by Ben Johnson (bio)
|I'm surprised all evil spirits don't have a beard|
As the years went by my memory faded, and I wondered what I would think if I were somehow able to listen to these tapes again. Every now and then I would dig through my parents' junk or check Deseret Industries or search around online to see if I could find these things, all to no avail.
In June of this year our family moved to Phoenix. For some reason our records got sent to a ward we weren't planning on attending. Rather than have them moved again we decided to just stick it out. I'm glad we did. While wandering the halls of our chapel one Tuesday night (my son's pack meeting was too boring sit through) I noticed that the library door was open and no one was inside. I figured that since I used to be a librarian I had an obligation to go in and check things out.
After a few minutes of searching I noticed a box buried on the bottom of one of the shelves. As I opened it up my heart leapt into my throat: there sat rows of unopened New Testament Scripture stories on tape! I couldn't believe it. I grabbed the nearest tape player (thank you faceless librarian for keeping old tech around) and inserted one of the cassettes. My finger paused, hovering over the play button. Would this be yet another toy/movie/game/song that I thought was soooo great when I was young but when I revisit it as an adult I want to punch myself in the face for ever thinking it was awesome (I'm looking at you Flight of the Navigator...)? I had to know so I pressed play.
I'm happy to report that it was even better than I remembered. I have decided that it is so good I need to share it with the world. Enjoy my hacked together movie below.
By the way, when the narrator does the demons' voice doesn't it send chills up your spine? That dude deserves a Grammy for spoken word. And doesn't your heart break when Jesus tells the man he can't come with him? Too much for a six year old to handle.
Post script: I permanently 'borrowed' the audio tape from the library. Am I going to hell?