I know that some Christians have an annoying tendency to see demons “behind every rock”, but I just have to say on this one, clowns already hold a major “creepy-factor” for a lot of people (not me, I used to collect clown figurines, and my first job was as a clown!) but to take something that is meant to be fun, and make it pure evil in this way, seems particularly depraved.
I think that between the epidemic of pedophilia, and murder of babies in the womb, to this type of “celebration of all things evil” there can be no question that society as a whole has reached a depth of wickedness that God will not let go on indefinitely.
Clowns date all the way back to Egypt’s 5th Dynasty, according to Wikipedia, and the first clowns were played by priests. Go figure! No wonder kids are scared of them! Everyone is familiar with the court jester of yore. A.K.A. the fool. The gravediggers in Hamlet were clowns, and the Harlequin, though French, is believed to have spun off of “Alchino” of Dante’s Inferno, and who can forget the confessions of the late Robin Williams, and the “spirit” that gave him his comedy, and the Joker from Batman, whose character was played by the late Heath Ledger, and Jack Nicholson’s famous quote “I warned him about playing that character”.
I don’t think it is just humans who come up with this idea of using an icon of merriment and joy, to taint with evil. I think devils have a sick and disturbing appetite for the most innocent, and those humans who develop that appetite, do so when their own sinful nature rejects God and becomes wide open to demonic influence. This is a sign of the times we live in, that has largely been ignored in the news. I thought it was telling, more so than the endless speculation about Ebola, and the purely artificially sustained “protests” in Ferguson. Not that those things don’t matter, but they are intentional distractions.
The fact that this spree in France involves youth, demonstrates the cynicism of the up-coming soon-to-be-adult generations, and although dressing as a clown and terrorizing people is certainly not conducive to addressing any problems, I think it is safe to say that kids are angry these days, after all, the adults have really screwed this world up that they are inheriting. God help the generation whose movies are the Hunger Games and Divergent, which portray kids in “every-man-for-himself, last one standing inherits the world scenarios”. It’s a far cry from Andy Griffith and Leave it to Beaver, and only 40 years between the two!
A wave of panic sparked by evil clowns stalking French towns has spread to the south of France where police have arrested 14 teenagers dressed as the pranksters, carrying pistols, knives and baseball bats.
A police source said the group of teens were arrested in the parking lot of a high school in the port town of Agde, as several other complaints poured in over “armed clowns” in the region over the weekend.
In the Mediterranean city of Montpellier a man disguised as a clown was arrested after beating up a pedestrian with an iron bar, while three motorists in different towns complained about “scary clowns” threatening them.Read More: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=11348740
The phenomenon of dressing up as an evil clown and terrifying passers-by – a trend which has also been seen in the United States and Britain – cropped up in the north of France in early October.