose? It’s like picking between a happy ending and full release.

I have to admit, I’m fascinated. So here’s the deal: If I can get just one of you to sponsor me in the next AIDS/LifeCycle for $10 (or more), I will take the Demon Test® and report back on it, complete and replete with screen shots and frank analysis of my Demon Test® status (obviously, my strategy is to have LOTS of you donate $10, but don’t tell anyone I said that).

And then, along the way, perhaps we can answer the truly important question:

But is Rev. Bob Larson tougher than...BUFFY?

Is Rev. Bob Larson tougher than...BUFFY?

$10, folks. That’s all I ask.

H/T to slacktivist.



December 30th, 2011 | LINK

Buffy will slay the demon with diva prowless and a witty pun!

Lynn David
December 30th, 2011 | LINK

LOL!! No one is tougher than Buffy!

Rebecca Ashling
December 30th, 2011 | LINK

And if Buffy has trouble slaying the dread demon Mammon, our trusty, lesbian witches, Willow and Tara, are on hand to provide magical backup.

December 30th, 2011 | LINK

“Yes, the Demon Test® is a registered trademark. Or Bob simply thinks the ® looks cool.”

*If* it is a TM it would be interesting, where he has registered it. I didn’t find it in USPTO’s database and neither in the international TM database.
If you want to search:

It’s against the law to use “(R)” (R in circle) or “TM” or similar designations if the trademark isn’t actually registered but I have no idea, how the legal procedure against illegal usage is in the United States.

F Young
December 30th, 2011 | LINK

“It’s against the law to use “(R)” (R in circle) or “TM” or similar designations if the trademark isn’t actually registered but I have no idea, how the legal procedure against illegal usage is in the United States.”

Wouldn’t it be great if someone else registered the tradename, and then sued Rob Larson for trademark infringement?

December 30th, 2011 | LINK

Actually, Rev. Bob has his own personal squad of Buffys:

December 30th, 2011 | LINK

I really have little sympathy for people who are so gullible that they fall for these frauds. These can’t even be called a scam. Any idiot should be able to see through it

December 30th, 2011 | LINK

Buffy got into heaven. Rev. Larson won’t make it past the front gate.

Reed Boyer
December 30th, 2011 | LINK

Oh, gosh! I’d forgotten about this twerp. He was laugh-fodder about a decade ago, and I didn’t know he was still thriving.

I’m sorely tempted to cough up the $10, although AIDS LifeCycle (in California, at least) supports only one SF and one LA organization(s), which I find frustrating, as the money gets sucked from some fairly hard-hit non-urban areas and does not return in the form of any services.

However, the ten bucks might be worth it. Finding out if Rob Tisinai’s Demon Test® (or mine) reveals him (or me or anyone) to be the Devil Incarnate® (I love those ‘registered’ marks) . . . priceless.

Ben in Atlanta
December 30th, 2011 | LINK

If you like to ride and can make it to the Southeast we have a 200 miler May 19-20, 2012 to benefit the Emory Vaccine Center.

December 30th, 2011 | LINK

I also used to listen to Larson. He was prepetually in fundraising mode and he did on-air “exorcisms”. I also went one of his sessions when he was on the road. He was just as much a money grubbing carney show as he was on the air.

Ah the memories.


Bill T.
December 30th, 2011 | LINK

Do you think Rev. Bob can get the demon out of my cat?

Lynn David
December 30th, 2011 | LINK

Timothy (TRiG)
December 30th, 2011 | LINK

Funny, I was reading this thinking I should point it out to slactivist (though actually he does read this blog and has quoted it a few times, so perhaps I wouldn’t need to), and then you gave a hat tip to slactivist at the end.

I’ve not been keeping up with slactivist this past week or so.


December 31st, 2011 | LINK

I’ve got $10. Email me.

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