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Saturday, March 13, 2010

The Devil Made Them Do It? Sorry, Padre, No Absolution For You, As There’s No Such Critter…

Cross posted @ God is 4 suckers!priggfdgee

And of course, with the latest spate of child abuse scandals rocking the Catholic Church, who you gonna blame?

That’s right – the devil:

Holy See's chief exorcist about abuse charges in Catholic Church: Satan is at work inside Vatican

Did the devil make them do it?

I think the answer should be obvious on this one.

The recent spate of sexual abuse allegations rocking the Catholic Church show that "the Devil is at work inside the Vatican," Father Gabriele Amorth, the chief exorcist of the Holy See, told the Times of London.

An exorcist? You mean the poor man’s version of a psychotherapist – somebody who has absolutely no clue about how reality works?

"When one speaks of 'the smoke of Satan' in the holy rooms, it is all true – including these latest stories of violence and pedophilia," Amorth told the newspaper.

That’s probably somebody just taking hits off their bong – come to think about it, it would explain a lot.

Amorth, who told the paper, that he knows a thing or two about exorcisms having handled 70,000 cases of demonic possession, said the Holy See was infested with "cardinals who do not believe in Jesus, and bishops who are linked to the demon."

So, there’s about 70,000 people out there who were psychologically traumatized by this fake shaman? The head shudders.

Amorth's accusations come at a time when the Vatican is facing scrutiny on a number of fronts:

Doesn’t matter – a Catholic priest AND an exorcist? Talk about the medium of irrelevance.

* One of Pope Benedict's ceremonial ushers was among those implicated in a gay prostitution ring – after being caught on a police wiretap.

* Catholic authorities in Germany on Wednesday announced a probe into allegations the Regensburger Domspatzen Boys Choir – once led by the Pope's older brother.

* Major pedophilia cases involving priests have also surfaced in Ireland and the United States.

"Cardinals might be better or worse, but all have upright intentions and seek the glory of God," Father José Antonio Fortea Cucurull, another exorcist, told the Times of London. "To affirm that some cardinals are members of satanic sects is an unacceptable distance."

Well folks, the jig is up. There’s no one up in the clouds, or beneath us in the dirt. So there’s no more hiding behind vestments and imaginary people.

The days of blaming deities for one’s problems are over. Finito. Ended. No more. No ghosts, goblins, angels, devils, fucking phantasms to blame for your spasms (or illegal orgasms).

It’s time humanity came fully into the 21st century. Kicking and screaming or weeping and the rending of ash cloth, it doesn’t matter.

Live in the real world, with the rest of us.

Till the next post, then.

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