Allegories Gone Wild–‘We Are Legion’ Is An Empty Threat

exorcismThe devil made me do it, oh, oh, oh, oh
It was an act of a man possessed now
The devil made me do it, oh, oh, oh, oh
Your honor, I am innocent
– Ru Paul

It (almost) never ceases to confound me, the idiocy the Holy Cee will stoop to:

Vatican gives official backing to exorcists

Exorcists now have an extra weapon in their fight against evil – the official backing of the Catholic church. The Vatican has formally recognised the International Association of Exorcists, a group of 250 priests in 30 countries who liberate the faithful from demons.

The Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano reported this week that the Vatican’s Congregation for Clergy had approved the organisation’s statutes and recognised the group under canon law.

More than his predecessors, Pope Francis speaks frequently about the devil, and last year was seen placing his hands on the head of a man supposedly possessed by four demons in what exorcists said was a prayer of liberation from Satan.

The head of the association, the Rev Francesco Bamonte, said the Vatican approval was cause for joy. “Exorcism is a form of charity that benefits those who suffer,” he told L’Osservatore.

Charity? No. Personally, I’d like to see every single ‘exorcist’ on earth get tried for crimes against humanity. Because demons don’t exist. Period. Here in the 21st century, we don’t require the aid of a bunch of iron-age-shepherd shamans – and people who proffer a false alternative are worse than liars…mistaking superstitious drivel  for actual psychological therapy. So many human minds, suffering because of other people’s ‘spiritual charity’.

And scars like these…scars too, have ripples. Pain has a memetic echo that carries its message across the years somehow, an evolutionary flourish the hindbrain inherits.

And these pointy-headed witch doctors are doing nothing but increasing the risk and pain of those individuals who require actual professional help, not the Voodoo Catholick dance jive, some old geezer spraying the victim with water and chanting some Latin rubbish.

It’s a disgrace. A disgrace to the human race. Somebody should seriously lock these con artists up.

This entry was posted in Absurdity, Catholic church, Crazy fundies, Delusion, Ethical behavior, for fuck's sake!, Health, Pope Francis, Psychology, Religion, Stupidity, Tragedy. Bookmark the permalink.

8 Responses to Allegories Gone Wild–‘We Are Legion’ Is An Empty Threat

  1. Jack McCully says:

    I would have found this article hilarious if these idiots were harmless. But they are potentially extremely dangerous.

  2. JTD says:

    When will these assholes grow the hell up? Really, humanity’s going Backwards if it’s going to embrace this Stone Age superstitious bullshit… It’s the 21st Century and people not only still believe in demon possession but it’s got the frigging Catlick Church authenticating it!!!

    As if it isn’t bad enough that I’m discriminated against by these shitheads when they discover that I don’t believe in their fairy tales, just this thing called Science…

  3. carmelitaspats666 says:

    I am not surprised. This quote really caught my eye, ““Exorcism is a form of charity that benefits those who suffer.” I have been doing some snooping around for a little article that I am writing on “crisis pregnancy centers” and mental health credentials. Bottom line: they refuse to become licensed counselors following professional ethics because they want to bypass accountability standards due to their religious biases. I went back and forth with the director of Rachel’s Vineyard (Catholic organization) who finally admitted that her “counseling” is “a spiritual act of charity for women suffering post abortion trauma.” She stated that her “counseling”, “corrects ignorance and error.” It is not counseling, it is not client-centered. She claimed to “follow HIPAA” but was “not bound by HIPAA”. Of course, the only way to “heal” from a fake diagnosis (post abortion trauma, demon possession) is through belief in the Christian God. It is terrifying when superstition is promoted as “mental health” and more of us need to hold these shysters accountable for the damage their fantasy life causes.

  4. jimmer54 says:

    This is just unbelievable that it is happening. My only hope is that enough people will outright reject this superstitious ignorance. Maybe it is policies like this that are the very thing that drive rational people to consider their affiliations. That is what did it for me. Not to mention the pompous pageantry surrounding the whole church.
    With the Hobby Lobby decision it seems plausible that the church affiliated hospitals will now cover exorcisms? But not mental illness. What a setback to progress.

  5. JTD says:

    Of course I’m sure it all boils down to MONEY…
    I can’t help but see these Catlick religious loons’ association with the Mafia and the like… It’s all wrapped up in that RWA personality type I’ve typed about…

    Yeah, “spiritual counseling” is another name for religious indoctrination!
    And what the hell is “post abortion trauma” supposed to be about?! Someone made that up!
    It’s a drop of blood not a baby!
    And I can just see the exorcist community making up a variant of that for Their services!!

    It’s gotten too far in this country, and even though they clearly should be, the churches should be taxed for their “services”… I think bringing a bill like that forth would make Obamacare look like a walk in the park… The American people would never stand for it…

    Hobby Lobby is going to open up all manner of shitholes…as if the Sterling discrimination game wasn’t crazy enough… Oh, the lawyers are Well-Fed in this country!

  6. Ex Patriot says:

    they still push this stone age nonsense, and they had a fit about Harry Potter. When will these costumed idiots grow up and come into the 21st century, probably never as long as they have the non thinking to follow them

  7. JTD says:

    Oh, yeah, Harry Potter… How those books and films are enticing young ones towards the Occult and the Black Arts… to Satan himself! Can’t forget that! Decades before, of course, the same jerkoffs were going after role playing games like D&D… Be nice if they’d actually go after, say, the Holy Kuran…but that’s not such easy pickings, now is it!

  8. Stardust says:

    I have many Catholic friends and all of them dismiss this exorcism crap as lunacy. They also have practiced birth control, a few had abortions, and are pissed about the rampant sexual abuse but they are still Catholics. I ask them WHY and get no good answer. They say they just take the good from their religion and dismiss what they don’t like or agree with. I don’t understand why they just can’t let go of the insanity and get rid of the harmful chains of superstitious beliefs.

Comments are closed.